Energy and Environmental Review: September 20, 2021

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By John Droz, Jr. — September 20, 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.

Of special interest in this issue is The Deep Optimism Manifesto, by David Siegel, which pays tribute to Julian Simon and explains again the historical basis for his outlook and its implications for our future.

Greed Energy Economics:
Energy Prices in Europe Hit Records After Wind Stops Blowing
We cannot afford to stop and start society based on the wind blowing
The High Cost of Wind, Solar and Battery Systems in North East US
UK electricity prices now most expensive in Europe (largely due to renewables)
Greenflation: Household bills to soar by more than £1,500 a year, analysts warn
Solar Project Sale Reveals Green Energy Sorcery

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences:
Report: Rise of the Eco-Right
Missouri’s largest wind farm isn’t running at night for fear of killing endangered bats
Wind industry faces its own green dilemma: landfills
EV Battery Fires Won’t Keep Pols from Putting You in Them

Wind Energy:
Wind turbine nuisance test case starts in Australian Supreme court
Oregon farmers allege violations at wind turbine project

Nuclear Energy:
Small Nuclear Reactors Will Power Our Future
China prepares to test thorium-fueled nuclear reactor
Nuclear Fusion: U.S. and China race to build world’s first commercial plant

Fossil Fuel Energy:
Companies lying about going to 100% renewables
Goodbye to Coal? Not So Fast!
California’s Grid Operator Asks Feds To Burn More Fossil Fuels To Avert Blackouts
Australia rebuffs Biden, Boris and the UN; vows to keep mining coal
Oil and Gas Industry Targeted by Democrats Out to Destroy It

Miscellaneous Energy News:
Video: Blue Hydrogen. The greatest fossil fuel scam in history?
Environmentalism as Religion: Unpacking the Congregation
World’s biggest battery sidelined after “overheating incident”
EV Battery Fires do not bode well for projected sales
The Major Problem With EVs No One Is Talking About
China Making Itself An Energy Superpower As Biden Cowers

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
Does China Really Believe in ‘Climate Change’?
Meteorologist: Media Writes “Climate Click-Bait” Stories Using Well-Known Formula
A recent Climate “fact-check” article makes multiple false and misleading claims
The Media Is Lying About Greenland and Climate Change
15 Years On, Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ has Proved to be Largely Inaccurate Tripe

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
The Deep Optimism Manifesto
COP26 And Carbon Imperialism: A Showdown Looming
The climate debate in 15 minutes
Scientists “Statistically Significant” Cooling Trend Over Entire Continental Antarctic

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September 20, 2021 2:16 pm

Thank You so much. This is a KEEPER. It’s very comprehensive. Best.

B Clarke
September 20, 2021 2:35 pm

This was interesting although I’ve long suspected this is the case . The environmentalists the drivers of all that is untrue in our world ,they have infiltrated every government, every village in the world.

Rud Istvan
September 20, 2021 2:50 pm

Even in the runup to COP26, it looks like the media propaganda dam is breaking and bad news for warmunists (i.e. climate truth) is pouring thru the widening cracks. Not just the this collection.
UN Guterrez says COP26 likely fails. BoJo and Biden GND flails. World not warming, so now ‘warming causes colding’ babble. Arctic sea ice minimum is highest in a decade, so no death spiral. 2/3 of polar bears did NOT vanish by now as predicted. AR6 WG1 SPM contradicted by AR6 WG1. Further divergence of CMIP6 ECS from observational ECS. He who laughs last, laughs best. Winning.

B Clarke
Reply to  Rud Istvan
September 20, 2021 3:01 pm

Boris is out with the begging bowl on behalf of usa

Reply to  B Clarke
September 20, 2021 4:02 pm

The UK is not really a “playah” since its CO2 emissions are like 17th in the world and China actually emits more per capita. Once upon a time lead in the environment was an issue that was real – CO2 is not a real issue. It took decades before the banishment of lead was achieved and it appears it will take more decades to finally prove CO2 is not a problem unlike lead.

B Clarke
Reply to  Anti_griff
September 20, 2021 4:25 pm

I think youl find the UK has a huge investment in decaronisation, paid for by stealing carbon taxes of the people, it also has a massive investment of brainwashing its children into believing this crap, it also has a massive investment in the propaganda battle probably the biggest investment made by any country, preaching to the world through its institutions and has destroyed its heavy industry like no other country,all in the name of the climate and the environment, it does not matter if you think we are 17th in the co2 league when we act and impose like we are the first.

Your comment is unfounded and naive

Reply to  B Clarke
September 20, 2021 5:09 pm

All of this is quite likely to come crashing down, if not this winter (if by some miracle the UK avoids blackouts, or some cunning derivative thereof) then over the coming decade as we are further marginalised because we have surrendered our energy security.

The younger public are now so consumed by fear over climate change and covid they are now smelling a rat.

Questions are mounting, if not over the governments management of covid and climate change, then over the government itself and the policies it’s pursuing over both the issues.

Inflation will heap misery upon fear; illegal immigration will compound matters. Then the government will be forced to cut services which will make the Austerity years seem like a walk in the park.

When those walls are breached businesses which are on their last legs now, will fail, and unemployment will be on the rise, but with a vengeance.

Boris’ mad NetZero and Green Revolution will be punished and quietly consigned to history, as I suspect he will as well. The MSM are already smelling blood with even the BBC News items mentioning becalmed UK and wind turbines failing to deliver.

This will be the left’s opportunity to dethrone Boris and discredit the ‘Tories’, but it will be at the cost of green policies. They can’t accuse him of mismanagement without admitting green policies are the problem, not the solution. And if there’s one thing the left will abandon all honour (what little they have) over is getting themselves back into power.

They have tried everything over the last decade including dividing the country over racial, ethnic and gender lines, and nothing has worked. The scandal and expense of climate change will be the next target as it slowly dawns on people just how much NetZero will cost them personally.

One or other side has to admit climate policies are failing. Boris to save face, and the labour party to seize power, an ambition even they admitted was likely lost to them for the next 20 years.

One way or the other, defeat is coming for UK climate ambitions and, as we have been in the global Vanguard of late, so our’ capitulation’ will be in the global Vanguard over the coming five years.

Reply to  B Clarke
September 20, 2021 7:36 pm

Sorry, old chap, but my comments are well founded and the opposite of naive. The UK emits less than 4% of China’s CO2 but at least you are over 10 times the New Zealand contribution, eh? New Zealand is even less of a “playah” in this game. The game will probably continue for decades more until umpteen billions have been expended and then an oops will come….sorry….CO2 is not a problem….let’s forget about it and move on, shall we?

B Clarke
Reply to  Anti_griff
September 21, 2021 1:06 am

No lets not forget about it,who cares how much co2 the UK emits, when we are treated like we are the worst emitters, you don’t seem to have any idea whats happening in the UK.

Your comments are unfounded and naive

Reply to  Anti_griff
September 21, 2021 2:13 am

Thanks to shutting down UK coal power we have indeed massively lowered our CO2 output.

Reply to  griff
September 21, 2021 6:13 am

With increasing grid instability and sharply rising electric prices to be proud of, eh Griff?

Geoff Sherrington
Reply to  Anti_griff
September 20, 2021 5:56 pm

B Clarke,
You seem to be sure that lead Pb is a poison. Yes, it is, at rather high concentrations. However, this is far from clear at the low concentrations used to scare people about their children getting loss of intelligence from environmental levels. I was involved in the topic in the late 1980s and as a chemist/scientist I found the dangers grossly exaggerated with a lot of crummy science involved. For example, estimates of the weight of stray solids ingested by children ranged over 3 orders of magnitude. It is a little hard to estimate how much Pb is ingested under these uncertainties.
However, because the thought-control community was hell bent on taking lead out of petrol (at a huge expense to society) the effort was steamrolled by mainly government scientists and medicos. Attempts were made to silence criticism of the Establishment in an early example of all that was bad about scare tactics, a preview to the awful junk called climate science.
If you truly believe that trace Pb is toxic and that it affects the IQ of children, you might please give a couple of the references to studies that you find compelling. Geoff S

B Clarke
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
September 21, 2021 12:56 am

Can you show me were I mentioned lead is a poison ? Can you show me were I mention lead? After you have done that explain to me why you think I’m ” sure”

When you address a comment to me because you did right Geoff then hit the reply button to me, anyone would think you did not want me to see what you had written a Geoff.

Last edited 1 year ago by B Clarke
Reply to  B Clarke
September 21, 2021 5:45 am

Never mind…his comments are naive and unfounded…and he should wash his hands in tetra-ethyl lead if he doesn’t “believe”. A chemist …Patterson….lead the fight to show that lead was not only harmful but was increasing in the environment everywhere. Good job Pat…thanks for helping everyone….even the naive who believe unfounded claims that lead is not harmful to human health.

B Clarke
Reply to  Anti-griff
September 21, 2021 5:59 am

Lead is a Cumulative poison, even in small amounts over time

Sherrington is playing you against me , for years he’s had a problem with me making spelling mistakes, last time he did this he got blown off the forum, hes chancing this thread because hardly anyone has joined in ,and he didn’t have the balls to reply to me.

Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
September 21, 2021 2:12 am
September 21, 2021 2:07 am

UK electricity prices are high because of the cost of natural gas.

Reply to  griff
September 21, 2021 6:15 am

When the “renewables” fail to keep up NG has to step and and stabilize the grid and keep up with demand that wind power can’t reliably cover thus prices soars BECAUSE of the failure of renewables!

Dave Andrews
Reply to  griff
September 21, 2021 6:44 am

Electricity bills to the consumer in the UK could be reduced by around 20% if they weren’t paying almost £12. billion a year in subsidies to unreliables

Last edited 1 year ago by Dave Andrews
B Clarke
Reply to  griff
September 21, 2021 8:30 am

And why has gas gone 70% up in price this month alone? Why has gas gone up year on year 250%?

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