Energy and Environmental Review: August 1, 2022

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

Greed Energy Economics:
*** The Often Overlooked Costs of an Extended Power Outage

Renewables (General):
*** Why Pretend Green Pork Will Stop Climate Change?
*** What The Future Holds For Our Climate Leaders
*** All That Glitters Isn’t Green, or Renewable
*** Unattainable, Costly, Net Zero: the Thrill is Gone; a black/brown-out reality check
*** Wind and Solar Fail to Reduce Grid’s CO2 Emissions
*** MISO approves $10 billion in new transmission lines to subsidize wind and solar
‘Green’ Energy Myth Exposed: Subsidized Wind & Solar Scam Built on Perpetual Lies
Heatwave Demonstrates Weakness of New York’s Electric Grid
Rights Abuser China Emerging as Dubious Linchpin of Biden’s Lithium-Battery Supply Chain
Why Panos Prevedouros left Hawaii

Wind Energy (Offshore):
*** Biden announces executive actions on ‘climate crisis,’ focuses on extreme heat and boosting offshore wind
*** Offshore wind turbines have never been a good idea
*** Offshore Wind’s Turbulent Future
Five Reasons To Reject Offshore Wind Projects
The Offshore Wind Energy Problem: Government Overregulation, Disincentives, and Anti-market Policies

Wind Energy (Other):
Developer Abandons Plan to Add 30 Wind Turbines in Iowa: Residents Celebrate

Solar Energy:
*** Weather ‘too hot’ for solar panels
*** How Manchin-Schumer would change energy, from oil to solar
*** The Energy Transition Runs Into a Ditch in Rural Ohio
Farmland Be Damned: New York Will Cover Upstate with Solar!

Nuclear Energy:
*** *** US regulators will certify first small nuclear reactor design
*** German Government Lied About Nuclear
*** The Global Nuclear Power Comeback
Asia goes nuclear as climate, Ukraine banish memory of Fukushima
Energy security concerns are building momentum for Nuclear
How safe is nuclear energy?
Stats show that closing Indian Point was a mistake for New York

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** Alex Epstein Excellent Talk re Fossil Fuels
*** Rigging the War on Fossil Fuels
*** Global 2021 coal-fired electricity generation surges to record high
*** NY’s fossil fuel use soared after Indian Point nuclear plant closure
*** Natural Gas is Not a Transition Fuel, but a Catalyst Fuel!
*** Dispelling Myths About Gas Prices: Lessons from Across the Oil Supply Chain
Oil exporting and poorer countries have lower costs for gasoline
The New World Energy Order: Hedging In Oil Geopolitics
First Major German City Turns Off Hot Water and Public Building Electricity to Save Gas

Electric Vehicles (EVs):
*** Short video: Why Gas Engines Are Far From Dead – Biggest EV Problems
*** Chinese lithium giant pulls EVs deeper into forced labour glare
*** The EV transition in the eyes of the Beholden Part 2
Recent Surge in EV Fire Recalls Frustrates Drivers
Battery Replacement Of Family’s EV Ford Focus Would Cost More Than Car Itself
Electric Police Cars ‘Running Out of Juice’ on Way to Rural Emergencies
The Flaw In Biden’s Electric Vehicle Charger Plan

Miscellaneous Energy News:
*** UN 2030 Agenda’s Lust For Control Is Behind Global Energy Shortages
*** Green Agenda: The Most Self-Destructive Force in the World
*** Senior Advisor: Biden Has “No Energy Plan Past November”
*** New Study Shows 30 Years Of EU’s Failed Climate Policies Behind Energy Crisis
*** The Ethanol Fraud
Manchin Makes Energy Playing Field a Little Leveler
International Events Portend Disaster for Green New Deal
NYS Renewable Act is bad economics, bad physics and bad law

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
*** When Will They Figure Out That Reducing U.S. CO2 Emissions Is Pointless?
*** Easily Solvable
*** Get Ready For The 100 Year Long Climate “Emergency”
*** Why a climate national emergency declaration is ill-advised
*** Citizens Guide to the NYS Climate Act
*** Report: Corrupted Climate Stations: The Official U.S. Temperature Record Remains Fatally Flawed
Tropical cyclones now ‘13% less frequent’ due to climate change
Prince Harry Spews Climate Hypocrisy In United Nations Address
NYT Climate Reporting: Some Realism amid Political Retreat
American Meteorological Society: Politics Before Science
Sorry, New York Times, Data Refutes the U.N.’s Warning That Insufficient Climate Action Is Leading to ‘Collective Suicide’
Obama climate official debunks the ‘doomsday narrative’

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
*** Report: Adaptation, the Rational Climate Policy
*** The West’s Climate Policy Debacle
*** Climate Change Dictates are Self Destructive – but Also Part of a Bigger Agenda
*** Joe Manchin saved US taxpayers $300 billion by rejecting bad climate policy
*** How the Climate Elite Spread Misery
Cross-Examining the Climate Change Cultists
Contributions of Different Sea-Level Processes to High-Tide Flooding Along the U.S. Coastline
The ‘Climate Emergency’ Trumps Democracy
What You Need to Know About Biden’s Climate ‘Emergency’
AMA adopts new policy declaring climate change a public health crisis
The Climate Agenda Is What’s Melting
New Lancet Study: Cold Kills 85 Times More Than Heat-Related Deaths
Temperature extremes: it’s cold South of the Equator
Free Speech Is for Us, Not You, Say Climate Cultists

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