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Energy and Environmental Review: November 6, 2023

By -- November 6, 2023

Ed. Note: This post excerpts energy and climate material from the Media Balance Newsletter, a free fortnighly 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:
*** Wind industry confirms Great Green Lie
*** Collapse of projects shows again that wind power is not affordable
Profit At China’s Top Wind Firm Slumps 98%
Wind Unaffordable, Costs Common Sense

Unreliables (General):
*** Report: Green Energy and Economic Fabulist
*** Green Dreams Going Up in Smoke
*** Unplug the Green Boondoggle

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** Beware the offshore wind oligarchy
*** Developer walks away from New Jersey offshore wind farms
Offshore wind farm proposal is ‘absolute madness’

Wind Energy — Other:
*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)
*** The Wind is Always Blowing Somewhere Fallacy
*** The case for wind power was built upon a myth

Nuclear Energy:
*** Clean energy breakthrough: eVinci nuclear microreactor from Westinghouse receives DOE contract
*** Nuclear Power Gains Momentum as Global Energy Concerns Resurface Amidst Geopolitical Tensions
The miraculous technology that could solve our energy problems and works now

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** Five years later, evidence of fracking’s safety is stronger than ever
Anti-oil, but Definitely Pro-Products from Oil
Why ‘dirty’ coal is vital to a ‘clean’ green future
China continues to build large numbers of coal plants
What if we went back to a fossil-free society like the 1800’s?

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Kansas Energy Freedom Now!

By Sherri Lange -- November 3, 2023

Nixing the Mandates in Kansas: Representative Carrie Barth (R-Dist 5) and former House Energy and Environment Chair, Dennis Hedke, reach astounding consensus on Energy Resolution: 180 to 1. There will be no energy “victims” in this state.

I don’t believe I am the typical politician. I don’t care about a political career or political threats. I care about doing the right thing. I care about people. Period! (- Rep Carrie Barth in an email, October 9 2023)

Carrie Barth (R-Kansas, District 5) and Dennis Hedke, unapologetic supporter of the U.S. Constitution, acclaimed author of The Audacity of Freedom (2011), geophysicist, and former member Kansas House of Representatives (former Chair of the House Energy Committee), have drafted a clean and accurate Resolution for the Republican Party. This passed with overwhelming support. It appears to acknowledge that wind is not a good corporate citizen.

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Giberson: Mandatory Open Access (ISO/RTO) is “a very regulated market” (!)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- November 2, 2023

“It’s a very regulated market, so I wouldn’t call the current state a ‘free market’ in any pure sense.” ( – Michael Giberson, R Street, October 27, 2023)

The understatement of the year, political economy-wise? I’ll take it, just as I did with Lynne Kiesling’s belated acknowledgement that the “knowledge problem” applied to ISOs/RTOs (yesterday’s post).

Is the Kiesling/Giberson obfuscation of today’s centrally planned wholesale market (and a government monopoly to boot) coming to an end? For more than a year, I have begged both Lynne and Michael on social media to simply define what is a free market in electricity–and compare that to the present governmental system.

“I will not dance to your tune,” Lynne answered once in the heat of battle, reversing her no-response, disengagement strategy. And now Giberson, almost as an aside, has put a trump card on the table.…

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Kiesling: ISOs/RTOs Suffer from “The Knowledge Problem”(!)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- November 1, 2023
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“Energy Choices and Market Decision Making”: A 30-year Retrospective

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- October 31, 2023
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Arctic Grift: Alaska Energy Policy Goes Biden

By -- October 30, 2023
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Julian Simon, Vindicated Again

By Jane Shaw Stroup -- October 27, 2023
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Windpower Noise vs. Farmers and Livestock: The View from Australia (Queensland)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- October 26, 2023
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Fred Pearce on Margaret Thatcher: Misdirection at “Yale Environment 360”

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- October 25, 2023
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Review of Proposed Minimum Efficiency Standards for “Consumer Boilers”

By -- October 24, 2023
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