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Energy and Environmental Review: March 27, 2023

By -- March 27, 2023

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

Greed Energy Economics:
*** Subsidized Green Jobs Killing 6x as many Real Jobs
Renewables cost to explode as Brussels plans to curb imports of Chinese green tech
Sticker shock awaits New Yorkers’ utility bills to fund renewables

Renewables (General):
*** Communities must have a say in local energy projects
*** California is Binging on Renewables — but Emissions Aren’t Falling
*** Renewables are not Sustainable
*** New Book: The Unpopular Truth about Electricity and the Future of Energy
NY’s Build Public Renewables Act Could Cut the Power
Greens refuse to discuss recycling renewables and restoring mining locations to pristine condition

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** Critically Thinking about Offshore Wind
*** As Whales Wash Up Dead, Feds Push Forward With “Green” Energy
*** Exploding the Cheap Offshore Wind Fantasy
*** ‘Take’ authorizations prove NOAA is lying about whale deaths
*** Video of NJ Hearing 3-16-23: An Examination Into Offshore Wind Industrialization
The Latest Casualties of the Climate Change Industry in Denial
As turbines rise, small-scale fishermen have the most to lose
NOAA and Green Activists Condone Whale Sacrifice By Offshore Wind Industry
8 Dolphins Died in One Day Off NJ Coast, Potentially Linked to Offshore Wind
Another Dead Whale Washes Up – This Time In Ocean City, N.J.

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“Last Chance Travel” (climate alarmism in a suitcase)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 24, 2023

“Last chance travel …. From melting glaciers to unbearable summer heat, climate change will make some holiday destinations unrecognizable.”

The mentality of the doomsday crowd is something to behold. Why would one go zombie on the coming end of modern civilization rather than soberly examine the (failed) track record of alarmism and the (non-alarming) data of weather extremes, temperature, and climate-related deaths?

I am reminded of two authors of the 1972 Club of Rome study who were so confident of doomism (here):

Dennis and Donella Meadows retreated to a New Hampshire farm after completing the book “to learn about homesteading and wait for the coming collapse.” “We definitely felt like Cassandras,” Donella Meadows added, “especially as we watched the world react to our work.”

But maybe Kenneth Boulding got it right when he said:

Is there any more single-minded, simple pleasure than viewing with alarm?

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Offshore Headwinds for Biden

By -- March 23, 2023

“Last year, every offshore wind equipment manufacturer reported substantial financial losses as raw material costs, order delays, labor problems, and antiquated manufacturing plants overwhelmed their revenue gains. Correcting these problems necessitates higher equipment prices, reduced manufacturing capacity, and/or relocating to lower-cost countries. These steps can set back delivery times and delay project start-up dates. Developers are also finding that building Jones Act-compliant installation and support vessels are taking longer and costing more, further challenging their projects’ economics.”

On Day One, Joe Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline construction permit issued by the Trump administration, costing union jobs. He rejoined the Paris Agreement on Climate Change so John Kerry could have a job.  It was no secret where this administration was heading. 

Days later, Biden issued an Executive Order calling for the nation to build “a new American infrastructure and clean energy economy that will create millions of new jobs.”…

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Woke SVB: Remembering Woke Enron

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 22, 2023
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Milton Howard’s Grid Cancer Projects

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 21, 2023
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Hate from a Wind/Solar Executive (Milton R. Howard, Terra-Gen)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 20, 2023
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Texas’s Central Planning: Duplicating the Grid

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 16, 2023
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King Coal: India, Japan Update

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 15, 2023
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Colin Hunt Goes Nuclear (an exchange on a problematic energy source)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- March 14, 2023
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Energy and Environmental Review: March 13, 2023

By -- March 13, 2023
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