Watermelons Vs The Shale Gas Miracle
Friday, 23 September 2011 15:44 James Delingpole, The Daily Telegraph
Against all the odds, the magic bullet to save the British economy has just been handed to George Osborne on a plate. All he has to do is call a halt to Britain’s economically suicidal drive for “renewable energy”, cancel immediately Britain’s disastrous wind farm building programme, and give the green light to shale gas drilling. (GWPF)
Chris Huhne halts ‘dash for gas’ to keep UK on course for carbon targets
Worse To Come As Fuel Poverty Bites
Sunday, 25 September 2011 05:54 Tracey Boles, Sunday Express
FUEL poverty is set to spiral next year as energy price rises hit home, the Government has admitted.
More than a quarter of all households, 6.9million, are already classed as “fuel poor” according to price comparison website uSwitch.
It is defined as when 10 per cent or more of net household income is spent on fuel. (GWPF)
Insight: Chasing high corn prices, U.S. farmers skip rotations
Farmer Brian Schaumburg has planted corn for five straight years in some of the thousands of acres he tends in central Illinois.
Farmers who eschew crop rotations that help to replenish the soil with nutrients take a risk that yields will decline. But corn prices soared to a record earlier this year, making so-called corn-on-corn crops a worthwhile bet for many farmers in Illinois, the No. 2 U.S. corn state after Iowa.
“Last year and this year, we’re seeing a little yield drag but, even so, corn pays,” Schaumberg said from the air-conditioned cab of his crop-cutting combine as he mowed down tall corn stalks, gathering kernels of the yellow grain. (Reuters)
Solargate: Worse and Worse
Saturday, 24 September 2011 17:04 Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
The Solyndra scandal threatens to blow up into the first truly major scandal of the Obama administration. This is, as Via Meadia readers know, bad news for the administration on several levels; besides the obvious ethical issues, the Solyndra scandal makes the President appear incompetent or worse when it comes to job creation. The scandal supports some key Republican attack narratives and as long as it is in the news the Democrats will suffer.
Top 10 Green Job Fiascoes
President Obama pledged he would start a clean-energy revolution that would create 5 million green jobs over 10 years. Of course, when the government tries to intrude in the marketplace, bad things happen. Such as these: the Top 10 Green Job Fiascoes. (Human Events)