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Hard Facts: An Energy Primer (Institute for Energy Research)
Hard Facts: An Energy Primer (PDF) (68pgs) (Institute for Energy Research, 2012)

Crude Oil:

Administration Oil Strategy Contributes to Price Increases (PDF) (API)
Production on U.S. Federal Offshore & Onshore Areas is Down (PDF) (API)

- EIA estimates that oil production in the Gulf was down 22% in 2011 and projected to be down 30% in 2012 with respect to production forecasts before President Obama’s moratorium policies were put in place.
- Today, leasing and permitting are slow, which could depress future production.
- In the Gulf of Mexico, rigs have left to work in other parts of the world taking jobs with them.
- In Alaska in 2008, the industry spent $2.6 billion to obtain 487 leases in the Chukchi Sea, yet so far the administration has not allowed a single well to be drilled on any of these leases.
- In the Rockies, leasing is down by 68 percent since President Obama took office, and the number of wells drilled is down.

New study finds ownership of America’s oil and natural gas companies "broadly middle class" (API, September 19, 2007)
Oil Isn't 'Expensive', the Dollar Is Cheap (Real Clear Markets, May 6, 2010)
Cheap money, expensive gas (Human Events, March 19, 2012)

Give me a break - Oil Prices (Video) (5min) (ABC News)
Maxine Waters (D) Threatens to Socialize the Oil Industry (Video) (2min)

- 95% of the world's known oil and gas reserves are controlled by national oil companies (Forbes)
- There are over 1.3 Trillion barrels of proven oil reserves worldwide (EIA)
- Only 16% of U.S. oil imports come from the Middle East (EIA)
- Only 40% of U.S. oil imports come from OPEC (EIA)
- The largest supplier of oil to the U.S. is Canada (EIA)
- The second largest supplier of oil to the U.S. is Mexico (EIA)
- Only 0.005% of U.S. domestic oil production is exported (EIA)
- 0.9% of the United States electrical generation comes from oil (EIA) (45% Coal, 24% Natural Gas, 20% Nuclear, 6% Hydroelectric, 2% Wind, 0.03% Solar)
- No new refineries have been built in the United States since 1976 (CEI)
- The U.S. uses 25% of the world's oil supply because it produces over 25% of the world's economy (World Bank)

Environmental Activists, Not Oil Companies, Blocking Domestic Drilling (FOX News)
For Now, Gasoline Is Our Only Cheap Fuel (Cato Institute)
Greens Thwart Gasoline Production (FOX News)
The Never-Ending Energy Conspiracy (Competitive Enterprise Institute)
The World’s Largest Oil and Gas Companies (IER)

ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge):

- 59% of Americans support oil drilling in ANWR (Zogby)

ANWR in the Pictures (Video) (3min)
ANWR Drilling Would Provide Quick Relief (Ludwig von Mises Institute)
ANWR Not the Frosty Paradise It's Cracked Up To Be (Townhall)
Alaska Pipeline Doomsayings Revisited (Business & Media Institute)
Myths About Drilling in ANWR (FOX News)
The Truth About ANWR (Video) (7min)
The Truth About ANWR Drilling (Canada Free Press)

- ANWR: 19.6 million acres. Size of oil production area: 2,000 acres (about the size of an Airport) (Source)
- 10.4 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in ANWR (USGS)
- Original Prudhoe Bay estimate: 8 Billion barrels, Actual: 15 Billion barrels (to date)
- The Trans Alaska Pipeline was completed in only 2 years (APSC)
- The Trans Alaska Pipeline is currently operating at only 1/3 capacity (APSC)
- ANWR's 1002 area is only 55 miles away from The Trans Alaska Pipeline
- Majority of Americans, Alaskans and Kaktovik residents support energy production in ANWR (DOI)

FACT: The 0.01% of ANWR considered for oil production looks like this:

The Caribou And Alaskan Oil (PERC)

FACT: The Central Arctic Caribou Herd has grown from 3,000 to 32,000 since Prudhoe Bay production began

Bill O'Reilly:
The Foolish Factor (Cato Institute)
The O'Reilly Fiction (Human Events)
Neil Cavuto Schools Bill O'Reilly on Economics (Video) (6min)

Can Diesel Ever Become Fashionable In The U.S.? (BusinessWeek)
The Case for Diesel: Clean, Efficient, Fast Cars (Hybrids Beware!) (Popular Mechanics)
50-MPG: Volkswagen Jetta TDi Clean-Diesel (Popular Mechanics)
70-MPG: Volkswagen Polo Clean-Diesel (Popular Mechanics)
65-MPG: Ford's Fiesta ECOnetic - The 65 mpg Ford the U.S. Can't Have (BusinessWeek)
67-MPG: 67-MPG Ford Focus ECOnetic Debuts (Edmunds)
99-MPG: Volkswagen Lupo TDi Diesel - A Thrifty Spin in a 99 M.P.G. Car (The New York Times)
235-MPG: Volkswagen 1-litre Diesel Car (Popular Science)

Energy Independence:
5 Myths About Breaking Our Foreign Oil Habit (The Washington Post)
A Free Market Approach to Energy Security (PDF) (Competitive Enterprise Institute)
Energy Independence: A Dry Hole? (The Wall Street Journal)
Energy Independence Equals Economic Incompetence (Energy Tribune)
Exxon chief dispels myth of energy independence in US (Taipei Times)
Jon Stewart Vivisects "Energy Independence" (Energy Tribune, June 29, 2010)
Obama Should Forget About Energy Independence (The Wall Street Journal)
Remember the Synthetic Fuels Corporation? (The Heritage Foundation)
So Much for 'Energy Independence' (The Wall Street Journal)
The Idiocy of Energy Independence (John Stossel, ABC News)
The Illusion of U.S. Energy Independence: An Assessment of the Current State of Energy Use (PDF) (The Marshall Institute)
The Myth of Energy Independence (U.S. News & World Report)
The Ongoing Myth of Energy Independence (CounterPunch)
The Seven Myths of Energy Independence (Mother Jones)
U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil: Why We Shouldn’t Be Alarmed (Ivan Eland, M.B.A. Applied Economics, Ph.D. National Security Policy)

U.S.: Drilling won't hurt polar bears (USA Today)

Burning Now An Option To Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills Previously Thought Incombustible (Science Daily)
EPA Regulation Impedes Oil-spill Cleanups (The Heartland Institute)
No Trouble Removing Oil From Water (Science Daily)
Tripling The Efficiency Of A Mainstay Oil Spill Cleanup Technology (Science Daily)

Environmental Benefits of Advanced Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Technology (PDF) (U.S. Department of Energy)

Don't Beat Up Big Oil. It's Just Doing Its Job (The New York Times)
Evil Exxon (Cato Institute)
Exxon's Earnings: No Apology Necessary (Cato Institute)
Exxon Mobil Needs a Hug (Ben Stein, The New York Times)
Exxon Posts Record $32.36 Billion Tax Payment (iStockAnalyst)
Should Oil Executives Be Strung Up? (Ludwig von Mises Institute)

- The average amount of net profit an oil company makes on gasoline is 5 cents per gallon (Source)
- Exxon Mobil's total U.S. tax bill exceeded its U.S. revenues by $19 billion over the past five years (WSJ)

Falkland Islands:
Falklands could have 60-billion barrels of Offshore Oil (MercoPress, July 12, 2000)

Free Market:
"Let the Market Solve the Energy Crisis" (Ludwig von Mises Institute)
Market Forces Only Cure for Oil Prices (Robert L. Bradley Jr., Ph.D. Political Economy)
U.S. Energy Policy and the Presumption of Market Failure (PDF) (Peter Z. Grossman, Ph.D. Professor of Economics)

Gull Island Alaska:
Alaska’s Gull Island Oil Fields Could Power U.S. for 200 Years (American Free Press)
- The facts have not slowed the legend of Gull Island oil (Anchorage Daily News)
- Gull Island buzz: 200 years of oil from Alaska’s North Slope? (Petroleum News)

Jimmy Carter:
Wrong Then, Too (Cato Institute)

Environmental Activists, Not Oil Companies, Blocking Domestic Drilling (The Heritage Foundation)
Oil Leases on '68 Million Acres' No Guarantee of Oil, Experts Say (CNSNews)
The facts about non-producing federal leases (PDF) (API)
The 'Idle' Oil Field Fallacy (The Wall Street Journal)

- 2.3% of the Outer Continental Shelf is under lease (WSJ)
- 0.46% of the Outer Continental Shelf is producing oil (WSJ)
- Federal law stipulates that an oil company must sink a producing well within 10 years or lose the lease (WSJ)

"Unfortunately, not all the leases contain oil and natural gas, and even those that do, may not contain enough to make them commercially viable. In many cases, the so-called “idle” leases are not idle at all; they are under geologic evaluation or in some stage of pre-production development and could be an important source of domestic supply in the not so distant future. Collectively, companies spend billions of dollars to obtain leases, pay rental fees each year to continue to hold them, and then pay to conduct surveys and other exploratory activity before production even starts. If a company does not produce from a well within a specified period set out during the lease term (usually five or 10 years depending on the area), it relinquishes the lease back to the government and loses all the money it invested." - American Petroleum Institute

All the crude oil produced in Alaska is sold and shipped to Japan (Snopes)
Consumers' buying only a few gallons of gas at a time will bring down the price of gasoline (Snopes)
Four refueling tips help consumers get the most from their gasoline dollar (Snopes)
Participating in a boycott of selected oil companies will lower gas prices (Snopes)
Participating in a one-day boycott of gasoline will help lower prices (Snopes)
Not Buying gas from Shell, Chevron, Texaco, Exxon and Mobile will cut off the funding of Terrorists (Snopes)
Signing a petition to President Bush will help lower gasoline prices (Snopes)

Offshore Drilling:

- 74% of Americans support off-shore oil drilling in U.S. coastal waters (Zogby)
- 60% of Floridians support off-shore oil drilling in U.S. coastal waters (Source)

Not Even At $10 A Gallon? (Video) (2min)
'Snake Oil' - Debunking three 'truths' about offshore drilling (The Washington Post)
Cuba Drills for Oil 60 Miles Off U.S. Coast (NewsMax)
Cuba Plans Offshore Wells Banned in U.S. Waters (The New York Times)
China, Cuba reported in Gulf oil partnership (CNN Money)
Offshore Drilling Is a Risk Worth Taking (Cato Institute)

- 86 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (MMS)
- Over 4000 oil and natural gas platforms operate in U.S. waters with an outstanding environmental record (API)
- Horizontal and directional drilling make it possible for a single well to produce oil from much bigger areas (EIA)
- Today's production footprints are only about one-fourth the size of those 30 years ago (EIA)
- Platforms use sophisticated high-pressure valves that close automatically to prevent oil spills (API)
- Automatic fail-safe devices are installed in wells below sea level, protecting sea beds and sea life (API)
- Only 1% of all oil in the sea comes from drilling (EIA)
- 63% of all oil in the sea comes from natural seeps (EIA)
- Twice as much oil as the Exxon Valdez spill naturally seeps into the Gulf of Mexico every year (NASA)

Half Of The Oil In The Ocean Bubbles Up Naturally From The Seafloor (NASA)
Most Oil in Santa Barbara Channel Is Natural Seepage (The Wall Street Journal)
Natural petroleum seeps release equivalent of eight to 80 Exxon Valdez oil spills (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Tons of Oil Seeps into the Gulf of Mexico Each Year (NASA)

FACT: 63% of oil in American waters comes from natural seeps

California’s Offshore Oil And Gas Platforms Serve As Marine Protected Areas (Science Daily)
Oil, Gas Seismic Work Not Affecting Gulf Sperm Whales, Study Shows (Science Daily)
Research Shows Little Effect From Arctic Offshore Oil Drilling; Study Reveals Thriving Oceanographic System (Science Daily)
Studies Show That Rockfish Thrive With Offshore Platforms As Their Home Base (Science Daily)

BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
A gush to judgment (The Washington Examiner, May 5, 2010)
Feel Sorry for BP? (Ludwig von Mises Institute, May 5, 2010)
60 Percent Still Favor Offshore Drilling After Spill (Fox News, May 6, 2010)
Gulf Oil Spill: Same Old Arguments (Los Angeles Times, May 14, 2010)
Bashing BP — When We Should Be Bashing the Corporatist State (Ludwig von Mises Institute, June 23, 2010)
Seizing BP Assets: Compounding One Disaster with Another (Ludwig von Mises Institute, July 2, 2010)
Lessons from the Horizon blowout: More hype than harm (The Hill, August 4, 2010)

No Dead Zones Observed or Expected as Part of BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (NOAA)
Oil dispersants used in Gulf of Mexico unlikely to be endocrine disrupters and have relatively low toxicity to cells (American Chemical Society)
Study shows deepwater oil plume in Gulf degraded by microbes (Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory)
At Least 200,000 Tons of Oil and Gas from Deepwater Horizon Spill Consumed by Gulf Bacteria (University of Rochester)

Oil Sands:
Alberta Tar Sands: Nuclear Power in Canada (World Nuclear Association)
Oil sands cleanup (Financial Post, Canada)
Oil Sands: Energy Security Outweighs Environmental Harm, Report Says (The Wall Street Journal)
Oil sands still viable at $60 a barrel: Suncor (Financial Post, Canada)
Oil sands 'viable below $60 per barrel' (SRI Consulting)
Shell Says Oil Sands Expansion Would Remain Viable With $30 Oil (Bloomberg)
The sands of peace (Financial Post, Canada)
The Oil Sands Of Alberta (CBS News)
Yes, we can strike a balance on the oil sands (Financial Post, Canada)

Existing U.S. Crude Oil and Refined Products Pipelines:

- 492,925 Miles of Oil and Gas Pipelines exist in the United States (CIA Factbook)

Keystone XL Pipeline (American Petroleum Institute)
The Keystone XL Energy Project Is Much More Than a Pipe Dream (Forbes, October 20, 2011)
Oil Pipelines Criss-Cross the United States: Why the Fuss Over Keystone XL? (OilPrice, October 24, 2011)

Blame Congress for High Oil Prices (The Wall Street Journal)
Economics 101: The Price of Gas (Ludwig von Mises Institute)
Global Warming Alarmists Like High Gas Prices (Business & Media Institute)
Going Green's No Good for Gas Prices (ABC News)
Only For Elites Could High Gas Be Good Thing (Victor Davis Hanson, Ph.D.)
Solving Pump Pain (Cato Institute)

- Gas Prices must be adjusted for inflation (EIA)
- The average amount of tax on gasoline in the United States is 49.4 cents per gallon (API)
- The average amount of tax on diesel in the United States is 56.4 cents per gallon (API)

- China is the world’s second-largest consumer of oil behind the United States (EIA)
- China's oil consumption is increasing nearly a half million barrels per day (EIA)

Price Controls/Gouging:
Myth: Price Gouging Is Bad (Video) (5min)
In Defense of Price Gougers (John R. Lott, Ph.D. Economics)

Gouge On: A defense of gas profiteering (National Review Online)
Let ’Em Gouge: A Defense of Price Gouging (National Review Online)
Myth: Price-Gouging Is Bad (John Stossel, ABC News)
Price Controls Create Man-Made Disasters (Art Carden, Ph.D. Professor of Economics)
Price Gouging in the Public Interest (Cato Institute)
Price Gouging Saves Lives (Ludwig von Mises Institute)
"Price Gouging" Is Essential and Humane (Ludwig von Mises Institute)
The Myth of "Price Gouging" (Capitalism Magazine)
The Myth of the Just Price (Ludwig von Mises Institute)
What Are Just Prices? (Ludwig von Mises Institute)

"Price Controls are like trying to cure a fever by adjusting the thermometer" - Cato Institute

Products Made from Oil:
A partial list of products made from Petroleum (144 of 6000 items)
Products Made From Oil

Behind high gas prices: The refinery crunch (CNN Money)
Hyperion says plans first US refinery since 1976 (Reuters)
Pain in the Gas: Refinery Troubles Push Gas Prices Higher (ABC News)
Refining the Battle Against High Gas Prices (Competitive Enterprise Institute)
Refining: the Untold Story of the Oil Chain (BMI)

Candidates Fail Energy Independence Test (FOX News)
Repealing Ban on Use of Oil Sands, Shale Oil, Coal-to-Liquids (PDF) (U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee)
Repeal sought for ban on U.S. Govt. use of CTL, oil shale, tar sands-generated fuel (TSW)
U.S. law puts chill on Canadian oil sands (Sit News)

- 6 Trillion barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Oil-Shale Reserves (DOE)
- 986 Billion barrels of oil are estimated using Coal-to-liquids (CTL) conversion of U.S. Coal Reserves (DOE)
- 171 Billion (1.7-2.5 Trillion potential) barrels of oil are estimated in the Oil Sands of Alberta, Canada (Alberta Department of Energy)
- 100 Billion barrels of heavy oil are estimated in the U.S. (DOE)
- 90 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in the Arctic (USGS)
- 89 Billion barrels of immobile oil are estimated recoverable using CO2 injection in the U.S. (DOE)
- 86 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (MMS)
- 80 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in U.S. Tar Sands (DOE)
- 32 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in ANWR, NPRA and the Central North Slope in Alaska (USGS)
- 31.4 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in the East Greenland Rift Basins Province (USGS)
- 7.3 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in the West Greenland–East Canada Province (USGS)
- 4.3 Billion (167 Billion potential) barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and Montana (USGS)
- 3.65 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Devonian-Mississippian Bakken Formation (USGS)
- 1.6 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Eastern Great Basin Province (USGS)
- 1.3 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Permian Basin Province (USGS)
- 1.1 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Powder River Basin Province (USGS)
- 990 Million barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Portion of the Michigan Basin (USGS)
- 393 Million barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. San Joaquin Basin Province of California (USGS)
- 214 Million barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Illinois Basin (USGS)
- 172 Million barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Yukon Flats of East-Central Alaska (USGS)
- 131 Million barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Southwestern Wyoming Province (USGS)
- 109 Million barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Montana Thrust Belt Province (USGS)
- 104 Million barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Denver Basin Province (USGS)
- 98.5 Million barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Bend Arch-Fort Worth Basin Province (USGS)
- 94 Million barrels of oil are estimated in the U.S. Hanna, Laramie, Shirley Basins Province (USGS)

For Comparison:
- 260 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in Saudi Arabia (EIA)
- 80 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in Venezuela (EIA)

Reserve Speculation:
- 580 Billion barrels of oil are estimated in Russia's Arctic Ocean Shelf (Source)
- 400 Billion barrels of oil are estimated under the Arctic Ocean (Source)

BP Finds Giant Oil Field Deep in Gulf of Mexico (The New York Times)
Brazil reports massive oil discovery (WorldNetDaily)
Billions of gallons of oil in North Dakota, Montana (WorldNetDaily)
Finding New Oil In Long-exhausted Oil Wells (Science Daily)
Huge Oil Reservoir May Lie Under Northern Plains (FOX News)
Massive Canadian Oilfield Could Be Exploited Using New System (Science Daily)
Massive oil field found under Gulf (WorldNetDaily)
Mexico discovers 'huge' oil field (BBC)
Russia’s largest field is far from depleted (WorldNetDaily)
Saudi Arabia: 1.2 trillion barrels of oil or more (WorldNetDaily)
Tens Of Billions Of Additional Barrels Of Oil Remain To Be Tapped Miles Below Gulf Of Mexico, Cornell Geologist Says (Science Daily)
Thunder Horse in the Gulf (WorldNetDaily)
Ultra-low Cost Well Monitoring Could Save Thousands Of Marginal Oil Wells (Science Daily)

Shale Oil:
Shale Oil (Video) (5min)
America Needs A (Shale) Oil Change (Investor's Business Daily)
The Necessity of Oil Shale (Hawaii Reporter)

Exxon Abandons Shale Oil Project (The New York Times, May 3, 1982)
Shale-Oil Group Abandons Efforts (The New York Times, October 3, 1983)
Group Scraps Shale Project (The New York Times, January 1, 1986)

Blaming Oil Speculators for High Gas Prices (Video) (4min) (The Biz Flog, June 9, 2008)
Stossel Speculators (Video) (11min) (May 14, 2011)

Greedy Speculators? (Richard W. Rahn, Ph.D. Business Economics, June 25, 2008)
Scapegoating Speculators (Walter E. Williams, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, July 9, 2008)
Restricting Speculators Will Not Reduce Oil Prices (Craig Pirrong, Ph.D. Professor of Finance, July 11, 2008)
Oil Speculators Help Consumers at the Gas Pump (David Kreutzer, Ph.D. Economics, July 24, 2008)
No Theory? No Evidence? No Problem! (PDF) (Craig Pirrong, Ph.D. Professor of Finance, Summer 2010)
In Defense of Greedy Oil Companies and Speculators (John Lott, Ph.D. Economics, May 4, 2011)
Let's Blame Speculators (Walter E. Williams, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, May 4, 2011)
Don't blame oil speculators (Craig Pirrong, Ph.D. Professor of Finance, March 23, 2012)
Don't curse the oil speculators (Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, April 5, 2012)

Congress: The Real Speculators (Townhall, June 18, 2008)
Scapegoating the Speculators (New York Post, June 20, 2008)
Speculative nonsense, once again (The New York Times, June 23, 2008)
Bless the Speculators (John Stossel, June 26, 2008)
6 Myths About Oil Speculators (U.S. News and World Report, June 27, 2008)
Let’s Shoot the Speculators! (Newsweek, June 28, 2008)
Don't blame the oil 'speculators' (Fortune Magazine, June 27, 2008)
Speculators are not to blame for oil, says IEA (The Times, UK, July 2, 2008)
Don’t blame the speculators (The Economist, UK, July 3, 2008)
Hunting for oil villains (Fortune Magazine, July 5, 2008)
Don’t Blame the Speculators (The American, July 16, 2008)
An Anti-Speculative Bubble (Townhall, July 21, 2008)
Speculators Aren’t Driving Up Oil Prices, Report Says (The New York Times, July 23, 2008)
The oil speculator sideshow (Fortune Magazine, July 28, 2008)
See You Later, Speculator (The Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2008)
Bill to ban onions and movies derivatives (Financial Times, UK, April 19 2010)
Are Speculators Gouging Us At The Pump? (Forbes, April 19, 2011)
Oil price spike: Speculators aren't to blame (Fortune Magazine, April 29, 2011)
Gasoline and Onions (John Stossel, May 4, 2011)
Oil Speculators Are Your Friends (Forbes, May 24, 2011)
Speculators Aren't the Problem, Policy Is (Townhall Finance, March 6, 2012)

Fuel Subsidies Overseas Take a Toll on U.S. (The New York Times, July 28, 2008)
Debunking the big-oil subsidy myth (The Washington Times, December 7, 2011)
The Surprising Reason That Oil Subsidies Persist: Even Liberals Love Them (Forbes, April 25, 2012)
Oil & Gas Tax Provisions Are Not Subsidies For "Big Oil" (Forbes, January 2, 2013)
It's Time To Sequester Green Energy Subsidies, Not Mythical Oil And Gas Tax Breaks (Forbes, July 7, 2013)
Green Energy Is the Real Subsidy Hog (The Wall Street Journal, November 11, 2013)

Global Oil Subsidies (Video) (3min)

"Big Oil" at the Public Trough? An Examination of Petroleum Subsidies (PDF) (Cato Institute, February 1, 2001)
Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy Markets 2007 (PDF) (EIA, 2007)
Oil and Natural Gas Industry Tax Issues in the FY2012 Budget Proposal (PDF) (CRS, March 3, 2011)
The Truth on Oil "Subsidies" (PDF) (API, 2012)
Why Oil & Gas Tax Treatments Are Not Unique or "Subsidies" (PDF) (API, 2012)

Abolish the Federal Gasoline Tax! (Cato Institute)
Don't Increase Federal Gasoline Taxes—Abolish Them (Cato Institute)

Windfall Profit Taxes:
A windfall tax will not solve our energy crisis (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Don't fall for a "windfall" profits tax (David Kreutzer, Ph.D. Economics)
Economic Amnesia: The Case against Oil Price Controls and Windfall Profit Taxes (Cato Institute)
Profits Do Not Cause High Prices (William L. Anderson, Ph.D. Professor of Economics)
Windfall Profit Nonsense: We Have An Energy Policy - It's Called The Free Market (John Stossel, 20/20)
Windfall Profits Tax Would Hardly Be Revenue Gusher (Cato Institute)
Windfall Profits and That Which Is Not Seen (Art Carden, Ph.D. Professor of Economics)

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Peak Oil:

Myth: The World is Running Out of Oil (Video) (5min) (ABC News)

Oil: Never Cry Wolf—Why the Petroleum Age Is Far from over (PDF)
(Science, Volume 304, Number 5674, pp. 1114-1115, May 2004)
- Leonardo Maugeri

Peak Oil and other threatening peaks—Chimeras without substance (PDF)
(Energy Policy, Volume 38, Issue 11, pp. 6566-6569, November 2010)
- Marian Radetzki

Peak Oil: A Catastrophist Cult and Complex Realities (PDF) (Vaclav Smil, Ph.D., World Watch Magazine, January/February 2006)
Despite Popular Belief, The World is Not Running Out of Oil, Scientist Says (University of Washington, October 19, 2006)
No Evidence of Precipitous Fall on Horizon for World Oil Production (Cambridge Energy Research Associates, January 17, 2008)

Oil, Oil Everywhere... (The Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2005)
Myth: The World is Running Out of Oil (ABC News, May 12, 2006)
Political Peak Oil (Reason, January 5, 2007)
The World Has Plenty of Oil (PDF) (The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2008)
It’s a myth that the world’s oil is running out (Sunday Times, UK, April 28, 2008)
'Peak Oil' Is a Waste of Energy (The New York Times, August 25, 2009)
- Response to 'Peak Oil' Critics (the hydrocarbon age is still young: plan accordingly) (Master Resource, August 31, 2009)
Endless oil (Financial Post, Canada, September 11, 2009)
A moment no one can predict (National Post, Canada, March 19, 2010)

Oil Innovations Pump New Life Into Old Wells (The New York Times, March 5, 2007)
Finding New Oil In Long-exhausted Oil Wells ( Institute of Oil and Gas Problems, January 31, 2008)
'Smart Water' May Help Boost Production From Oil Wells By 60 Percent (American Chemical Society, September 8, 2008)


Aramco Chief Debunks Peak Oil (Energy Tribune)
Are We Running Out of Oil? (National Center For Policy Analysis)
Debunking Peak Oil (Financial Sense)
Despite Reality, Belief in Peak Oil Persists (DailyTech)
'Hubbert's Peak' is a failed theory (WorldNetDaily)
Nonsense, Peak Oil, and Oil Prices (Energy Tribune, December 17, 2009)
Not ‘Peak Oil,’ but Lots More Oil (Accuracy in Media)
Oil shortage is a myth, industry insider claims (The New Zealand Herald)
Peak Oil: An Idea Whose Time Is Up (Investor's Business Daily)
Peak Oil Again? (Reason)
Peak Oil Panic (Reason)
Peak Oil Panic: There's plenty of oil for everybody (The Weekly Standard)
Peak vs Deep Oil (Video) (8min) (CNBC)
Peak Oil, Revisited (Reason)
Plenty of oil left in the global tank (The Times, UK)
Shell exec says world not running out of oil (WorldNetDaily)
The end of the age of oil? (WorldNetDaily)
The Myth of "Peak Oil" (Ludwig von Mises Institute)
The Oil Shortage Myth (Kiplinger)
The 'Peak Oil' Myth: New Oil Is Plentiful (Seeking Alpha)
The recurring myth of Peak Oil (Aljazeera Magazine)
We will never run out of oil (WorldNetDaily)
World not running out of oil, say experts (The Times, UK)

- 1885, U.S. Geological Survey: "Little or no chance for oil in California."
- 1891, U.S. Geological Survey: "Little or no chance for oil in Kansas and Texas"
- 1914, U.S. Bureau of Mines: Total future production limit of 5.7 billion barrels of oil, at most a 10-year supply remaining.
- 1939, Department of the Interior: Oil reserves in the United States to be exhausted in 13 years.
- 1951, Department of the Interior, Oil and Gas Division: Oil reserves in the United States to be exhausted in 13 years.

1973-1979 Oil Crisis:
Time to Lay the 1973 Oil Embargo to Rest (Cato Institute, October 17, 2003)
How gas price controls sparked ‘70s shortages (The Washington Times, May 15, 2006)

2007-2008 Oil Crisis:
The Oil-Price Bubble (Frank Shostak, Ph.D. Economics, June 2, 2008)

Limits to Growth:
Prophecy de Novo: The Nearly Self-Fulfilling Doomsday Forecast (PDF) (Craig S. Marxsen, Ph.D. Professor of Economics)
The Doomslayer (Wired)

Matt Simmons:
Is Matt Simmons Credible? (Energy Tribune, August 2, 2010)
Without Matt Simmons: Has Peak Oil, Well, Peaked? (The Wall Street Journal, August 9, 2010)

Russian Crude Oil Production Rose to Post-Soviet High in 2011 (Bloomberg, January 2, 2012)
Russia Passes Saudi Arabia In Daily Oil Output (Oil & Gas Eurasia, January 6, 2012)

Saudi Arabia:
Rebutting the critics: Saudi Arabia's oil reserves, production practices ensure its cornerstone role in future oil supply (Oil and Gas Journal, May 17, 2004)
Saudi Arabia isn't running out of oil! (WorldNetDaily, November 1, 2005)
Crop Circles in the Desert: The Strange Controversy Over Saudi Oil Production (PDF) (Michael C. Lynch, President of Strategic Energy and Economic Research, 2006)
Saudi Oil Reserves and the WikiLeaks Chinese Whispers Effect (The Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2011)
Drilling for an Oil Crisis (The New York Times, February 25, 2011)

Energy Alarmism: The Myths That Make Americans Worry about Oil (PDF) (Cato Institute)
Politically Contrived Gasoline Shortage (PDF) (Craig S. Marxsen, Ph.D. Professor of Economics)
Resource Exhaustibility: A Myth Refuted by Entrepreneurial Capital Maintenance (PDF) (John Brätland, Ph.D. Senior Economist, U.S. Department of the Interior)
The New Pessimism about Petroleum Resources: Debunking the Hubbert Model (PDF) (Michael C. Lynch, President of Strategic Energy and Economic Research)

Abiogenic Theory:
Researchers Find New Pathway To Making Methane (University Of Minnesota, August 16, 1999)
Hydrocarbons in Deep Earth? (Carnegie Institution for Science, July 27, 2009)
Easier to find oil (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, September 8, 2009)
New Evidence Supports 19th-Century Idea On Formation Of Oil And Gas (American Chemical Society, November 4, 2009)
Hydrocarbons in the deep Earth (University of California, Davis, April 18, 2011)

Doom-and-gloomers say we’re near tapped-out of oil, Rubbish (National Review Online)
Fuel's Paradise (Wired)
Gas and oil may exist in miles-deep wells (The Times, UK)
Petroleum From Decay? Maybe Not, Study Says (The New York Times)
Discovery backs theory oil not 'fossil fuel' (WorldNetDaily)
New data: Maybe oil isn't from dead dinos (WorldNetDaily)
Sustainable oil? (WorldNetDaily)

EROEI (Energy Return On Energy Invested):
Energy Efficiency of Strategic Unconventional Resources (PDF) (DOE)
Thermodynamics and Money (Peter Huber, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, MIT)

Failed Predictions:
The Many Wrong Predictions of Ken Deffeyes (Peak Oil Debunked)
1995 Peak Oil - 'Oil, the Dwindling Treasure' (National Geographic, 1974)

No Peak Gas (Financial Post, Canada)

Thermal Depolymerization:
Thermal Depolymerization (Video) (7min)
Anything Into Oil at $80 a Barrel (Discover Magazine)

Peak Whale Oil:

How Capitalism Saved the Whales (The Freeman, August 1993)
They Used to Say Whale Oil Was Indispensable, Too (The New York Times, August 3, 2008)


"There is no sound public policy reason for mandating the use of ethanol." - Hillary Clinton, 2002

Myth: Ethanol is Great (Video) (5min) (ABC News)

- Ethanol (E85) reduces fuel economy by 30% compared to gasoline (DOE)
- Ethanol (E85) costs more than Gasoline (USA Today)
- Ethanol cannot be transported in existing pipelines (BusinessWeek)
- Ethanol would supply only 12% of U.S. motoring fuel even if every acre of corn were used (USA Today)
- Ethanol displaces only 2% of U.S. oil consumption (EIA)
- Ethanol fires are harder to put out (Industrial Fire World)

Fuel Ethanol Cannot Alleviate U.S. Dependence On Petroleum (American Institute of Biological Sciences, July 4, 2005)
Ethanol: Myths and Realities (Bloomberg BusinessWeek, May 19, 2006)
The Great Biofuels Con (The Daily Telegraph, UK, July 12, 2006)
Ethanol Makes Gasoline Costlier, Dirtier (Chicago Sun-Times, January 27, 2007)
The Many Myths of Ethanol (John Stossel, ABC News, May 23, 2007)
In Gas-Powered World, Ethanol Stirs Complaints (The New York Times, January 26, 2008)
Ethanol Is Not the Answer (The New York Sun, February 13, 2008)
The Ethanol Fallacy (Popular Mechanics, December 18, 2009)
The Great Ethanol Debate (Consumer Reports, January 2011)
The Great Corn Con (The New York Times, June 24, 2011)

The Ethanol Lie (Video) (7min)
The Problems With Ethanol (Video) (5min)

Biofuels, Food, or Wildlife? The Massive Land Costs of U.S. Ethanol (PDF) (30 pgs) (Dennis T. Avery, M.S. Agricultural Economics)
The Massive Food and Land Costs of U.S. Corn Ethanol An Update (PDF) (8 pgs) (Dennis T. Avery, M.S. Agricultural Economics)
Neither Renewable, Nor Reliable (PDF) (Regulation, 2007)
The Ethanol Boondoggle: Who's kidding who? (PDF) (12 pgs) (The Milken Institute Review, 2007)
The Future of Bio-fuels: A Blend of Hope and Concerns (PDF) (18 pgs) (Richard S. Courtney, B.A., DipPhil Material Science)

Al Gore:
Al Gore's Important Admission (The American Spectator)
Will Media Remember Gore's 1994 Tie-breaking Vote Mandating Ethanol? (NewsBusters)

"First generation ethanol I think was a mistake. The energy conversion ratios are at best very small." - Al Gore, 2010

Brazil Energy Profile (EIA)

There Is No Ethanol Revolution in Brazil (LewRockwell, August 9, 2006)
The Myth of Brazil’s Ethanol Success (Energy Tribune, September 13, 2006)
Brazilian Ethanol Fantasies (Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, November 3, 2006)
Brazil’s Ethanol Program – An Insider’s View (Energy Tribune, June 20, 2007)
Brazil's Energy Plan Examined (Washington Times, May 7, 2008)
The Dirty Underside of Lula's Clean Energy Revolution (Foreign Policy, April 9, 2010)

Considering Brazil’s Energy Independence (PDF) (The Marshall Institute, September 2006)
The Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Experience (PDF) (Marcus Renato S. Xavier, M.A. Economics,
February 15, 2007

'Slave' Labourers Freed in Brazil (BBC, July 3, 2007)
Losing Forests to Fuel Cars (The Washington Post, July 31, 2007)
Brazil Ethanol Boom Belied by Diseased Lungs Among Cane Workers (Bloomberg, September 28, 2007)
Brazil slave labor complaints rise (The Guardian, UK, April 29, 2009)

- Brazil is the 4th largest oil consumer in the world (EIA)
- Ethanol from sugar cane produces 8 times more energy than from corn (Source)
- Ethanol supplies only 20% of the motor vehicle fuel in Brazil (Source)
- Brazil produced 5 million gallons of ethanol vs. 6.5 million by the U.S. in 2007 (Source)
- Brazil produced 2.3 million bbl/d of Oil vs. 308,000 bbl/d of Ethanol in 2006 (EIA)
- Brazil has only 81 motor vehicles per 1000 people vs. 765 per 1000 people in the U.S. (Source)

Cellulose: (Switchgrass)
Cellulosic Ethanol - The Forest Killers (Peter Huber, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, MIT)
Crop Residue May Be Too Valuable To Harvest For Biofuels (Science Daily)
The Cellulosic Ethanol Mirage: Verenium and Aventine Are Circling the Drain (Energy Tribune)
Wishful Thinking on Cellulosic Ethanol (Indur M. Goklany, Ph.D. Science and Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of the Interior)

Cost of E85 fuel is higher than gasoline (USA Today)
E85 BTU Adjusted Price (AAA)
E85-ready cars: Gasoline vs. ethanol operating-cost comparison (Consumer Reports)
Ethanol E85 fuel loses cost-benefit test to diesel (USA Today)
Ethanol Plants No Panacea For Local Economies (Science Daily)

Critics Find Flaws in the Case Made by Ethanol Advocates (The New York Times, May 7, 2009)
U.S. automakers sue EPA over higher ethanol blends (Reuters, December 20, 2010)
Ford, Toyota Criticize EPA Ethanol-Blend Fuel Proposal (Bloomberg, July 5, 2011)
The Folly of E15 Anti-Hydrocarbon Policies (Paul Driessen, April 10, 2012)

The One Time It Makes Clear Sense to Buy E85 (Popular Mechanics, October 6, 2011)

Ethanol Energy Content (U.S Department of Energy)
Ethanol (E85) = 80,000 BTUs, Gasoline = 125,000 BTUs (per gallon)
Ethanol And Biodiesel From Crops Not Worth The Energy (Cornell University)
Global Limits Of Biomass Energy (Science Daily)
Study: Ethanol Production Consumes Six Units Of Energy To Produce Just One (Science Daily)
Study: Ethanol Won't Solve Energy Problems (USA Today)

Engine Damage:
Ethanol additive can gum up boat engines (The Martha's Vineyard Times, July 13, 2006)
Protests as ethanol leaves US boats dead in the water (The Independent, UK, September 5, 2006)
Is There A Killer In Your Boat? (Boating Magazine, May 2010)
Briggs and Stratton Warns Consumers New Ethanol e-15 Will Harm Small Engines (Briggs and Stratton, October 25, 2010)
Can E15 Gasoline Really Damage Your Engine? [Yes] (Popular Mechanics, December 21, 2010)
New fuel could create danger to boaters (The Herald, February 19, 2011)

Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin: Alcohol (ethanol or methanol) present in the automobile gasoline on any General Aviation airplane (PDF) (FAA, October 27, 2006)
Ethanol Fact and Tip Sheet (PDF) (BoatUS Seaworthy Magazine, February 2008)
Ethanol Problems Facing Consumers (PDF) (Bell Performance, April 8, 2011)
Study of the Effects of Intermediate Ethanol-Blended Gasoline Fuels (E20, E15) on Engine Durability (PDF) (FEV, March 27, 2012)

Bioenergy Could Do More Harm Than Good (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
Biofuel Plantations On Tropical Forestlands Are Bad For The Climate And Biodiversity, Study Finds (World Wildlife Fund)
Biofuels And Biodiversity Don't Mix, Ecologists Warn (Science Daily)
Biofuels Boom Could Fuel Rainforest Destruction, Researcher Warns (Stanford University)
Biofuels Could Do More Harm Than Good, UN Report Warns (National Geographic)
Carbon Mitigation by Biofuels or by Saving and Restoring Forests? (Science)
Could we end up trampling biodiversity in the name of biofuels? (The Guardian, UK)
Diverse Landscapes Are Better: Policymakers Urged To Think Broadly About Biofuel Crops (Michigan State University)
Ethanol comes with environmental impact, despite green image (USA Today)
Ethanol Production Could Be Eco-Disaster, Brazil's Critics Say (National Geographic)
Ethanol Production Could Jeopardize Soil Productivity (American Society of Agronomy)
Ethanol Vehicles Pose Significant Risk To Health, New Study Finds (Stanford University)
Green fuels will save the earth - or not (Reuters)
Indonesia's palm oil boom takes environmental toll (Breitbart)
Is Biofuel Policy Harming European Biodiversity? (European Forest Institute)
Jane Goodall says biofuel crops hurt rain forests (Reuters)
Producing ethanol from corn drains resources (University of California, Berkeley)
Some Biofuels Are Worse Environmentally Than Fossil Fuels, Analysis Shows (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)
Some Biofuels Might Do More Harm Than Good To The Environment, Study Finds (University of Washington)
The cost of the biofuel boom on Indonesia's forests (The Guardian, UK)
The Disastrous Local and Global Impacts of Tropical Biofuel Production (Energy Tribune)
The Environmental Costs of Ethanol (National Center For Policy Abalysis)
Unregulated Biofuel Crops Pose Invasive Pest Risk (University of Hawaii Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit)
U.S. Rush To Produce Corn-based Ethanol Will Worsen 'Dead Zone' In Gulf Of Mexico, Study Says (University of British Columbia)

The Trouble With Ethanol (Industrial Fire World, January 2007)
Study addresses challenges of ethanol fires (Bulk Transporter, August 1, 2007)
Ethanol Fuels Fire Concerns (USA Today, February 26, 2008)
NRT Quick Reference Guide: Fuel Grade Ethanol Spills (including E85) (PDF) (U.S. National Response Team)

"Fighting fires of fuel blends containing 10% or more ethanol by volume requires the use of an Alcohol Resistant-Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AR-AFFF)."

Biofuel mandates would make corn shortfall costly (University of Illinois)
Ethanol Fuel From Corn Faulted As "Unsustainable Subsidized Food Burning" In Analysis By Cornell Scientist (Cornell University)
Ethanol, Corn To Weigh Heavily On Future Of Livestock Industry (Science Daily)
Ethanol Demand Threatens Food Prices (MIT Technology Review)
Battling Ethanol-Propelled Food Prices (MIT Technology Review)

How Biofuels Could Starve the Poor (The New York Times, May 7, 2007)
Biofuels Could Lead to Mass Hunger Deaths: U.N. Envoy (Reuters, June 14, 2007)
The appetite for biofuel starves the poor (The Guardian, July 3, 2008)

Biofuel Brews up Higher German Beer Prices (MSNBC)
Biofuel Demand Makes Food Expensive (BBC)
Biofuel policy is causing starvation, says Nestlé boss (The Independent, UK)
Biofuels 'crime against humanity' (BBC)
Cattle Fed Byproducts Of Ethanol Production Harbor Dangerous E. Coli Bacteria (Science Daily)
Corn to Blame for Rising Food Prices (ABC News)
Demand for ethanol driving up meat prices (USA Today)
Ethanol fuels food price frenzy (Financial Post, Canda)
Ethanol Mandates Could Drive Up Food Prices, Enviros Say (CNSNews)
Ethanol Production, Worldwide Demand Sends Prices for Dairy Goods Soaring (MSNBC)
Food and Fuel Compete for Land (The New York Times)
Germany's Cheap Beer Tradition Under Threat From Biofuels (Deutsche Welle)
IMF Warns About Impact of Biofuels on Food Prices (Forbes)
Mexicans Torch Tequila Fields for Ethanol Boom Corn (Reuters)
Milk Prices Soar as Government Backs Ethanol (The Daily Green)
More Ethanol, Less Sugar (The New York Times)
Think Tank Warns Biofuel Will Lead to Rocketing Food Prices (Vnunet, UK)
U.N.: Food prices could offset biofuels benefits (USA Today)
Will Demand for Ethanol Raise Food Prices? The Government Says Yes (FOX News)

Food Riots:
Biofuels Major Cause of Global Food Riots (Arab News)
Ethanol Being Blamed for Global Food Riots (Business & Media Institute)

Biofuels 'have played major role in fuel crisis' (The Daily Telegraph, UK, June 19, 2008)
Biofuel use 'increasing poverty' (BBC, June 25, 2008)
Secret report: biofuel caused food crisis (The Guardian, UK, July 3, 2008)
The Gallagher report: biofuels are driving people into hunger (Reuters, July 8, 2008)
Corn prices touch 2-year high - Climb adds to concerns of another food crisis (CBC, October 12, 2010)

Global Warming:
Biofuels Could Hasten Climate Change (Conservation Biology Journal)
Destroying native ecosystems for biofuel crops will worsen global warming (University of Minnesota)
Jatropha biofuel 'produces six times greenhouse gas emissions of fossil fuels' (The Daily Telegraph, UK, March 22, 2011)
More Maize Ethanol May Boost Greenhouse Gas Emissions (American Institute of Biological Sciences)
Rapeseed Biofuel Produces More Greenhouse Gas Than Oil or Petrol (The Times, UK)
Study: Ethanol May Add to Global Warming (USA Today)

Ethanol Promises - E85 and Fuel Economy (Car and Driver, July 2006)
E85 vs. Gasoline Comparison Test (Edmunds, May 2007)
Test results: E85 vs. gasoline (Consumer Reports, Janaury 2011)

Fuel Consumption and Emissions Comparisons between Ethanol 85 and Gasoline Fuels for Flexible Fuel Vehicles (PDF) (Zhai et al. 2007)
2012 Fuel Economy Guide (PDF) (EPA, 2012)

Pipeline Considerations for Ethanol (PDF) (John F. Whims, Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University)

E85 Prices (Ethanol Free Gas Stations) (Ethanol Free Gas Stations)

Alternative Fuels May Drain Dwindling Water Supplies (American Chemical Society)
Bioenergy Makes Heavy Demands On Scarce Water Supplies (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Bioethanol's Impact On Water Supply Three Times Higher Than Once Thought (American Chemical Society)
Ethanol Production May Put Pinch on Water Resources (FOX News)
Ethanol Production Threatens Plains States With Water Scarcity (Environmental News Service)
Ethanol's Water Shortage (The Wall Street Journal)
Increase In Ethanol Production From Corn Could Significantly Harm Water Quality (The National Academies)
More corn for biofuels would hurt water (Purdue University)
Water Constraints Rain on Ethanol Zeal (USA Today)


Fuel Ethanol Overview (PDF) (EIA)

The Ethanol Mandate Should Not Be Expanded (The Heritage Foundation, March 28, 2007)
Time for Second Thoughts on the Ethanol Mandate (The Heritage Foundation, April 2, 2008)
Time to Repeal the Ethanol Mandate (The Heritage Foundation, May 15, 2008)
ADM asks EPA for 12 percent ethanol mandate (Businessweek, June 7, 2010)
Republicans Must Eliminate Ethanol Mandate (RedState, November 22, 2010)
Two Cheers for Ethanol Subsidies Expiring—but Costly Mandate Remains (The Heritage Foundation, January 17, 2012)
Study: Mandating ethanol wrong solution (UPI, February 13, 2012)

State Renewable Fuels Standards
Alternative Motor Fuels Act (1988) (Ethanol Incentives)
Clean Air Act (1990) (Oxygenated Fuel Requirement)
Energy Policy Act (2005) [Mandates: 7.5 Billion Gallons of Biofuels used by 2012]
Energy Independence and Security Act (2007) [Mandates: 35 Billion Gallons of Biofuels used by 2022]

Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) ($0.45 per gallon) (U.S. Department of Energy)
U.S. Corn Subsidies (Environmental Working Group)

Biofuels: At What Cost? (Global Subsidies Initiative)
Ethanol Keeps ADM Drunk On Tax Dollars (Cato Institute)
Germany Ends Biofuel Subsidies (Energy Publisher)
OECD Warns Against Biofuels Subsidies (Financial Times, UK)
Push Ethanol Off the Dole (Cato Institute)
The Ethanol Subsidy is Worse Than You Can Imagine (Slate Magazine)
The Ethanol Tax Credit -- It's Worse Than You Think (Cato Institute)
U.S. Biofuels Subsidies: Not for Farmers, but for Europeans (The Wall Street Journal)

Import Duty for Fuel Ethanol ($0.54 per gallon) (U.S. Department of Energy)
After Three Decades, Tax Credit for Ethanol Expires (The New York Times, January 1, 2012)


- Biodiesel reduces fuel economy by 10% compared to diesel
- Biodiesel can gel up in low temperatures

Biodiesel Energy Content (U.S Department of Energy)
Biodiesel = 120,000 BTUs, Diesel = 130,000 BTUs (per gallon)
Biodiesel Won't Drive Down Global Warming (Science Daily)
Orang-utans Home Destroyed for Biodiesel (The Daily Telegraph, UK)

Biodiesel fuel woes close Bloomington schools (Star Tribune)
- Minnesota Boosts Biodiesel Initiative from 2 to 20 %]Minnesota Boosts Biodiesel Initiative from 2 to 20% (Renewable Energy World)
Cold Snap Raises Issues When Biodiesel Gels Up (USA Today)
Cold Snap Stops Green (Biodiesel) Bus Service (BBC)
Trucking Companies Report Engine Problems After Switching to Biodiesel (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Biofuel Blending Is Often Inaccurate, Study Shows (Science Daily)
Biofuels: An Advisable Strategy? (Science Daily)
Economists Find Current Biofuel Potential In Oregon May Be Costly And Limited (Science Daily)
Nations That Sow Food Crops For Biofuels May Reap Less Than Previously Thought (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Top Scientist Says Biofuels Are Scam (The Times, UK)

Alternative Fuels Comparison Chart (PDF) (Popular Mechanics)

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- 50% of U.S. electrical generation comes from coal (EIA) (22% Natural Gas, 19% Nuclear, 6% Hydroelectric, 2% from "Renewables" and 1% from Oil)
- The United States has 268 billion tons of coal reserves - a 240 year supply (NMA)
- Coal is the cheapest way to generate electricity (the levelized cost of a kilowatt hour is 3.53 cents for coal, 5.47 cents for gas, 5.94 cents for nuclear)
- Coal Power plants being built today emit 90 percent less pollutants (SO2, NOx, Particulates, mercury) than the plants they replaced from the 1970s (NMA)
- Emissions from coal-based electricity generation have decreased overall by nearly 40 percent since the 1970s while coal use has tripled (NMA)
- U.S. coal operations have reclaimed more than 2.2. million acres of mined land over the past 25 years (NMA)
- U.S. coal mining directly employs nearly 120,000 people (NMA)

Economic and Public Health Benefits of Coal-Based Energy (PDF) (Eugene M. Trisko, B.A. Economics, J.D. Law, Member, EPA Clean Air Act Advisory Committee)
The Facts About Air Quality and Coal-Fired Power Plants (PDF) (Institute for Energy Research)

Coal Emissions Are Falling Dramatically, EPA Reports (The Heartland Institute)
Dig more coal - the PCs are coming (Peter Huber, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, MIT)
The Internet Begins with Coal (The Heartland Institute)

Clean Power From Waste Coal (Science Daily)
Coal Gasification Could Fuel Clean Coal: Myths, Challenges And Opportunities (Science Daily)
Coal-to-diesel Breakthrough Could Drastically Cut Oil Imports (Science Daily)
New Process Promises To Reduce Costs Of A Clean-coal Technology (Science Daily)
New System Uses Coal Mine Waste To Generate Clean Power (Science Daily)
Squeezing More Synthetic Fuel From Abundant Supplies Of Coal (Science Daily)
Ultra-clean Coal (Science Daily)

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs):

Are We Trading Energy Conservation for Toxic Air Emissions? (Yale University)
But much of South America, Africa, the Middle East and parts of Europe, along with Alaska, California, Oregon, Idaho and several New England states, would actually increase their mercury emissions by making the switch from incandescent to fluorescent lighting.
Efficient lighting equals higher heat bills: study (CBC News)
CBC News has found that in some cases compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) can have the adverse effect of increasing greenhouse gas emissions, depending on how consumers heat their homes.

In fact, a recent report by BC Hydro estimates new lighting regulations will increase annual greenhouse gas emissions in British Columbia by 45,000 tonnes annually as consumers use more energy to heat their homes after switching to more energy efficient - but cooler - lighting.
1 broken bulb pushes contamination to 300 times EPA limits (WorldNetDaily)
Consumers in dark over risks of new light bulbs (WorldNetDaily)
Do New Bulbs Save Energy if They Don't Work? (The New York Times)
Light bulb ban will increase CO2 (WorldNetDaily)
Light Bulb Lunacy (FOX News)
Light bulb ban will increase CO2 (WorldNetDaily)
New light bulbs can poison you (WorldNetDaily)
Recycling options lag the compact fluorescent push (USA Today)
The Dangers of Those Energy-Saving Light Bulbs (Business & Media Institute)
The energy-saving light bulbs that could leave you red-faced... from UV radiation (The Daily Mail, UK)
Too Little, Too Late - Media Discover Mercury in Fluorescent Bulbs (Business & Media Institute)

Light bulb faulted in Whitehorse house fire (CBC News)

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG):

- Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) reduces fuel economy by 65% compared to gasoline (DOE)
- Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) reduces the vehicle driving range in half
- Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel tanks are larger than a gasoline tank taking up trunk space
- Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel tanks are dangerously explosive (Seattle Fire Department)

Clean fuel worsens climate impacts for some vehicle engines (University of British Columbia)

1 killed, 20 hurt as CNG cylinder of microbus explodes (The Daily Star, India)
3 killed in gas cylinder blast (Bangladesh News)
12 injured in CNG-gas cylinder explosion in Comilla, Bangladesh (United News of Bangladesh)
13 hurt as gas cylinder explodes (The Daily Star, India)
Accidental blast rocks Shell station in Pakistan (Reuters)
- 2 CNG plant explosion victims die (Dawn, Pakistan)
CNG-run microbus explodes (The Daily Star, India)
Four children killed in CNG car explosion (Sify News)
One killed, three injured in CNG cylinder blast (The Indian Express, India)
Passenger natural gas tank explosion injures 3 in northern Iran (IranMania)
Six hurt in explosion at natural gas fueling station in Corona, California (The Press-Enterprise)
Six killed as car crash leads to cylinder blast (Dawn, Pakistan)
Three killed in car cylinder explosion (Dawn, Pakistan)
Two killed in CNG cylinder explosion (Dawn, Pakistan)

Electric Cars:

"It is questionable whether consumers will accept the annoyances of limited driving range and having to spend time charging them." - Tomohiko Kawanabe, Chief of R&D for Honda

- Electric cars take hours to charge
- Electric cars have limited range
- Electric car's batteries have a short lifespan
- Electric car's batteries are expensive to replace
- Electric cars are quiet and a danger to pedestrians

London to Edinburgh by electric car: it was quicker by stagecoach (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
- Mini adventure: how far can an electric car go? (BBC)
Is the Electric Emperor Naked? (The American)
Kawanabe is not saying anything new, but he is saying something that is either ignored or has yet to sink in with electric enthusiasts. EVs—including the very best of them—don’t go very far. They go even less far if they go fast. They go even less far if they contain passengers or any significant cargo. Or if it is very cold. Or if it is very hot.
Why Gasoline Is Still King (The American)

Thirsty Hybrid And Electric Cars Could Triple Demands On Scarce Water Resources (American Chemical Society)

Electric cars may not be solution to all world problems (The Register)
Electric Cars: They Need Gas (Forbes)
Getting real: The high cost of electric cars (CNN Money)
Plug-in Cars Could Actually Increase Air Pollution (USA Today)
Plug-in Cars Could Drain U.S. Water Supply, Researcher Says (Popular Mechanics)
That Blissfully Quiet Electric Car Might Just Kill You (Wired)
The 100-Year-Old Electric Car (Popular Mechanics)
The Buyers Have Spoken: Forget Electric Cars (Car and Driver)

MPGe: (Miles Per Gallon Equivalent)

- All MPGe ratings must be multiplied by 36.5% to account for actual electrical generation efficiency from fossil fuels.

The EPA's Electric Vehicle Mileage Fraud (Forbes, November 24, 2010)
Update: Fisker Karma Electric Car Gets Worse Mileage Than an SUV (Forbes, October 20, 2011)
The Myth of the EPA’s Electric Vehicle Mileage (Secret Entourage)

Chevy Volt:
So much for carbon footprint: Green driver's hybrid cars may have sparked garage fire (Daily Mail, UK, April 16, 2011)
GM to investigate after Chevy Volt hybrid catches fire for SECOND time in a week - even though it was unplugged (Daily Mail, UK, April 19, 2011)
Government probes 'fire risk' of Chevy Volt after batteries ignited during crash tests: GM says there’s 'no undue risk' (Daily Mail, UK, November 26, 2011)

Chevy Volt Price Confirmed: $41,000 (The Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2010)
Volte-Face (The Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2010)
2011 Chevrolet Volt: Spoiler Alert! (Edmunds, January 24, 2011)
2011 Chevrolet Volt: Dollars and Sense? (Edmunds, February 8, 2011)
In it I found my record-setting electric bill and confirmed I had paid $.31 for each kWh from mid-December to mid-January. At that rate it cost me $4.16 to fully charge the Volt the previous night, a price that got me 25.8 miles the following morning.
Chevrolet Volt: GM's plug-in hybrid goes gas-free for short trips, but is pricey (Consumer Reports, April 2011)
We've been getting the low end of the electric-only range, usually between 23 and 28 miles, undoubtedly due to this winter's deep freeze. The car's electric range is very susceptible to cold weather, primarily because the heater runs on electricity. We also found that an extended highway cruise shortens the electric range. [...] For now, it seems that owning a Volt is an expensive way to be green.
- The Battery Pack Has A 10-12 Hour Charge Time (Source)

GM's EV1 -- Who Killed Common Sense? (Edmunds)
Who Ignored the Facts About the Electric Car? (GM)
* A waiting list of 5,000 only generated 50 people willing to follow through to a lease.
* Because of low demand for the EV1, parts suppliers quit making replacement parts making future repair and safety of the vehicles difficult to nearly impossible.
Who Killed the Electric Car? (TCS Daily)
Who Killed the Electric Car? Nobody! (Watts Up With That?)
GM's Bob Lutz wrote:The EV1 ‘died’ because it had limited range, limited room for passengers or luggage, couldn’t climb a hill or run the air conditioning without depleting the battery and no device to get you home when your battery charge ran low.
32 Hours Needed To Charge a Tesla Roadster Using Common Electrical Outlet (Edmunds, July 10, 2008)
Ousted Tesla Founder Blogs about "Waste" in Energy on the Roadster (Edmunds, October 14, 2008)
Should Taxpayers Back a High-End Electric Carmaker? (The New York Times, November 28, 2008 )
Schwarzenegger Wants to Terminate His Tesla Roadster (Valleywag, March 25, 2009)
Tesla Motors gets a $465 million taxpayer loan. Why? (Daily Finance, September 15, 2009)
Tesla Motors' loss widens 177% in 2010 (Los Angeles Times, February 16, 2011)
"It's A Brick" - Tesla Motors’ Devastating Design Problem (Jalopnik, February 22, 2012)
Stalled Out on Tesla’s Electric Highway (The New York Times, February 8, 2013)
- The Charges Are Flying Over a Test of Tesla’s Charging Network (The New York Times, February 12, 2013)
- That Tesla Data: What It Says and What It Doesn't (The New York Times, February 12, 2013)
Repair Estimates For Tesla Model S Higher At Certified Shops (The Truth About Cars, January 19, 2015)

- The Battery Pack Loses 30% Capacity After 50,000 miles (Source)
- The Expected Battery Life is Seven-years or 100,000 miles (Source)
- The Battery Replacement Cost is $30,000 or $12,000 if you pre-pay within the first 3 months of taking ownership of your Roadster. (Source)

Tesla Motors recalls 345 Roadster sports cars (Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2009)
Tesla Motors Recalling Roadster Over Fire Concerns (ABC News, October 8, 2010)

Energy Efficiency:

The Efficiency Paradox (Peter Huber, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, MIT)
The Virtue Of Waste (Peter Huber, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, MIT)
The Jevons Paradox (CounterPunch)

CAFE Standards: (Fuel Economy)
A Crashing Failure: The Stupid Tragedy of CAFE (National Review)
Don't Drink the CAFE Kool-Aid (Robert W. Crandall, Ph.D. Economics)
Don't Raise CAFE Standards (Cato Institute)
Obama’s New Car Standards Would Kill More Americans Than the Iraq War! (FOX News)
Take CAFE Off The Policy Menu (Gary M. Galles, Ph.D. Professor of Economics)
Why the Government's CAFE Standards for Fuel Efficiency Should Be Repealed, not Increased (The Heritage Foundation)

America's New Fuel Economy Cartel (PDF) (Bruce Yandle, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Economics)
CAFE Changes, By the Numbers (PDF) (Andrew N. Kleit, Ph.D. Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics)
Death by the Gallon (PDF) (USA Today)
Do Consumers Value Fuel Economy? (PDF) (Molly Espey, Ph.D. Professor of Applied Economics & Statistics)
Six Reasons Not To Raise CAFE Standards (PDF) (Competitive Enterprise Institute)
Stale CAFE (PDF) (Paul Godek, Ph.D. Economics)

CAFE is Bad for Your Health (The Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2005)
Not So Grande CAFE (The Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2006)
CAFE Break (The Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2007)
CAFE Oh Nay, Standard Has Hurt (The Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2008)
Small Cars Are Dangerous Cars (The Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2009)
Light Cars Are Dangerous Cars (The Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2009)
The Deadly Price of the Auto Mileage Mandate (AOL News, April 2, 2011)
D.C.’s Deadly Fixation On Auto Fuel Economy Mandates (Investor's Business Daily, July 26, 2011)

Energy Star:
Energy Star Program: Covert Testing Shows the Energy Star Program Certification Process Is Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse (U.S. GAO)
Energy Star Program Is Under Fire (The Wall Street Journal)
Fake Products and Companies Certified by Energy Star (Popular Mechanics)
Feds Approving Bogus Products as 'Energy-Efficient,' Investigation Finds (Fox News)
Obama’s EPA Gave Energy Star Certification to ‘Gas-Powered Clock Radio’ and 14 Other Phony Products, GAO Says (CNS News)

7 Energy Efficiency Myths Debunked (Popular Mechanics)
7 More Fuel-Sipping Myths Debunked (Popular Mechanics)
Conservation Wastes Energy (The Wall Street Journal)
Debunking a Mileage Myth: Can You Really "Pump Up" Your Fuel Economy? (Popular Mechanics)
Gas Savers: Do they really help? (Consumer Reports)
Gas Savers: Myths and Secrets (ABC News)
Looking For A Miracle: We Test Automotive 'Fuel Savers' (Popular Mechanics)
Miracle Carburetor = False (Snopes)
Myth: Energy Efficiency (Manhattan Institute)
The 100 MPG Carburetor Myth (The Fish Carburetor Book)
The Myth of Ever Increasing Fuel Economy (The American Thinker)

MythBusters - Fuel Efficiency Myths (Season 4, Episode 10) (Video) (44min)

The most fuel-efficient Cars (Consumer Reports)
The most fuel-efficient SUVs (Consumer Reports)

2010 Best Selling Vehicle: Ford F-150 Truck (Edmunds)

Free Energy:

MythBusters: Free Energy = Busted (Video) (41min)

News Media Scammed by 'Free Energy' Hoax (Slashdot)
The perpetual myth of free energy (BBC)


Whatever Happened to Geothermal Energy? (Fox News)

Swiss halt geothermal experiment after tremor (Reuters, December 9, 2006)
Basel Rattled by Fourth Quake Linked to Swiss Thermal Drilling (Bloomberg, February 2, 2007)
Deep in Bedrock, Clean Energy and Quake Fears (The New York Times, June 23, 2009)
German Geothermal Project Leads to Second Thoughts After the Earth Rumbles (The New York Times, September 10, 2009)
Geothermal Project in California Is Shut Down (The New York Times, December 11, 2009)
Swiss geothermal power plan abandoned after quakes hit Basel (The Guardian, December 15, 2009)


"When you just use the argument of fuel efficiency, the purchase of a hybrid car is not justified"
- Kazuo Okamoto, Head of Research and Development at Toyota

Study: Hybrid car owners unlikely to buy another (CBS News, April 10, 2012)
Dear Valued Hybrid Customer... (The Wall Street Journal)
Prius Follies, Take Two (The Wall Street Journal)
Hybrid Cars Are Harder To Hear: May Pose Greater Risks For Pedestrians (Science Daily)
Hybrids: Don't buy the hype (CNN Money)
Hybrid hype, and miscellaneous ramblings (Brock Yates, Car and Driver)
The Futility of Hybrid Cars (FOX News)

Battery Replacement Can Be Very Expensive (Consumer Affairs)
Do Hybrids Make Financial Sense Yet? (Edmunds)
Edmunds wrote:It takes the Prius a shocking 13.6 years to catch up with the Corolla. The Lexus RX 400h takes a whopping 13.6 years to break even with the Lexus RX 350.
Hybrid cars and the vanishing tax credit (Consumer Reports)
Hybrid issues, and a rising star at Indy (Brock Yates, Car and Driver)
Brock Yates wrote:battery replacement will cost $5300 for the Toyota and Lexus hybrids, and the Ford Escape replacements run a whopping $7200.
Most Hybrids Not The Solution to High Gas Prices (NADA Guides)
Savings at Pump Don't Offset Higher Purchase Price (Consumer Affairs)
The costly secrets of hybrid cars (MSN Money)

Hybrid Cars May Require Hundreds Of New Power Plants To Be Built, If Owners Charge Up During Peak Hours (DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Hybrid Electric Vehicles Not As Green As They Are Painted, Analysts Contend (International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management)
Hybrid Vehicle Rebates Produce Scant Environmental Benefits, High Cost (University of British Columbia)
Thirsty Hybrid And Electric Cars Could Triple Demands On Scarce Water Resources (Environmental Science & Technology)

As hybrid cars gobble rare metals, shortage looms (Reuters)
Eco-friendly claims for ‘hybrid’ cars dismissed as gimmickry (The Times, UK)
Hybrid batteries spark waste fears (The Australian)
Hybrid Vehicle Owners Report Adverse Health Effects (Heartland Institute)
Lexus Hybrid Ad Banned For Misleading Environmental Claims (Environmental Leader)
Prius Outdoes Hummer in Environmental Damage (The Recorder)
Toyota rapped by advertising watchdog for saying its ecocar is greener than it really is (Daily Mail, UK)
Toyota 'Zero Emissions' Ad Ruled 'Misleading' (Environmental Leader)

Do Hybrid Cars Reduce Air Pollution? (PDF) (Kay H. Jones Ph.D.)

EPA Lowers Prius Mileage Estimate (Consumer Affairs)
New versus old EPA mpg (Consumer Reports)
EPA Overall Old: 55 MPG, EPA Overall New: 46 MPG, Consumer Reports Overall: 44 MPG
The great mileage rip-off (Daily Mail, UK)

Prius Shuts Down in the Snow (Consumer Affairs)
Prius Stalls in Snow (Consumer Affairs)
Toyota Prius proves a gas guzzler in a race with the BMW 520d (The Times, UK)

Ford Recalls 6,000 Escape Hybrid SUVs (The Los Angeles Times)
Honda Recalls 45,335 Civic Hybrid Sedans (Forbes)
Toyota Recalls 160,000 Prius Hybrids (CBS News)
Toyota Recalls 1 Million Prius Hybrids (Motor Trend)


Hoover's Dam Folly (Doug French, M.A. Economics)


Hydrogen Energy Content (U.S Department of Energy)
Hydrogen = 30,000 BTUs, Gasoline = 125,000 BTUs, Diesel = 130,000 BTUs (per gallon)
Hydrogen-fueled Cars Not Best Way To Cut Pollution, Greenhouse Gases And Oil Dependency (Science Daily)
Lubrication Oil Pollutes, Even In Hydrogen-fueled Vehicles (Science Daily)
MIT Study: Hydrogen Car No Environmental Panacea (Science Daily)

Levelized Costs:

2016 Levelized Cost of New Generation Resources from the Annual Energy Outlook 2011 (EIA)
Levelized Cost of New Electricity Generating Technologies (Institute for Energy Research)

Federal Tax Policy Towards Energy (PDF) (pg. 22) (Gilbert E. Metcalf, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, MIT)

Real Levelized Costs of Electricity:

$3.79 Conventional Coal
$4.37 Clean Coal
$5.61 Natural Gas
$5.94 Nuclear
$6.64 Wind
$18.82 Solar Thermal
$37.39 Solar Photovoltaic

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG): (LP Gas or Autogas)

- Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) reduces fuel economy by 33% compared to gasoline (DOE)
- Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) provides 6% less power than gasoline
- Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) provides less lubricity than gasoline
- Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) requires a 35% greater storage volume than gasoline
- Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is comprised of propane, butane or a combination of the two

Liquefied Petroleum Gas Energy Content (U.S Department of Energy)
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) = 84,000 BTUs, Gasoline = 125,000 BTUs (per gallon)
Methanol (M85):

- Methanol (M85) reduces fuel economy by 47% compared to gasoline (DOE)
- Methanol is a colorless liquid - this requires fuels to be dyed
- Methanol has inadequate vapor pressure for cold-starting, particularly in low ambient temperatures
- Methanol burns with a flame that is nearly invisible in direct sunlight - this is a safety concern as fires could start and go unnoticed
- Methanol provides less lubricity than gasoline - this increases wear on various engine fuel system components
- Methanol is extremely poisonous and prolonged exposure can cause blindness or death
- Indycar switched to Methanol in the 1970s because it was less explosive than Gasoline (Source)

Methanol Energy Content (U.S Department of Energy)
Methanol (M85) = 66,000 BTUs, Ethanol (E85) = 80,000 BTUs, Gasoline = 125,000 BTUs (per gallon)

No Direct Military Benefit from Use of Alternative Fuels by Armed Forces (RAND Corporation)

Natural Gas:

Natural Gas, America’s Best Bet (Energy Tribune)
The New Natural Gas Paradigm: 30,000 Trillion cubic feet (and counting) (Energy Tribune)

Gasland (Documentary)
The Truth About Gasland (Video) (4:09)

Slurring Natural Gas With Flaming Faucets And Other Propaganda (Forbes, April 22, 2010)
Nothing but hot air in 'Gasland' (The Washington Examiner, January 30, 2011)
Gasland's Fracking Nonsense (Energy Tribune, February 18, 2011)
'Gasland' powers Big Green myth-making about fracking (The Washington Examiner, May 19, 2011)

Debunking GasLand (Energy in Depth, June 9, 2010)
Gasland Debunked (PDF) (Energy in Depth)
Gasland Correction Document (PDF) (Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission)

Hydraulic Fracturing: (Frac'ing or Fracking)
EPA Lisa Jackson Not Aware of Any Proven Case of Water Contamination From Hydraulic Fracturing (Video) (1min)
EPA Hydraulic Fracturing of Coalbed Methane Reservoirs Study (2004) (EPA)
EPA's Fracking Hysteria (Forbes)
Federal Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing Is Not the Solution (Energy Tribune)
Shale Oil in America: Economy Fix or Dangerous Fantasy? (Fox News, December 27, 2011)

Cabot Oil and Gas: Dimock, PA
Cabot and Clean Water in Dimock, PA (Video) (4min)
Statement of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Refuting Reports of Contamination of Carter Road Water by Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid (Cabot Oil and Gas)
Cabot Oil & Gas Responds To Recent Statements, Actions By The Pennsylvania Department Of Environmental Protection (Cabot Oil and Gas)
Cabot Oil & Gas Responds To Pennsylvania DEP Annoucement (Cabot Oil and Gas)
Report of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation's Utilization of Effective Techniques for Protecting Fresh Water Zones/Horizons During Natural (PDF) (Robert W. Watson, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering and Environmental Systems Engineering, Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board, Oil and Gas Management, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection)
Methane Gas and Its Removal from Wells in Pennsylvania (PDF) (School of Forest Resources, College of Agricultural Sciences, Pennsylvania State University)

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- France Generates 80% of it's Electricity from Nuclear Power (BBC)
- Lithuania Generates 70% of it's Electricity from Nuclear Power (World Nuclear Association)
- Belgium Generates 54% of it's Electricity from Nuclear Power (World Nuclear Association)
- Sweden Generates 50% of it's Electricity from Nuclear Power (World Nuclear Association)
- 104 Commercial Nuclear Reactors are operating in the United States (EIA)
- 103 Military Nuclear Reactors are operating in the U.S. Navy (World Nuclear Association)
- The U.S. Navy has over 5500 reactor years of accident-free experience (World Nuclear Association)
- 95% of the material in a spent fuel rod can be recycled for energy and medical isotopes (WSJ)
- 67% Favor Building New Nuclear Power Plants in U.S. (Zogby)
- China plans to build 30 more Nuclear Reactors (USA Today)
- England plans to build 8 more Nuclear Reactors (Daily Telegraph, UK)
- India plans to build 4 more Nuclear Reactors (RIA Novosti)
- Italy plans to build new Nuclear Reactors (The New York Times)
- Modern Nuclear Reactors can be built in 3-years and last 60-years (Westinghouse)
- There is plenty of Uranium resources to sustain the growth of Nuclear Power (Nuclear Energy Agency)
- There is enough Uranium to last over 2500 years using fast breeder reactor technology (IAEA)
- Nuclear Power admits ZERO Carbon emissions

Myth: Nuclear Energy is Dangerous (Video) (5min)
Bullshit! - Nukes (Video) (28min)

The unpalatable truth is that the anti-nuclear lobby has misled us all (The Guardian, UK, April 5, 2011)

Going Nuclear - A Green Makes the Case (Patrick Moore, Ph.D. Ecology, Greenpeace Co-Founder)
Greens Against Nuclear Energy: Fighting the Nuclear Renaissance (PDF) (Capital Research Center)
Greenpeace is wrong - we must consider nuclear power (Patrick Moore, Ph.D. Ecology, Greenpeace Co-Founder)
Love Uranium (Peter Huber, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, MIT)

Former 'No Nukes' Protester: Stop Worrying and Love Nuclear Power (Wired)
Let's Have Some Love for Nuclear Power (The Wall Street Journal)
Nuclear option 'must be examined' (BBC)
Nuclear Energy Past, Present and Future (Jay Lehr, Ph.D. Environmental Science)
Why greens must learn to love nuclear power (Mark Lynas, New Statesman)

Chernobyl - Myths and Reality (World Nuclear Association)
No Detectable Health Risk Is Found Outside Chernobyl Vicinity (The New York Times, December 27, 1988)
The Myths of Chernobyl (Australasian Radiation Protection Society, August 4, 2000)
'Myth' of Chernobyl suffering exposed (The Guardian, UK, January 6, 2002)
Tourists flock to the dead zone of Chernobyl (Daily Telegraph, UK, April 25, 2004)
Chernobyl toll may be less than feared (USA Today, September 5, 2005)
UN Report says 56 killed so far due to Chernobyl nuclear accident (CBC News, September 5, 2005)
Chernobyl Myths (The American Spectator, January 23, 2006)
Wildlife defies Chernobyl radiation (BBC, April 20, 2006)
Chernobyl and Communism’s Revenge (Intellectual Conservative, April 26th, 2006)
Animals Thrive in Evacuation Zone Around Chernobyl (Fox News, June 8, 2007)
Chernobyl - risks from radiation exposure less significant than we think (Natural Environment Research Council, April 3, 2007)
Chernobyl life 'back to normal' within a decade (Environmental Data Interactive, UK, November 28, 2007)
Ten myths about the Chernobyl disaster (RIA Novosti, April 24, 2009)
Let’s challenge these myths of Chernobyl (Spiked, UK, April 27, 2010)
Discovery of the secrets that enable plants near Chernobyl to shrug off radiation (American Chemical Society, September 15, 2010)
Tourists flock to Chernobyl 25 years after disaster hit Ukraine (Daily Mail, UK, September 27, 2010)
Chernobyl tours offered 25 years after blast (Fox News, April 11, 2011)
Wildlife thriving after nuclear disaster (University of Portsmouth, April 12, 2012)

The Truth About Chernobyl Is Told (Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D. Ph.D. D.Sc. Former Chairman, Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection, Poland, 2001)
The Real Chernobyl Folly (PDF) (Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D. Ph.D. D.Sc. Former Chairman, Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection, Poland, 2006)
The Chernobyl Disaster and How It Has Been Understood (PDF) (Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D. Ph.D. D.Sc. Former Chairman, Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection, Poland 2010)

UNSCEAR 2008 Report: Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation (PDF) (United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation)
Chernobyl Forum 2006 Report (PDF) (International Atomic Energy Agency)

28 - Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS)
2 - Injuries Suffered at Unit 4 Unrelated to Radiation
1 - Coronary Thrombosis
19 - Various Causes Between 1987–2004 Not Attributable to Radiation
15 - Thyroid Cancer *
65 - Total Deaths

* Increased thyroid cancer screening and better reporting rather than radiation exposure cannot be ruled out as the cause of some if not all cases.

Chernobyl - Anders Moller:
Ecologists Rocked by Misconduct Finding (Science, January 28, 2004)
A Fluctuating Reality (The Scientist, January 1, 2007)
Scientific meltdown at Chernobyl? (Scientific American, March 24, 2009)
Is Chernobyl a Wild Kingdom or a Radioactive Den of Decay? (Wired Magazine, April 14, 2011)

The Economics of Nuclear Power (World Nuclear Association)

Fukushima Accident (World Nuclear Association)
Japan Does Not Face Another Chernobyl (The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2011)
A Glowing Report on Radiation (Human Events, March 16, 2011)
Inconvenient Truth: Wind Energy Has Killed More Americans Than Nuclear (NewsBusters, March 17, 2011)
Top U.S. Nuke Regulator: Fukushima Had No 'Immediate Health Impacts;' 'Radiation Exposures ... Minimized' (CNSNews, July 18, 2011)
Fukushima: third worker death 'not related to radiation' (The Guardian, UK, October 7, 2011)
No One Died From Radiation Exposure at Fukushima, Says Top U.S. Nuclear Regulator (CNSNews, October 25, 2011)
Researchers Trumpet Another Flawed Fukushima Death Study (Scientific American, December 20, 2011)
No Ocean-Borne Radiation from Fukushima Detected on West Coast Shoreline (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, May 7, 2014)
No Fukushima Radiation Found in Coastal Areas (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, September 2, 2014)

Dispelling Myths About Nuclear Energy (Heritage Foundation)
Dispelling the Myths About Nuclear Power (National Center for Policy Analysis)
Ten myths about nuclear power (Spiked, UK)

Nuclear Winter:
Climate of Fear: From Nuclear Winter to Global Warming (The American Thinker)
Is nuclear war survivable? (WorldNetDaily)
Nuclear Winter Theorists Pull Back (The New York Times)
The Dangers from Nuclear Weapons: Myths and Facts (Nuclear War Survival Skills)
The Melting of 'Nuclear Winter' (Russell Seitz, The National Interest, 1986)

Abundant uranium reserves make nuclear viable long-term option (Mining Weekly)
Global Nuclear Expansion Based on Plentiful Uranium Supply (Environment News Service)
Global Uranium Resources to Meet Projected Demand (International Atomic Energy Agency)
Uranium resources: plenty to sustain growth of nuclear power (Nuclear Energy Administration)
Uranium resources sufficient to meet projected nuclear energy requirements long into the future (Nuclear Energy Administration)
World has 200 Years of Uranium Reserves - Germany (Reuters)

World Uranium Reserves (James Hopf, Nuclear Engineer)
How long will the world's uranium supplies last? (Scientific American)

China: Nuclear body says uranium reserves sufficent for power developmen (China Daily)
India has 113,000 tonnes of uranium reserves (The Economic Times, India)
Russian uranium reserves up 275% since 2006 (RIA Novosti)
Russia: Uranium Reserves Top One Million Tons (The St. Petersburg Times, Russia)

Is Atomic Radiation as Dangerous as We Thought? (Spiegel Online, Germany)
Nuclear power safe, says expert (The Advertiser, Australia)
Nuclear Safety Paranoia (The Washington Post)
Safe, Secure And Inexpensive Power From Newest Genearations Of Nuclear Reactors (Science Daily)

Considering an Alternative Fuel for Nuclear Energy (The New York Times)
New age nuclear (Cosmos)
Thorium Warms Up To Nuclear India (Forbes)

Three Mile Island:
No Apparent Increase In Cancer Deaths Among Three Mile Island Residents (University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center)
No Significant Rise In Cancer Deaths In 3-Mile Island Residents Over 20 Years (University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center)
Three Mile Island--failure of science or spin? (MIT)
Three Mile Island reactor gets environment OK (Reuters)

United States:
A History of America’s Nuclear Power Experience (Jay H. Lehr, Ph.D. Environmental Science)
A History of America’s Nuclear Power Experience: Part Two (Jay H. Lehr, Ph.D. Environmental Science)
A History of America’s Nuclear Power Experience: Part Three (Jay H. Lehr, Ph.D. Environmental Science)

Waste Disposal:
Nuclear Energy is Safe, Clean and Recyclable (Video) (3min)
Processing of Used Nuclear Fuel (World Nuclear Association)
Recycling Nuclear Fuel: The French Do It, Why Can’t Oui? (Heritage Foundation)
The Myth of Nuclear 'Waste' (PDF) (21st Century Science and Technology)
We Need to Reprocess Spent Nuclear Fuel And Can Do It Safely, at Reasonable Cost (PDF) (Clinton Bastin, Retired Nuclear Scientist, Atomic Energy Commission, Department of Energy)

Deactivating Radioactive Waste In Hundreds, Not Millions, Of Years (Science Daily)
Radioactive Waste Recycling No Longer A Pain In The Ash (Science Daily)

Italy switches back to nuclear as soaring fuel bills bite (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Nuclear Energy: Expansion Across the Map (Hawaii Reporter)
Nuclear Energy: What We Can Learn From Other Nations (Heritage Foundation)
Nuclear Makes A Worldwide Comeback (Spiegel Online, Germany)
Nuclear Power's Comeback in Germany (Business Week)
Nuclear power will save the world, UN scientists claim (Daily Mail, UK)

Pickens Plan:

"There are no turbines on my ranch, because I think they are ugly." - T. Boone Pickens, 2008

The Wind Cries 'Bailout!' (Junk Science)
Is T. Boone Pickens 'Swiftboating' America? (Junk Science)
Pickens Gives New Meaning to ‘Self-Government’ (Junk Science)
Pickens' Natural-Gas Nonsense (Junk Science)
Picking on the Pickens Plan? (Junk Science)

Windmills for Suckers: Pickens’ Genocidal Plan (PDF) (Executive Intelligence Review)

Blowing Hot Air Up Our Shorts (Paul Driessen, Townhall)
Boone Doggle (The Wall Street Journal)
Pelosi And The Big Wind Boone-Doggle (Investors Business Daily)
- Pelosi Investment Shows Unlikely Energy Alliance (The Wall Street Journal)
Pickens' Hot Air (Cato Institute)
Pickens' Plan to Rig the Market (Cato Institute)
Pickens profits show why PTC should not be extended (National Wind Watch)
Pickens would OK Gore as 'energy czar' (UPI)
Picking on Pickens (National Wind Watch)
Pitfalls in the Pickens Plan (Institute for Energy Research)
Slim Pickens (Financial Post, Canada)
Slim Pickins From T. Boone Pickens (Investors Business Daily)
T. Boone Pickens' 'clean' secret (Los Angeles Times)
T. Boone Hard-Wired for Subsidies (Cato Institute)
T. Boone Pickens wants your water (The Examiner)
T. Boone is Getting on the Gravy Train (Hawaii Reporter)
Windmill farms: Just a bunch of hot air (WorldNetDaily)
Pickens Shelves Texas Wind Project (The Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2010)
T. Boone’s Windy Misadventure And the Global Backlash Against Wind Energy (Energy Tribune, July 28, 2011)

Rare Earths:

USGS Publishes 2011 Estimate Of Global Rare-Earth Reserves (Technology Metals Research, February 26, 2011)
Rare earths are vital, and China owns them all (Market Watch, September 24, 2009)

"China accounts for about 97% of global rare-earth production."


Bullshit! - Recycling (Video) (29min)

Recycling is Garbage (The New York Times)
Recycling Rubbish - Eight great myths about waste disposal (Property and Environment Research Center)

- Every community recycling program in America today costs more than the revenue it generates (Source)
- The market for most products manufactured from recycled materials is largely supported by government subsidies or government programs requiring recycled content in certain products (Source)
- The value of recycled materials on the open market has declined dramatically in recent years, and in many cases there is no market at all (Source)
- Manufacturing paper, glass, and plastic from recycled materials uses appreciably more energy and water and produces as much or more air pollution as manufacturing from raw materials (Source)
- We are not running out of or will we ever run out of any of the resources we recycle (Source)
- We are not cutting down “endangered forests” today to make paper. We plant far more trees than we harvest each year. Wood is in ample supply (Source)
- U.S. Forest land area increased from 747 million acres in 1997 to 749 in 2002 (U.S. Forest Service)
- Since the 1950s, timber growth has consistently exceeded harvest (U.S. Forest Service)
- We are not running out of landfill space. All the garbage we will generate in the next 10 centuries will require less than 35 square miles to a height of only 300 feet (Source)
- Landfills are no longer a threat to the environment or public health. State-of-the-art landfills, with redundant clay and plastic liners and leachate collection systems, have now replaced all of our previously unsafe dumps (Source)
- Landfills can be excellent neighbors, contributing wonderful parklands and golf courses to our communities (Source)

It's OK to Throw it Away: Tell Your Kids (Roy E. Cordato, Ph.D. Economics)
Mandatory Recycling Wastes Resources, Harms Environment (The Heartland Institute)
Our Widespread Faith In Recycling Is Misplaced (Cato Institute)
Recycling 'could be adding to global warming' (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Recycling is a waste of time (The Times, UK)
Recycling is Not the Answer (Cato Institute)
Recycling: It's a bad idea in New York (The Heartland Institute)
Recycling 'Like Throwing Money Away' (The Heartland Institute)
Recycling: Your Time Can Be Better Spent! (Jay Lehr, Ph.D. Ground Water Hydrology)
The Big City; Rethinking The Rites Of Recycling (The New York Times)
The Recycling Myth (Ludwig von Mises Institute)
Time to recycle recycling? (The Washington Times)
UF Study Points To Garbage, Recycling Trucks As Source Of Litter (Science Daily)

Government And Recycling Are We Promoting Waste (PDF) (Cato Institute)
Wasting Resources to Reduce Waste: Recycling in New Jersey (Cato Institute)

Developing Golf Courses on Landfills, Strip-Mines and Other Unusual Locations (The National Golf Foundation)
Golf course opens on decontaminated Jersey landfill (ESPN)
Landfills Are Safe (Jay Lehr, Ph.D. Ground Water Hydrology)

Plastic Bags
Barack Obama caught with plastic bags (InTheFray Magazine)
Plastic Bag Fears Based on Misquoted Study (Bonner R. Cohen Ph.D.)
Plastic bag threat to sea life 'exaggerated' (
Plastic Bags Evil? Think Again, Some Scientists Say (FOX News)
Series of blunders turned the plastic bag into global villain (The Times, UK)
The whole truth about plastic bags (Competitive Enterprise Institute)
Top 10 Myths About Plastic Grocery Bags (PDF) (Progressive Bag Alliance)

Combustion Of Waste May Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Science Daily)

Renewable Energy:

"It is the nature of civilization to use energy and it’s the nature of liberalism to feel bad about it." - Robert Bryce, Managing Editor, Energy Tribune

A quick guide to alternative energy (Reason)
Five myths about green energy (The Washington Post)
Let's Get Real About Renewable Energy (The Wall Street Journal)
Renewables Aren't the Answer (Robert J. Michaels, Ph.D. Professor of Economics)
The Real Problem With Renewables (Hint: It's physics) (Forbes)

Climate change experts 'lose faith' in renewable technology (The Guardian, UK)
Consumers start feeling higher costs of clean fuel (USA Today)
Cost Works Against Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources in Time of Recession (The New York Times)
Greens versus Energy (George Reisman, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Economics)
Renewable energy projects will devour huge amounts of land, warns researcher (The Guardian, UK)
Renewable Energy Wrecks Environment (Rockefeller University)
The Case against Government Support for Alternative Energy (Cato Institute)
The Role of Renewable Energy Consumption in the Nation’s Energy Supply (U.S. Energy Information Administration)

Alternative Energy in the Dock (PDF) (Cato Institute)
Neither Renewable Nor Reliable (PDF) (Regulation)
Renewable Energy: Not Cheap, Not "Green" (Robert L. Bradley, Jr. Ph.D. Political Economy, CEO Institute for Energy Research)
The Case against Government Intervention in Energy Markets (PDF) (Richard L. Gordon, Ph.D. Economics, MIT)


- Solar Power is the most expensive way to generate electricity (the levelized cost of a kilowatt hour is 35-50 cents for solar unsubsidized) (Source)
- Commonly Available Solar Panels Are Only 12% Efficient (Source)

Cloudy Outlook For Solar Panels: Costs Substantially Eclipse Benefits (University of California, Berkeley)
- The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production (PDF) (Severin Borenstein Ph.D. Economics, MIT)
- Response to Critiques of "The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production" (PDF) (Severin Borenstein Ph.D. Economics, MIT)
Expert Foresees 10 More Years Of Research & Development To Make Solar Energy Competitive (American Chemical Society)

Perovskite: Are Glowing Reports of New Solar Cell Material Mostly Hype? (Scientific American, March 2, 2015)

Solar Power Propaganda vs. the Real World (Breitbart, March 9, 2015)
Crispy Ducks: Solar Array Test Cremates 130 Birds In One Morning (Breitbart London, March 3, 2015)
Incinerating Birds Bad for Business, Solar Energy Company Drops Project (Breitbart, October 9, 2014)
Solar Plant Burns Birds in Mid Flight: 28,000 Deaths Per Year (Breitbart London, August 19, 2014)
Solar Panels Don’t Work. And No One Knows (Breaking Energy, October 7, 2011)
110 Years to Pay for Those Denver Solar Panels? (Reason)
Obama's Solar Dreaming: Power at 7x the Cost (Reason)
Solar energy's darker side stirs concern (The Los Angeles Times)
Solar panels 'take 100 years to pay back installation costs' (The Independent, UK)
Solar Power: Not the Brightest Idea (The New American)
Solar Power Problems Part 1 - Solar Power Presents Many Hurdles to Consumers (The Heartland Institute)
Solar Power Problems Part 2 - Home Solar Power Fails Due to Practical Difficulties (The Heartland Institute)
Solar Power Problems Part 3 - Inefficiencies Deter Widespread Use of Solar Power (The Heartland Institute)
Solar-Powered Welfare (Cato Institute)
The False Promises of Solar Energy (Michael R. Fox, Ph.D. Physical Chemistry)
The Problems With Solar Power (Worcester Business Journal)

Solar Meets Polar as Winter Curbs Clean Energy (The New York Times)

Closure of solar plant casts cloud over industry (The Sydney Morning Herald)
JA Solar cuts forecast, sees solar "panic" (Reuters)


Renewable Energy Subsidies 6.4 Times Greater than Fossil Fuel Subsidies (IER, May 31, 2012)
On a Btu Basis, Renewable Subsidies are 49 Times Greater than Fossil Fuel Subsidies (IER, June 10, 2011)
EIA Releases New Subsidy Report: Subsidies for Renewables Increase 186 Percent (IER, August 3, 2011)
Direct Federal Subsidies to 'Clean' Energy Up 186.6% (CNS News, August 17, 2011)
Where Federal Energy Subsidies Really Go (Forbes, August 15, 2011)
U.S. Energy Subsidies: Wind and Solar Have No Argument (IER, November 21, 2011)

Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy Markets 2007 (PDF) (pg xvi) (EIA)

Natural Gas - $0.25 per megawatt hour
Coal - $0.44 per megawatt hour
Hydroelectric - $0.67 per megawatt hour
Nuclear - $1.59 per megawatt hour
Wind - $23.37 per megawatt hour
Solar - $24.34 per megawatt hour

Direct Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy in Fiscal Year 2010 (PDF) (pgs. xviii, xx) (EIA)

Natural Gas - $0.64 per megawatt hour
Coal - $0.63 per megawatt hour
Hydroelectric - $0.84 per megawatt hour
Nuclear - $3.09 per megawatt hour
Wind - $52.48 per megawatt hour
Solar - $968.00 per megawatt hour

Energy Tax Policy: Historical Perspectives on and Current Status of Energy Tax Expenditures (PDF) (Congressional Research Service, May 2, 2011)


"Millions of Americans purchase sport-utility vehicles because they find their utility of value. These vehicles are purchased not by witless, conspicuous-consumption status slaves but rather, for the most part, by rational adults."
- Brock Yates, Car and Driver

- Since the mid-1970s, the fuel economy of SUVs and light trucks has improved by nearly 60%. (Source)
- Today’s SUVs are 50% more efficient than cars were a generation ago. (Source)
- The emissions from a new midsize SUV are cleaner than those of the average passenger car built just three years ago. (Source)
- All the cars and light trucks in the U.S. make up only about 2% of all man-made greenhouse gases worldwide. (Source)

The Truth About Light Trucks (PDF) (Regulation, 2001)

Water Powered Car:

The great "run your car on water" scam (Aardvark Daily)
The Truth About Water-Powered Cars (Popular Mechanics)

Stanley Meyers:
Debunking Stanley Meyer's claims (Aardvark Daily)
No free lunch (David Brynn Hibbert, Ph.D. Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Australia)
The car that ran on water (The Columbus Dispatch)

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Windfall: Trailer (Video) (3min)

- Wind Power is Expensive (Energy Tribune)
- Wind Power is Unreliable (Reuters)
- Wind Power represents only 0.3% of all energy consumed in the United States (EIA)
- Wind Farms are Eyesores (Daily Mail, UK)
- Wind Farms affect Weather Patterns (The New York Times)
- Wind Farms interfere with Radar (BBC)
- Wind Farms produce Noise Pollution (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
- Wind Farms Kill Bats (University of Calgary)
- Wind Farms Kill Birds (USA Today)
- Wind Turbines are Dangerous (The New York Times)
- Wind Turbines shut off in low (-8 mph) and high (+50 mph) winds (GE)

Windmills for Suckers (PDF) (Executive Intelligence Review, August 22, 2008)
Wind Power Exposed: The Renewable Energy Source is Expensive, Unreliable and Won’t Save Natural Gas (Energy Tribune, November 25, 2008)
Why Windmills Can’t Fly: The Non-Science of Wind Energy (PDF) (21st Century Science and Technology, February 13, 2009)
Obama’s Stumble: Wind Power (Energy Tribune, March 3, 2009)
Wind Power Won't Cool Down the Planet (The Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2010)
- Wind Energy’s Real Problems: (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do With The Wall Street Journal) (Energy Tribune)
Wind Energy: The Truth Blows (Energy Tribune, October 20, 2010)
Wind Power Gridlock (Energy Tribune, March 16, 2011)
The Party’s Over for Big Wind (Energy Tribune, August 15, 2011)
All Those Billions, Blowing in the Wind (Energy Tribune, February 6, 2012)
New Documentary Illustrates Global Backlash Against Big Wind (Energy Tribune, February 13, 2012)
Wind Energy: The Wheels are Coming Off the Gravy Train (Energy Tribune, May 14, 2012)
Backlash Against Wind Coming From Left: 90 Groups Seek Tougher Rules (Energy Tribune, March 15, 2012)
Recouping cost of wind turbine may take more than a lifetime (Consumer Reports, August 6, 2012)

Loss of Wind Causes Texas Power Grid Emergency (Reuters, February 27, 2008)
Texas Wind Power: The Numbers Versus the Hype (Energy Tribune, August 5, 2009)

Energy Answer is Not 'Blowing in the Wind' (The Heartland Institute)
Homeowners living near windfarms see property values plummet (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Hot Air and Wind (Cato Institute)
Gordon Brown puffs the great wind scam (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Greenpeace Opposes Wind Farm Plan (BBC)
More Failures of Wind Energy (Hawaii Reporter)
Overblown: The Real Cost of Wind Power (Energy Tribune)
Poverty fears over wind power (BBC)
Problems With Wind Power (National Center for Policy Analysis)
Report blows hole in wind power plan (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Switch to windpower could add £6 billion a year to fuel bills (The Times, UK)
The True Cost of Electricity from Wind Power And Windmill "Availability" Factors (Minnesotans For Sustainability)
Urban wind turbines 'may be waste of time' (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
US gets ready to blow its economy away (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
When the wind doesn't blow (BBC, September 5, 2008)
When the wind stops - the other side of the wind turbine argument (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Wind Energy: Unreliable, Heavily Subsidized (Hawaii Reporter)
Wind Energy Will Not Reduce US Oil Dependence (Minnesotans For Sustainability)
Wind Farm Claims Are So Much Hot Air (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Wind Farms: Blowing money on a fantasy (Daily Mail, UK)
Wind Farms fail to deliver value for money, report claims (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Wind Farms, hot air and spin (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Wind Farms may not be the answer (The Times, UK)
Wind Farms May Not Lower Air Pollution, Study Suggests (The New York Times)
Wind Farms may pose risk to shipping (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Wind Farms: One of the great deceptions of our time (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Wind Jammers (The Wall Street Journal)
Wind Power: Economic insanity of the Government's renewable energy strategy (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Wind Power: Red Not Green (National Center for Policy Analysis)
Wind power targets unrealistic, say critics (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Wind Power will push up household electricity bills (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Wind Turbines are 'unreliable and will cost each home £4,000' claims think-tank (Daily Mail, UK)
Windmills: Bigger waste than eHealth (National Post, Canada)
Why Wind Won't Work (Executive Intelligence Review)

Researchers Alarmed by Bat Deaths From Wind Turbines (The Washington Post)
Study shows hundreds of dead birds, bats at wind turbines (International Herald Tribune)
Why Wind Turbines Can Mean Death For Bats (Science Daily)

Vulture Gets Hit By Wind Turbine (Video) (30sec)
Enviro Group Sues Wind Farm to Stop Bird Deaths (The Heartland Institute, March 1, 2004)
Coastal wind farm would destroy bird haven say protesters (The Daily Telegraph, UK, August 1, 2004)
Wind Turbines Taking Toll on Birds of Prey (USA Today, January 4, 2005)
Wind Farm 'Hits Eagle Numbers' (BBC, June 23, 2006)
Sea Eagles Being Killed by Wind Turbines (The Daily Telegraph, UK, June 27, 2007)
Rare Bird Killed By Wide Turbine (BBC, July 10, 2007)
Wind Turbines Hazardous to Birds, Bats (UPI, November 12, 2007)
Eagles Killed By Wind Farm Blades (The Daily Telegraph, UK, January 6, 2008)
Wind Farm Threat to Bird Species (BBC, February 19, 2008)
Wind Farms May Threaten Whooping Cranes (USA Today, February 28, 2008)
Altamont Pass Settlement Fails to Reduce Bird Kills (The Heartland Institute, March 1, 2008)
Windmills slaughter endangered birds (The Modesto Bee, August 21, 2008)
Bird Kills? What Bird Kills? (Energy Tribune, September 11, 2009)
Bird deaths present problem at wind farms (USA Today, September 22, 2009)
Wind power might blow a hole in bird populations (L.A. Times, November 2, 2009)
Bird Deaths from Wind Farms to Continue Under New Federal Voluntary Industry Guidelines (American Bird Conservancy, February 8, 2011)
The green killer: Scores of protected golden eagles dying after colliding with wind turbines (Daily Mail, UK, June 6, 2011)
Dead Birds Unintended Consequence of Wind Power Development (Fox News, August 16, 2011)
Wind farms under fire for bird kills (The Washington Post, August 28, 2011)
Massive Bird Kill at West Virginia Wind Farm Highlights National Issue (American Bird Conservancy, October 28, 2011)
Wind turbines threaten swans, says bird expert (CBC News, February 21, 2012)
Eagle deaths investigated at LADWP wind power generation site (L.A. Times, April 2, 2011)
Windfarms: bird mortality cover-up in the UK (Save the Eagles International, April 16, 2012)
Lawsuit says wind energy industry hurts condors (Mercury News, April 22, 2012)

Denmark is "Energy Smart"? Think Again (U.S. News & World Report)
Wind power is a complete disaster (Financial Post, Canada)

"Denmark, the world’s most wind-intensive nation, with more than 6,000 turbines generating 19% of its electricity, has yet to close a single fossil-fuel plant. It requires 50% more coal-generated electricity to cover wind power’s unpredictability, and pollution and carbon dioxide emissions have risen (by 36% in 2006 alone)."

The myth of the Danish green energy 'miracle' (Financial Post, Canada)
Wind Energy: The Case for Denmark (PDF) (CEPOS)
Wind Lobby All Spun Up about Danish Case Study (IER)

Catch the Wind, Change the Weather (The New York Times, November 2, 2004)
Offshore wind power could alter ocean currents (MSNBC, November 12, 2008)
Wind farms are warming the earth, researchers say (Fox News, April 30, 2012)

Blow Back Over 'Eyesore' Wind Farms (ABC News)
The shocking picture that shows how a wind farm has disfigured one of Britain's loveliest landscapes (Daily Mail, UK)
Wind Farm? Not Off My Back Porch (ABC News)
Wind Farms Worst Eyesore in UK (BBC)

Are wind farm turbines making people sick? Some say yes (The Kansas City Star)
Family says wind farm noise made them sick (Fort Frances Times Online)
Flicker noise from turbines a worry for Montreathmont plans (Brechin Advertiser, UK)
Noisy Wind Turbines Attract Complaints (The New York Times)
Reports of wind farm health problems growing (CTV)
Wind Farm Noise 'Harms Health' (Yorkshire Post, UK)
Wind Farms 'Make People Sick Who Live Up to A Mile Away' (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Wind turbine noise suspected of killing 400 goats (Reuters)
Wind Turbine Syndrome (Nina Pierpont, Ph.D. Population Biology, M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
Wind turbines 'are ruining our quality of life' (The Daily Telegraph, UK)
Wind Turbines Could Be Making Some People Sick in Japan (TreeHugger)

Wind Farm Blow to Radar Systems (BBC)
Wind Farm Fears For Ships' Radar (BBC)
Wind Farms 'A Threat to National Security' (The Times, UK)
Wind Farms Disrupt Radar Images (BBC)
Wind Farms 'Grounded By Air Safety Fears' (The Times, UK)
Wind Farms Threat to MoD Radar (The Press Association)
Windmill Projects Stilled For Now (USA Today)

The Dangers of Wind Power (The New York Times)
Danish Wind Turbine Rips Itself Apart (Video Close-up )
Danish Wind Turbine Rips Itself Apart (Video Wide-angle)
- Danish Climate Minister Demands Explanation for Violent Wind Turbine Collapse (The Jutland Post, Denmark)

242-foot Wind Turbine Snaps in Half, Killing a Worker at Top, Oregon (The Oregonian)
Big Chunk of Turbine Blade Shears Off (West Morning News, UK)
Blazing Turbine Falls Into Field, UK (BBC)
Danger Claim As Turbine Blade Snaps Off, UK (Berwickshire News)
Fire Damages Wind Turbine Near Garner, Iowa (Globe Gazette)
Ice shards rain down from turbine (BBC)
Man Dies After 100ft Turbine Fall, UK (BBC)
Spinning to destruction (The Guardian)
Two Giant Vestas Wind Turbines Collapse, UK (off-grid)
Unexpected Shrapnel From A Wind Turbine, UK (Habitat21)
Wind Farm Fears As Blade Snaps, UK (The Times, UK)
Wind Farm Fire Caused Blackout, Australia (
Wind Turbine Catches Fire: Mount Storm, West Virginia (West Virginia Firefighters)
Wind Turbine Falls Near Weatherford, Oklahoma (The Oklahoman)
Wind Turbine on Fire, California (Video)
Wind Turbine on Fire (Video)

Why wind turbines could cause mid-winter black-outs (Daily Mail, UK, January 7, 2008)
Wind energy supply dips during cold snap (The Daily Telegraph, UK, January 9, 2009)
Wind farms produced 'practically no electricity' during Britain's cold snap (The Daily Telegraph, UK, January 11, 2010)
Newly installed wind turbines idled by Minnesota's winter: Cold weather blamed for failure of windmills to work properly (Saint Paul Pioneer Press, January 14, 2010)
Cold realities of the wind farms that won't work when it snows (Yorkshire Post, UK, February 10, 2010)
Wind farms 'can't cope with Big Freeze' (This is Cornwall, February 12, 2010)
Britain’s Wind Farms are ‘No Spin Zones’ When Cold Hits (Energy Tribune, January 14, 2011)
Northern New Brunswick wind turbines frozen solid (New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, February 15, 2011)

The Cost of Generating Electricity (PDF) (The Royal Academy of Engineering)

Lackawanna NY Wind Turbine Gear Failure (Video) (2min)
Living Next Door to a Wind Farm, Australia (Video) (10min)
Out of Control - Wind Power Insanity in the UK (Video) (9min)
Wind Farms - Not In My Back Yard (Video) (5min) (John Stossel, 20/20)

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New Jersey:

- 51% Nuclear, 29% Natural Gas, 16% Coal, 1.3% Renewables and 0.7% Petroleum (EIA)

- The Atlantic City Wind Farm received a $1.7 Million tax payer funded grant from the NJ BPU (Source)


Q. Why should I pay extra?
A. Wind energy costs more to produce than conventional energy.

Q. Will my current electricity bill be affected by my New Jersey Wind purchase?
A. Yes, by signing up for this product, your electric bill will increase.

United States of America:

U.S. Energy Consumption vs. Real GDP (IER)
U.S. Energy Consumption by Source (IER)
U.S. Energy Consumption by Sector (IER)


American Energy Alliance
Energy Tribune
Institute For Energy Research
Robert Bryce
The Wall Street Journal: Energy

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Feb 24 2012, 03:48 AM #7


Obama Vilifies Fossil Fuels (National Review Online, February 22, 2012)
Six Ways Obama Can Lower Gas Prices (RealClearEnergy, February 23, 2012)
High Gas Prices: Obama's Half-Truths vs. Reality (The Heritage Foundation, February 23, 2012)