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Energy and Environmental Review: December 18, 2023

By -- December 18, 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:
*** Economic Euthanasia
*** The Crippling Economic Costs of Green Energy Subsidies
*** Mind-Bogglingly Costly Green Boondoggles Leave Carbon, Temperatures Virtually Untouched

Unreliables: Energy, Health, and Ecosystem Consequences:
*** Upstate NY resident presents wind turbine concerns to County Board of Health
Industrial Wind Turbines Are Slaughtering Millions of Birds and Bats

Unreliables (General):
*** Insiders warn shifting to green energy could disrupt power grid reliability
***Another Critical Thinker Reaches The Obvious Conclusion: Intermittent Renewables Can’t Work On Their Own
*** The Black Lie at the Heart of Net Zero Energy Fantasies
Michigan Dems Big Foot The Locals

Wind Energy — Offshore:
Great Lakes Icebreaker project on Ice: high hopes dashed

Wind Energy — Other:
*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)
7,500 wind turbines in Spain to be dismantled within five years

Solar Energy:
*** New: Solar Resistance Plan of Action
Why The Residential Solar Industry is in Danger of Imploding
Maine community approves ban on commercial solar facilities

Nuclear Energy:
*** COP 28 – Young people positive about nuclear energy
First Two SMR-300 Units Slated to be Built at Michigan’s Palisades Site
Poland’s Coal-to-Nuclear plans move forward with U.S. partners
News to be thankful for: The Diablo Canyon extension

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** X-Raying the Reality and Origin of a Hollow Phrase: ‘Energy Transition’
*** The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve only has a 20-day supply for the country
The lesson of fossil fuel advocates’ failure at COP 28: stop “Arguing to 0,” start “Arguing to 100”
Fossil Fuels are Essential to Civilization

Electric Vehicles (EVs):
CEI Statement on CARS Act
Maine’s upcoming vote on phasing out gas car sales, explained
EVs Have Lost Spark with Public
Electric Vehicles Are Much More Costly than Commonly Claimed

Miscellaneous Energy News:
*** At The New York Krazy Klimate Konference
New Book: MASS DELUSIONS: How they harm sustainable energy, climate policy, etc.
Alex Epstein: Discussing Fossil Future with students

Manmade Global Warming — UN COP 28:
*** COP 28 and Fossil Fuels: Showdown Between Alarmists and Pragmatists
*** The Not-So-Scary Truth About Climate Change
COP 28 fizzles on fossil fuel phase-out
Tucker: Another half-demented 80-year-old yelling about things he doesn’t understand
King Charles Delivers Highly-Politicized Speech to Support Collectivist Net Zero Project
UN COP 28: Have we dodged the loss and damage threat again?
Why John Kerry Would Force Poor People to Burn Wood and Dung
COP 28 Gets Coal In Its Stocking
Meat Made Us Human

Manmade Global Warming — Some Other Deceptions:
*** 777 Imaginary US Thermometers
*** The climate agenda is a hoax (at the Republican presidential debate)
*** “Climate Tipping Point”: Yes, Again — and Another Media Meltdown Over It
*** Study: Ninety-Nine Percent? Re-Examining the Consensus on the Anthropogenic Contribution to Climate Change
Conservatives Should Rock the Shaky Foundations of Climate Alarmism
Massachusetts Decarbonization Roadmap radically underestimates costs
Two Statistical Studies Attempt to Cast Doubt on the CO2 Narrative
Another Climate Snow Job
Era of ‘Unquestioned and Unchallenged’ Climate Change Claims is Over

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
*** The Church of the Climate Change Cult is losing some of its Flock (Part 2)
*** The Church of the Climate Change Cult is losing some of its Flock (Part 3)
*** The Church of the Climate Change Cult is losing some of its Flock (Part 4)
*** Three Graphs That Show There Is No ‘Climate Crisis
*** 2023 Hurricane Season
I must be getting over the target
Dr. Wyss Yim: Volcanic eruptions and climate variability
Summary of the Sun and the Troposphere  Study
French Farmers Dump Manure on Government Buildings to Protest Climate Hysteria
Global warming would save lives
Why we’re still waiting for the SEC climate risk disclosure rule
Restoring the Sciences: Climate and Weather Extremes

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