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Posts from August 2022

An Exchange on Climate Alarmism/Forced Energy Transformation

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- August 31, 2022

LinkedIn is the premier business-related social media site, and they allow respectful discourse on the climate topic in my case. I have been very active at LinkedIn this year and have shared previous exchanges such as this one at MasterResource.

Here is another example. It began with a LinkedIn post from Favian Le Gay Brerton: “When the Oil and Gas industry talks about planting trees, producing hydrogen, and deploying CCS…. Moral Hazard.” He links to “The Era of the Great Carbon Fraud Is Upon Us” in the Australian newspaper, The Canberra Times. The article begins:

Instead of rushing to end fossil fuels, there is going to be a gold rush for carbon offsets, dirty hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS), all designed not to stop climate change, but to actually drive up the consumption of coal, oil and gas.

Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind: Risks Aplenty ($21 billion, could jump)

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#a_brooks">Allen Brooks</a> -- August 30, 2022

“Dominion has proposed a lower utilization rate (42.5%) than the Block Island wind farm because of the weaker winds off Virginia. The output from that project is already underperforming, and the records of other older wind farms in Europe confirm that wind farm utilization rates are often lower than initially assumed. Plus, the utilization rate declines as turbines age.”

On August 5, 2022, Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC) approved the application by Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion Energy, VEP) to construct and operate the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project. Hearings on the nine-year-old proposed project have revealed numerous high-risk issues, any one of which could make costs skyrocket for customers.  Instead, the SCC wants Dominion to shoulder one of them, causing Dominion to threaten to bail. Maybe it should for everyone’s sake.…

Energy and Environmental Review: August 29, 2022

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#john-droz">John Droz, Jr.</a> -- August 29, 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 Completely Fraudulent “Levelized Cost Of Electricity”
*** Renewables subsidy chaos coming
Corporate welfare: Federal giveaways to wind, solar sectors are about to explode
John Kerry’s climate office rife with ties to far-left green groups

Renewable Energy: Health and Ecosystem Consequences:
*** What Impact do Wind Turbines have on the Environment and our Health?
*** Environmental Organizations Take Offshore Wind Industry Money
Wind energy boom and golden eagles collide in the U.S. West

Wind Energy:
*** Will Bisphenol A be the PFOS of Wind Energy?

“Not Cheap, Not ‘Green’” at the California Energy Commission

By Tom Tanton -- August 26, 2022

“Renewable Energy: Not Cheap, Not ‘Green’” Turns 25

By Jon Boone -- August 25, 2022

‘There is No Climate Emergency’ (1,107 signatories and counting)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- August 24, 2022

Offshore Wind: Ecologists Tip-Toe into the Negatives

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- August 23, 2022

Ocean Acidification Cut Down to Size

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#craig-d-idso">Craig D. Idso</a> -- August 22, 2022

“Electricity Restructuring: The Texas Story” (revisiting a book gone sour)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- August 18, 2022

Classical Liberalism and Electricity: Ten Questions for Lynne Kiesling

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- August 17, 2022