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Energy and Environmental Review: January 2, 2023

By -- January 2, 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:
Astronomical battery cost looms over “renewables”

Renewables (General):
*** Green Energy is the Modern “Broken Window”
*** Reliable & Affordable Energy Is Life Itself: Why Wind & Solar Are Making Us All Worse Off

*** Robert Bryce: Bill McKibben’s Dishonest Claims About The Rural Backlash Against Renewables (And Me) In The New Yorker
Germany’s Gas Reserves “Emptying at Record Speed” As Country Struggles to Keep Warm, Lights On
Utility Regrets (Large)
European green energy fiasco is a terrifying warning for US this winter
Climate Action Council Tells Upstate NYers to Just Drop Dead
Congo Cobalt Mining Exposes Green Energy Amorality

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** NY Agency Study Concludes that Great Lakes Wind makes No Sense
*** What does a giant spinning turbine sound like to a right whale?
*** Soaring Costs Threaten U.S. Offshore-Wind Buildout
Ten whale groups slam Atlantic Offshore Wind
On To The Great Future Of Offshore Wind Power
US ignored own scientists’ warning in backing Atlantic wind project

Wind Energy — Other:
*** ‘We are on the brink of DISASTER!’ – power from wind is unreliable
Downside of wind power: Old turbine blades end up in landfills
Wyoming and Kansas Report In: Wind Energy Collapsed During Cold Wave
The U.S. Will Need Thousands of Wind Projects. Will Small Towns Go Along?

Solar Energy:
Solar arrays in NYS threaten habitat of large grassland birds

Nuclear Energy:
*** Major Shift: Japan adopts plan to maximize nuclear energy
*** UK Ramps Up Outreach to Develop Small Nuclear Reactor Fleet
*** The Fusion Distraction
German states oppose construction of Poland’s first nuclear power plant
Unleashing Clean Fusion Power is America’s Best Defense against Tyranny
2022 World Nuclear Report

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** How Alex Epstein became the world’s leading champion of fossil fuels
*** Setting fire to the climate straw man
Propane and Gas Heating in Crosshairs of NY Climate Council’s Scoping Plan
The Hope of Fusion vs the Pomp of Politicians and Climate Activists

Electric Vehicles (EVs):
*** Electric Cars Are Not “Zero-Emission Vehicles”
Will switching to an EV really save you money?
Electric Car Transition Still A Generation Away
As Other Automakers Push EVs, this Luxury Brand Drove Laps Around Them in 2022
EPA Proposes Renewable Energy Credits for EV Manufacturers
Bust: NYC Electric Garbage Trucks Lasted Only 4 Hours In Cold
EV concept car catches fire at 2022 auto show

Miscellaneous Energy — Hydrogen:
Hydrogen is not a panacea for reaching Net Zero
Has green hydrogen sprung a leak?

Miscellaneous Energy — Other:
*** The Appalling State of America’s Electric Grid
*** New Book: The Unpopular Truth about Electricity and the Future of Energy

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
*** Climate Alarmism, a False Flag for Control
*** Don’t Believe the Hype
*** Let’s Ask GPT Some Hard Questions
Climate activists: Hypocritical and hilarious
Year-end Report: Liberal media made slew of dubious claims about climate change
A Fool’s Game on Climate
The SEC is relying on foreign investors to present an illusion of broad support for the agency’s proposed climate disclosure rules

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
*** 13 States Warn that Giant Climate Activists Funds are Buying Up Public Utilities
*** My Christmas Gift to Greta
*** Sample Good Books on Climate Change (major update)
*** The yin and yang of climate science
The woman who could cancel Net Zero
Climate Alarmism Behind Christmas Energy Shortages
Climate Change Is All About Big Money for Big Banks
2022 Year in Review: The good, the bad and the ugly

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