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Energy and Environmental Review: December 13, 2021

By -- December 13, 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 an article from Matt Ridley, here.

Greed Energy Economics:
Wind Energy companies accused of bid rigging and racketeering in US lawsuit
Public should know true costs of state’s push for carbon-free grid
Energy poverty in Europe is linked to expensive renewables

Renewable Energy: Health and Ecosystem Consequences:
Did Ohio board certify Icebreaker wind project with enough bird, bat research?
Stunned Still: Offshore Wind Turbine Power Cables Leave Crabs Mesmerized and Motionless
Mountain of discarded turbines prompts NY bond push
Iowa Turbine “graveyard” removal underway

Wind Energy:
Fine Video: Wind Turbines: Salvation or Ruin? Part 1: Wind Energy & Humans
Offshore wind grid woes may be worse than previously thought
Biden’s offshore wind goal is a waste of energy
Power Brief: China Flexes Rare-Earths Muscle (Again)
Energy Deficient: Wind & Solar Obsessed Germany Faces Long Dark Winter
Republicans in Ohio House reject support for proposed Icebreaker wind project

Solar Energy:
VA County officials, residents consider a slew of solar projects
Tesla solar fires subject of SEC, Consumer Product Safety Commission investigations

Nuclear Energy:
Fine Short Video: The Green Atom
British nuclear turns to tried-and-tested financing model

Fossil Fuel Energy:
Fossil Fuel Restriction Dam Starting To Break
Divesting in crude oil guarantees shortages and inflation
CO2 Coalition Statement on Virginia Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Biden halts federal aid for overseas fossil fuel projects – with plenty of exceptions
EPA proposes to hammer oil and natural gas with crazy new climate rules
Natural Gas Production (and Oil) Imperiled by Biden Bumbling
Short video: Will fracking survive? Fracking Part 2
How Fossil Fuels Lead to Human Flourishing

Miscellaneous Energy News:
Fine Short Video: America in the Dark
A Thought or Two on Renewable Energy and Culture
Belarus Threat Shows The Importance Of Energy Independence
The Case for Carbon Capture at Existing Power Plants
Virginia Governor-Elect Pledges to Remove State From Regional Carbon Market
Matt Ridley: The roots of Europe’s suicidal energy crisis
Biden signs EOs to make all gov’t vehicles electric & buildings renewable powered

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
Short video: No Need to go to Glasgow
Japan’s COP26 Climate Solution Includes 22 New Coal Plants
EPA advisers favor stronger soot standards
Why the Climate Panic About Africa Is Wrong
Unrealistic beliefs in NY climate law

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
Global CO2 emissions have been flat for a decade, new data reveals
India and China set aside differences to resist carbon imperialism
In the Race for ‘Climate Leadership,’ Everyone’s a Loser

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