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Another COP26 Postponment? (fossil fuels winning anyway)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 8, 2021

“Vaccine inequity, unaffordable accommodation, travel challenges and new surges in the Covid19 pandemic will lock out huge numbers of developing country delegates from the UN climate talks set to take place in November.” (Climate Action Network, September 7, 2021)

Add “incremental emissions” to the above, and it is quandary time in Glasgow, UK.

Last March, the resurgence of the Pandemic led to talk about a second postponement. Now, the wolf is at the door. With a global fossil-fuel boom in evidence, and international cooperation to reduce CO2 in disarray, this is an opportunity for COP26 to go “net zero.”

The following statement from Climate Action Network International, “COP26 Must the Postponed,” was just released:

Climate Action Network (CAN), a global network of more than 1500 civil society organisations in over 130 countries working together to fight the climate emergency, has today called for the UN climate talks – COP26 – to be postponed.

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Energy and Environmental Review: September 7, 2021

By -- September 7, 2021

This fortnightly Master Resource post will excerpt energy and climate material from the Media Balance Newsletter, published every other week by physicist John Droz Jr., founder of the Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions. The complete MBN for this post can be found here.

The first story, from Minnesota, suggests what might happen if the advocates of renewables had to prove their case in a forum bound by objective evidence. (Hat tip to the Heartland Institute.)

Wind Energy:
Minnesota Court Rules Natural Gas More Environmentally-Friendly than Solar or Wind
Wind turbine makers struggle to profit from wind energy boom as costs rise
Turbine noise goes on trial
Group files lawsuit against US offshore wind project
Trump adviser involved in Offshore Vineyard Wind opposition

Nuclear Energy:
Germany Flirts With Power Crunch in Nuclear and Coal Exit
New school year, new Classroom Resources for Navigating Nuclear!

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Happy Labor-Saving Day (as in modern energy)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 6, 2021
The History of the First-Ever Dishwasher Invented
Oklahoma's Own: History Comes Alive At Drummond Home In Hominy

Frigidaire - Wikipedia

The Old Days

A Brief History of the Kitchen

History of Kitchens – Studio Haus
- History of the Kitchen Old -
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Walzel Strikes for Climate Realism (Houston Chronicle interview fair, telling)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 2, 2021
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The Great Kemper County Caper (Southern Company rides again)

By Jim Clarkson -- September 1, 2021
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On the History of Resource Thought (Vettese dissertation comments)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- August 31, 2021
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Martis in the Solar and Wind Fight: The Latest

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- August 30, 2021
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Can-do Petroleum vs. Can’t Do Renewables (Part II)

By Steve Overholt -- August 27, 2021
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Can-do Petroleum vs. Can’t Do Renewables (Part I)

By Steve Overholt -- August 26, 2021
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Andrew Dessler vs. The ‘a–hole’ World

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- August 25, 2021
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