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Energy and Environmental Review: July 17, 2023

By -- July 17, 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:
*** Gone with the wind: A perfect storm of costs
Wind Industry Blackmails U.K. Demanding Huge Ramp-Up of Subsidies

Unreliables (General):
*** There Is NO Transition
*** Myth: Solar and wind are helping save our grid from extreme heat

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** Offshore Wind Promoters Paving the Road to Energy Hell
*** The Rising Cost of Offshore Wind
*** Offshore Wind Is Outrageous Spending that Makes Zero Sense
No Texas welcome wagon for offshore wind
Biden 30,000 MW of Offshore Wind by 2030: an Expensive Fantasy
Short video: Wind And Sea – Offshore Wind Documentary
The whale killing study the Feds are afraid to do

Wind Energy — Other:
*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)
Eight Days Straight and Climbing with Meagre Wind Generation

Solar Energy:
*** Report: Solar Panels Are More Carbon-Intensive Than Experts Admit
Large Proposed Upstate NY Solar Project Scrapped

Nuclear Energy:

*** A Critical Disconnect: Relying on Nuclear Energy in Decarbonization Models While Excluding It from Climate Finance Taxonomies
*** Nuclear power capacity is growing globally. Where, how and why
Ontario plans more nuclear reactors to meet rising electricity demand
Mini Reactor Cost Surge Threatens Nuclear’s Next Big Thing

Fossil Fuel Energy:
China seeks military dominance through fossil fuels
Air Conditioning: The Modern Marvel Wrought by Fossil Fuels
Matt Ridley: I’ll be buying a brand new petrol car just before the 2030 ban

Electric Vehicles (EVs):
*** Big Ethanol vs. Electric Vehicles
*** Life Cycle Emissions: EVs vs Combustion Engine Vehicles
*** Model T Lessons on Value Tell Us Why EVs Aren’t Selling
Unsold electric cars are piling up on dealer lots
How E-Bike Battery Fires Became a Deadly Crisis in New York City
Finally, the Europeans May Be Rejecting the EV Kool-Aid

Miscellaneous Energy News:
*** Countering the world’s rigged conversation about energy and climate
*** Rural electrification is America’s greatest infrastructure achievement
Robert Bryce on Jordan Peterson’s podcast, discussing energy
Questions Around IRA Tax Credit Blocking Clean Hydrogen Development
Biden Admin Targets Air Conditioning Refrigerants as Climate Concerns
A Closer Look at EPA’s Power Plant Rule
New paper reveals Government’s heat pump plan to be uneconomic
The Stupidity of Ethanol as “Green” Energy

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
*** The fake end of the world
*** (in)Dependence Day 2023
*** Hottest Days Ever? don’t Believe It
Data Shows We’re NOT Seeing Record Heat
Climate Fear Mongering Reaches Stratospheric Heights
Is this Latest Ploy by Green Movement More Insane than Their Plan to Screw with the Atmosphere?
EPA: Few US Weather Stations Show Increase in Hot Days since 1948
Fighting extreme climate policies must happen now
New Book: Climate Catastrophism and the Grip of Culture

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
*** How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Carbon Dioxide
*** Short video: Drawing parallels between the COVID and climate narratives
*** My table: Parallels between COVID and Climate narratives
*** House OKs defense bill blocking Biden climate action
Dr. Judith Curry and the Montana Climate Trial
Plans to Stop Global Warming by Blocking Sunlight Would ‘Destroy Agriculture’
The 15-Minute City
Carbon Myopia
Study: A Triperspectival Christian Ethic for Earth Stewardship
UN climate alliance scraps emissions rules for insurers after exodus

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