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Energy and Environmental Review: June 19, 2023

By -- June 19, 2023

Ed. note: This post excerpts energy and climate material from the Media Balance Newsletter, a free fortnightly 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:
Social Cost of Subsidies
Green Energy Now Threatens South Korea’s Economy
Costly climate rules are turning Germans away from the Greens

Unreliables (General):
*** The hole story of the Green New Deal
*** Ramping up wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles can’t solve our energy problem
*** Models Hide the Shortcomings of Wind and Solar
*** Study: Geophysical constraints on the reliability of solar and wind power worldwide
*** Britain’s green energy disaster should be an awful warning to Americans
Limitations to Mining related to Unreliable Electricity
“Peak Green” in Western Countries: What it Means Eastern Countries

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** Is the Great Fish Kill of 1976 About to be Repeated?
*** Denmark Kills Off Open Door Offshore Wind Scheme, 24 Projects Cancelled
*** Federal watchdog opens investigation into offshore wind impacts amid whale deaths
Offshore wind turbines and the impact on the North Sea ecosystem
NOAA proposes massively cruel offshore sonar survey
Oregon Governor calls for pause on offshore wind turbines

Wind Energy — Newly Cancelled Offshore Projects:
Equinor halts North Sea Trollvind project
Avangrid and Shell-Ocean Winds face $60m in fines for nixed Massachusetts projects
SouthCoast Wind wants to terminate Rhode Island offshore wind contract

Wind Energy — Other:
*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)
*** A Broken Turbine in Kansas Shows how Wind Companies Evade Responsibility
*** Some reasons not to sign wind turbine land lease agreement

Solar Energy:
*** Solar Panels: The Unspoken Environmental Cost
Rural opposition to solar facilities goes beyond beliefs in climate change
Solar Industry Fried About Proposed BLM Reg

Nuclear Energy:
The Pentagon is helping bring the next generation of nuclear reactors to life
France, Germany Dispute Over Nuclear Energy Leaves EU Deadlocked on Renewables

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** Alex Epstein: My Q&A at Gettysburg College
Peter Thiel challenges Alex Epstein on Fossil Future
Shell defies climate critics to ramp up fossil fuel production

Electric Vehicles (EVs):
*** Toyota study shows electric vehicles may be unnecessary to lower CO2 emissions
Here’s how far the electric F-150 can really haul a load, according to AAA
Rowan Atkinson Isn’t A Fan Of Electric Cars

Heat Pumps:
*** Heat pumps are becoming a plague on all our houses
U.S. Heat Pump adoption

Miscellaneous Energy News:
*** The Green New Deal is back, and it’s more radical than ever
Hard rock lithium vs. brine lithium – how do their carbon curves compare?
RGGI Headed Nowhere: Diverges Into Environmental Justice
China Compromised Biden Sells Out U.S. Yet Again!

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
*** IPPC Special
*** Why Climate Change is NOT an Emergency
*** Stop scaring our kids to death
*** It’s Easy to be Fooled by a Climate Alarmist
Higher temperatures are clearly attributable to a reduction in cloud cover, not CO2
Climate Models have Overestimated CO2’s impact on Global Temperatures by a factor of Five (5)
Ireland Looking to Kill 200,000 Cows to Fight Climate Change; Are US Herds Next?
Insane Crackdown on Farming

Manmade Global Warming — Canadian Wildfires:
*** Wildfires and Progressive Climate-Change Deniers
*** Canadian fires are not due to climate change!
*** Short Video: Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire
Wildfires aren’t getting worse because of climate change
More Good News About the Decline in Fires
That’s Smoke, Not Climate Change
Anthony Watts on Fox News – AOC is wrong for ‘spieling’ Canadian wildfire hysteria
Willie Soon: On Wildfires
Roger Pielke Jr: What the media won’t tell you about … Wildfires

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
*** Can the Climate Heal Itself?
*** America Signs Global Climate Agreement to Crack Down on Farming
*** Bjorn Lomborg: Thinking Smartly About Climate Change
The GOP may target the climate law again — this time in the farm bill
The War on Carbon (and Humans) Intensifies
US Climate Czar Announces War Like Effort to Shut Down American Food Supply
Here Comes El Niño!
Almost all countries will fail to hit their Net-Zero Goal, say scientists

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