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Energy and Environmental Review: April 24, 2023

By -- April 24, 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:
*** A Texas-Sized Energy Fiasco
*** Lazard’s levelized cost of power generation figures remain “highly implausible”
*** Greens Refuse to Discuss Recycling of Renewables, etc.
Wind Generation Cost to Ontarians on April 13th Hit a Record of $2,055/MWH
California Power Companies Propose to Bill Electricity Partly by Income
Wind Power Has A Profitability Problem
Renewable energy PPA prices continue to rise despite Inflation Reduction Act relief

Renewables (General):
*** The Renewable Intermittency Challenge
*** End preferences for unreliable electricity
*** The Great Green Dream is a Fantasy
Addressing Wind/Solar Instability: Hardwiring the Grid
Australia’s ‘green energy’ chimera
Jamie Dimon’s Climate Corporatism

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** Pentagon Sounds Alarm Over Biden Plan for Offshore Wind Sites
*** Short video: Is Industrial Offshore Wind Development Killing Endangered Whales?
*** Massive Offshore Wind Turbines with Flashing Lights Would Be Major Features on the Coastal Horizon
*** Massive Offshore Wind Turbines with Flashing Lights Would Be Major Features on the Coastal Horizon, Part 2
Study: Diving Seabird Populations Decline 94 Percent Near Offshore Wind Turbines
Massachusetts Offshore Wind Projects in Trouble
How Visible Are Off-Shore Wind Turbines?
Blown Away: Offshore wind regulators ignore danger to fishing industry
Russian ship ‘spying’ around wind projects off UK coast in possible sabotage plot
Offshore Wind: The Great Stampede Over the Long Island Cliff

Wind Energy — Other:
*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)
*** Daily numbers for wind energy in Europe
Industrial Wind Turbines are the Proverbial Yo-Yo
Archive: Wind law and negotiations from a landowner’s perspective
Archive: Wind Power — A Lawyer’s Guide to Representing Landowners

Nuclear Energy:
*** Video Seminar: Spending Time on Spent Nuclear Fuel
*** Nuclear Power – The Most Misunderstood Source of Energy
*** A Step in the Right Direction on Energy
World Leaders Agree to Boost Nuclear Power, While Germany Shuts Its Plants
‘Nuclear hydrogen could be made in the US for less than $0.50/kg — cheaper than green H2’: Lazard
Two studies make a strong case for nuclear power: less pollution, smaller footprint
US ready to lend Poland $4 billion for nuclear energy plan

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** John Stossel interviews Alex Epstein re fossil fuels
*** Fascinating lawsuit involving use of gas in restaurants. See this article.
*** CO2 Coalition Comments on DOE’s Proposed Gas Stove Standards
Biden admin approves massive gas pipeline project in huge blow to climate activists

Electric Vehicles (EVs):
*** Biden’s 67% EV policy: a dictatorial attack on American drivers and the US grid
*** IEEE: The Staggering Scale of the EV Transition
*** 10 Most Glaring Problems With Electric Cars
Biden’s EPA ‘intentionally creating car shortages’ to force Americans into public transit
President Biden may have mandated a death spiral for the auto industry

Miscellaneous Energy News:
*** Why “Net Zero” Is Not a Rational U.S. Energy Policy
*** Energy Abundance Is Liberating Humanity From Grueling Labor
The importance of upcoming EPA regulations on power plants
Geothermal Heat Pumps: can new U.S. “IRA” support make it go mainstream?
Luxury Beliefs And Energy Policy: The Fatal Conceit

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
*** U.N. Is A Climate “Disinformation Threat Actor”
*** Climate Change Alarmism Is a Lie that Must Stop
*** ‘What Percent of our Atmosphere is CO2?’: Doug LaMalfa Stumps Entire Panel With Climate Questions
*** Dr Richard Lindzen exposes climate change as a politicized power play motivated by malice and profit
Short Video: Inconvenient Truth: 32 Climate Predictions Proven False
Earth Day At 52: None of the eco-doomsday predictions have come true
CRED’s “2022 Disasters in Numbers” Report Is a Disaster in Itself
Mathematically, the IPCC has it all wrong!
Judith Curry to Senate (and Senator Whitehouse): Cool It!
Using the Climate Change Scare to Promote Abortion
|The True Purpose of ‘Earth Day’ Was Not Politics or Climate Alarmism

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
*** World Bank Nominee Aims To Spend ‘Trillions’ On ‘Climate Change’
*** Radar satellite data reveals 19,000 previously unknown undersea volcanoes
*** Nature Controls the CO2 Increase
*** Ross McKitrick: The important climate study you won’t hear about
Democrats, independents and young Americans losing faith in climate religion
Montana AG and Gov betray conservatives
Think We Can Model the Climate? Clouds Get in the Way!
Scientific Societies Risk Reputations by Endorsing Climate Scare
Why Methane Accounting Method Matters
Net Zero Behavior Change Mind Games
Anomalous-Anomalies-2023…otherwise known as weather
Tom Nelson: David Dilley — Signals that global cooling is beginning
Study: Laws of Physics Define the Insignificant Warming of Earth by CO2
Poll: Only 38% of Americans willing to pay a $1/mo to address climate changeClouds Are Tricksters When It Comes to Climate Models

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