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Energy and Environmental Review: July 31, 2023

By -- July 31, 2023

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:
*** The ultimate debunking of “solar and wind are cheaper than fossil fuels.”
*** Wind and Solar Are NOT Cheaper than Coal and Oil
*** World Now Wasting $1 Trillion or More per Year Investing in Useless Renewables
*** Offshore wind has a cost crisis
“Green” Jobs at Ford and GM Will Cost Taxpayers as Much as $7.7 Million Each
Soaring costs are derailing offshore wind projects across the world

Unreliables (General):
*** Renewable Energy Storage Requirements
*** NYISO Report: Power outages coming to NYC by 2025, and maybe upstate too
*** Democrats whine about utility hikes caused by their own dumb policies
*** Batteries
Renewables versus the grid at PJM

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** How Much Does Offshore Wind Power Threaten Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales?
*** Giant UK offshore wind project halted due to spiraling costs
*** America’s Bet on Wind Power Is Running Into a Big Problem
“Save the whales” CFACT boats protest offshore wind construction

Wind Energy — Other:
*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)
NY farmers continue to pay price for wind turbine fire
Damaged Solar Panels in Nebraska Hailstorm Will End Up in Landfills because Recycling Isn’t Economical
Will Wind Turbines Be Generating More Waste Than Electricity?

Solar Energy:
*** Solar Panels are Three Times More Carbon-Intensive than IPCC Claims
Solar project fire in NY sends toxic smoke billowing into surrounding community

Nuclear Energy:
*** Unit 3 at Georgia Nuclear Plant Reaches 100% Power Output
*** Finland’s New Reactor is Already Lowering Electricity Prices
Does Nuclear slow down the scale-up of Wind and Solar? France and Germany can’t agree

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** Biden Admin Looking To Outlaw Almost All Portable Gas Generators
*** Supreme Court reinstates major gas pipeline in blow to environmental groups
Biden Buggy and Justin Jalopy
Biden admin quietly settles with eco groups to restrict oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico
Closing Ontario coal plants didn’t cut air pollution by much, says Fraser Institute
Republicans, Dems join forces in effort to reverse anti-fossil fuel provision in Biden’s climate package

Electric Vehicles (EVs):
*** Lithium Batteries
*** Electric Cars Are A Scam
*** Cobalt mining: some of the people who built EVs
*** Report: Electric Cars Might Not Even Lower Carbon Emissions
EVs Aren’t The Solution To Anything
Electric Vehicles: Costly Virtue Signaling Forced on America by Left
Automakers are calling out Biden’s EV Fantasy
Great Car Reset: Biden’s EPA to Release Strict New Fed Emissions Standard
Ford Lost $72,762 for Every EV it Sold in 2023 Q2
Of EVs and Heat Waves
Lithium Battery Menace: The EV Peril No Wants to Talk About!

Miscellaneous Energy News:
*** Help! Tell the EPA: we need policies that keep energy reliable and affordable

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
*** Which Heat Record Should We Look at?
*** Are We Having Record Heat?
*** The myth of an overheated planet
*** Should We Worry about Heat Deaths?
*** New study: Ten times more European deaths per year are attributed to cold weather than to hot weather
Roger Pielke Jr: What the IPCC actually says about extreme weather
Report: The American Midwest and Climate Change
The religious cult of climate catastrophism
Democrat Demagoguery Heats Up “Climate Reparations”
Warming-obsessed media wrong again
The Urban Heat Island Effect in GHCN Station Temperatures: Urban Locations Show Large Spurious Warming Effects
Weather maps are among the most blatant forms of fear mongering deployed so far
UN In Panic Mode: ‘The Era Of Global Warming Has Ended, The Era Of Global Boiling Has Arrived.’
Reuters inaccurate fact check

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
*** Could Federal courts roll back climate regulatory overreach?
*** Food for Thought About Climate Change
*** Lomborg: Thinking Smartly About Climate Change
LA Times article labeled ‘peak climate idiocy’ after floating ‘occasional blackout’ for ‘the greater good’
Americans Have Never Been Less Threatened by ‘Extreme Weather’
Climate Policies Are Hurting, Not Helping, the Environment
Backlash to climate policies is growing

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