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By Sherri Lange -- May 10, 2023

Ed. Note: Si Kinsella is a resident of Suffolk County New York, a seaside community that is a staging area for South Fork Wind, a 132 MW, 15-turbine project located 35 miles offshore. He is representing himself on behalf of his neighbors. While not asking for damages, Kinsella is suing to ensure that the ecological protocols are met and that the project’s economics are fairly represented. Kinsella is asking Injunctive Relief: Disclose, Dismantle, Remove, and Restore.

“Mr. Kinsella repeats that the case is not about the construction methods of South West Wind, but rather is about the failure of BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management), to uphold legal principles of environmental review and oversight, water quality assurance, due process, and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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A 10 Percent ‘Community Solar’ Discount? Think Again!

By Joseph Toomey -- May 9, 2023

“A 10% reduction off the retail rate for wholesale power would net Summit Ridge Energy a price of $0.1181 per kWh, which is 244% higher than the average wholesale rate in 2021 that all other power producers received. And that boost will be absorbed and passed on to all retail ratepayers.”

“The $2.5 billion investment in production plants that Q-Cells promises isn’t really coming from the company, but from the U.S. Treasury courtesy of federal taxpayers’ largesse and Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act.”

Last month, Vice President Kamala Harris visited a Korean-owned solar photovoltaic module plant in Dalton, Georgia. Long known as the carpet capital of America (and perhaps less illustriously as the Home of the Blonde Bombshell), Dalton will now host a vastly-expanded Korean-owned solar panel production facility operated by a company called Q-Cells.…

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Energy and Environmental Review: May 8, 2023

By -- May 8, 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:
*** Right, OilPrice.com, Wind Power is Unprofitable
*** The Renewable Capital Cost Green Trick
*** Green Energy Is Stuck at a Financial Red Light
Wind lobby demands ever more subsidies from poor Europeans

Renewables (General):
*** How Greening the Economy Will Destroy America
*** The inhumanity of the green agenda
*** Environmental Bootleggers and Baptists Fleece Consumers
Video: The Great Renewable Energy Con explained by Dr Benny Peiser
A not-so-green reality behind green transition

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** The Pentagon Tilts at Windmills
*** Whales and Offshore Wind: The Verdict Was in Before the Coroner’s Report
*** Conservative watchdogs highlight ‘alarming’ surge in whale deaths as wind projects grow off NY, NJ coasts
Wind energy developer funneled cash to Dem senator pushing offshore wind
NOAA proposes hammering 208% of vanishing Right Whales
Calls mount to stop offshore wind project as more whales wash up dead: ‘Need to take a very hard look at this’
Biden Admin Energy Official Won’t Say if Offshore Turbines Can Survive Hurricane
California Wind-power auction shows how money matters in climate projects
We Oppose Delaware Offshore Wind because it’s Expensive, Unreliable, and Threatens the Natural Environment
Cargo ship arrives in Germany with large hole after striking wind turbine

Wind Energy — Other:
*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)
Wind Energy Poll: Nearly 60% say embrace natural gas

Solar Energy:
*** China Dominates U.S.

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Electricity Statism and Misdirection: Introducing Doug Lewin’s “Texas Energy and Power Newsletter” (well-funded propaganda)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 5, 2023
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Electrified Compressors and the Great Texas Blackout (a threat to grid reliability everywhere)

By Ed Ireland -- May 4, 2023
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A Try at Electric Vehicles: Samuel Insull a Century Ago

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 3, 2023
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The Practical Impossibility of Large-Scale Carbon Capture and Storage

By Steve Goreham -- May 2, 2023
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Wind-financed Exposé against Kevon Martis Backfires

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 1, 2023
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“The Unpopular Truth” Trues Up “Clean” Energy

By -- April 28, 2023
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DOE vs. Gas Cooking: A Review of Critical Comments

By -- April 27, 2023
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