California’s Wind-Driven Fires Cause Massive Evacuations

California’s Wind-Driven Fires Cause Massive Evacuations

$PCG Northern California officials ordered 180,000 residents to evacuate their homes Sunday as winds fueled a wildfire in the wine country, while electricity was shut off for millions of people in an effort to prevent more fires. The fear that the winds could blow embers and spread fire across a major highway prompted authorities to […]

President Trump is Not Willing to Risk US Energy Wealth for “Windmill Dreams”

President Trump is Not Willing to Risk US Energy Wealth for “Windmill Dreams”

$USO $OIL President Trump rejected the theory that a source of electricity, wind power is efficient, saying it does not work “all that well.” “We’re the No. 1 energy producer in the world,” President Trump said at the end of this G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France. “I’m not going to lose that wealth on dreams, […]

AOC’s Green New Deal Too Extreme

AOC’s Green New Deal Too Extreme

$SPWR FLASH: Do not expect the renewable energy firms to endorse AOC socialist Green New Deal US solar and wind power companies may have the most to gain from the Green New Deal, an ambitious proposal backed by several Democratic Presidential candidates to end U.S. fossil fuel consumption within a decade. But do not expect […]

Cold Air, Winds as Northeast Is Reminded it is Still Winter

Cold Air, Winds as Northeast Is Reminded it is Still Winter

FLASH: Spring arrives Wednesday, 20 March at 5:58p EDT. The northeastern United States will get a reminder that Winter is still in session with colder and blustery conditions in store this weekend and below-average temperatures forecast for several days next week. While far from the coldest conditions experienced over the Winter, the colder air coming […]

America’s Mid-west in a Deep Freeze, Global Warming?

America’s Mid-west in a Deep Freeze, Global Warming?

President Trump took a jab at global warming late Monday, urging it to “come back fast” as temperatures are set to dip to way below freezing in the Midwest. “In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded,” President Trump tweeted. “In coming days, expected to get even colder. People […]

Heavy Storms and Flooding to Sweep East Coast

Heavy Storms and Flooding to Sweep East Coast

Heavy Storms and Flooding to Sweep East Coast People across the East Coast are preparing for a major Nor’Easter to hit the region. Heavy rain, intermittent snow and high winds with gusts exceeding 50 mph are expected as the storm moves up the Eastern seaboard, beginning in New York on Thursday evening. The Governor of […]

Firefighters Working to Prevent Montecito from Being Consumed

Firefighters Working to Prevent Montecito from Being Consumed

Firefighters Working to Prevent Montecito from Being Consumed 8000 firefighters are trying to prevent perhaps the biggest fires in California’s history from consuming homes in Santa Barbara and the nearby enclave of Montecito. They are hoping less powerful Santa Ana winds would help them Sunday after they managed to stop it from burning thousands of […]

Snow, Rain, Wind, Severe Weather Across the US

Snow, Rain, Wind, Severe Weather Across the US

Snow, Rain, Wind, Severe Weather Across the US Travel ranging from daily commutes to cross-country could be affected by a significant storm in the central and eastern United States next week. A major storm with heavy rain, ice, snow, gusty winds and the potential for severe weather is likely next week in the central and […]

Northeastern US in Dangerous Deep Freeze

Northeastern US in Dangerous Deep Freeze

Northeastern US in Dangerous Deep Freeze Low temperatures and high winds have the Northeastern US in a deep freeze this weekend Dangerous wind chills of -20 to 30 below Zero in parts of the region made for some crippling conditions Friday. “You are talking about 30 degrees below normal highs. That is pretty darn cold,” […]

Renewable Energy Prospects Grim Under Trump Admin

Renewable Energy Prospects Grim Under Trump Admin

Renewable Energy Prospects Grim Under Trump Admin $USO, $UNG Koch Industries lobbyist Thomas Pyle is leading US President Elect Donald Trump’s transition team for Energy With that expect to see a regression in renewable power projects in California and the nation. Mr. Pyle is President of the Institute for Energy Research Group (PER), which has […]

Hurricane Matthew Now a ‘Powerful’ Category 5 Storm

Hurricane Matthew Now a  ‘Powerful’ Category 5 Storm

Hurricane Matthew Now a  ‘Powerful’ Category 5 Storm A hurricane southeast of Jamaica strengthened to a “Powerful” Category 5 storm late Friday, forecasters said, and watches were in place for that nation as well as the southeastern coast of Haiti. Hurricane Matthew is now the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic since Felix in Y 2007. […]

Dry Winds to Bring Extreme Fire Danger

Dry Winds to Bring Extreme Fire Danger

Dry Winds to Bring Extreme Fire Danger A mixture of strong, dry winds and warm weather Thursday raise the area’s wildfire danger to ‘extreme,’ in Southern California Strong winds will blow Thursday afternoon and evening in bone-dry areas of the Southern California accompanied by low humidity, creating extreme fire-weather conditions, the National Weather said today. […]

‘Hermine’ Churning off the US Mid-Atlantic Coast

‘Hermine’ Churning off the US Mid-Atlantic Coast

‘Hermine’ Churning off the US Mid-Atlantic Coast Storm Hermine churned off the US Mid-Atlantic Coast Sunday, with forecasters projecting it may regain hurricane strength as it slowly moves North, cramping the Labor Day Holiday weekend with high winds, soaking rains and surging seas. The storm, which claimed at least 2 lives in Florida and North […]

Kuwait Scraps Nuclear Power Plans

Kuwait Scraps Nuclear Power Plans

Kuwait Scraps Nuclear Power Plans Ministry says alternative sources are more cost effective   Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water has reportedly scrapped plans to build a nuclear power plant citing cost concerns. The country had planned to obtain a licence for the project from the United Nations. Kuwait Times reports that the ministry decided […]

California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands

California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands

California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands Strong winds will keep the wildfire danger high across the West Sunday into Monday. Strong winds will keep the wildfire danger high across the West Sunday into Monday. Wildfires burning in both California and Colorado have forced evacuations and left one firefighter injured Saturday evening, burning more […]

US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing

US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing

US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $636.7 billion, new construction starts in May increased 5% from April, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Much of the growth came from the nonbuilding construction sector (public works and electric utilities), which was lifted […]

Bushfires on the Rise in Australia, + 40% Since 2007

Bushfires on the Rise in Australia, + 40% Since 2007

Bushfires on the Rise in Australia, + 40% Since 2007 The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise, +40% since Y 2007 local scientists have found. In a new research paper, published earlier this year in the journal Royal Society Open Science, scientists from CSIRO and University of Tasmania also say the increasing […]