Do you want to know the primary difference between today’s Democrats and Republicans? Look at how the two signature legislative achievements of the past two presidents compare:
Notice a difference?
Stay safe out there.
On to the links…
People Wasting Almost 1 Billion Tons of Food a Year, UN Report Reveals—This is an environmental, economic, and social disaster all rolled up into one pile of leftover food left to rot. If you could do one thing in your household to combat a lot of ills it would be to waste no food. It’s not always easy, but it will save you money in the long run.
Republicans’ New Favorite Study Trashes Biden’s Climate Plans – but Who’s Behind It?—I will tell you: oil and gas interests. The Koch Industries footprints are probably all over the document as well.
Renewables = 20.6% of US Electricity in 2020—So, now the U.S. gets over 20% of its electricity from renewables. Remember when the alarmists said it could never account for more than 5%? Yeah, I do not hear anyone carping about that problem anymore.
Deb Haaland’s First Big Challenge at Interior: Homegrown Extremists—You just know that the clownish Bundy clan is itching for some more time on Fox News. I just wish we were done with these fame whores.
Jeff Bezos will Spend $1 Billion a Year to Fight Climate Change—Is this what happens when you are one of the world’s richest people yet your philanthropic efforts get trounced by your ex-wife?
Oil and Gas Companies are Making Old Pipelines the Landowner’s Problem—Oil and gas companies will use every legal avenue to avoid paying for any remediation costs related to their abandoned infrastructure. Just wait until a landowner finds out is really a bankrupt Exxon Pipeline Inc. that owns the pipeline rather than Exxon Mobil.
Energy Companies Have Left Colorado with Billions of Dollars in Oil and Gas Cleanup—How about a deal where there is not a single new well drilled until there is a cleanup plan administered by an entity other than an oil or gas company that is fully bonded?
Germany Plugin Electric Vehicle Share Hits 20.7% In Record February, Up 3x Year-On-Year—I am sure that having VW produce a mass market EV was a big deal for German market share. Also, it is amazing what people will do when given the chance to buy a good EV at a reasonable price.
You’re Thinking About Home Heating Wrong—Somewhere someone should come up with a government rebate program that makes the installation of a heat pump HVAC system a no-brainer. It would go a long way to breaking our reliance on fossil fuels.
A Story of Wood—Wood is one of the most amazing materials ever. Full stop.
Why Does Everything Look the Same?—Maybe it is because we are just sheep.
Pablo Escobar’s Hippos Might be Filling an Ancient Ecological Niche—I will be honest, I never get tired of reading about the hippos left behind when Pablo Escobar was killed. It is like reading about the animals near Chernobyl.