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Hyperlinks to articles of interest October 2014

September 17, 2014

WUWT

Watts Up With That?:

Weekly Climate and Energy news Roundup Anthony Watts / April 13, 2014


 

re news:

Gaelectric branches into biomass


 

eia

environmental investigation agency:

30 years of EIA – a legacy of environmental protection


 

imagist:

#GCFund press release: Green Climate Fund poised for initial capitalization


 

Turlock Journal:

Air district looks to tighten wood burning regulations


 

H&V News:

Keep warm this winter with a wood burning stove


 

Seven Days: Vermont’s Independent Voice:

Wood, Pellet or Gas: What’s the Best Hottie for Your House?


 

Air Quality Matters

By Alan Kandel:

More on AQI and daily Valley wood-burning standard up for vote


 

Fntg.org:

Obama’s “Copenhagen Accord” – UNFCCC turns to WTO?


 

Climate Central:

Arctic Sea Ice to Reach Sixth Lowest Extent on Record


 

WUWT

Watts Up With That?:

Sierra Club and Sierra Club Foundation Accused of Tax Law Violations


 

Junkscience.com:

Maybe this is why


 

nwi.com:

Wood stove swaps will clean air


 

Daily Kos:

Sierra Club Takes Major Hit in Texas Litigation – $6.4 Million Attorney Fee Award


 

VTDIGGER.ORG:

HEAT PUMPS SEEN AS ANOTHER TOOL IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY KIT


 

The Maine Wire:

LePage: Wood-burning stoves get a regulatory chill


 

SWITCHBOARD Natural Resources defense Council Staff Blog:

An Extreme Congressional Attack on Americans’ Right to Breathe Healthy Air


 

The Boston Globe, Opinion:

Nuclear energy must be part of climate change strategy


 

The Journal, Pearland – Your Houston News :

Olson, Latta intoduce ozone bill to require EPA to balance clean air with economic stability


 

The Daily Caller:

Watchdog Asks IRS To Probe Alleged Sierra Club Profiteering Off Its Tax Exempt Status


 

Huffington Post – Green:

Mississippi Power And Sierra Club Settle Litigation Over Coal Plant Construction


 

The Blaze:

Oops… EPA chief says costs of saving the environment ‘outweigh the benefits’


 

EAGLEFORDTEXAS.COM:

Gina McCarthy stands firm in natural gas support


 

The Wall Street Journal:

U.S. Energy Policy Needs to Set Goals Without Meddling


 

The State Journal:

EPA releases Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program data, attributes emissions increase to coal-fired power plants


 

truth-out.org

American Lung Association Contradicts Its Own Mission

ALA Historical Timeline

 


 

The Washington Post:

An uneasy alliance on natural gas fractures


 

onlycleanair.wordpress.com:

American Lung Association Public Policy Position on Energy


 

EcoWatch:

The American Lung Association Supports Fracking?


 

Ferret:

Calls for Standards Australia to change emissions allowance for wood burning heaters


 

The Porterville Recorder:

Air board adopts new wood-burning rules

 


 

BusinessGreen:

Is the EU’s carbon market safe from fraud?


 

omni-test.com

EPA Regulations / NSPS
By James E. Houck and Paul Tiegs:

There’s a Freight Train Comin’ !


 

Mainebiz:

Norwegian company to boost Maine production


 

WMTW8(abc):

Stove sales fire up Gorham business
Jotul doubling manufacturing capacity


 

John Locke Foundation:

GOOD SPIN, BAD SCIENCE
American Lung Association Report Deserves Scorn


 

Fort Fairfield Journal:

E.P.A. Set to Ban Wood Stoves Via Executive Fiat


 

The Washington Free Beacon:

Clean Energy Gets Dirty
Natural gas billionaire uses green lobby to take out competitors


 

Green Hell Blog:

EPA’s desperate new smog scare


 

Global Warming.org:

MIT Study: EPA “Carbon Pollution” Rule Will Not Incentivize Investment In Carbon Capture Technology

EPA’s Staff Recommends Lower Ozone Standard, But it Doesn’t Matter, Because EPA Has No Say


 

Charity Vault:

Alliance between natural gas industry, environmental groups fractures


 

Newsminer.com:

Time to renew the Home Heating Protection Act


 

Climate Central:

World’s First Carbon Capture Power Plant Switches On


 

National Geographic

The Great Energy Challenge:

World’s First Full-Scale ‘Clean’ Coal Plant Opens in Canada


 

Los Angeles Daily News:

Outlook good for abundant, clean energy source: Guest commentary


 

Yakima Herald:

Air quality monitor installed in Sunnyside

AirQualityMonitorSunyside

 


 

eenews.net:

ELECTRICITY: Why the oil majors are backing away from renewable energy


 

lodinews.com:

Pollution program is offering incentives to give up firewood


 

farmanddairy.com:

Heating with wood: 3 mistakes to avoid


 

Biomass Magazine:

What’s Going On With Cordwood (Or the Lack There Of)?


 

Business Spectator:

Global carbon capture begins – as Australia dithers


 

Global Warming.org:

Primary Document Dump Fridays: Anatomy of an Ongoing Sue & Settle Scandal

Shocker: Greens’ Favorite Court for “Sue and Settle” Is in California Bay Area


 

theconversation.com:

Clearing up confusion between correlation and causation


 

junkscience.com:

Steve Minick from Texas Association of Business on the EPA Clean Power Plan


 

Nasdaq Global Newswire:

EPA’s “Particulate Matter” Rule is Cargo Cult Science, Doctor States


 

jpsands.org:

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Particulate Matter Rules: One Physician’s Crusade against Cargo Cult Science


 

huffingtonpost.com:

Republicans Wage Anti-‘Secret Science’ Campaign Against The EPA


 

foxnews.com:

Author of ‘EPA Playbook’? Report claims notorious fraudster was behind costly EPA regulations


 

aclj.org:


 

Bloomberg:

Frackers Fund University Research That Proves Their Case


 

nature.com:

Policy: Twenty tips for interpreting scientific claims


 

Alaska Dispatch News:

Effort to ban local pollution controls splits Fairbanks vote


 

Canadian Nuclear Association:

Nuclear Brings Clean Air to Ontario


 

nonprofitquarterly.org:

Corporate “Big Green” Behind the Climate Change Marches


 

europesworld.org:

Europe’s energy security strategy must be to beef up our gas infrastructure


 

Valley News:

Stoking the Fires: New Ownership Fuels Optimism at Woodstove Maker Vermont Castings


 

americanthinker.com:

Science and the Toxic Scare Machine

California’s Toxic Air Scare Machine


 

Doctors for Disaster Preparedness:

Carbon and Death


 

plosmedicine.org:

How to Make More Published Research True


 

newsminer.com:

High turnout in west Fairbanks helped defeat Prop 2 air quality measure


 

globalwarming.org

NRDC Left with Egg on Face as “Laughable” Lawsuit Proceeds against Proposed Clean Power Plan


 

The Daily Caller:

First Ever EPA Chief May Have Lied To Congress


 

Environmental Integrity Project:

NEW REPORT: FRACKING COMPANIES ARE EXPLOITING THE HALLIBURTON LOOPHOLE TO INJECT TOXIC CHEMICALS


 

guampdn.com

Natural gas conversion criticized


 

energybiz.com

Fed Emissions Rules Need Study


 

junkscience.com

Whatever happened to science?

More discusion on John Beale, CIA operative


 

huffstrategy.com

Wood heat is an efficient and affordable local energy source for much of Nova Scotia

Wood heat is an efficient and affordable local energy source for much of Newfoundland and Labrador


 

stuff.co.nz

Farmers still take dim view of ECan


 

dtockhouse.com

Just Energy Group Inc.: Confirmatory Press Release


 

desmogblog.com

U.S. Energy Policies Based on Inflated Fracking Predictions: Post Carbon Institute Report


 

Climate Change Dispatch

Designing The President’s Global Warming Plan

“n 1997, with a major fight over proposed ozone standards looking bleak for the EPA, Beale developed a memo that turned the tide by relying on claims of outsized health benefits from reducing particulate matter. The benefits were based on two data sets, the Harvard “Six Cities” and American Cancer Society studies. The data was already a decade old and had never been independently verified. But the secret science attached huge alleged benefits to the proposed regulation, and it was ultimately adopted.

Those two studies are still secret, and still the EPA’s favorite trick to get expensive regulations past the finish line. They have gone to the well 33 times, and yet the alleged health benefits from the secret studies get bigger and bigger — when they should be getting smaller, as each regulation further reducing emissions of particulate matter.

Robert Brenner, the EPA policy director who hired Beale, was effusive in his praise, telling Beale in 2011 as he prepared to retire: “legislative, regulatory and international successes came when you were around to develop the strategy and make sure we all did our jobs in carrying it out. There is just no one better at it than you.”

Now Beale is locked up for fraud, but his secret science trick marches on.”

 

C-Span

EPA Investigation of John Beale


 

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