Saturday, March 9, 2013

Enviros: Things are not going according to plan...

This morning I offer two posts likely to drive Obama and the enviros wacky (or, wackier, more accurately) courtesy the absolutely indispensable Global Warming Policy Institute.  The first discusses a major legal defeat for wind farm supporters in green-happy England.  Here's a slice of the article, which can be found here:
Conservationists today won a landmark High Court battle against plans for a giant wind farm that would have blighted one of the most important surviving Elizabethan gardens in England.  A judge ruled that a planning inspector made a “flawed” decision to give the go-ahead to plans for four 415ft turbines on farmland just a mile from Lyveden New Bield, a Grade I listed National Trust property.
And the second post links to an article examining the growing power of "King Coal" across the globe and over the next 20 years or so.  Here's an excerpt:
It’s been a rough few years for the coal industry, with President Obama and environmental groups seemingly bent on driving it out of business. But for coal, all the world’s a stage — and a market.  While Mr. Obama has vowed to keep ratcheting up the regulation of coal-fired power plants in the U.S., forcing hundreds to close, nations from Europe to the Far East are hungry for coal, and their demand is only going to get stronger in the years ahead as more nations turn to coal as a primary source of power.  Coal by 2030 will be the most widely used fuel worldwide as developing countries electrify burgeoning cities and rural areas where billions of people have had no or little access to power, according to the International Energy Agency.
The entire article can be found here.