New Book—Green Breakdown: The Coming Renewable Energy Failure

By Steve Goreham

Originally published in Master Resource.

Do you think that wind, solar, and batteries can replace the hydrocarbon fuels that power our modern industrialized society? A new book, Green Breakdown, shows why the Net Zero agenda—a forced transition to renewable energy—is costly, dangerous, and destined for failure. Using science, economics, and in-depth analysis, the book exposes the weaknesses in the planned green energy transition and predicts a coming renewable energy failure.

Green Breakdown is a complete discussion of all facets of the proposed renewable transition, including power plants, home appliances, electric vehicles, ships, aircraft, heavy industry, carbon capture and storage, and the hydrogen economy. Charts, graphs, and references to numerous studies are used to support the analysis. At the same time, the large collection of cartoons, images, and quotes grabs the attention of the reader.

From the Green Breakdown introduction:

“An engineer who attended one of my recent presentations told me his wife had returned her electric vehicle (EV) to Tesla, the manufacturer. Her EV would not charge during the cold Cleveland winter of January 2022. Also in January, more than 100 insurance companies sued Texas electrical grid operator ERCOT because of the grid failure that happened in February 2021 due to the cold weather. The failure resulted in hundreds of deaths and tens of billions of dollars in damages. Former Swiss Environmental Minister Simonetta Sommaruga, seeking ways to reduce energy use, recently advised people to ‘shower together.’ These examples point to growing problems with the world’s rush to transition to renewable energy.”

Use this link to read the rest of the book’s introduction: Introduction.pdf (

Green Breakdown alerts the reader to these and other questions:

  • After almost $4 trillion spent globally on renewable energy from 2000 to 2018, why were coal, oil, and natural gas still providing 81 percent of world energy in 2018, the same share as in 1991?
  • If electricity produced by wind and solar is cheaper, why do Denmark and Germany, the European nations with the most wind and solar capacity per person, have the highest electricity prices?
  • Since electricity produced by burning biomass emits at least 50 percent more carbon dioxide per megawatt of power than burning coal, why is biomass considered zero emissions?
  • If global warming makes storms more frequent, why does data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that hurricane land falls in the United States have been slightly declining since 1850?
  • Since less than five watt-hours of every million watt-hours of US electricity consumption are stored in grid-scale batteries, how can batteries solve the problem of wind and solar intermittency?

Here is text from the conclusion of Chapter 10 of Green Breakdown, which is titled “Energy Crisis and the Seeds of Failure”:

“Output from nuclear power grew rapidly from 1956 to 1980. Leaders projected that nuclear would become the dominant source of global electricity. But the nuclear industry ran into cost, safety, and waste concerns as it grew larger. Similarly, wind, solar, and EVs have grown quickly and are projected to dominate the world’s energy systems. When energy sources are small, they can grow rapidly with little negative effect on the overall energy system. But as they grow larger, negative side effects can slow and then halt penetration.

Wind and solar now face mounting problems with poor electrical power reliability from intermittency, local opposition to vast land requirements, transmission infrastructure shortages, and rising electricity bills for rate payers. Electric vehicles encounter rising battery metal costs and charging issues. Biofuels require increasing amounts of land and provide negligible emissions reductions. Accelerating demands for mined metals and rising end-of-life wastes for wind, solar, and EVs sprout as major cost and environmental issues. The push for carbon capture and hydrogen fuel faces insurmountable cost, transport, and scale barriers. With all these problems and the negative side effects, the transition to renewable energy is headed for failure.”

Green Breakdown, like my other books, contains many quotes from scientists, political and business leaders, environmental groups, the United Nations, and other organizations. My website contains an updated list of more than 800 eco-quotes in 37 categories, compiled from the four books. You can find this eco-quote list here: Eco-Quotes – Steve Goreham

Here are a few quote examples from the website:

“Utah School Gives Kids ‘Disgusting’ Insects to Eat in Class for Climate Assignment on Cows Killing Earth” —Fox News, Mar. 6, 2023

“Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have helped boost green foliage across the world’s arid regions over the last 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilization, according to CSIRO research.” —Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, July 3, 2013

“Bill Gates Issued a Stark Warning for the World: ‘As Awful as This Pandemic is, Climate Change Could be Worse’” —Business Insider, Aug. 5, 2020

“Adults keep saying, ‘We owe it to the young people to give them hope.’ But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear that I fear every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as if you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if the house was on fire because it is.” —Greta Thunberg, panel presentation at the World Economic Forum, Jan. 25, 2019

“California Asks Residents Not to Charge Electric Vehicles, Days After Announcing Gas Car Ban” —, Aug. 31, 2022

“We have arrived at a moment of decision. Our home—Earth—is in danger. What is at risk of being destroyed is not the planet itself, of course, but the conditions that have made it hospitable for human beings.” —Al Gore, former US Vice President, statement to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Jan. 28, 2009

“Swedish Scientist Advocates Eating Humans to Combat Climate Change,” “After Söderlund’s presentation, 8% of the audience raised their hands when asked if they would be willing to try human flesh.” —Think Big, Sep. 8, 2019

Green Breakdown is now available from Amazon or bookstores. Ebooks are available from Amazon, Apple, Google, and Barnes and Noble. You can receive a signed copy if you buy from my website: Steve Goreham

Please pick up a copy of Green Breakdown and learn the likely future of the demanded energy transition.

Steve Goreham is a professional speaker, researcher, independent columnist, and the author of four books on energy, sustainability, climate change, and public policy.

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Dr. Bob
August 23, 2023 6:57 am

I started my doubting of disaster claims with Y2K (or maybe earlier with all Second Coming Claims, but that is a different issue). As a scientist I could not understand the fear of Y2K and the assumed lack of preparedness that the computer industry had to go through in the years prior to the turn of the century. Unbelievable what some supposedly learned people would belive just because new agencies told them so. And what happened? Absolutely nothing. Chevron, where I worked at the time, shut down a 250,000 bbl/day refinery in Richmond, CA just in case there was somehting real to fear. But they did, or should have done, testing to prove there was a problem or know for sure that there wasn’t. But fear of the unknown drove them to lose hundres of millions of dollars over a non-problem. The CAGW scare is just the same. Dig deap into the subject and there is nothing to fear but fear itself.
Why don’t people learn that understanding your environment scientifically (not the way science is down by warmists though) will prepare you for what is to come.

Reply to  Dr. Bob
August 23, 2023 7:07 am

Most have forgotten that all the hype and doomsaying predicted world wide computer shutdowns on January 1, 2000, when the start of the millennium was actually one year later. The so-called experts were only off by a year. These chicken littles, and would be kings, will say or do ANYTHING to get the sheeple to give up all their rights, freedoms, and resources. Unfortunately, most of the sheeple have proven they can’t be educated or enlightened, or they are just too lazy to give a damn.

Steve Case
Reply to  DFJ150
August 23, 2023 8:08 am

If you waited until midnight December 31st 2000 to celebrate the new millennium, you were a year too late.

Besides that, when we checked out of our hotel January 1st 2000 the hotel’s computer had crashed causing a huge line of of unhappy guests. Was that caused by Y2K, “Climate Change” or something else?

Reply to  Steve Case
August 23, 2023 9:33 am

I suppose that having the computers crash, was better than having a bill for 100 years of occupancy.

Reply to  MarkW
August 23, 2023 10:12 am

-99 years of occupancy would have been amusing. What would THAT refund have been?

Reply to  DFJ150
August 23, 2023 9:11 am

computer shutdowns on January 1, 2000, when the start of the millennium was actually one year later

It wasn’t “the start of the millennium” that was the problem, it was the 2-digit rollover.

Shutdowns were highly unlikely (if even possible). Systems that did date calculations were the problem.

Reply to  DFJ150
August 23, 2023 10:17 am

The Y2K alarm was due to the fact that a lot of the computers in use at the time stored the year using only two digits to save memory space. So ‘1999’ was stored as ’99’. ‘2000’ would be stored as ’00’, with the leading two digits assumed in the software code. Because the hardware often used 1900 as the default year, the fear was that all of the old software code would perceive ’00’ as 1900, not 2000.

It had nothing to do with the millennial start year.

Reply to  JamesB_684
August 23, 2023 4:15 pm

Rolling over from 99 to 00 occurred at the start of the year 2000. That is why it was called the Millenial bug. It could have been called the Centenial bug, but Millenial sounded better.

Dave Fair
Reply to  JamesB_684
August 24, 2023 8:44 am

James, I was running an electric power company at the time. I took steps in 1999 to ensure our computer-operated systems and those of our energy supplier would be problem-free. Wound up replacing minor amounts of software, firmware and hardware. No problems from taking reasonable precautions to avoid REAL potential problems.

Reply to  JamesB_684
August 25, 2023 6:48 am

On Jan 1 2000, I visited the Naval Observatory web page, and it showed the date as Jan 1, 1900.

More Soylent Green!
Reply to  DFJ150
August 23, 2023 10:42 am

The Y2K problem is because of all the old computer code that used only 2 digits for the year.

Thus the date 01-01-00 meant January 1, 1900 and not January 1, 2000. All dates could be off by a century. Today’s date — 08-23-23 could be either August 23, 1923 or August 23, 2023.

This was a real issue. Testing was simple — just set the computer clock forward and see what happens. Testing revealed many programs failed.

There was hype, from CIOs who say an opportunity to replace old technology with newer systems that had less ongoing maintenance and from the usual media whores who enjoyed their 15 minutes in the spotlight.

Matthew Bergin
Reply to  More Soylent Green!
August 23, 2023 12:31 pm

In a funny quirk we just set our sensitive computers date back to 1984 and they chugged on happily for a few years until we replaced all the flatness and X Ray thickness gage control systems. These IBM PCs were there when I started in 1988 and still used 8 inch floppies and didn’t have a hard drive. The Davey shape roll flatness gauge computer was so slow that with the line running at 5000 ft/m the computer was only sampling the strip every 30 ft. The new computer was much better we could finally see the 3″ edge ripple on the strip. It is hard to see a 3″ ripple only sampling at 30 ft intervals.🤷‍♂️😉

old cocky
Reply to  More Soylent Green!
August 23, 2023 5:22 pm

 from CIOs who say an opportunity to replace old technology with newer systems that had less ongoing maintenance

It was certainly a good excuse to replace old systems which were costing money, but not costing enough money to bother doing anything about in the normal course of operations.

William Howard
Reply to  Dr. Bob
August 23, 2023 7:23 am

Mark Twain said it best – “it is easier to fool the public than to convince them that they have been fooled” – also it is simply amazing how easily people are willing to abandon all common sense – the amount of CO2 from industrial & transportation activities amounts to something like 1 one hundredth of 1% of the atmosphere yet the climate alarmists have convinced millions that that tiny, barely measurable component of the atmosphere somehow magically controls the climate.

Reply to  William Howard
August 23, 2023 9:37 am

If you believe that showing that CO2 is a small portion of the atmosphere proves that it can’t affect the climate, I have a arsenic capsule you might be interested in.

The reason why CO2 has little impact on the climate is because CO2 is already nearly saturated, and that most of the energy bands that CO2 is capable of absorbing are already being completely saturated by other gasses, primarily water.

More Soylent Green!
Reply to  MarkW
August 23, 2023 10:47 am

Just to play devil’s advocate, how about if the arsenic was diluted?

The lethal does of arsenic is 2-20 mg/kg, How about .0400 per kilogram? Would you even notice? Many common foods contain low amounts of arsenic.

Reply to  More Soylent Green!
August 23, 2023 11:40 am

I’m convinced that my ex-mother in law used to dose my serve at her Sunday night dinners.

Something made her cooking taste like saltpetre anyway.

Reply to  MarkW
August 23, 2023 5:09 pm

I believe that over 100 years ago, the normal treatment for syphillis was small doses of arsenic.

The poison is in the dosage.

No Lower Threshold is a bunch of codswallop.

Beta Blocker
Reply to  Dr. Bob
August 23, 2023 7:48 am

A portion of my career in nuclear has been spent in nuclear quality assurance, and part of that time has been spent in software quality assurance. We were especially busy as the Y2K boundary approached.

Twenty-three years ago, next to no software or firmware was being used for directly controlling the operation of nuclear reactors, or for controlling the most safety critical functions of nuclear-chemical processing operations.

The joke at the time was that there was only one truly critical system, payroll.

The most important software and firmware systems were evaluated, upgraded, and tested well enough prior to the 1999-2000 rollover not to present a real issue. Those systems which were judged not to be worth fixing were tossed with little real impact on the efficiency of most business operations.

After the rollover, we did hear rumors of wild and crazy things happening in the four to six weeks following January 1st. Work-arounds were quickly implemented and/or emergent software problems were quickly identified and fixed.

And so Y2K turned out to be a non event. But things might well have turned out differently if all the work which had been done prior to the rollover hadn’t been funded and diligently pursued.

Reply to  Beta Blocker
August 23, 2023 8:17 am

Yes that was my experience too as a manager of financial applications systems.

The exhaustive scenarios testing we carried out well before Y2K alloyed any concerns we had about all our modules.

Call it time, effort & money well spent.

Reply to  Mr.
August 23, 2023 9:52 am

At the time, I worked for a company that sold document reader/sorters. We had a control language that controlled the equipment, and this language had commands that dealt with dates. The original language only supported 2 digit years. In 1998 we came out with a new release of the language that supported both 2 digit and 4 digit years.

We had about a month of conferences in which we consulted with our biggest clients on the decision as to whether we should convert out existing 2 digit function to 4 digit, or if we should leave the 2 digit function alone and introduce a new 4 digit function.
The clients decided that they wanted to leave the original function alone and add the new function, so that they could convert their sort patterns at a time of their choosing, rather than be forced to convert when the new release of our program came out.

Reply to  MarkW
August 23, 2023 10:10 am

This was an interesting industry, the cheapest model that we sold cost something like $150K, while a fully tripped out unit could cost over $5million. If we sold a dozen units during the year, world wide, we were having a good year. So you can guess that customer service was a very high priority. Including trips to customer sites, anywhere in the world.
One time I had to fix a problem that one of our customers was dealing with. The problem was caused by them failing to follow the guidelines we had given as to how the system was to be set up. The boss actually bought me a one way ticket, and told me they would buy the return ticket when the problem was solved. I ended up learning enough COBOL so that I could help the customer make their own programs more efficient and flexible.

Reply to  MarkW
August 23, 2023 11:05 am

I understand that many legacy software systems around the world still contain embedded COBOL routines.

As with traditional utility scale power generation systems –

if what you have is doing the job reliably and efficiently, why muck with it?

old cocky
Reply to  MarkW
August 23, 2023 5:28 pm

I ended up learning enough COBOL

You have my deepest sympathy.

Reply to  Mr.
August 23, 2023 10:59 am

Correction –

I should have written – “allayed”, not “alloyed”. 🙁

(pro tip – never comment before morning coffee)

Reply to  Beta Blocker
August 23, 2023 9:27 am

Thank you MarkW for explaining it far better than I.

Reply to  Tony_G
August 23, 2023 10:16 am

Another way of looking at it, comes from only looking at the last 2 digits of the year.
Every year prior to that, when you went from 12/31 to 01/01, the year increased so that the new year was larger than the old year. When the year rolled over to 2000, for the first time during the computer age, the new year was smaller than the previous year.
This caused all kinds of date calculations to go haywire.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Beta Blocker
August 23, 2023 9:50 am

“And so Y2K turned out to be a non event. But things might well have turned out differently if all the work which had been done prior to the rollover hadn’t been funded and diligently pursued.”

I think governments around the world at the time spent upwards of $400 million on updating computers to handle the Y2K problem.

That was a lot of money back then.

Reply to  Dr. Bob
August 23, 2023 9:07 am

The dismissal of Y2K as a fake crisis irks me to no end. It was absolutely over-hyped as to what the consequences would be (especially in the “news”), but it was a very real issue and the potential problems were averted due to the effort put into ensuring the issue was fixed. It bears no resemblance to truly unfounded fears such as CAGW.

Reply to  Dr. Bob
August 23, 2023 9:22 am

The reason why Y2K turned into a non-issue was precisely because lots of man hours were spent in the 2 years prior to Y2K fixing issues.
Yes, there were people out there making money by issuing ridiculous scare stories.

The worst, realistic, problem I ever heard about was elevators that would shut down because they decided that maintenance was over due. However the built in response to this problem was for the system to lower the elevators to the lowest floor, and open the doors.

I worked in the financial world at the time, and there were a lot of decisions that were being made based on date.
However the worst case outcome would have been someone being denied a load, or an incorrect payment being made.

The claim that planes would fall out of the sky, or power plants blow up was never a possibility.

The worst that could have happened for either of those, is that the computers on Jan 1, would have printed out reams of reports declaring that maintenance deadlines had been missed.
Every one of those reports would have had to be responded to with explanations to management as to why the report could be ignored. That would have cost these companies thousands of man hours.

As to the financial industry, they had been aware of the Y2K issue starting back in 1970, as programs that calculated interest payments on 30 year mortgages started issuing numbers that made no sense.
They didn’t fix everything at the time, because they saw that the big crunch wouldn’t hit for 30 years, better to let your successor take the hit for the time needed to fix this problem.

Beta Blocker
Reply to  MarkW
August 23, 2023 9:51 am

For real-time operational systems which might present a safety threat of some kind if they didn’t function properly at the Y2K rollover, we evaluated every one of those systems and their subcomponents in some detail to see which components might be affected by the Y2K issue. Programmable controllers came in for special attention.

Possibly 98% of the components that were time sensitive in some way only cared about what time of day it was; and in a few instances, what day of the week or the month it was. With a few rare exceptions, almost none of these components cared about what year it was. The component suppliers for those very few which did care about the year had already done all the work needed to handle Y2K issues.

Reply to  Dr. Bob
August 23, 2023 9:30 am

As to why programmers chose to use 2 digit years rather than 4 digit years was money.
Back in the 1950’s computer memory and long term storage were both limited, hideously expensive and slow. Computer memory, often as not, was core memory and you were lucky if your computer had more than 1K or 2K of total memory. Storage was usually reel to reel tapes, that could store maybe 100K per tape deck.
Because of all these things, as a developer, you would often spend more time managing memory, than you did with actual programming.

My first desktop PC, sometime in the late 1980’s, had around 700K of memory, and a 16Mbyte hard drive.
As late as the year 2000, PC memory was still almost $1000 per MegaByte.

Reply to  MarkW
August 23, 2023 11:13 am

700k memory?


My fist PC was an Osborne with just 64k memory.

It doesnot add up
Reply to  MarkW
August 23, 2023 11:42 am

Yet 1 byte could have covered 255 years and a null, unset zero. All it would have taken was a common convention.

Andy Pattullo
Reply to  Dr. Bob
August 23, 2023 10:36 am

I am a bit uncomfortable with the “us and them” approach to discussing human thinking and logic or lack thereof. It is true that fear is a highly motivation force and is often used by folks with an agenda to push others to do things adverse to their own best interests. It is also true that people (probably all of us) are programmed by evolution to think emotionally rather than logically. Critical thinking and disciplined logic take more time and effort and, in our current public schools, the skills they require are not being adequately taught.

I come from a science-based background and my peers (physicians) had to meet high academic standards which were presumably based on a scientific approach and habitual application of logic. Yet among my peers are many who fall prey to the same emotional decision making that defies what the science actually tells us when objectively considered. Most of the academic literature is not compliant with scientific standards and does not provide actionable reliable insights to how the world really works.

The book as described sounds like a refreshing summary of a science approach to the evidence around climate, energy systems, environment and human needs. If it meets those standards then it is a great contribution to a more logical approach in these areas and a nice summary for the many who are unaware of the realities. That said, it will not change human nature, nor affect the motivations or improve the integrity of those who, for their own benefit, abuse us daily with irrational fear mongering and unworkable, unaffordable solutions to a non-existent problem. Perhaps what we need is a system of accountability that rewards real science and objective analysis and provides real punishments for those whose job is science but who refuse to follow the rules.

Scarecrow Repair
Reply to  Dr. Bob
August 23, 2023 11:40 am

I worked with a guy who, starting the summer of 1998, started exhorting everybody he knew to buy 3-4 times as much food when they went grocery shopping. All I could think of was sitting on 6 years worth of food when nothing happened, or worse, if something did happen and all my neighbors noticed I was not out harvesting holly berries and acorns and got suspicious; what was I going to do, sit up guarding my stash 24 hours a day for the next six years?

My own personal preparation was withdrawing the maximum cash available from an ATM, $300. I figured even if store cash registers stopped working, they’d make do with pencil and paper and battery calculators. They weren’t stupid enough to just shut their doors and refuse business.

August 23, 2023 7:23 am

The cost is secondary to where that money has gone
As with all this green crap, follow the money – the globalist elites are anything but green or eco friendly, but they are slaves to money and power
From Gore to Kerry, King Charles to Schwab, Gates to Bloomberg etc etc – they are all self serving deceivers riding the climate alarmism pony to a bigger bank balance whilst they continue doing what they are telling you not to
It will of course all come crashing down around them, the masses will resist in ever growing numbers, like the once great cities now home to drug enslaved homeless souls, the lands of elite plenty will become barren and captured by their own greed and tyrannical hubris
Orwell once said ‘If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever’ – of course he would never in his wildest dreams have envisioned it would happen in the years ahead, but, as history has often showed, that boot is often turned, spectacularly, on the oppressors

Dave Fair
Reply to  Energywise
August 24, 2023 9:00 am

No, Energywise, George Orwell saw exactly what was going on in the world around him. He precisely forecast what we have been experiencing with the rise of authoritarian governments.

Ben Vorlich
August 23, 2023 7:26 am

I was reading something earlier about climate lawsuits being taken out by eco mentalists against fossil fuel companies.
The thought crossed my mind that it would be fun if a fossil fuel company, Exxon for example, took out a injunction to stop JSO and XR and their members using products made from materials supplied by, in this example, Exxon.

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
August 23, 2023 7:36 am

I’ve been saying that a long time – if only we could starve all alarmists of any fossil fuel or nuclear derived commodity, just for a month, they would soon see the error and rejoin the realists

August 23, 2023 8:05 am

It’s already happening in Oz-
‘Not looking good’ for renewable energy investors: Amanda Stoker (
Dilute energy collection and connect up has run into spatial intrusion problems at the same time as the lie of cheap electricity is exposed. Nut zero is clearly smashing the natural environment at the same time as belting everyone’s power bills so what’s to like? Besides the avenue of helicopter money printing was already burned up with Covid and we have to pay for that now with high inflation and interest rates.

Reply to  observa
August 23, 2023 8:13 am

The worst thing you can do with stupid, is double down on it
The world is currently splitting East BRICS+ / West, more than it ever has been
BRICS+ will, in the next two decades, be the more powerful, developed, affluent twin
The West is being regressed by its globalist cabal into a pre Industrial Revolution state, where increasing poverty, hunger, poor health etc will be the new norm for its masses
Somewhere along that journey, I predict a riot

Reply to  Energywise
August 23, 2023 10:00 am

India just landed a probe on the moon. Becoming the 4th country to land a probe on the moon, and becoming the first to land a probe at the moon’s south pole. Russia lost a probe trying to land there last month.

Reply to  MarkW
August 23, 2023 11:16 am

Yes I just read about that Indian venture.

My first though was –
so how come India is still claiming “developing country” status ?

Reply to  Mr.
August 23, 2023 11:40 am

Exactly – since 2016, the UK has gifted £2.1Bn in foreign aid – now, they’ve got to the moon and the UK has got to hell (almost)

Steve Case
August 23, 2023 8:15 am

“Charts, graphs, and references to numerous studies are used to support the analysis. At the same time, the large collection of cartoons, images, and quotes grabs the attention of the reader.”


Such a book should be written about all the aspects of the “Climate Change” juggernaut.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Steve Case
August 23, 2023 9:06 am

Or perhaps a reference book listing the chapters to read from the various books out there that deal with a certain aspect of the broader topic of “CAGW”?
(Maybe even an option to buy the books mentioned as a “bundle”?)

Reply to  Steve Case
August 23, 2023 9:32 am

Maybe someone could do a calendar with a new cartoon for each month. Much pithier and a new one could come out every year. I bet they could even sell it here on WUWT.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Fraizer
August 23, 2023 9:42 am

You forgot to include the link.

Steve Case
Reply to  Fraizer
August 23, 2023 10:03 am

How ’bout one of those 365 day by day calendars. Every day a new zinger.
Reply to  Steve Case
August 23, 2023 11:13 am

Hi Steve. I have written two books in the same style as Green Breakdown, with cartoons, images, sidebars, and quotes that discuss all aspects of climate change and sustainable development. The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania was published in 2012 and Outside the Green Box: Rethinking Sustainable Development was published in 2017. They are color paperbacks on Amazon or ebooks on Amazon, Apple, and B&N, or you can get signed copies from my website at Steve Goreham

August 23, 2023 8:47 am

We’re living the nightmare, which is only just beginning

Richard Page
Reply to  strativarius
August 24, 2023 3:41 pm

Welcome to the deep green dystopia!

August 23, 2023 8:59 am

A subtitle should read “More wildfire mismanagement, more grid failure finger pointing, and more cost ignorance or deflection”

But at a local level I predict more EV accidents and deaths from faster driving in heavier battery vehicles. We already have most of the population driving in jack rabbit start mode and running at or above speed limits. We also have last minute braking instead of anticipating problems in congested areas. So EVs will make all of the bad habits worse and drive-up accidents and insurance rates.

Gunga Din
August 23, 2023 9:24 am

I just bookmarked the list of quotes.
Of course, I haven’t read all of them but this one jumped out.
“Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get.” —Mark Twain, US author

Richard Page
Reply to  Gunga Din
August 24, 2023 3:43 pm

Samuel Clemens at his pithy best!

Mike McMillan
August 23, 2023 10:15 am

Swedish Scientist Advocates Eating Humans to Combat Climate Change

I’ve heard of Swedish meatballs, but I had no idea …

Richard Page
Reply to  Mike McMillan
August 23, 2023 2:59 pm

That 8% of the audience should have been watched very closely after that lecture…

Gunga Din
Reply to  Mike McMillan
August 23, 2023 3:54 pm

Even a “Greta Burger with Cheese” doesn’t sound very appealing.

Reply to  Gunga Din
August 24, 2023 1:26 am

Though I would be happy to hear about their preparation.

Richard Page
Reply to  Ian_e
August 24, 2023 3:44 pm

I seriously don’t want to know what the Greta Cheese is! Eucchh!

Dave Fair
Reply to  Mike McMillan
August 24, 2023 9:11 am

Long Pork.

Steve Case
August 23, 2023 10:19 am

“Force feeding poverty via cutting off the energy supply isn’t 
a solution to arriving at the carrying capacity of the planet.”

Attribution unknown

Steve Case
August 23, 2023 10:30 am

When the Texas power grid has issues, the media blames the Governor.
When the California power grid has issues, the media blames Climate Change.
Jason Nelson

“No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.” ~
Winston Churchill

Main stream misleadia

innumerate crisis mongers.

Congressional Democrats, the White House, federal
agencies and activist groups worked in consort on 
day one of the Biden Administration to:

     Cancel pipelines
     Impose leasing moratoriums
     Impose drilling moratoriums
     Slow-walk permits 
     Pressure financial institutions to stymie funding for oil and gas operations

Governments need to “fix” things.
Big governments need big problems to fix. 
What is bigger than the weather? 
And how will anyone ever know when it is fixed?

We don’t have a democracy, 
we have an idiocracy

There is no way that leftist “leaders”
don’t know exactly what dire effects
their anti-fuel actions are having on
ordinary citizens’ standards of living.
Ergo, it has to be deliberate malice.

    In a world of propaganda,
the truth is always a conspiracy

Climate Change” has achieved “Too Big To Fail” status.

Fact Checkers = Thought Police

Kissing up to the climate crusade is not a winning strategy.

To paraphrase Solzenytsn in The Gulag Archipelago:

We know they lie.
They know we know they lie.
We know they know we know they lie.
And yet they still lie.

Greens are also keen to restore wetlands. 
Bogs and marshes are active emitters of … methane.

“When you mix politics with science, all you get is politics.”

I could go on (-:

Ronald Stein
August 23, 2023 10:36 am

Hopefully, before the UK attempts to rid the world of crude oil, the UK has a replacement lined up to replace crude oil. 

As you know, crude oil is virtually useless, unless it’s manufactured (refineries) into oil derivatives that are the basis of more than 6,000 products in our daily lives that did not exist before the 1900’s, and the various fuels to move the heavy-weight and long-range needs of more than 50,000 jets moving people and products, and more than 50,000 merchant ships for global trade flows, and the military and space programs.

If the UK has no replacement in mind for crude oil, the UK may wish to consider the impact on society without the 6,000 products in our daily lives that did not exist before the 1900’s, and the fuels to move the heavy-weight and long-range needs of more than 50,000 jets moving people and products, and more than 50,000 merchant ships for global trade flows, and the military and space programs.

More Soylent Green!
August 23, 2023 10:56 am

It’s a scam. The big money guys all lobby for climate change laws and regulation while simultaneously donating to politicians and PACs and promoting their own solutions. It’s a small investment for these people and the potential payoff is in the billions.

Somebody should hold a grand jury for RICO indictments.

Dave Fair
Reply to  More Soylent Green!
August 24, 2023 9:29 am

A good example is Burisma handing out a million per year to the “Biden Brand” and getting a billion’s worth of Ukraine extortion money through official action by VP The Big Guy 10% Joe “Briden Brand” Brandon aka Robert L. Peters aka Robert Ware aka JRB Ware.

[Christ! If this criminal Administration continues much longer I’ll run out of room to identify its ringleader.]

August 23, 2023 5:25 pm

You’ve trained them well watermelons-
Australia urgently needs a grid upgrade – but the march of new power lines faces a bush revolt (
As if the dilute energy spaghetti and meatballs grid isn’t costly enough already in their power bills now they want all the spaghetti undergrounded or naff off. Yowzah!

August 23, 2023 9:28 pm

Sounds like a good book

hoever I have found an error

The Texas supreme court in 5/4 ruled ERCOT can be sued over the grid breakdown. Apparently they qualify for state sovereign immunity for their errors- if there were any

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