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Energy and Environmental Review: February 14, 2022

By -- February 14, 2022

Ed. note: This post excerpts energy and climate material from the Media Balance Newsletter, a fortnightly published 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 to those who embrace Julian Simon’s vision of innovation’s unlimited potential is an article from the Max Planck Society annoucing a major advance in fusion technology.

Greed Energy Economics:
*** Cost and Reliability Implications of the Virginia Clean Economy Act
*** The high cost of the Virginia Clean Economy Act
Upstate Economy at Risk Under NYC Renewable Energy Plan
Virginia and Climate Change – Separating fact from fiction
High Electricity Prices Are Unavoidable with Solar and Wind!

Wind Energy:
*** Green energy cannot save us
Worthless Wind & Solar: Once Again Output Totally Collapses During Freezing Weather
Virginia Taking An Overdue Hard Look at Green Energy Scams
Turbine ‘torture’ for Greek islanders as wind turbines proliferate
Ohio residents challenge first-of-its kind wind farm on Lake Erie
The Sierra Club Loves Wind Turbines, Not Whales

Solar Energy:
*** Report: Solar Energy and the Threat to Food Security
Maine official warns community solar projects might not be as ‘clean’ as they suggest
Overwhelmed by Solar Projects, the Nation’s Largest Grid Operator Seeks a Two-Year Pause on Approvals
Tesla supply chain issues now extend to solar roof, stops scheduling new installation
California’s Solar-Power Welfare State
Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets a Sunburn
Homeowner calls utility on huge $1,247 bill — finds it maybe due to solar

Nuclear Energy:
*** Why nations are backing Nuclear and Gas
*** France announces a major buildup of its nuclear power program
*** TVA Unveils Major New Nuclear Program, First SMR
*** Fusion facility sets a new world energy record
Archives: Nuclear Cognition

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** How Russia and green activists killed shale gas and paved the way for Putin’s energy war
*** Biden is disconnected from American’s reliance on fossil fuels
A Russia-Ukraine war would mean global energy shock
EU Unveils Controversial Green Label for Gas and Nuclear
Pennsylvania sent more electricity to neighboring states than any other state in 2020
Pennsylvania Power Plant Closures Would Cause Real Harm for Illusory Environmental Gains

Miscellaneous Energy News:
*** Energy is the most important issue in the world
*** Electric power reforms gain ground in Virginia
There’s a big supply problem in New York’s energy plan
How Green Energy Fantasies Can Amplify Civil Unrest
Wall Street’s Green Push Exposes New Conflicts of Interest
Are electric cars the new ‘diesel scandal’ waiting to happen? They generate polluting particles just like petrol vehicles, are not even that cost-effective…
Biden Looking to Spend $5 Billion on Charging Stations For Electric Cars
Suspend the Gas Tax, They Cried

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
*** Climate Scientists Encounter Limits of Computer Models, Bedeviling Policy
*** Short video: Dr Vernon Coleman – It’s Past the Time to be Terrified!
*** Short Video: Jordan Peterson Criticizes Climate Change Types
Lomborg: Facebook, Tech Giants Censor Inconvenient Facts About Climate Change
New Study: Worst-Case Climate Change Scenarios Are Highly Implausible
Study: A critical assessment of extreme events trends in times of global warming
Recent changes in Antarctic sea ice are unique since early 20th century
How “Climate Actions” Actually Kill People, Not Save Them
Climate Action in New York Is Nothing But Virtue Signaling
Delaware Climate Plan misses on facts and policy path
The Dairy Cow Manure Gold Rush
Climate Act Coverup of Real Numbers Underway in NY State

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
*** Judge blocks key Biden climate metric — Social Cost of Carbon
*** Environmentalists Pose a Bigger Obstacle to Effective Climate Policy than Denialists
*** Short Levin Video: This Is the Death of Science
Solar Update
Coming soon: Climate lockdowns?
The U.S. Just Took a Step Closer to a Legal Climate Standard
Let’s shoot the groundhog, warm the planet and eradicate winter
Short video: Escaping Climate Change
Video: The Causes of Climate Change, Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions…

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