This, ladies and gentlemen, is what the transition looks like. […]
Edmunds says ‘yes’. AutoBlog says ‘no’. I say ‘hell no’. […]
On the first day of the state’s legislative session, nine Republican lawmakers filed legislation that would bar utilities from using electricity produced by large-scale renewable energy projects.
The bill, whose sponsors are primarily from the state’s top coal-producing counties, would require utilities to use only approved energy sources like coal, natural gas, nuclear power, hydroelectric, and oil. While individual homeowners and small businesses could still use rooftop solar or backyard wind, utilities would face steep fines if they served up clean energy.
Wyoming is the nation’s largest producer of coal, and gets nearly 90 percent of its electricity from coal, but it also has huge, largely untapped wind potential. Currently, one of the nation’s largest wind farms is under construction there, but most of the energy will be sold outside Wyoming. Under this bill, such out-of-state sales could continue, yet the measure would nonetheless have a dampening effect on the state’s nascent renewable energy industry.
Experts are skeptical that the bill will pass, even in dark-red Wyoming, InsideClimate News reports.
One of the sponsors, Rep. Scott Clem, is a flat-out climate change denier whose website showcases a video arguing that burning fossil fuels has improved the environment.
We all know the alarming statistics. Currently 41 million children under the age of five are overweight, while another 159 million are too undernourished to grow properly. This is a global problem, faced by every single country in the world. In many communities, and even homes, obesity and undernutrition live side by side. Alarmingly, in the UK a recent report has shown that taxpayers are spending more money treating obesity-related conditions than on the police or fire service. […]
But it may not be enough to make a difference. […]
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