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Energy and Environmental Review: July 3, 2023

By -- July 3, 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:
*** Time to accept that wind turbine costs are not falling
*** Wind costs will remain high
*** Still Waiting for the Magical Future of Free Wind Power
Siemens Energy shares plunge more than 37% as wind turbine worries deepen
Renewable Corporate Welfare for Renewables Keeps On A-Coming

Unreliables (General):
*** Replacing Coal Power with Wind and Solar Increases Net CO2 Emissions
*** Why Big Oil loves the renewable energy industry
*** The Energy Transition Isn’t
How Co-ops are Impacted by Threats to Reliability
Alberta wind power production fell to 0.4% capacity at same time solar was zero
Aussie Farmers Reject Massive Wind & Solar Transmission Grid Rollout
Europe’s Crisis:  Blame Green Energy Policy

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** Is Dominion’s Offshore Wind Project ‘Arbitrary and Capricious’? NOAA Says Yes!
*** Offshore Wind Electrical Substations; The Secret, Silent Killers
*** Offshore wind only delivers about one tenth of jobs promised
*** Whales Die, While Officials, Media, and Environmentalists Lie
*** Biden admin under fire for offshore wind impacts on military operations
Federal Agency Agrees to GOA Probe of Offshore Wind Impacts
Commissioners approve hiring additional law firms to fight turbines off NJ coast
Survey Says: Most Local Taxpayers Don’t Like Current Offshore Wind Plan|
Offshore wind foes in New Jersey gathering force legally and politically
Big decisions looming on offshore wind

Wind Energy — Other:
*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)
Years after saving the bald eagle, 82 of them could be killed in NY wind projects
USGS Map of US wind turbines

Solar Energy:
Solar industry facing bankruptcies, leaving many with roof panels that don’t work
Five Reasons New Yorkers Should Not Embrace a Solar Energy Future
Solar panels destroyed by hail in Nebraska
Solar sprawl is tearing up the Mojave Desert. Is there a better way?
Let Them Eat Solar Panels

Nuclear Energy:
*** Sweden Shocks Europe: Abandons ‘Unstable’ Green Energy Agenda, Returns to Nuclear Power
*** Italy Returns to Nuclear Sanity. Shouldn’t We?
Coalition urges Senate to oppose renomination of NRC commissioner Baran
Energy Future Unveiled! THORIUM Molten Salt Reactors
NYS passing a bill to ban the release of wastewater from the Indian Point nuclear plant into the Hudson
Dow Chemical CEO Gives Wall Street Lesson on New Nuclear
Study: Thresholds for radiation induced mutation? The Muller-Evans debate: A turning point for cancer risk assessment

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** Fueling a Freer Future: Three good short videos
*** Alex Epstein: My fireside chat at Fossil Fueled, the Concert
*** The IEA’s ‘Net Zero’ Roadmap Analyzed
EPA Proposes New Carbon Pollution Standards for Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants to supposedly “Tackle the Climate Crisis and Protect Public Health”
Shell defies climate critics to ramp up fossil fuel production
Israel’s natural gas saved the economy over $87 billion in past decade
Report: Renewables growth did not dent fossil fuel dominance in 2022
The tide may finally be turning against the demented drivel of Just Stop Oil fanatics
Norway Approves More Than $18 Billion of Oil and Gas Projects

Electric Vehicles (EVs):
*** NASA shelves electric aircraft experiment
Pothole damage from electric cars is double that of gas vehicles

Miscellaneous Energy News:
Rural households switching to heat pump face 70% rise in bills

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
*** Wrong Again: James Hansen 1988 Senate Testimony Edition
*** UN Chief claims fossil fuels are ‘incompatible with human survival’
*** New Book (Dr. Judith Curry): Climate Uncertainty and Risk
*** Epic Fail: Climate Models Greatly Overestimate Corn Belt Warming
*** Report: Climate Models and Climate Muddles
*** CLINTEL open letter (4) to UN Guterres on plans to stop climate change
North Atlantic Heatwave
Climate Changes Emerges as Single Biggest Issue Facing Jewelry Industry at Harvard Summit
France Shows Climate Change Politics are But an Obvious Scam
Myth of Big Oil’s Funding of Climate Skepticism vs Reality of Big Green’s Billions Driving Climate Alarmism

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
*** Sweden Dumps Climate Agenda, Scraps Green Energy Targets
*** How to answer loaded climate questions
*** Can the Climate Heal Itself?
*** Al Gore’s Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds
Study: The Verdict of Instrumental Methods
Study: Empirical assessment of the role of the Sun in climate change using balanced multi-proxy solar records
Climate Change Alarmism Is All Pain for No Gain – Enough!
Study: The Earth’s Decadal Rotation and Climate Dynamics
Video: The Mad, Mad World of Climatism
Montana’s AG censored the science he needed to defeat Held v Montana
Nobel Laureate Dr. John Clauser: “I Don’t Believe There is a Climate Crisis”

Manmade Global Warming — Fires:
*** As usual, the media’s knee-jerk take on the Canadian wildfires was all wrong
*** Exposure to Smoke from Fires
Man charged with setting massive Yosemite park fire initially blamed on climate change
Suing Fossil Fuel Firms for Wildfires?
Ross McKitrick: The truth about forest fires goes up in climate-change smoke

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