NYC to Ban Glass and Steel Skyscrapers

Measure intended to comply with Green New Deal standards…

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(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has embraced Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-N.Y., Green New Deal and said the city will ban “inefficient” steel and glass skyscrapers as a result.

“We are making the Green New Deal come alive here in New York City,” he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “It’s three very basic ideas. One, the biggest source of emissions in New York City is buildings.”

The city will introduce “strong mandates” for buildings to “guarantee we reduce emissions,” de Blasio said.

The buildings that don’t comply by 2030 will face fines “as high as $1 million or more.”

New Hybrid System Design Could Double Coal-Plant Efficiency

By Anthony Watts – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com

Combining gasification with fuel-cell technology could boost efficiency of coal-powered plants

This illustration depicts a possible configuration for the combined system proposed by MIT researchers. At the bottom, steam (pink arrows) passes through pulverized coal, releasing gaseous fuel (red arrows) made up of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. This fuel goes into a solid oxide fuel cell (disks near top), where it reacts with oxygen from the air (blue arrows) to produce electricity (loop at right). CREDIT Jeffrey Hanna

This illustration depicts a possible configuration for the combined system proposed by MIT researchers. At the bottom, steam (pink arrows) passes through pulverized coal, releasing gaseous fuel (red arrows) made up of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. This fuel goes into a solid oxide fuel cell (disks near top), where it reacts with oxygen from the air (blue arrows) to produce electricity (loop at right). CREDIT Jeffrey Hanna

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5 Reasons Why Senate Energy Modernization Bill Is Anything but Modern

By Nicholas Loris – Re-Blogged From The Daily Signal

Several senators want to advance a massive energy bill called the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. But there’s nothing modern about the legislation.

The bill is an extension of the same, tired “politicians know best” mentality that siphons taxpayer dollars and hands them to special interests. The policy provisions of bills like this take decisions away from households and businesses and only empower Washington, D.C.

The legislation, which totals more than 400 pages, allegedly attempts to avoid controversial provisions that would cause partisan divide. But the bill is full of provisions that should be cause for concern for American taxpayers.

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