People who think “Green” is good need facts Excerpts: What is a battery?’ I think Nicholas Tesla said it best when he called it an Energy Storage System. That’s an important distinction. They do not make electricity – they store electricity produced elsewhere, primarily by coal, uranium, natural gas-powered plants, or diesel-fueled generators. So, to say an EV is a zero-emission vehicle […]

NINE things you need to know

By: Diane Benjamin 1) Bloomington met for 2 1/2 hours last night, Normal met for over 3. Take a break for other news, I sure need a break! I watch the meetings for those who can’t. Also, my inbox was in serious need of cleaning. 2) Remember Vision Zero? The goal is to have zero traffic […]

Rivian: Not the nice guys

By: Diane Benjamin A total of 28 companies are now together to force Washington DC to mandate ONLY electric vehicles sales by 2030. Rivian is one of them: Rivian wants to force you to buy a ridiculously priced vehicle because they produce it. How about we all grow radishes and get a law passed […]

Solar Panels for Connect Transit, you won’t approve!

By:  Diane Benjamin Below are screen shots from Connect Transit reports for what they paid Corn Belt for electricity. Note:  Connect Transit does not posts report as “searchable”.  If the Illinois Policy Institute was still giving transparency grades, they would flunk. Obviously they are paying between $3,900 and $4,300 a month.  At $4,300 […]

15 minutes causes carnage

By:  Diane Benjamin Power was out in downtown Bloomington for about 15 minutes yesterday.  From the news reports carnage ensued as businesses shut down unable to cope. 15 minutes! As the State of Illinois continues to operate without a budget, worst carnage is happening. Businesses haven’t been paid which means they can’t pay their employees, […]

Obama: Electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket

by Diane Benjamin Remember this video? Obama is eliminating cheap energy without Cap & Trade.  While virtually every government agency is trying to raise taxes, expenses for citizens are increasing on items we must purchase.  The middle class is being squeezed by fundamental transformation. Article from Illinois Country Living magazine: What the article doesn’t […]

Historically low energy prices can’t last

by Diane Benjamin If you get electricity from a co-op like CornBelt Electric, you probably get Illinois County Living magazine every month.  The October Edition has a scary commentary – title is the the same as this post.  It was written by Mark Pruitt, former Director of the Illinois Power Agency, currently with Power Bureau , LLC, […]

ISU and Pantagraph Bull***t UPDATE

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee has held hearings on Obama’s WAR on COAL. Is GREEN ENERGY worth the cost?  It’s not the “Do Nothing” Congress – it’s the “Do Nothing Senate” John Boehner’s Office sent the following email today:   #WarOnCoal     Energy & Commerce Hearing Highlights Obama Administration’s “War on Coal,” Expected […]