Expired federal tax credits for the wind industry are in front of Congress again, but the political future for the long-standing subsidies is anything but safe, according to a new report.
Patrick Allitt has written a book no one will like. Neither environmentalists nor those he calls counterenvironmentalists. He’ll be tempted to flatter himself with the tattered response of those criticized from both sides: “I must be doing something right.” He’ll be wrong.
The purpose of the book, in Allitt’s words, is “to explain the history of American environmental controversies since World War II and to encourage an optimistic attitude toward the environmental future.” But it reads more like an environmental “he said, she said.” On issue after issue, Allitt presents one side, then the other, making for a seesaw of a read.
A new report published in Biological Conservation estimates that between 140,000 and 328,000 birds are killed annually by wind turbines in the United States.
The Interior Department is close to finalizing a rule that would allow wind farms to kill eagles, National Journal reports.
At first sight, the A-Z dictionary format of James Delingpole’s latest effort, The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism, seems surprising. But there is a sound reason for its structure. In his prior book, Watermelons, Delingpole cited George Orwell: “Who controls the language controls the culture. Who controls the culture wins the political argument. … [Orwell] explained that one of the most effective ways of suppressing heretical thought was to eliminate undesirable words or strip them of their meaning.”
Eco-fascists have a talent for that sort of thing.
Renewable energy company Duke Energy agreed to pay $1 million in fines for causing the deaths of protected birds on Friday, the New York Times reports.
Dozens of East Falmouth, Mass. residents are suing the town for health problems allegedly caused by wind turbines in their neighborhood.
A group of “climate change experts” that discovered a 507-year-old clam that was the world’s oldest known creature killed it in the process of determining its age.
Fiscal hawks in Congress are pushing to end a federal energy tax credit for the wind industry set to expire at the end of the year.
A new study shows that more than 600,000 bats were killed by wind turbines in 2012 alone.