Energy and Environmental Review: October 4, 2021

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By John Droz, Jr. — October 4, 2021

This fortnightly Master Resource post excerpts 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 a video by Jason Isaac of the Texas Public Policy Foundation on the role of wind and solar in wounding the Texas electricity grid.

Greed Energy Economics:
Short video: The Great Texas Freeze of 2021
New legislation would set Michigan wind turbine tax table
Europe’s energy crisis goes from bad to worse as Russia keeps firm grip on supply

Renewable Energy Health and Eco-consequences:
Slaughter of the seabirds
Crippling Cost of Ontario’s Obsession With Wind Power: 71% Increase in Power Bills

Wind Energy:
Conservation group backs permanent moratorium on Great Lakes turbines
Wind turbine collapses hours before official launch
New Documentary: Headwind”21
The List of Wind Energy Rejections the Sierra Club Doesn’t Want You to See
Turbine Noise Nuisance Case Uncovers Wind Industry’s Culture of Lies & Deceit

Solar Energy:
Solar trade woes cast a pall over Biden’s climate goals
Thirst for renewable energy creates a rural conundrum
The Backyard Battle for New York’s Climate Future
Vermont Does Something Right about Solar

Nuclear Energy:
Fukushima studies show wildlife is doing nicely without humans

Fossil Fuel Energy:
How cheap fracking was killed by Green lies and Russian propaganda
Fossil Fuels are a strategic asset
It Looks Like America’s Energy Future Is Still Going to Be a Gas
China rations electricity amid coal shortages and climate push
The Next Plandemic – China’s Faux Energy Crisis

Miscellaneous Energy News:
Are Big Electric Utilities But A Circle of Corruption Today?
Clean Electricity Performance Program A Corporatist Takeover
Looming European energy crisis: A lesson in averages that won’t soon be forgotten
Australia’s big Tesla battery sued for not helping during coal power station failure
Energy efficiency savings rival total Wind & Solar generation

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
Climate narcissism
Climate change gets the blame for simple bureaucratic failures
South Pole posts most severe cold season on record
Stossel Sues Facebook Alleging Defamation Over Fact-Check Label

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October 5, 2021 10:35 am
Gregory Woods
October 5, 2021 10:51 am

Is there even one soul in the State of New York who isn’t caught up in the Climate Doom Kult?

Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 5, 2021 11:09 am

Yes, but they are currently in Florida. You can leave a message though.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 5, 2021 12:28 pm
Pat from kerbob
Reply to  ResourceGuy
October 5, 2021 8:33 pm

This article is about foresighted guys building gas peaker plants and now cashing in, because they start up fast

Once again the greens shoot themselves between the eyes as these plants are the most inefficient at converting gas to electricity compared to CCGT plants.

More emissions than necessary
Because Griff

I meant, stupid

But I repeat myself

October 5, 2021 12:06 pm

I see that 3 climate modellers have won a Nobel Prize for Physics.

Does anyone know anything about them and their work?

Reply to  StephenP
October 5, 2021 4:16 pm

WUWT comments have often linked to Manabe’s papers. His earliest works from the 60’s is still top reference material.

Reply to  StephenP
October 5, 2021 6:15 pm

The Nobel committee has been getting more and more woke as they are appointed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences which appoints the committee. All they needed was a quite year because of covid to live out their woke dream and have the prize go to climate scientists. It reminds me a bit like when Aung San Suu Kyi got the peace prize and it came around and bit the committee.

Reply to  StephenP
October 5, 2021 6:31 pm

Mikky must be eating his heart out.

Reply to  StephenP
October 6, 2021 8:50 am

Actually, it looks like all the awards this year are green oriented and well-timed for the COP26 propaganda series. Real science will have to wait. The Chinese awards should be started soon.

October 5, 2021 1:29 pm

Now India has a Coal Crisis too: half the plants only have three days supply left
after a surge in power demand from industries and sluggish imports due to record global prices…
Over half of India’s 135 coal-fired plants have fuel stocks of less than three days, government data shows, far short of federal guidelines recommending supplies of at least two weeks.
 That is a lot of coal burning:
India is the world’s second largest importer of coal despite having the fourth largest reserves.
“Domestic consumption increased by about 10% in the last two years because of work from home and air conditioning,” a senior Tamil Nadu government official told Reuters.

Reply to  Krishna Gans
October 5, 2021 3:28 pm

Looks like it will be pick&shovel time in India again. Got the manpower, that’s for sure.

Reply to  LdB
October 6, 2021 8:53 am


October 5, 2021 3:03 pm

Thank you for providing this source.
I only read four issues and used one video so far.
Very well presented and will certainly read more and save the source.

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