100,000 Wells Needed to Store US Carbon Emissions

Even if carbon capture storage technology was not a myth on par with flying cars, the reality is that in order to store the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gas produced by the United States, “100,800 new wells would be needed by 2030 in America if Washington commits to meeting the Kyoto Protocol emission requirement and keeping total carbon emissions at 2005 levels.”

H/T to our friends at SolveClimate.com.

Business Climate Campaign an Attack on Democracy

Talk may be cheap, but speech isn't free, not even in America. It a time when the most outspoken pay $3 million for a 30-second Superbowl ad, it can be expensive to get your point across.

Which is no problem for the Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth and its fellow travelers at the American Council for Capital Formation. When they launch a cross-country campaign to bash Congressional efforts to address climate change, they start with a big budget, liberally funded by the energy and manufacturing interests most heavily invested in cheap gas, oil and coal.

Even Big Coal finds CEI ad offensive

The coal barons who control the National Rural Cooperative Electric Association have fallen out with the climate quibblers at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) over the think tank's most recent round of ads that challenge the fight against global warming.

Rural electric co-ops are populated overwhelmingly by companies running coal-fired electrical plants and in the past, they were more likely to be part of the problem when it came to climate change disinformation. 

Video of Wilkins Ice Shelf Breakup in Antartica

The impending collapse of the Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica has been all over the media the last couple of days.

Here's a video of the ice shelf collapse that was sent to us:

Sunflower Power President's "No Fuel Bias" Questionable in Kansas

The tangled web of rhetoric and PR spin is being tightly wove as the Kansas coal plant fight continues.

Case in point, Earl Watkins Jr. is the President and CEO of Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, the company who recently lost its bid to build two new coal plants in Kansas and he's been making the rounds in the State Legislator trying to convince politicians that his company, “… has no fuel bias, meaning they're doing what provides the best fuel supply at the best price.”

Watkin's “no fuel bias” is a little hard to believe when the same Earl Watkins Jr. sits on the Board of Directors of the Western Fuels Association, a cooperative business that supplies 17 million tons of coal to electric generating plants across the United States.

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