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Google-Owned Solar Plant INCINERATES At Least 1,000 Birds A Year

Michael Bastasch
Contributor
Heliostats reflect sunlight onto boilers in towers during the grand opening of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border Feb. 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)

Google prides itself on being environmentally friendly, but a solar thermal power plant co-owned by the Internet company and two energy companies is incinerating more than 1,000 birds every year.

More Harsh Winters Could Spell Disaster For The Electrical Grid

2:15 PM 08/15/2014

If you thought last winter was bad, get ready for a potentially worse winter in parts of the country this year. But another record-setting winter could mean more than higher heating bills and snow fights.

George Soros Invests Big In Fracking Company Despite Funding Green Groups

2:01 PM 08/15/2014

Despite being known for backing left-wing groups generally opposed to fossil fuels, billionaire investor George Soros invested hundreds of millions of dollars in a major coal and natural gas producer.

Legal Expert: EPA’s CO2 Rule Violates Federal Data Quality Law

12:01 PM 08/14/2014

The Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants doesn’t meet federally mandated data quality rules, according to legal experts, as the agency has failed to show how it resolved apparent conflicts of interest in the major climate studies relied upon to justify its new rule.

Russian Energy Giant Hires DC Lobbyists To Target US Natural Gas Exports

2:06 PM 08/13/2014

Russia's second-largest natural gas producer has hired a U.S. lobbying firm to target economic sanctions and liquefied natural gas terminal permitting.

Jimmy Carter: CO2 Tax Is The ‘Only Reasonable’ Solution To Global Warming

1:31 PM 08/13/2014

Former President Jimmy Carter is back, this time proposing a carbon tax to fight global warming and calling out skeptics.

White House Cries Global Warming During Lull In Western Wildfires

2:14 PM 08/12/2014

Summer is here, and that means Western states are busy battling the wildfires that inevitably rage during the dry season. But a lull in wildfires this year has given some areas a needed reprieve this fire season.

GAO: EPA Used 20-Year-Old Jobs Data To Justify Regulations

10:30 AM 08/12/2014

How old is too old for employment data? Well, the Environmental Protection Agency has been using decades old economic data to analyze regulations, according to a government watchdog report.

Study: Raise Airline Ticket Prices To Fight Global Warming

3:13 PM 08/11/2014

Researchers with the United Kingdom's University of Southampton are worried that the airline industry will become a major source of carbon dioxide emissions. Their solution: raise ticket prices so much that fewer people can afford to fly.

Report: Bill Nye, Al Gore Get The Physics Of Global Warming Wrong

1:15 PM 08/11/2014

Critics are saying Bill Nye "the science guy" and former Vice President Al Gore got their global warming science wrong, citing previously published research.

Wind Turbine ‘Infrasound’ May Be Making Thousands Sick In UK, US

11:16 AM 08/11/2014

The windswept Scottish highlands are increasingly becoming home to thousands of wind turbines due to government policies seeking to boost green energy production and fight global warming.

From Taxes to Keystone: Fact-Checkers Label Billionaire Steyer’s Ads False

1:29 PM 08/08/2014

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer has been increasing his ad buys promoting environmentalist causes and candidates. There's just one problem: many of his ads are being fact-checked as misleading or even false.

Electrify Africa Bill Short Circuits Over Global Warming Concerns

12:46 PM 08/07/2014

As African diplomats flocked to Washington, D.C. this week, key legislation to bring electricity to millions of Africans has stalled because of disagreements on how to aid African development in light of global warming concerns.

Report: Obama’s Keystone XL Delays Could Emit 7.4 Million Tons Of CO2

10:45 AM 08/07/2014

President Obama has said he would not approve the Keystone XL pipeline if it significantly increased U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, a huge nod to environmentalists who oppose the project on global warming grounds.

EPA Proposes New Aerosol Regulations

4:56 PM 08/06/2014

After years of nudging from environmentalists, the Environmental Protection Agency might be making changes to how it lists certain types of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) blended into aerosols.

Obama, Rich Countries Pledge Billions To Grow Africa’s Energy Sector

1:49 PM 08/06/2014

The United States recently announced it was spending nearly $500 million to modernize Ghana's electrical grid and reform the country's struggling energy sector, adding to the billions already pledged by President Obama to increase electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa.

Twelve States Sue Obama Administration Over Carbon Dioxide Regulations

6:39 PM 08/05/2014

Twelve states have launched a lawsuit against pending Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would force states to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

Is EPA Looking To Delay Major Texas Natural Gas Terminal?

2:53 PM 08/05/2014

The Environmental Protection Agency sent a letter to federal energy regulators charging that their environmental review of a liquefied natural gas export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas was "insufficient."

Liberal Billionaire To Flood Washington, Florida With Green Campaign Cash

2:10 PM 08/05/2014

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer is already targeting states for his $100 million spending spree to make global warming a top issue in the November elections. Democrats in Florida and Washington are likely to see a huge funding boost from Steyer and his climate activist groups.

Europeans Struggle To Pay Their Electric Bills

4:39 PM 08/04/2014

Europeans are coping with paying their monthly energy bills as prices continue to soar.