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  • No Amount Of Subsidies Will Ever Make A Wind/Solar Electricity System Economically Feasible

    12/01/2023 5:17:51 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | Francis Menton
    The COP 28 climate confab opened today in Dubai. Some 70,000 true believers in the energy transition are said to be gathering. And not one of them appears to be either willing or able to do the simple arithmetic that shows that this can’t possibly work. So far, no country that has made a commitment to “net zero” has officially backed off. (Argentina may soon become the first.). Things proceed as if all that is needed is to build sufficient wind and solar generation facilities, until eventually you have enough of them to meet demand. But that’s not how this...
  • Some More Energy Reality In New York City

    11/30/2023 4:38:11 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 28 Nov, 2023 | Francis Menton
    New York thinks it is going to be the “leader” in showing the world how to transition away from fossil fuels to “green” energy. Our politicians and bureaucrats have not bothered with things like feasibility studies or demonstration projects showing that this can be done, because after all they are geniuses and it is up to the little people to figure out the details. So the energy transition has been ordered up via statutes filled with mandates and deadlines and penalties, with no attention paid to feasibility or cost. We now all get to sit back and watch as this...
  • Connecticut Quietly Drops Plan to Ban Gas-Powered Cars

    11/28/2023 6:25:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    When Connecticut Democrat Ned Lamont took office as the Governor, he had some big climate change plans in place. And with his party controlling much of the state legislature, he had plenty of support for those ambitions. One of the big ticket items he was pushing for was a ban on the sale of all gasoline-powered vehicles in the state by 2035. For a time, it looked like the plan would go through. In fact, the legislature was scheduled to vote on it today. But now it appears that the vote will not be taking place and the announcement will...
  • Hate to Say We Told You So: Federal Energy Data Paint Ugly Winter Picture

    11/28/2023 7:09:26 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    RealClear Energy ^ | 27 Nov, 2023 | David Holt
    Data is always handy for measuring where things are and will be, and the federal government’s energy statistics are painting an ugly picture of the present and future when it comes the loud push to electrify all of our useful, well-functioning appliances. The sad part is the policies behind those misguided effortsare already costing Americans and forcing those in poverty or on fixed incomes to make choices between heating their homes or having enough food in the coming winter. That unacceptable situation comes in a winter fraught with the increasingly real risk of blackouts in the dead of the 2023-24...
  • The Green Energy Wall Gradually Coming Into Focus

    11/25/2023 4:38:04 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 24 Nov, 2023 | Francis Menton
    It’s been obvious for many years that electricity generation from the intermittent wind and sun would never work to power a modern economy. But how would the infeasibility of the proposed energy transition finally manifest itself to put an end to the madness? A couple of years ago I began writing about the the upcoming “Renewable Energy Wall,” for example in this piece from December 2021 titled “Which Country Or U.S. State Will Be The First To Hit The Renewable Energy Wall?” I called for readers to place their bets as to which among various jurisdictions would be the first...
  • At The New York Krazy Klimate Konference

    11/20/2023 4:19:53 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 18 Nov, 2023 | Francis Menton
    On Thursday (November 16) a publication called City & State (specializing in covering New York state and local government) put on a conference they called the “2023 Clean Energy in New York Summit: New York’s Path to Sustainability.” Let’s call this the New York Krazy Klimate Konference. I showed up to observe and report on the festivities, along with another prominent skeptic, Roger Caiazza of the Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York blog. The Krazy Klimate Konference featured a gaggle of high-ranking New York bureaucrats and legislators, there to report on New York’s exciting progress toward Net Zero nirvana; plus an...
  • Ringside View: Offshore Wind is a Financial and Environmental Catastrophe; Hasn’t anyone calculated what 25 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity is going to look like?

    11/19/2023 7:11:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    California Globe ^ | 11/19/2023 | Edward Ring
    It’s about time Californians of all ideological persuasions wake up and stop what is possibly the most economically wasteful and environmentally destructive project in American history: the utility scale adoption of offshore wind energy. The California Legislature intends to despoil our coastline and coastal waters with floating wind turbines, 20+ miles offshore, tethered to the sea floor 4,000 feet beneath the waves. Along with tethering cables, high voltage wires will descend from each of these noisy, 1,000 foot tall leviathans, but we’re to assume none of this will disrupt the migrations of our treasured Cetaceans and other marine and avian...
  • The Seers Who Cannot See - Financial regulators’ climate myopia is symptomatic of a regulatory regime that has lost touch with reality.

    11/17/2023 4:35:10 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    City Journal ^ | 16 Nov, 2023 | Dan Katz
    The Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation recently finalized guidance detailing how financial institutions should manage “climate-related financial risks.” This action, tracking with international efforts to incorporate climate-change considerations into prudential regulation and even monetary policy, is just the latest example of President Joe Biden’s “whole-of-government” approach to climate change. The climate guidance will not only be a drag on economic growth—as newly empowered regulators leverage it to push financial institutions’ capital away from disfavored activities like fossil-fuel development and toward less productive uses—but will also fail to buttress...
  • Peak Cognitive Dissonance For The Climate Scare

    11/16/2023 5:16:49 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 15 Nov, 2023 | Francis Menton
    In the realm of the climate scare, the cognitive dissonance has reached almost impossible levels. Just a few days ago I took note of ever increasing focus by environmental NGOs on promoting the climate scare even as the green energy schemes, offered as salvation from the apocalypse, experience soaring costs and pervasive financial collapse. But those are just a couple of pieces of the crazy mess. Everywhere you look, our overlords are doubling down on end-of-days climate propaganda while reality just refuses to cooperate. We have truly reached peak absurdity. In the category of the overlords doubling down on climate...
  • An Ill Wind's Blowing Through Europe's NetZero Hopes

    11/15/2023 6:56:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2023 | Beege Welborn
    Ah, I love the smell of smoking turbines in the morning. It smells like victory. Europe's largest onshore wind farm is facing bancruptcy and has filed for reconstruction with Swedish court.Markbygden ETT, the first phase of the Markbygden 1101 project, is facing difficulties after signing a baseload PPA with Norwegian Hydro Energi.— Simon Wakter (@simonwakter) November 12, 2023That’s Europe’s largest onshore wind farm going under at the moment. Interestingly enough, 75% of the company is owned by a Chinese company called CGN, China General Nuclear. When they put this wind farm in, they signed a 19-year Power Purchase Agreement...
  • Solar Sliding: A quick glance around recent news reports is pointing to an industry wobbling like a bowl of Jello.

    11/14/2023 8:54:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2023 | Beege Welborn
    While it’s been a disaster in the wind industry lately (and fun as the dickens to cover) (Did I tell you Ørsted’s CFO and COO got the boot?), I hadn’t really had a chance to check in with the solar half of the big Green dream. You know, see if things are shaking out or just shaky?A quick glance around recent news reports is pointing to an industry wobbling like a bowl of Jello.Although I do like “clubbed like a baby seal” – that’s pretty descriptive.And it’s once again all based on the fantasy that the Green energy sector is...
  • What this Michigan man says about democracy after town ousts entire local government

    11/10/2023 11:01:55 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 10, 2023 | Teny Sahakian
    Jason Kruse started grassroots campaign to recall township board after resident's concerns were ignoredA Michigan man says democracy is "still there" after his small town ousted its entire local government for approving a Chinese-linked green energy project."Everybody out there across America needs to step back and understand that you have the power. It's still there," Jason Kruse, Green Charter Township’s newly elected supervisor told Fox News. "Government works and your vote matters – for sure at the local level – and it's super important.""We really need to be reminded about that every so often, that public officials work for the...
  • As The Transition To Green Energy Crumbles, Funding For The Climate Scare Soars

    11/09/2023 5:19:20 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 8 Nov, 2023 | Francis Menton
    In December 2016, Donald Trump had just been elected President. He had been widely accused of calling the climate scare a “hoax.” In a post titled “The Impending Collapse Of The Global Warming Scare,” I went out on a limb predicting that the change of administration could bring about a the rapid demise of the climate scare. The post reported the then-increasing focus of the environmental movement on the climate issue, and ended with this prediction: The environmental movement has climbed itself way out onto the global warming limb. Now the Trump administration is about to start sawing off the...
  • "Too Favored To Fail" - Taxpayers Bail Out Joe Biden's Green Friends

    11/08/2023 10:41:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Real Clear Wire ^ | 11/08/23 | Larry Behrens
    While America struggles to buy groceries, President Joe Biden has a green slush fund worth billions of dollars, and he’s not afraid to use it.Recent revelations uncovered that the CEO and lobbyists of Rivian, an electric vehicle manufacturer, held a quiet meeting at the White House with Biden’s Climate Czar, John Podesta. That’s right, the same John Podesta who served as chairman of Hillary Clinton’s ill-fated 2016 presidential campaign before being pulled from the ranks of profitable green consulting to oversee distribution of $369 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Biden selected a political operative with green company ties...
  • Is The Electric Vehicle Revolution Still Happening?

    11/08/2023 10:35:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 11/08/23 | Irina Slav
    Executives from the auto industry probably surprised many by announcing revisions to their EV plans.BloombergNEF: global EV sales are this year set to hit a record high, topping 14 million.MarketWatch: the U.S. has a broken EV charger problem.During the latest profit season, executives from the auto industry probably surprised many by announcing revisions to their EV plans.GM gave up its production targets. Tesla's Elon Musk warned about waning EV demand. Honda and GM canceled their joint venture that would have developed more affordable EVs. Cars are piling up in dealers' lots. Thousands of chargers are not working, and there are...
  • Kevin O’Leary Reveals Why Clean Energy Stocks Are Tanking

    11/08/2023 4:55:34 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | November 7, 2023 | Harold Hutchison
    Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary said Tuesday that clean energy funds and stocks are dropping because investors realized that clean energy companies can not make a profit. Several stocks and exchange-traded funds in the “clean energy” sector, including Enphase Energy, the Invesco Solar ETF, the iShares Global Clean Energy ETF and the First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF have seen substantial drops in their share prices in the last year. .. Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act, spends $370 billion to combat climate change and is loaded with green energy provisions, including a $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles,...
  • Shell Game: Another Wind Farm Goes Down

    11/06/2023 9:45:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/06/2023 | Beege Welborn
    This past August, as things were beginning to really heat up as far as inflationary and warranty pressures on wind farm developers like Ørsted and turbine manufacturers like Siemens Gamesa, most of the attention was focused on the whale killing sonar surveying off the New Jersey coast. Learning about profits disappearing because of extraordinary problems with deliveries, cables, blades – whatever their issues were – or the nitty gritty of duking it out over already signed contractual agreements for rates increases can cause your eyes to glaze over. But a leviathan washing up on a popular beach…and another and another...
  • In Australia, Green, Powerless, and Defenseless

    11/04/2023 4:01:44 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4 Nov, 2023 | Viv Forbes
    During World War II, energy and mineral production was critical to the war effort and Australia was able to produce it. Now that Australia is going green, will that vital resource still be available? As net zero strangles Australian industry, Australia is becoming green, powerless, and defenseless. History holds lessons which we ignore at our peril. Here is some of it. Japan was opened to trade with the U.S. in the 1850s. The Japanese were daunted by the naval power of Britain and the U.S. but determined to catch up. In the 1930s, Japan attacked China, Mussolini attacked Ethiopia, and...
  • Biden’s Green Agenda Is Making Every Part Of Owning A Home More Expensive, Watchdog Says

    11/01/2023 1:49:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Action News ^ | 11/01/23 | Will Kessler
    President Joe Biden’s climate proposals will substantially increase average Americans’ home expenses for purchases like appliances, according to data from the Alliance For Consumers (AFC). The financial burden of the Biden administration’s policies targeting household appliances totals $9,166 in new costs for average Americans per home, according to the AFC. The Biden administration has set its sights on a number of appliances to regulate as a part of its green agenda, including gas furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners and more, in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions. “Any government-imposed efficiency mandate creates a burden for American families and businesses for...
  • A Do-It-Yourself Demonstration Project Of Wind, Solar And Batteries Comes Nowhere Near Eliminating Fossil Fuels

    11/01/2023 4:45:37 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 29 Oct, 2023 | Francis Menton
    Under the enlightened leadership of our expert bureaucrats in Washington and various state governments, we are embarked on a program to replace our functioning electricity generation system with an alternative system based on wind, solar, and energy storage. We are told that this will be easy, and in fact cheaper than what we currently have. Surely, if that is true for an entire country, it must be equally true for some small place like an island or a small town. Easiest of all for the demonstration would be an individual house, particularly if the house is surrounded by sufficient land...