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Energy & Environmental Review: February 19, 2024

By -- February 19, 2024

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:

*** Dispelling the Cult Claim—”Wind and Solar are Lower Cost Generation than Natural Gas”
Two wind facilities share $100± million to turn off

Unreliables (General):

*** Time to retire the term ‘renewable energy’ from serious discussion and energy policy directives
*** The State of Reliability in PJM and Nine Slides from My Testimony in Ohio Explaining Why Costs are Rising and Reliability is Faltering

Wind Energy — Offshore:
Danish Clean Energy Giant Sucking Wind
Study Provides Guidance on Detecting North Atlantic Right Whales in Wind Energy Areas

Wind Energy — Other:
*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)
Industrial Wind Turbines demonstrate their Unreliable and Intermittent Nature Generating 1.8% of their Capacity than jumping to 80.4% only a few days later

Solar Energy:
*** Stealing with Solar: The Great Net-Metering Heist
*** Steal from the Poor, Give to the Rich

Nuclear Energy:
*** After scrapping nuclear reactors, Germany to spend billions on new gas power plants

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** Coal’s Life-Saving Role Ignored by Climate-Obsessed Media
House delivers blow to Biden’s climate agenda, votes against natural gas moratorium
Biden to Export Ideology Instead of Natural Gas
Climate Cultists at The Guardian: This Time, It’s Evil Propane

Electric Vehicles (EVs):
*** Ford Lost $4.7B On EVs Last Year, Or About $64,731 For Every EV It Sold
Car Dealers Slash Prices Of EVs As Demand Craters
Experts warn electric vehicle weight threatens road safety and infrastructure
Heavier EV’s tearing up the roadways but paying nothing for road maintenance

Miscellaneous Energy News:
*** A landmark Energy Freedom Resolution from the RNC
*** Introducing: AlexAI (energy questions answered by Alex Epstein’s AI)
*** The Deindustrialization of Europe in Five Charts
Congress and courts enable energy and climate fantasy and tyranny
Energy regulator’s exit may flummox Biden’s green plans
Can the government create a green hydrogen fuel industry?
Environmental NGOs Dwarf “Energy Shills”

Mann v Steyn Trial:
Mann v Steyn (and us) {Note: I’ve made major updates to the links at the end!}
*** Mann vs Steyn verdict: More evidence that Critical Thinking has left the Building
*** Judith Curry’s Expert Report (in defense of Steyn)
*** Judith Curry’s ethics complaint against Michael Mann
*** False Equivalence

Manmade Global Warming — Some Other Deceptions:
*** Men at War, Part 6 – American V Russian Temperature Reconstructions
*** One More Scary Graph will Surely Do it!
*** Climate Models Exaggerate Effects of Global Warming
*** WHO Demands Global Meat Consumption Ban by 2025
Carbon capture – yet another green white elephant
If You Want To Control People, You Have To Control The CO2
The next big climate scare: Counting climate change deaths
The Most Bizarre Experience of My Life

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous
Net Zero Climate Policies will Wreck Farms
Victory for Europe’s farmers as Brussels caves in on emissions targets and eating less meat
Europe’s Green Agenda Collides With Geopolitical, Economic Reality

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