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Robert Bryce

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Ninety Environmental Groups Seeking Tougher Rules on Wind Projects

(9) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 11:06 AM

In 2009, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that domestic wind turbines are killing about 440,000 birds per year. Since then, the wind industry has been riding a rapid growth spurt.

But that growth has slowed dramatically due to a tsunami of cheap natural gas and...

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Solyndra's Bankruptcy Shows the Failure of the "Green" Jobs Agenda

(16) Comments | Posted September 7, 2011 | 10:12 AM

The recent bankruptcy of solar-panel-maker Solyndra shows, once again, that the entire concept of "green energy" jobs was bankrupt from the start.

"Green jobs" are the last refuge of the subsidy seekers. Industries that can't survive in the free market like to claim they are creating "green...

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The Party's Over for Big Wind

(21) Comments | Posted August 12, 2011 | 2:03 PM

Thirteen months ago, Denise Bode, the head lobbyist for the American Wind Energy Association, declared that the "U.S. wind industry is in distress."

If last year was bad for the U.S. wind industry, then 2011 is looking to be positively disastrous. A combination of cheap natural gas,...

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If Gov. Jerry Brown Wants to "Crush" Opponents of Wind Energy, He'd Better Pack a Lunch

(6) Comments | Posted August 1, 2011 | 5:14 PM

Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared that he would "crush" citizen groups who oppose large-scale renewable energy projects. Well, governor, here's some advice: you'd better pack a lunch.

The global backlash against the energy sprawl that comes with renewable energy projects is growing and it is...

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From Kyoto to Copenhagen to... Hanoi? The Looming Failure of Yet Another Climate Change Meeting

(84) Comments | Posted July 8, 2011 | 10:11 PM

In December, another alphabet soup congregation on climate change will meet in Durban, South Africa to discuss efforts to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions. Durban may be a fine city. But if the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change wants a dose of reality regarding carbon emissions, it should...

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