Why Japan finds coal hard to quit

Addiction to coal-fired power undermines Tokyo’s green credentials From Nikkei Asian Review ERI SUGIURA and AKANE OKUTSU, Nikkei staff writers November 21, 2018 15:17 JST TOKYO/KOBE, Japan — In Japan’s port city of Kobe, a pair of 150-meter high white chimneys tower over the bay. Located just beside a residential area only 15 minutes by…

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Vehicle Electrification Common Sense

By Rud Istvan, This is the first of two loosely related technology posts that ctm suggested might be interesting to WUWT. In full disclosure, the details stem from my financial interests in energy storage materials and related topics, having spent much time and money since 2007 on fundamental now globally issued energy storage materials patents…

New paper shows no climate trend in hurricane damage losses

Dr. Roger Pielke Junior writes: Our major update to the CONUS normalized hurricane loss dataset has now been published, after several years of effort and an intensive review process by Nature Sustainability. Weinkle et al. 2018.Normalized hurricane damage in the continental United States 1900–2017, Nature Sustainability. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-018-0165-2 Abstract. Direct economic losses result when a hurricane encounters…

Environmental Groups Claim Coal Killed 7,600 People in Europe in 2016… Can’t Name Any of the Victims.

Guest commentary by David Middleton Groups target Europe’s coal companies over harmful emissions   By FRANK JORDANS | November 20, 2018 BERLIN (AP) — Environmental groups claimed Tuesday that 10 utility companies are responsible for the majority of premature deaths caused by emissions from coal-fired power plants in Europe. In a report on the health…

Musings about “…the crystal meth of social media”

From Instapundit, who shut his own Twitter feed down yesterday. TWITTER’S GONE CRAZY BANNING PEOPLE ON THE RIGHT, so I’ve deactivated my Twitter account. Flashback: Despite Twitter’s Protests, The Stifling of Conservative Speech On The Platform Is Real. UPDATE: People seem to want more, and although there’s nothing duller than posting a screed on why you’re quitting a platform,…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #337

The Week That Was: 2018-11-24 (November 24, 2018) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project   Quote of the Week: “I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a…

Attack of the Malicious ads

If you see this DON’T RUN OR SAVE IT! We have been getting a number of complaints lately about malicious ads being served by the wordpress.com premium hosting service we are connected with.  Most of the emails say WUWT is the only place they are getting them, which makes me suspect they may be a…

‘A Form Of Violence’?

Date: 23/11/18 Andrew Montford, GWPF Some climate scientists still struggle to cope with people who disagree So a few days back, Cliff Mass – a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington as well as a radio weatherman – decided to write something about the wildfires in California, and in particular, the question…

Dozens of dead turtles wash ashore on Cape

From Cape Cod Times By Wheeler Cowperthwaite Posted Nov 22, 2018 at 11:40 AM Updated Nov 23, 2018 at 12:43 PM WELLFLEET — Low temperatures and high winds killed most of the more than 80 turtles that washed ashore Thursday morning in Brewster, Orleans and Eastham. Jenette Kerr, communications coordinator for Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Wellfleet…