Energy

Doctors Urge Utility Commissions to Provide Free “Smart” Meter Opt-Out Programs to Duke Energy Customers Because of Health Risks

By B.N. Frank According to a recent report, 57% of American utility customers have “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water.  These meters are so expensive (see 1, 2, 3) and so problematic (see 1, 2, 3) that a documentary was produced about them, Take Back Your Power.  Since tens of millions have already been…

Gamma Energy: As XLE Call Buying Explodes, Energy Sector Braces For Huge Melt Up

Remember the “gamma squeeze” in various tech names amid the unprecedented Robinhood/SoftBank call buying frenzy from the summer/late 2020? Well, while SoftBank’s market manipulation unit may have been “incapacitated” for the time being after suffering major losses, the record call buying has continued into 2021 as retail daytraders have put their $600 (and soon $2000)…

Clean Energy Hydro Plant In Canada Dubbed A "Boondoggle" After Economists Predict $8 Billion In Losses

Today in “proof governments are horribly inefficient capital allocators” news… British Columbia is currently in the process of trying to erect a massive hydro dam called the “Site C Clean Energy Project” on the Peace River. The point of erecting the dam was to implement the province’s “green and clean” energy policy and try to create…

Spanish Energy Markets Roiled Amid Chilling Temps

A cold snap across Spain is expected to last through mid-January has resulted in natural gas prices more than doubling in the last week, according to Bloomberg. LNG prices trading at Spain’s Punto Virtual de Balance (PVB) gas trading hub hit a record 51.55 euros ($63.13) a megawatt-hour this week, or $18.54 per million British thermal units…

Brexit Creates Major Problem For UK Energy Companies

Authored by Leonard Hyman and William Tilles via OilPrice.com, In the international electricity markets, countries fall into one of three categories: those that provide adequately for their needs like the US, those with excess reserves like Canada and those in deficit. The UK is in a deficit by about 7% of its annual requirements. Undersea…

Lithium Battery Recall: LG Energy Solution Michigan Recalls Home Energy Storage Batteries Due to Overheating, Harmful Smoke, and Fire Risk

By B.N. Frank Lithium mining has come under scrutiny due grave ecological and economic problems associated with the practice.  Lithium battery fires have been an issue too and another recall was announced earlier this week. From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Name of product:LG Chem “RESU 10H” Lithium-Ion Residential Energy Storage System Hazard:The home…

Apple Co-founder’s New Venture Includes Problematic and Privacy Invasive Smart Meters Which Never Saved Meaningful Amounts of Energy

By B.N. Frank People worldwide DO NOT WANT utility “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water. Tens of millions have been installed and millions more are planned despite all the problems they cause – fires, explosions, higher bills, malfunctioning and broken appliances, cybersecurity risks (see 1, 2), and more. These meters DO NOT save meaningful…

Utility to Offer Time-of-Use Rates to Encourage Customers to Change Their Energy Use Habits

By B.N. Frank People worldwide DO NOT WANT “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water (see 1, 2). Tens of millions have been installed and millions more are planned despite all their problems – electrical issues, fires, explosions, measurement errors, serious cybersecurity risks (see 1, 2), and much more. Customer rates are usually increased for…

Dear Greta, 5G and WiFi are Energy Vampires Too (Letter from Katie Singer)

By B.N. Frank There’s no doubt that environmentalists have plenty to worry about these days. What’s unfortunate is that many high-profile organizations and individuals still aren’t saying much if anything about how the “Race for 5G” and all the unsafe tech that comes with it is detrimental to the planet too. One of the many…

American Embassy Workers Definitely Harmed by Microwave Energy Says National Academies of Sciences

By B.N. Frank Reports about American Embassy workers being targeted by microwave weapons serves as a great reminder that “Microwave Sickness” has been recognized as a medical illness for several decades (see 1, 2, 3, 4). In fact, last year, the World Health Organization warned that high levels of Electromagnetic Fields (aka “Electrosmog”) could cause…

Solar Energy Collecting Satellites That Would Beam EMF at Earth = More Space Junk and Other Problems

By B.N. Frank Dangerous situations created by space junk are already a huge problem. Opposition and warnings continue to increase about it as well as the tens of thousands of satellites and similar vehicles being launched for blasting 5G and WiFi at Earth (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,…

Official Overseeing US Nukes Unexpectedly Resigns After Clash With Energy Chief

The official who oversees the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile has unexpectedly resigned, or as Bloomberg White House correspondent Jenifer Jacobs reports, it appears she was pushed out.  Lisa Gordon-Hagerty has been head of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) since 2018, the first woman to ever serve in that position, which is a semi-autonomous arm of Department of Energy…

New Energy Vehicles Will Be 20% Of China’s Total New Car Sales By 2025

The boom in EV stocks may not be stopping anytime soon. Recent momentum in names like Kandi Technologies, Nio, Tesla, Fisker and other electric vehicle names – already fueled by states like California vowing to ban internal combustion engine vehicles – could see a continued tailwind from the world’s largest auto market, China. Sales of…