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Energy and Environmental Review: December 06, 2021

By -- December 6, 2021

Ed. note: This fortnightly Master Resource post excerpts energy and climate material from the Media Balance Newsletter, published every other week by physicist John Droz Jr., founder of the Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions. The complete MBN for this post can be found here.

Of special interest in this issue is Henry Geraedts’s article “Inconvenient Realities about Net-Zero,” here.

Wind & Solar Energy:
A green paradox: Deforesting the Amazon for wind energy in the Global North
Quantifying the hurricane risk to offshore wind turbines
Green Technologies Have A Glaring Problem Of Scale
NY Utility Bills to Rise 10± Percent due to Green NYC
Lake Erie wind turbine project subject of upcoming Ohio Supreme Court hearing
Pennsylvania Bill Solar and Wind Decommissioning Introduced
Fire fears over huge battery storage plants for wind project
NC Commissioners rebuff request for 574-acre solar project

Nuclear Energy:
Key Facts about Spent Nuclear Fuel
Closing California’s last nuclear power plant would be a mistake
Nuclear Bans Tumble as Once-Skeptical States Seek Carbon Cuts

Fossil Fuel Energy:
Multistate carbon tax scheme on gasoline collapses
Germany urges US Congress not to sanction Putin’s pipeline
Biden lacks understanding of oil’s contributions to civilization
Inconvenient realities about net-zero
Fifteen States Respond to ‘Woke Capitalism,’ Threaten to Cut Off Banks That Refuse to Service Coal, Oil Industries
China is mining much more coal again and that’s boosting its factories
Elizabeth Warren Goes to War Over Natural Gas Prices She Helped Create!
Michigan Governor voluntarily dismisses pipeline lawsuit

Miscellaneous Energy News:
Contempt for the Middle Class at Heart of Energy Politics
Why the Energy Transition Will Be So Complicated
There’s an enormous geothermal pool under the Latrobe Valley that can provide cheap, clean energy
UK: Blundering blindly into an energy emergency

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
The Profound Junk Science of Climate
India’s Net Zero Pledge: What Does It Really Mean?
Honestly, is climate change really humanity’s greatest threat?
The Real Threat to Banks Isn’t From Climate Change — It’s From Bankers
CEI’s New Anti-Carbon Tax Study
Climate ‘scientists’ admit to lying, cheating & fraud
Why We Must Quit Worrying About Uncertainty in Sea Level Projections

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
The World’s Climate Is Changing, so What Should We Do?
New Climate Study: Arctic Ocean Warmed Before Human CO2 Emissions
Dr. Will Happer: How to Think about Climate Change
Arctic Sea Freezes Early, Trapping 18 Ships in Ice Near Russia

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