All posts tagged "renewable energy"

  • Politics
    Renewable energy — taxpayers and ratepayers pick up the bill coming and going

    (Thomas Mitchell) – Have you ever watched pigs nudging each other out of the way attempting to see...

  • Business
    Who Is Looking Out for Nevadans?

    (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) Let’s compare and contrast. In response to a Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial, Sen. Harry Reid has had someone on this staff pen an op-ed piece singing the praises of renewable energy projects and their economic benefits to the state of Nevada. I recommend you read the Reid piece and...

  • Opinion
    Green Energy Isn’t Big On ROI

    (Andy Matthews/NPRI) – “Facts,” John Adams once famously said, “are stubborn things.” I recalled this quote while reading Kyle Gillis’ coverage of Sen. Harry Reid’s fifth annual National Clean Energy Summit, which was held Tuesday in Las Vegas. A constant theme at these summits has been that “investing” (i.e., spending large sums...

  • Government
    Remember to Thank Harry as You Shell Out More Greenbacks to His ‘Green’ Pals

    (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) Take a close look at your most recent power bill. Look down to the itemized portion and find “Net electric.” Scroll to the right and you’ll see a number and KWH  X .1185000 or some similar figure. That is the basic power price of 11.85 cents per kilowatt-hour. Mine...

  • Government
    Penciling Out ‘Green’ Energy: Politicians Still Can’t Figure Out the Math

    (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) Out of the mouths of rubes. Nobody ever does the math when it comes to stories about “green” energy projects. I remember all the glowing stories about the huge array of solar panels at Nellis Air Force Base and how they would save the Air Force $1 million a...

  • Government
    Obama Plans to Lower Fuel Prices by Raising Cost of Oil?

    (Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) Snake oil salesmen seldom lied outright, but they never really told the whole truth. In today’s radio address Obama told us with a straight face, “Under my administration, we’re producing more oil here at home than at any time in the last eight years, that’s a fact.” Yes, that’s...

  • Business
    “Juice” Powered Solyndra

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Some companies are in business to serve consumers. Others are in business to serve themselves. Such was the case of Solyndra — a newly bankrupt California-based firm in the ostensible business of manufacturing solar panels. Solyndra’s business model — like that of many “renewable”-energy-component manufacturers — doesn’t achieve success...

  • Business
    Renewable Energy Is Destroying Nevada Jobs, Economy

    (Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Politicians have long sold the myth that the national and state economies would one day be rescued by “renewable” energy. For years, however, a fundamental problem kept these politicians from achieving their goal of making renewable energy culturally dominant: Freedom. Electricity generated by so-called “renewable” sources like solar panels...

  • Opinion
    Taxes: The Latest In STDs

    (Kyle Gillis/NPRI) – California Gov. Jerry Brown referred to anti-tax hike advocates as having a notion “that taxes are like a sexually transmitted disease” during a panel discussion featuring Western state governors at the National Clean Energy Summit. Brown, who was joined by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire,...

  • Government
    Nevada Powered By Nuclear Energy More So Than Renewable Sources

    (Kyle Gillis/NPRI) – The federal government has spent over $440 million subsidizing Nevada’s “green economy,” yet imported nuclear energy provides more power to Nevada customers than taxpayer-subsidized electricity generators such as solar, wind and biofuel. According to recently updated data from NV Energy, since the stimulus passed in February 2009, imported nuclear...