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  • Let's Face It: Net Zero Is Dead In The Water

    01/31/2023 4:39:09 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 30 Jan, 2023 | Francis Menton
    The headline comes today from Dr. Benny Peiser’s newsletter for the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s New Zero Watch project. (If you don’t subscribe to this newsletter, you should. Go to this link to sign up. As with MC, there is no charge.) This latest newsletter contains a roundup of articles from just the last couple of days reporting on the ongoing disaster of the Net Zero fantasy. In this post, I’ll just cover some of the highlights. But first, can somebody please let President Biden in on this news, or at least some of it? Even as the impossible dream...
  • Now the Left Is Coming for Your Pickup Trucks, America — and Their 'Logic' Couldn't Be More Ridiculous

    01/30/2023 7:58:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/30/2023 | Mike Miller
    Like spoiled children, liberals never give up when they want something, and they can never get enough. Whether it’s more redistribution of taxpayer money, more acceptance of unacceptable behavior, or another cookie, left-wingers always want more. Perfect example: Rather than “only” coming after our evil, planet-destroying passenger cars, the left is targeting our pickup trucks as well, my fellow Americans.Moreover, the idiocy is neither new nor driven only by the left’s hatred of internal combustion engines.As I first reported in January 2021 — and this is laugh-out-loud hysterical — pickup trucks not only brazenly project “petromasculinity”; they’re also the personification...
  • Are You Really Against Fossil Fuels? Read This Before You Answer

    01/28/2023 8:05:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Real Clear Energy ^ | 01/28/2023 | Vijay Jayaraj
    It is easy for anyone to say that they are against fossil fuels. Opposition to coal, oil and natural gas is fashionable and will prompt heads to nod and even hands to applaud in most places. But are people aware of the extent to which their lives are dependent on fossil fuels? Do they know that more than 90 percent of things used in their everyday lives are derived from fossil fuels?From your toothbrush to your car tire, a majority of the things you use today has been made possible because of fossil fuels. Shoes, refrigerators, washing machines, coffee makers,...
  • Minnesota House passes 100% clean energy bill: Legislation would require the state’s electricity grid to be 100% carbon-free in 17 years.

    01/27/2023 8:28:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 01/27/2023 | Anthony Gockowski
    The Minnesota House passed legislation after seven hours of debate late Thursday night that would require the state’s electricity grid to be 100% carbon-free in 17 years.This is an unrealistic timeline that could endanger the lives of Minnesotans if it fails while causing their electricity bills to skyrocket, Republicans argued throughout the night.They unsuccessfully offered several amendments to the bill, including lifting the state’s moratorium on new nuclear power plants, allowing for the use of carbon sequestration technologies, and delaying the standard to consider its impact on child and slave labor in the green energy supply chain.Rep. Kaela Berg says...
  • Sunshine Might Be Free But Solar Power Is Not Cheap: They also provide less value because they don’t provide electricity if the sun isn’t shining,

    01/27/2023 8:20:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    RealClearPolicy ^ | 01/27/2023 | Isaac Orr
    Mississippi residents are consistently told that renewable energy sources, like solar panels, are now the lowest-cost ways to generate electricity, but these claims are based on creative accounting gimmicks that only examine a small portion of the expenses incurred to integrate solar onto the grid while excluding many others.When these hidden expenses are accounted for, it becomes obvious that solar is much more expensive than Mississippi’s existing coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants and that adding more solar will increase electricity prices for the families and businesses that rely upon it. One of the most common ways of estimating...
  • Polis turns his back on Colorado agriculture | OPINION

    01/27/2023 10:07:46 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | 1/23/2023 | Ty Winter
    Last week, Gov. Jared Polis gave his State of the State address before a joint session of the General Assembly and to all Coloradans around the state. As I and other rural legislators listened to his speech, we couldn’t help but notice something so significant to our state barely received more than a brief mention. As the speech lagged on, it was evident the governor was clearly avoiding talking about it. It became the industrial elephant in the room, if you will. In his 70-minute, 8,000-word monologue, the governor mentioned the word “agriculture” one single time. The words “farms” and...
  • Regular people compelled to make sacrifices for the energy crisis in the UK

    01/26/2023 5:00:26 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Jan, 2023 | Rajan Laad
    As always, millions of regular people will be compelled to do the heavy lifting for the follies of a few. Just yesterday, households across the U.K. were paid to use less electricity from 17:00 and 18:00 GMT. This was part of a scheme to conserve energy. The scheme is called Demand Flexibility Service , whose stated goal is to prevent an overload of the electric grid. An overload and an eventual collapse could leave most of the U.K. in darkness. A total of 26 energy suppliers have signed up for the service. According to National Grid's electricity system operator, more...
  • California City Gives Up On 100% Renewable Plan: Huntington Beach City Council votes to dump its plan for 100% renewable energy.

    01/23/2023 8:14:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Oilprice ^ | 01/23/2023 | Julianne Geiger
    As California goes, so goes the nation, or so they say. If that rings true, the nation is set for a reversal of some of its strictest renewable energy plans, after the Huntington Beach City Council voted to dump its plan for 100% renewable energy...Huntington Beach, California, is changing the plan it had in place with the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) - a nonprofit offering clean energy.But its recent history in a rather unfavorable media limelight has given the city council pause.And Huntington Beach wasn’t the first municipality to pull out - Orange County bailed on the green power...
  • Huge wind turbines – taller than the Statue of Liberty -- are toppling over in a ‘rash’ of incidents

    01/23/2023 9:13:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2023 | Thomas Lifson
    Bloomberg Business Week, no foe of green energy, headlines: Wind Turbines Taller Than the Statue of Liberty Are Falling Over.” The article beneath the headline reports on a variety of alarming disasters involving wind turbines, including collapses of very tall sructures.On a calm, sunny day last June, Mike Willey was feeding his cattle when he got a call from the local sheriff’s dispatcher. A motorist had reported that one of the huge turbines at a nearby wind farm had collapsed in dramatic fashion. Willey, chief of the volunteer fire department in Ames, 90 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, set out...
  • Wind turbine, blades collapse onto southern Wisconsin field (Oops!)

    01/22/2023 7:41:15 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 44 replies
    MSN/AP ^ | January 21, 2023 | AP Staff
    HERMAN, WI (AP) — A company that operates a southern Wisconsin wind farm is investigating what caused part of a wind turbine and its blades to plummet to the ground, leaving debris strewn across a field. No one was injured Wednesday night when the blades and top portion of a wind turbine collapsed in Dodge County, near the town of Herman. The turbine, which is part of the Butler Ridge wind farm, stands about 400 feet above the ground, according to the National Weather Service. Mark Dietrich, whose father owns the property where the collapse occurred, told WISN-TV that a...
  • Ever wondered who was behind that greenie push to ban gas stoves?

    01/18/2023 5:20:02 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Jan, 2023 | Monica Showalter
    The snickering can be heard all the way from Beijing... The call to ban gas stoves in the U.S., based on environmental concerns, certainly drew backlash from an angry public tired of seeing their household appliances, critical possessions and standard of living being targeted. After all, they've already gotten our incandescent light bulbs and flush toilets in many quarters. They've meddled with the design of our cars and guns. They're trying to get our meat, telling us to eat bugs instead. Many consumers, and professional chefs, who say gas is best for cooking, simply put their collective foot down. Where...
  • IPCC Climate Models Grossly Exaggerate 'Global Warming'

    01/18/2023 4:29:34 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 18 Jan, 2023 | Jerome Corsi
    Recent studies using honest methodologies establish that the panicky predictions are wrong by as much as 50%. Several recently published studies have provided methodological objections to alarmist IPCC global climate models that predict catastrophic global warming will result from anthropogenic CO2 atmospheric concentrations from burning hydrocarbon fuels. These studies indicate that a more accurate reading of the earth’s surface temperatures suggests global climate warming over the next few decades will be moderate. The studies further indicate that more precise surface temperature readings would seriously dampen the hysterical mass media demand for radical public policies requiring radical decarbonization to achieve Net...
  • Guest Post: Why Climate Skepticism Has Not Yet Succeeded

    01/16/2023 6:45:31 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 15 Jan, 2023 | Francis Menton, Viscount Christopher Monckton of Benchley
    My last post from January 13 critiqued a post written by Viscount Christopher Monckton of Benchley, that had appeared at Watts Up With That on January 11. Lord Monckton requested the opportunity to reply to my post, which I granted to him. What follows is the reply written by Lord Monckton: Climate skepticism has four failings: a lack of elementary professionalism; a tendency to be over-skeptical of both sides of the argument; a striking absence of the intuitive ability of the mathematician, who wanders cheerfully and competently from the concrete to the theoretical and back; and unjustifiable discourtesy towards the...
  • Meet the Green Energy Group Behind the Study That's Driving Calls To Ban Gas Stoves

    01/16/2023 6:22:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2023 | Collin Anderson and Joseph Simonson
    The green energy group behind a study cited in Consumer Product Safety commissioner Richard Trumka Jr.'s call to ban gas stoves has partnered with the Chinese government to implement an "economy-wide transformation" away from oil and gas. Colorado-based nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute, which published the December study that attributes 13 percent of U.S. childhood asthma cases to gas-stove use, is hardly staffed by an objective group of scientists. The organization is demanding "systemic change and economy-wide transformation" to address a climate crisis it says we must go to great lengths to avoid. In 2013, for example, the Rocky Mountain Institute...
  • Sealing The Coffin Of "Renewable" Energy May Take A Few More Nails

    01/14/2023 6:14:10 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 41 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 13 Jan, 2023 | Francis Menton
    A couple of days ago (January 11, apparently shortly after midnight) on Watts Up With That, Christopher Monckton published a piece that ran under the headline “The Final Nail in the Coffin Of ‘Renewable’ Energy.” The piece contained a short and apparently elegant mathematical proof — which Monckton attributes to a guy named Douglas Pollock — of a proposition that Monckton stated as follows: In plain English, the maximum possible fraction of total grid generation contributable by unreliables turns out to be equal to the average fraction of the nameplate capacity of those reliables [sic — should be “unreliables”?] that...
  • Net Zero Will End Modern Civilization [semi-satire]

    01/14/2023 1:07:25 AM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 January 2023 | John Semmens
    Dr. Wallace Manheimer, a man with a physics PhD from MIT and 50-years of experience in nuclear research, warns that "there is certainly no scientific basis for expecting a climate crisis from too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in the next century or so. Electric cars, wind and solar power–all have massive disadvantages, and are incapable of replacing existing systems without devastating consequences." The United Kingdom's nincompoop King Charles, a man who once aspired to be a tampon, lives in several palaces and jets around the world calling for the end of consumerism and convenience as "the only rational...
  • 7th dead whale washed up on Jersey Shore ‘bad news on top of bad news’

    01/13/2023 6:20:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 13, 2023 3:49pm | Olivia Land
    The seventh dead whale in a little over a month washed up on the Jersey Shore this week, sparking a debate about the impact of off-shore activities on marine life. The 20-foot-long humpback whale was found on the beach on Thursday afternoon in Brigantine, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) confirmed Friday. “Due to the incoming tide and low light last night, staff returned at daybreak this morning to take photos,” the update read. “Plans are underway for a necropsy to be performed on the animal.” Thursday’s discovery occurred just miles from where another dead whale was found in Atlantic...
  • Carbon Capture Is a Woke Fantasy

    01/12/2023 3:46:29 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Jan, 2023 | John M. Contino
    The idea of burying liquid carbon dioxide is insane. Yet we're being told it's the right thing to do. Let's say you're brainstorming with some friends, trying to figure out how to cash in on the woke green wave. It would probably not occur to the less boldly imaginative among us to propose 1) capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from agricultural areas covering five Midwestern states (see map from a corporate website here), 2) dehydrating and compressing it into liquid form at various capture locations, 3) transporting it via brand new pipelines, and 4) sequestering it into its permanent rocky tomb...
  • SoCal Gas Warns Consumers: Massive Gas Bill Increases Coming

    01/09/2023 6:30:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/09/2023 | Joel B Pollack
    SoCal Gas, which supplies natural gas throughout Southern California, warned consumers this weekend that their next bills will be unusually large, blaming what it calls unusually cold winter weather across the nation. In an email to consumers, the company wrote: There’s no easy way to put this: January bills are likely to be higher than usual. An unprecedented cold snap across the nation in part has caused natural gas market prices in the West to more than double between December and January – much higher than expected. As a result, SoCalGas residential customers can expect the typical January bill likely...
  • The Coming Future Of Electric Vehicles: Something Here Does Not Add Up

    01/09/2023 5:02:20 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 71 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 7 Jan, 2023 | Francis Menton
    Supposedly, we are rapidly on our way toward a zero-carbon, all electric energy future. But has anybody done the arithmetic to see if this adds up? I’m carving myself out a niche as the guy who does a few simple calculations to check if the grand schemes of our central planners make any sense. So far I’ve taken that approach to the question of energy storage to back up a wind/solar electricity grid, and on that one the schemes of the central planners most definitely do not add up. But the energy storage question, although involving no math beyond basic...