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Energy and Environmental Review: May 9, 2022

By -- May 9, 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.

Greed Energy Economics:
*** Wind Power’s ‘Colossal Market Failure’ Threatens Climate Fight
*** Putin ‘colluded’ with green movements
Short video: Renewable Energy — The Biggest Scam We All Fell For
Green Nightmares
Delaying tactics by wind industry will cost consumers hundreds of millions
Video: The Great Renewable Energy Con
Low-cost power pledge is blown away by the wily wind developers

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences:
Analyzing bird population declines due to renewable power sources in California
Offshore wind: The leading birdwatching group doesn’t object to wind farms that will kill birds

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** Latest Offshore Wind Project Paid to Switch Off 25% of the Time
Conservation groups call for federal review of offshore wind impact on ecosystems
Right whale defenders question energy industry donations
Jacobs Launches Effort to Prevent Wind Turbines in Great Lakes

Wind Energy — Onshore:
*** Numbers Game: Smashing The Wind & Solar Power Storage Myth With Arithmetic
*** Wind Projects Rejections Across U.S. Now Total 328
*** A Mostly Wind- and Solar-Powered U.S. Economy Is a Dangerous Fantasy
NY State Thruway Authority loses lawsuit over non-functioning wind turbines

Solar Energy:
*** Greenwashing in the Solar Energy Industry? Here’s How to Spot It
*** Study: On-Grid Solar PV versus Diesel Electricity Generation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Economics and GHG Emissions
Five takeaways from the landmark Virginia Solar Survey (Note #3!)
They’re Paneling Paradise to Put Up Solar — a Lot

Nuclear Energy — California:
California promised to close its last nuclear plant. Now Newsom is reconsidering
Experts Weigh in on Seismic Safety at Diablo Canyon in Letter to Newsom
Possible extension for California’s last nuclear plant draws cheers from supporters, jeers from opponents

Nuclear Energy — Other:
*** Who’s Afraid of Nuclear Power?
*** Germany’s Nuclear Fumble
*** Boris Johnson says the UK will build one new nuclear plant a year
MIT Spinoff Raises $1.8 Billion From ‘Largest Ever’ Private Investment In Industry
Elon Musk: ‘We should not shut down nuclear power plants, we should reopen the ones that we’ve shut down’
One year ago, New York made a fateful and fallacious decision to pull the plug on a reliable, zero-emission power source

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** Some Fallacies Attendant Upon the Biden Resumption of Fossil Leasing
*** China ignores climate pledges, tops list in building new coal plants
*** Europe Needs Natural Gas And America Could Help—If We Could Get Out Of Our Own Way
How Many Of The World’s 8 Million Will Survive Without Fossil Fuels?
Russia’s war is turbocharging the world’s demand for coal
Global coal-fired power at record levels
Climate Colonialists Disrupt African Pipeline, Perpetuate Poverty
China promotes coal-burning again as energy security becomes top priority
New Yorkers Deserve a Choice of Gas Heat or Electrification

Miscellaneous Energy News:
*** The People Promising Us “Net Zero” Have No Clue About Energy Storage
Electric Bus Catches Fire After Battery Explosion
Study: Americans Don’t Want Electric Vehicles
A Lesson Being Ignored: Fuel Switching = Energy Reliability

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
*** Trump’s Climate Challenge to the GOP
*** FERC’s Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Policy Cannot Pass a Cost-Benefit Test
*** Study: Asia’s coastal cities sinking faster than sea level-rise
*** Report: Osman et al. 2021: a flawed Nature paleoclimate paper?
Biden: “In the U.S. military every vehicle is going to be climate friendly. Every vehicle.”
When prophecy fails: John Kerry moves the goal post and re-sets doomsday clock
Study: Climate Change & Cold Weather Extremes an Overlooked Issue in The Present Climate Debate
Climate Change Fanatics, Not Fossil Fuels, Threaten Nature

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous News:
*** The Many Benefits of Rising Atmospheric CO2 — An Introduction
*** Report: No Evidence of a Climate Crisis
Study: Exact Calculations of Climate Sensitivities Reveal the True Cause of Recent Warming
Ridding the world of climate misinformation and saving a trillion dollars per year
La Niña could enter rare third straight year. Here’s what that means.
President Biden’s Climate Ambitions Are All But Dead
Scientists say to eat bugs to slow global warming

Woods Hole: Are We on the Brink of a ‘New Little Ice Age?’

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