Energy and Environmental Review: May 22, 2023

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By John Droz, Jr.

Ed. note: This post excerpts energy and climate material from the Media Balance Newsletter, a free fortnightly 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:
Battle Looms Among NY Democrats Over High Cost of Green Energy Plans

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences:
Three bat species at risk of becoming endangered as wind turbines take heavy toll on wildlife
New Study: Bat Mortality in Wind Facilities of Southern Europe: Temporal Patterns and Implications in the Current Context of Climate Change

Renewables (General):
*** EPA v. The Grid
*** The wind and solar power myth has finally been exposed
*** Causal Effects
*** Wind and Solar Aren’t Nearly Enough: Why Biden Is Suddenly Supporting Fossil Fuels
There Is No Green “Energy Transition”
Oxford University’s Our World in Data falls for renewables industry spin

Wind Energy — Offshore:
*** The Left claims offshore wind costs are “benefits”
*** US Lawsuits filed against Offshore Wind Projects
R.I. fishermen file lawsuit notice over South Fork Wind Farm
Take’ authorizations prove NOAA is lying about whale deaths
Natural Resources Defense Council Announces STATE OF EMERGENCY for Atlantic Whales
CFACT’s Rucker testifies to NJ Senate GOP hearing on whale deaths
30th Dolphin Strands itself on a New Jersey beach

Wind Energy — Other:
*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)
*** How much wind killing do we want?
*** New Study: Wind Turbines Dry Out  Regional Soils
Studies Suggest That Wind Parks Cause Climate Change, Even Regional Drought
Study: The transmission of seismic vibrations from wind turbines

Nuclear Energy:
*** New Study: Nuclear Power Is Humanity’s Greenest Energy Option
*** Nuclear Power Everywhere All at Once
The Power of Fusion: Making America Energy Independent!

Fossil Fuel Energy:
*** NY Senator Introduces Legislation to Prohibit Use of Fossil Fuels in Manufacturing of Renewable Energy Equipment
*** An easy guide to rational energy policies
*** The Truth About Ozone
The Myth of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Electric Vehicles (EVs):
*** Electric Vehicle Illusions
EPA’s almost bare-naked electric car mandate
California Will Be Exploiting Developing Countries to Achieve 1.8 Million EV Trucks
SUV emissions could wipe out EV gains
If the battery is the key to an EV future, China’s got a lock on it
Dominating EVs globally: How China is crushing the US car industry

Miscellaneous Energy News:
*** The EPA Threatens to Turn Out the Lights
*** Paths to Net Zero: Identified, but not Demonstrated
Wheels Up
FERC commissioners tell senators of major grid reliability challenges, with some blaming markets
Biden Wages Terrifying, Suicidal War on Energy Security

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
*** The Frozen Climate Views of the IPCC: An analysis of AR6
*** Actual science is discrediting the apocalyptic fantasies of ‘climate change’ cultists
*** Climate & Fairy Tales
What I Learned about What Exxon “Knew” re Climate Change
The Political Agenda of the IPCC

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
*** Senator Ron Johnson Asks Witnesses Blunt Questions About Climate Change
*** The Obliging Presstitutes of Climate ‘Journalism’
*** 3 Damning Equations to Defeat Global Warming Zealots
*** CO2 Coalition Announces Election of Nobel Laureate Dr. John Clauser to its Board of Directors
*** Princeton University: Why Climate Change Is NOT an Emergency
Spoof: EIS Approval for Dummies
Canada’s green extremism is leading to disaster for its economy

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John Oliver
May 22, 2023 10:29 am

Basically we have a sick and corrupt leftists radical controlled scientific and educational institutions . And governments that are so far off the rails that nothing less than completely sunsetting all the agency’s will fix it. I can’t even get interested in debating the “ science” anymore because of the corruption and bias across the board.

Reply to  John Oliver
May 22, 2023 11:44 am

It seems the Malthusian school is winning.

ET beware; humans will frig each other over – for a percentage

Reply to  John Oliver
May 22, 2023 12:12 pm

Quote: Some religious individuals may attribute technological advancements, including renewable energy, to the intelligence and design inherent in the universe, perceiving them as manifestations of God’s creation.
Not me, mate

Reply to  vuk
May 22, 2023 1:07 pm

Nor me. Nor most of us here who have no need for the comfort of al all-achieving saviour to save us from perdition! Too sensible to believe that claptrap!

May 22, 2023 12:29 pm

Renewable technologies, such as solar panels, wind turbines, batteries, etc require rare-earth minerals and other critical materials for their production. The extraction and processing of these materials has considerable negative environmental and social impacts at the source.
Availability and consequently the cost will become an important and limiting constraint as demand for renewable energy increases, rendering ‘net zero’ folly unachievable.

May 22, 2023 12:52 pm

From his CV: “John’s main focus is about implementing genuine science as the basis of our technical policies. Unbeknown to most, real Science is under an incessant assault by self-serving lobbyists (e.g., renewable energy lobbyists). His belief is that this undermining of Science (replacing it with political science) will have catastrophic effects on the success and security of our society.”

I like him already.

Reply to  Scissor
May 22, 2023 1:09 pm

Me too! How sensible and rational!

May 22, 2023 4:21 pm

New South Wales is an interesting place with regard “renewables” right now. The Liddell power station shut down for good at the end of April. Since then, Lack of Reserve Notices have been a regular stream in the market notices.

As the weather cools, the Lack of Reserve Forecasts have materialised into actual LoR conditions. Today’s forecast has the highest gap I have seen so far:

[1.] From 1730 hrs 23/05/2023 to 1800 hrs 23/05/2023. 

The forecast capacity reserve requirement is 1400 MW. 

The minimum capacity reserve available is 831 MW.

A shortfall of 600MW makes the whole of NSW vulnerable to a single line outage linking either of Victoria or Queensland.

Getting NSW through this winter will be an interesting time for the Australian NEM. ANY demand side management will be a nail in the coffin for weather dependent generators. Minister Bowen will prove to be the idiot he is.

Reply to  RickWill
May 22, 2023 5:18 pm

Has Chris Bowen worked out yet how to store generated electricity as easily as rain water can be stored?

After all, he recently made this assertion in front of a roomful of “journalists”.

And (unsurprisingly), none of them questioned Bowen’s assertion.

What’s up with that?

Reply to  Mr.
May 22, 2023 6:33 pm

‘Journalista’ are bought and paid for.

Reply to  RickWill
May 22, 2023 6:32 pm

They’ll implement their virtual generators !

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Danley B. Wolfe
May 23, 2023 8:02 am

Not sure what this is ? A list of news highlights from other sources?

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