Claiming that redshift and CMBR are any evidence for the expanding big bunk is an exercise in irrelevance. The issue at hand is conceptual. The Universe is not an object therefore it can possibly neither expand nor cool. Only finite relative objects or systems can expand inside greater systems or objects and get cooler in comparison to other objects serving as a point of reference. The Universe is not capable of that by the very nature and definition of the idea. That is final and no trillions of peer-reviewing consenting quackademics can possibly do anything about it. The faith in the Big Bunk hypothesis is but an amusing example of collective delusion on the global scale. Nothing to do with any science.
I am yet to study LaViolette proposals in detail to say anything. There is a lot to digest. He covers a lot of issues- from quasars to Egyptian cosmology which reminds me of Rhawn Joseph, another anti-bigbangist and excellent panspermia theorist. As to redshift I prefer relativist explanations to the simple tired light one.
Sorry, there could not be any evidence to support a patently absurd proposition. When conflicting evidence is considered for any two different explanations of a process, that may mean that either scenario is deemed to be logically possible. The Big Bang is not logically possible so no supporting evidence cited is relevant. For either that is an event whereby something is created from nothing which is a trick impossible to accomplish even for God, or something is always fully present and in that case that is an event of no greater universal significance than my next fart.
Energy is not a thing. It is a measure of the ability to move things. Things are moved, energy it takes is measured. All other things being equal, it is a measure of distance travelled, ie, a measure of what it takes to move a unit of stuff over a unit of distance.
That is not what they teach. If time zero is not the case then what is the figure of 13.7 billions of years they are quoting as the age of the Universe? No universal time zero means time is relative and beginning of time is arbitrarily assumed when any one starts measuring some motions. They must come out of the closet and state explicitly that universally any time is as good as any other and that the Universe has no measurable age.