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In The Tank (Ep240) – Review: Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans

Heartland's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely, join Isaac Orr for episode 240 of the In The Tank Podcast. Michael Moore's produced Planet of the Humans has been released on YouTube just in time for Earth Day 2020. The In The Tank crew reviews and reacts to the film. Just how environmentally harmful are so-called "renewable energies?" https://soundcloud.com/user-694711047/in-the-tank-ep240-review-michael-moores-planet-of-the-humans?in=user-694711047/sets/in-the-tank-podcast Planet of the Humans youtu.be/Zk11vI-7czE Heartland Institute - Policy Brief: How the Green New Deal's Renewable Energy Mining Would Harm Humans and the Environment www.heartland.org/publications-res…mans-environment...

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Study in International Journal of Sustainable Energy Finds Wind Turbines Are Not Cost Effective

A newly-released study in the International Journal of Sustainable Energy confirms what we at Center of the American Experiment have been saying for a long time, the metric that is often used to compare the cost of different energy resources, the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), is not an appropriate metric to model the cost of weather dependent resources like wind and solar, and that wind turbines are not cost effective when their intermittency and unreliability are taken into account. Levelized Cost of Energy Estimates in A Weather-Dependent World Levelized Cost of Energy estimates used to make sense 20 years ago because...

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You Must Watch Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans

Left-wing documentary maker Michael Moore has recently released his latest film entitled Planet of the Humans, and as surprising as it may seem, the film is a must watch for people who are seeking to learn more about the shortcomings of wind and solar power. According to Reuters: "Planet of the Humans," which will be released on YouTube youtu.be/Zk11vI-7czE on Tuesday free of charge to the public, argues that the mainstream environmental movement has sold out to corporate interests and that solar and wind energy components and electric cars rely too heavily on deforestation and electricity generated from coal and natural gas to produce them. The multi-year...

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Earth Day: Capitalism is Saving the Planet and Why Environmentalists Should Support Nuclear Power

Happy Earth Day, everyone! Last year I did a seven-part mini-series on how capitalism is saving the planet, which detailed how capitalist countries routinely have a cleaner environment than countries that don't respect property rights to the extent that we do in the United States. You can look back through those articles if you are interested. Part One: Wealth Makes Health, Eventually Part Two: In Soviet Russia, Air Pollutes You Part Three: Would You Rather Mine in Venezuela? I Didn't Think So Part Four: Ridley: Rejoice, The Earth Is Becoming Greener Part Five: American Farmers Are Saving the Trees Through Innovation Part Six: Minnesota Forests Are Flourishing Part...

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Guest Post: Minnesota Doesn’t Own North Dakota

This post was originally submitted to the Say Anything Blog in response to this post by Peder Mewis, of the Clean Grid Alliance.  It’s interesting that in his recent guest post, Peder Mewis spoke of the contribution that wind energy makes to “our state.” The reason this word choice is interesting is because he doesn’t live in North Dakota. I’m not sure if he believes Minnesota owns North Dakota, making it “our state,” but North Dakotans would be wise to ignore the voices that have cheered on an industry that has caused Minnesota’s electricity prices to skyrocket. In the spirit of full disclosure,...

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Minnesotans Don’t Want California Car Mandates, Even If the Natural Resources Defense Council Does

On April 16, 2020 the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) wrote an article entitled "Minnesotans Want Clean Cars: The Oil Industry, Not So Much." The article, which mentions Center of the American Experiment by name, was meant to be a defense of Governor Walz's attempt to force Minnesotans to obey California car mandates for low emissions vehicles and zero emissions vehicles. However, the NRDC article made several easily-refutable claims that merit correcting, and these claims will be discussed below. In reality, American Experiment's polling has found that California's car regulations are deeply unpopular in Minnesota because the vast majority of Minnesotans...

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Keystone XL and Line 3 Transportation Capacity Would Exceed OPEC Imports

Most people don't realize how important the Line 3 replacement project in Minnesota truly is. Not only would it reduce the chances of an oil spill by replacing an aging, corroded pipeline with a safer, state-of-the art new pipeline, but it would also allow this pipeline to transport more oil into the United States than we currently purchase from Saudi Arabia. Add this to the extra pipeline capacity that would be brought online thanks to the Keystone XL pipeline, and it would be the equivalent of replacing all of OPEC, as you can see in the graph below which uses oil...

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Tune in at Noon Today to Learn Everything Wrong With Minnesota’s Green New Deal!

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz continues to march Minnesota toward a Green New Deal. Whether it's mandating Minnesotans be forced to comply with California car mandates, or attempting to force the electric grid to be 100 percent "carbon free" without the help of nuclear or large hydro, Walz's liberal, metro-centric worldview continues to drive up the cost of living for all Minnesotans. Click HERE to register! After the presentation, Isaac will answer your questions in a live audience Q&A. Submit your questions in advance by clicking here! Join us Wednesday, April 15 at 12:00 pm by signing up HERE! Questions? Contact Kathryn Hinderaker at kathryn.hinderaker@americanexperiment.org....

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TOMORROW: Everything Wrong with the Green New Deal

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvtSrR3Ny3M[/embed] Sign up HERE! The Green New Deal calls for banning natural gas, gas-powered cars, and mandating 100% solar and wind energy. What could go wrong? Join Isaac Orr for a deep dive into this bizarre policy proposal that would change every aspect of American life. After the presentation, Isaac will answer your questions in a live audience Q&A. Submit your questions in advance by clicking here! Join us Wednesday, April 15 at 12:00 pm by signing up HERE! Questions? Contact Kathryn Hinderaker at kathryn.hinderaker@americanexperiment.org....

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