If you ever hear any Republican talk about “cancel culture” remind them that Republicans are the original cancel culture warriors. They just do not like being on the receiving end of their historical modus operandi. Just witness Mitch McConnell threatening corporations for opposing restrictions on voting in Georgia. Remember, the Constitution only seems to matter when it is regarding guns. And god if that god happens to be the mainstream Christian god.
Here’s the thing, if Republicans are so convinced in the piety of their principles then by all means start taking away corporate tax breaks. By all means threaten the removal of anti-trust exemptions. Just do not cry when those threats bite you on the ass come election time. Oh wait, he is already backtracking. Don’t worry, they will whine no matter what the outcome.
Stay safe out there.
On to the links…
How Trump Steered Supporters into Unwitting Donations—The man and anyone in his orbit are nothing more than penny ante grifters who hit the big time for four years. Every action the man takes is to line his pockets. It explains every action he takes.
US Fossil-Fuel Companies Took Billions in Tax Breaks – and then Laid off Thousands—Do not forget that these same companies are leaving local governments on the hook for billions in cleanup costs related to their activities. I am sure the executives got nice bonuses and shares were bought back.
Fossil Fuels get too Many Government Handouts. Biden Wants to Cut Them Off.—Level playing field my ass. Oil and gas companies have enjoyed tax breaks no other industry gets and is the recipient of government largesse in the form of royalty payments that are a pittance.
JPMorgan Secretly Emailed the Trump Administration About Bailing Out the Oil Industry—The hits just keep on coming.
Company behind Minnesota’s Harmful Pipeline Project is Allegedly Paying Cops to harass Native Women—These companies know no tactic too low in pursuit of their almighty dollar.
Big Meat and Dairy Companies Have Spent Millions Lobbying Against Climate Action—These food companies act a whole lot like big oil when it comes to crushing local opposition and getting what they want from government.
What Should Coal Communities do When Power Plants Shut Down? Ask Germany.—With someone other than Trump in office there is a chance that the U.S. will actually look to other countries for advice on how to transition our energy sector to renewables. What a freaking relief.
World Adds Record New Renewable Energy Capacity in 2020—Let’s do it again in 2021.
Great Britain’s Electricity System has Greenest Day Ever over Easter—Factoring in nuclear, Great Britain generated something like 75% of its electricity from carbon neutral sources.
Renewable Energy Is The Solution To Texas’ Blackouts, Not The Cause—Remember portfolio theory? Here’s what it means for electricity. Spread out your generating assets over lots of smaller generating capabilities like wind turbines and solar panels so that no one failure knocks out a significant portion of your generating capability.
One Small Idea in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan with Big Benefits: Electric School Buses—I would take every dollar spent on tax credits for personal EVs and put that money toward incentivizing the transition away from diesel vehicles like buses and trucks.
85% Plugin Vehicle Share In Norway — Pure Combustion Falls Below 10%–The future looks a lot like Norway.
COVID-19 Showed A World Without Oil And Without Commuting—Maybe we can finally kill the insane commuter culture in the United States that has people driving hours a day just to get to and from work.
Why Are Oil Majors Investing In Offshore Wind?—It seems like an easy transition to move from offshore oil and gas to offshore wind.
America’s Recycling System Is Broken – AND Repairable—We do not really recycle in the United States. We collect trash in multiple streams and some of the material is recycled. It’s a joke.
Federal Judge’s Ruling Ends Colorado’s Plan to Kill Hundreds of Mountain Lions in Upper Arkansas River Basin—Maybe there is finally some push back on the desire to kill predators willy nilly in the name of preserving game species or protecting livestock.