Energy and Environmental Review: January 3, 2022

Ed. note: This fortnightly Master Resource post excerpts energy and climate material from the Media Balance Newsletter, published every other week by physicist John Droz Jr., founder of the Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions. The complete MBN for this post can be found here.

Of special interest in this issue is Vijay Jayaraj’s report on Asia’s exciting nuclear-energy future, here.

Greed Energy Economics:
Green energy firms the biggest corporate welfare recipients ever
Thank you Senator Manchin — as he Says No on Build Back Better Green New Deal
Here’s how much energy prices rose in 2021
Europeans Face a $395 Billion Hike in Energy Bills Next Year
NYS Playing a Climate Shell Game with NY Ratepayers

Wind Energy — Offshore:
Texas Public Policy Foundation brings fishermen’s lawsuit against Vineyard Wind
Vineyard Wind Harpooned By New Federal Lawsuit
Offshore wind developer tries to calm worries
Oswego County Legislature (NY) formally opposes wind turbines in Lake Ontario

Wind Energy — Other:
Which Country Or U.S. State Will Be The First To Hit The Renewable Energy Wall?
No benefits, only negative impacts from proposed wind turbine
Industrial Wind Turbines Once Again Demonstrate their Unreliability
Energy Security Can’t Be Assured by Unreliables
Fort Indiantown Gap (PA) leaders pushing back against proposed wind farm near base
A rural community in Spain is fighting wind energy

Solar Energy:
Paving Virginia with solar slabs is bad law
VA Solar project — will be considered, with conditions
The Uselessness of Solar Energy

Nuclear Energy:
*** World’s first nuclear power plant using 4th generation high-temperature gas reactor officially enters operation in China
Europe’s biggest nuclear reactor receives permission to start tests
Zoom: Exploding the nuclear myth: the role of nuclear in the energy transition
Shift to nuclear brightens Asian energy future

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** US Sends Fleet of LNG Ships to Fuel-Starved Europe
Biden’s Oil Price Heading to $100 a Barrel
Decarbonization cannot manufacture products demanded by civilization
Germany Burning More Coal, Renewable Energy Share Falling

Miscellaneous Energy News:
*** Netherlands Goes Nuclear In Massive Atomic Humanist Victory!
The Biden White House’s Energy Incompetence
Report: Realism or Utopianism?
Lights Out for New York?
Europe Shows the Way to Energy Chaos and Disaster
Video: Angry owner blows up his Tesla
How and why Youngkin should quit the RGGI
New Joint Office of Energy and Transportation Created
Boris Johnson: Declare an energy emergency or risk economic disaster

Manmade Global Warming:
*** Senator Manchin “cannot vote” for Biden’s “mammoth” “Build Back Better” Bill
*** The Science of the People who will not be Slaves again!
*** Unsung Zeroes: The Top 10 Under-Reported Climate Flops of 2021
*** The Climate Movement and It’s 10 Biggest Failures of 2021
New AGW Book: Hot Talk, Cold Science
Many Climate Ambitions Will End With 2021
CLINTEL 2021 Report

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