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Wealthiest U.S. County Located in Texas

When one thinks of the richest regions of the United States, the opulence of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, the high-end lifestyle of New York’s Tribeca, and the high-tech high life of the Silicon Valley may come to mind, but when ranking the wealthiest counties in the nation, the top spot went to an unassuming, small, south Texas locale.

Ivanpah (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Solar Inconvenient Truth: Ivanpah Plant a Big Fossil Fuel User

The BrightSource Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Facility, which uses 320,000 mirrors to create thermal energy, still qualifies under state rules as an alternative energy source, despite using about 1.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas a year, according to a report by the Press Telegram.

For the Rich, Green Greed Is Good: From the Enclosure Acts to Eminent Domain

A New International Example for Bad Energy Policy

If a country’s goal is to decrease carbon emissions by increasing reliance on renewable energy, it only makes sense to install the new equipment in the location with the best potential—both in geography and government.

Solar Energy Lobby’s Texas Goals Clouded by Bankruptcies

A leading solar power lobbying organization’s promises of growth in Texas continue to sit under a cloud of economic challenges. Amid cheap natural gas prices and established wind farms in much of the solar-friendly regions, solar panel arrays are proving a tough sell.

Oil jumpjack (Hasan Jamali / Associated Press)

El Niño, La Niña, and Natural Gas

Death Valley, California, is known as “the hottest place on earth.” But, if you hear the news that the “Hottest Place on Earth Has Record-Breaking Hot June”—when “temperatures exceeded average June temperatures by about 6 °F”—it might be easy to ascribe the heat to alarmist claims of climate change. As Southern California experienced power outages due to a heat wave, Death Valley hit 126 °F—though the previous June high reached 129 °F on June 30, 2013, and it holds the highest officially recorded temperature on the planet: 134 °F on July 10, 1913.

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Netanyahu Defends Natural Gas Deal in Israeli Supreme Court

JERUSALEM, Feb. 14 (UPI) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unprecedented appearance in his country’s Supreme Court Sunday to defend a controversial natural gas extraction deal with U.S. and Israeli investors. The deal, signed in December between Israel

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Israel Lawmakers Snub Netanyahu Plan To Tap Major Gas Field

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  An Israeli parliamentary committee refused to give its blessing Monday to a natural gas deal aimed at tapping a huge field in the Mediterranean despite a strong push by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The 7-6 vote against the

Poll: ‘Climate Change’ Remains Very Low Priority For Voters

Yet another in a very long string of state and national polls shows that “climate change” is not a high priority for voters, and they haven’t paid much attention to the latest climate confab in Paris, which had a carbon footprint bigger than a thousand normal Americans living average lives for an entire year.