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Energy and Environmental Review: January 16, 2023

By -- January 16, 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.

Renewable Energy: Health and Ecosystem Consequences:
*** Short video: The Disturbing Reality of Cobalt Mining for Rechargeable Batteries

Renewables (General):
*** Don’t Fall For “Feel Good” Where Evil Lurks
*** Duke Energy’s “Black Christmas”: Outrageous Story of the Week
*** Short video: Rick Perry – We can’t let climate alarmists drive us from energy reality
Never-opened $300 million-plus biofuels refinery facing foreclosure in Oregon
Green Energy Infatuation Puts Millions at Risk of Death
Researchers work toward harnessing ocean energy to power devices

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** New NOAA map shows North Atlantic Right Whales in very same areas targeted for offshore wind development
*** NJ congressman demands investigation into whether offshore wind projects are killing whales
*** Whales on losing side of wind energy
In the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, a Quiet Reckoning Over Offshore Wind
The silly giant scale of US offshore wind development
No! to New York Wind in the Great Lakes (NYSERDA verdict)
New Organization: Save Right Whales Coalition
Giant Wind Arrays Invade the Ocean As BOEM Spins the Story

Wind Energy — Other:
How to tax renewable energy firms for windfall profits from high wholesale electricity prices
Death Of The Wind Industry?
Payments for wind facilities to “switch off” soar to quarter billion pounds

Solar Energy:
*** Virginia County planners deny Solar project for third time
Busting the solar myth: A call to embrace the circular renewable economy
Solar Panels Support Combined with Deforestation and using Farmland by Eco-Warriors is Hypocritical
Solar Energy Rejections Soared in 2022

Nuclear Energy:
*** US nuclear enjoys revival as public and private funding pours in
*** Green surge is circuit breaker on nuclear revival
*** The phoenix of nuclear reactors – Holtec’s SMR-160
*** South Korea curbs plans for renewables in push for more nuclear
France’s Nuclear Power Output Rises, Easing European Energy Woes
MIT Video: The Future of Nuclear Energy: Have we entered a new era?
Delay to small nuclear reactors as ministers battle over costs

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** Despite bold climate pledges global coal demand to remain high for years to come
China to accelerate approval of new coal projects to ensure energy supply
New Book: Clean Energy Crisis — The Challenge of Replacing Fossil Fuels
German finance minister calls for lifting fracking ban

Gas Appliances And Asthma:
*** No, New Study Does Not Link Gas Stoves with Asthma in Children
*** Gas Stoves and Asthma
*** Joshua Rath (Hoover Institute) Summary
*** Steve Everley Summary
*** Gas stove fight is more elite culture-war nonsense
*** Calls to ban gas stoves are anti-science, anti-freedom, and anti-energy
The Creepy Cult Surrounding the Gas Stove Panic Gets Exposed

Electric Vehicles (EVs):
*** A Mad Rush to Build More EV Factories, But Where are the Minerals?
The Coming Future Of Electric Vehicles: Something Here Does Not Add Up
Weight of electric cars can cause collapse of parking garages
South Korea fines Tesla $2.2M for exaggerating driving range of EVs
Tesla Mobile Supercharger Burns Down on New Year’s Day
Electric Vehicles and Other Lies Joe Biden Is Selling

Miscellaneous Energy News:
*** 2023: Expect a financial crash followed by major energy-related changes
*** Four energy hearings the House should hold
*** Geothermal energy poised for boom, as U.S. looks to follow Iceland’s lead
*** AAF Comes Out Swinging Against WOKE Energy Agenda
*** Short video: Hydrogen Will Not Save Us. Here’s Why.
Study: 6G May Use Humans As Power Source
Short Video: Some Energy Storage Options

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
*** Report: Climate Change and its Effects on the Mental Health of Young People
*** Short Tucker Carlson video: These climate activists are fraudulent
*** Net Zero — The Pursuit Of The Impossible
*** Anthropogenic Climate Change is a Hoax but Global Warming is Real
*** Will Climate Change Really Put New York City Underwater?
*** Good 2022 Climate News the MSM didn’t tell you
*** Yet another pivot by the Left? A new climate reality: Less warming, but worse impacts on the planet
Shell Game Deceit Behind New York State Climate Plan
Erlich and McKibben: The Original Green Grifters!
The Pied Piper of Planet Ithaca Has No Clothes
HadCRUT Data Manipulation Makes 2000-2014 Warming Pause Vanish
IPCC vs. The Facts: The Case for Climate Realism

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
*** A Quiet Refutation Of ‘Net Zero’
*** Climate Goals vs. Human Well-Being: A Discussion with Dr. Judith Curry
*** How Green Investors Pay the Media to Promote ‘Climate Change’
*** Net Zero Will Lead to the End of Modern Civilization, says Top Scientist
*** The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast with Dr. Richard Lindzen
2023 – The Year Ahead: Recommendations
Video: Tom Nelson Podcast, 2022 year-end AGW highlight clips
Video: Science of Solar Ponds Challenges the Climate Crisis
Powell says Fed should stay out of social issues like climate change
The Truth About CO2, Why We Want More of It And Why It’s Not the Cause of Global Warming
Ozone Layer Recovers, Limiting Global Warming: UN Report
CCP Proves ‘Climate’ Fight Not Really About Climate

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