CA Environmentalists Endorse Oil Field Wastewater Pollution

Despite previous tests showing that recycled wastewater is clean, California environmentalists oppose a recent decision by state regulators to allow continued dumping of oilfield wastewater at a wastewater treatment plant owned by Valley Water Treatment Company in Kern County. KGET reports that the Center for Biological Diversity alleges that the water from the plant is…

NJ Environmentalists Oppose Meadowlands Power Plant

A Mitsubishi subsidiary seeks to construct a power generating plant in the New Jersey’s Meadowlands that would run on fossil fuels extracted by fracking and would provide power to Manhattan, New York. According to NJTV, New Jersey’s Governor-elect, Phil Murphy, said during his campaign that he would make it a goal for New Jersey to…

Environmentalists Panicked Over Sea Faring Russian Nuclear Reactor

A Russian sea-bound nuclear power plant that was launched from St. Petersburg has panicked environmentalists. The UK Telegraph reveals that the Akademik Lomonosov is part of a campaign to provide energy for remote sea-side Russian settlements such as the country’s Pacific peninsular Kamachatka. Despite Russia’s long, safe use of nuclear powered sea vessels, (not surprisingly)…

HSBC Caves to Environmentalists on Fossil Fuel Projects

Europe’s largest bank, HSBC, has announced that they will no longer finance projects that involve the production, usage, or extraction of fossil fuels. According to Reuters, HSBC joins ING and PNB Parabas who have made similar promises resulting from investors pressuring financial institutions to follow the guidelines outlined by the Paris Climate Agreement. However, coal-fired…

Harvard Business School Fireside Chat with Alex Epstein

A fireside chat with author and Center for Industrial Progress founder Alex Epstein and Forbes columnist Michael Lynch at Harvard Business School’s 14th Annual Energy Symposium held during October of last year. In this talk, Epstein correctly points out that in the discussion on climate and energy, the ability of humans to flourish if not…

Environmentalists Revive “Biomass Converter”

Sweden was featured in a recent video promoting trash incineration as a way to produce more energy while allegedly lessening the country’s carbon footprint. In reality, this is reviving the biomass converter idea from the 1970’s. What is old is new again. If trash should be burned it should be to rid countries, states, counties,…