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Posts from April 2024

Politico: Populist Backlash Against Climate Policy is Here

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- April 30, 2024

“The forced ‘energy transition’ is in trouble despite huge government commitments to wind, solar, batteries, and EVs. Each of the three fossil fuels is experiencing a global boom, and, as Politico reports, politicians are backing away from energy taxes in favor of the cheaper, reliable, convenient mass energies consumers demand.”

Uncompetitive energies need government, studies, and ceaseless PR. Competitive energies need free markets where consumers vote with their dollars and taxpayers are spared. Increasingly, the price verdicts of (not so) green energies are coming in, and the public is not happy.

This development is evident in a recent Politico article, Republicans are trying to snuff out climate embers around the country,” subtitled “Conservatives are aggressively targeting efforts to reduce carbon emissions across the continent.”

Co-authors Jordan Wolman, Marie French, and Zi-Ann Lum begin:

Conservatives are aggressively targeting efforts to reduce carbon emissions across the continent.

Energy & Environmental Review: April 29, 2024

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#john-droz">John Droz, Jr.</a> -- April 29, 2024

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.

Unreliables (General):
*** Replacing coal with wind and solar requires massive storage
The grim cost of firming up solar and wind
Texas Gets a Spring Energy Scare

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** Offshore Wind and Whales – A collection of articles from fisherynation.com
*** Major NY Offshore Wind Project Cancelled
*** Dominion’s pile driving boat violates the Marine Mammal Protection Act
Tilting at Windmills
Wind Energy off California Coats Faces Fisher Lawsuit and Marine Sanctuary Issues

Wind Energy — Other:
*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)

Nuclear Energy:
*** German officials said to have manipulated documents to support nuclear power phase out
*** Short video: History of the LNT Model and a Path Forward

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** Epstein: Reflections on Earth Day, including a discussion with Rick Perry
*** Mandatory Emissions To Achieve Net-Zero Is A Fool’s Game
200 Ways President Biden and the Dems Have Made it Harder to Produce Oil & Gas
New Biden Climate Rules Could Shutter Remaining American Coal Plants

Electric Vehicles (EVs):
*** Expert: EV push is ‘one of the biggest energy policy blunders we’ve ever made’
Biden’s EV mandate: a dictatorial attack on the American driver and the US grid
The EV Bubble Bursts
Coming Soon: Mandatory EVs
Ford lost $1.3 billion in a quarter, a loss of $132,000 on every EV sold
Tesla in turmoil

Miscellaneous Energy News:
*** EPA rule against power plants – bad for energy reliability and prices, bad for rule of law

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
*** Short video: CO2 and Mortality
*** How Three Alarmist Billionaires Bankrolled The Fake Climate Catastrophe
*** Antarctica Is Colder, Icier Today Than at Any Time in 5,000 Years
Study: Reliable Physics Demand Revision of the IPCC Global Warming Potentials
Saving Climate from the Greens
A Realist Climate Agenda
Report: Global hurricane activity not getting worse
Global Warming Inhibits Hurricane Activity
Climate Change And The Law: The Absurdity Escalates

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
*** Climate Change Is Normal and Natural, and Can’t Be Controlled
Will More CO2 Warm the Atmosphere?

Great Lakes ‘Icebreaker’ Wind Project: Bury the Dead

By Sherri Lange -- April 26, 2024

Ed. Note: The Great Lakes “Icebreaker” project, with $13 million of DOE/taxpayer money wasted, is a boondoggle waiting to end. Yet the Chicago Tribune tries to gin up hope for an expanded project to prop up the Net Zero narrative. Sherri Lange of North American Platform Against Wind Power and Great Lakes Wind Truth responds in her letter-to-the-editor below.

Dear Editor

I read the piece by Nora Schoenberg, Illinois may be up to bat next to build first Great Lakes wind farm after Cleveland drops project (Chicago Tribune), with interest.

We respectfully point out that the Icebreaker failed for numerous reasons, not all financial, not all regulatory.

The mass outpouring of objections, literally from the entire globe, it is certain had some impact on the OPSB (Ohio Power Siting Board), and in 2014, then Chair Todd Snitchler agreed with many objectors, showed that the bench line for safe harbor for the project had not been achieved.…

Big Ag, not Only Big Oil, on the ‘Climate Change’ Menu

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- April 25, 2024

False Energy Transition: The View from Australia (Nick Cater, Menzies Research Centre)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- April 24, 2024

DeSmog on IEA-UK: Guilty as Charged!

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- April 23, 2024

“The Increasing Sustainability of Conventional Energy”: A 25th Anniversary

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- April 22, 2024

Don Lavoie and Centrally Planned Electricity: Not

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- April 19, 2024

Giberson on Centrally Planned Electricity: More Fallacy, Dodging (in the Kiesling tradition)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- April 18, 2024

AI & Data Center Load Growth: On-Site Generation, Not Government Planning

By Mark Krebs and Tom Tanton -- April 17, 2024