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Energy and Environmental Review: February 5, 2024

By -- February 5, 2024

Ed. Note: This post excerpts energy and climate material from the Media Balance Newsletter, a free fortnighly 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:
*** Report 1: The High Cost of 100% Renewable Electricity by 2040
*** Report 2: The High Cost of 100 Percent Electric Home Heating
*** Report 3: The High Cost of 100 Percent Electric Vehicles
*** New study warns of soaring energy bills
How Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) Rip Us Off

Unreliables (General):
*** Renewables: an expensive nightmare to nowhere
*** JUICE (Episode 1) – Texas Blackout
*** Michael Bloomberg’s $1 Billion Assault on the Electric Grid
*** Green Crime: An Electric Car, Wind and Solar Crime Wave

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** Orsted announces withdrawal of plans to build wind turbines off MD coast
*** Comments requested on draft law to promote offshore wind
Energy developer delivers major blow to Maryland’s climate agenda by canceling offshore wind contracts
Groups Investigating Death Of Critically Endangered Whale Take Wind Industry Money
Dominion wind project gets final 2 permits

Wind Energy — Other:
*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)
*** The Death of a Wind Project (Minnesota)

Solar Energy:
Killing fields fear solar will destroy locals’ livelihoods
Europe’s solar panel manufacturers ask EU for emergency support

Nuclear Energy:
Lessons to be learned from Fukushima
The U.S. Is Losing the Nuclear Energy Race to Russia and China
Report: Politicians should pin little hope on nuclear fusion

Fossil Fuel Energy:
An LNG Export Ban Is Bad Politics for Biden
Biden’s Natural Gas Shutdown Won’t Help The Environment, But It Will Make You Poor, Cold, And Miserable
Crude Oil Isn’t Going Away Soon
What a second Trump term could mean for US oil and gas

Electric Vehicles (EVs):
*** Electric Vehicles Enter the ‘Total Failure’ Phase of Their Existence
*** Electric Vehicles Have A Weight Problem
The West’s humiliating electric car climbdown has begun

Miscellaneous Energy News:
*** Juice: Power, Politics & The Grid Is Out!
FERC rejects MISO interconnection queue cap, saying it could be undermined by exemptions

Mann v Steyn Trial:
*** Mann v Steyn (and us) {Note: I’ve made major updates to the links at the end!}
*** Inside the litigious world of climate hockey sticks
*** Some Notes On The Trial Of Mann v. Steyn
Climate Alarmist Mann is Not Paying a Penny for his Army of Lawyers!
Michael Mann Overboard
If you like audio discussions of the trial, go here.

Manmade Global Warming — Some Other Deceptions:
*** Experts: Trillions Spent on ‘Climate Change’ Based on Faulty Temperature Data
*** The Wind Drought Years Which The Climate Change Committee AND The Royal Society Ignored
*** The Climate Models Are Wrong*** A New Global Urban Heat Island Dataset: Global Grids of the Urban Heat Island Effect on Air Temperature, 1800-2023
Today’s ‘Climate Crisis’ Is a Fairy Tale
The World’s Forests Are Doing Much Better Than We Think

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
*** MEP Christine Anderson Torches “Climate Emergency” Policies In Fiery Two-Minute Address
*** Planes, Trains & Automobiles will cease to exist if the climate fanatics have their way with our energy!
Rapid Climate Change Is Not Unique to the Present
El Niños and the Hunga Tonga Sub-Surface Volcanic Eruption
Open peer review: The 2023 Hurricane Season
John Podesta: Portrait of a Consummate Technocrat (and Climate Czar)

One Comment for “Energy and Environmental Review: February 5, 2024”

  1. Denis Rushworth  

    Report 2 on electric home heating considered only air source heat pumps and electrical resistance heating. My 1,600 ft^2 home was heated by such a system when first purchased but within a year, we installed a ground source system relying on three 200-foot wells as the sink for heat in the summer and source for heat in the winter. Our system includes a resistance heat backup but it has never come on. The subsurface temperature in my area runs about 50F winter and summer and essentially does not change over a year. We chose such a system because we did not have gas service and the gas company wanted about $20K to run a pipe about 600 ft from a nearby gas main serving many homes in my area. The ground source system has been quite economical to operate. Typical electric costs for my all-electric home run about $175/month in the winter to keep the house at 70F and about $130/month for cooling in the summer. The downside is that it cost about $20K to install the system split equally between drilling the outfitting the wells, buying the heat pump machine and putting it all together.


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