Energy

My turn: the three hardest words to say

Energy | Mankind’s ingenuity and the sun’s power show I was wrong about solar energy
by Joel Belz
Posted 1/16/20, 03:32 pm

“I WAS WRONG.” Some wise soul says those are the three hardest words for a human being to say.

Hard or not, I think it’s time for me to apply the confession to my long-standing disdain for those who think we’ll soon be heating our homes and powering our cars with solar energy. “Maybe in 100 years,” I’ve stubbornly conceded. “But no way in my lifetime.”

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Trump relaxes anti-coal regulations

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/19/19, 01:12 pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday finalized the rollback of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, a sweeping attempt to reduce U.S. reliance on fossil fuels. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler signed the replacement Affordable Clean Energy rule, which gives states more leeway in requiring coal plants to implement upgraded technology.

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Gifts for life

Energy | Fossil fuels have brought prosperity to billions
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 5/09/19, 01:05 pm

What man has not dreamed at some time of being Adam, plopped on this floating rock and told to survive. It is the theme of many a movie—Swiss Family Robinson, Cast Away—and even escape rooms and post-apocalyptic stories are really disguised fantasies of a first human, blinking in the light, thrown in a world with no instruction manual and ordered to master it (Genesis 1:26). This is both God’s playfulness and His gift to us, the presents He has hidden to be found and unwrapped one by one.

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