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Energy Issues

 This column is a reposting of a periodic newsletter on energy issues by John Droz Jr., a physicist and citizen advocate

He aggregates articles from many different sources. 

Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available... For the full version of this issue, go here… To review some of the highlights, see below.

My votes for the most outstanding articles this cycle are:
Short powerful video: Paul Harvey’s Warning to America
Dirty Secrets About the CLEAN Future Act
"Clean, renewable" energy is neither
Renewable Energy Industry Seeks to Scam Public During Health Crisis
The Great Wind Delusion
The conflict between wind turbines and wildlife
Nuclear is the solution – and SMRs are the future of nuclear
Putin takes aim at US shale oil industry
McKibben Goes Over the Edge for His Rockefeller Benefactors
No, Michael Mann, You Aren’t Going to ‘Ruin’ this ‘Filthy Organization’

Clearly the global situation regarding COVID-19 has not subsided! If anything it has gotten much more tumultuous.

Rather than periodically send out new worthwhile studies, reports and articles on COVID-19, I’m putting them all into one summary document (everything you’ll want to know about prevention, treatment, political ramifications, etc.) — and then updating that document daily, or as warranted.

This summary document includes all the materials that were in the last special Newsletter, plus (so far) over a dozen interesting new articles.

Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available... For an online version of this issue (to bookmark), go here… The full Newsletter is below.

Rather than have our standard mixture of Energy, Environmental and Education articles, this issue will focus on COVID-19. I’ve subdivided the articles by topic. (Next Monday the plan is to have our normal Newsletter.)

IMO quite a few of the reactions to COVID-19 are unwarranted, and counter-productive. To put some things into better perspective consider this:
Wuhan soccer team leaving Spain (and returning to Wuhan) to escape virus!

Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available... For the full version of this issue, go here… To review some of the highlights, see below.

My votes for the most outstanding articles this cycle are:
Live graphic showing all Coronavirus cases, worldwide
The Real Western Civilization Emergency
Short powerful video: Paul Harvey’s Warning to America
It’s Time the Right Got Its Act Together
More Deadly Than Coronavirus: Green Ideology
Report: The Greatly Exaggerated Threat of Man-made Warming
Study: Green New Deal would cost $75K per household in first year
Sorry Virtue Signalers, a Carbon Tax Would Have No Impact on Climate

Notes From Meeting at Rockefeller Mansion Shed Light on Climate Politics
By Chris Horner
January 31, 2020

From realclearenergy.org
Newly obtained public records — including handwritten notes, a “Black Swan” event in the freedom of information world — open a window onto conversations between high-ranking government officials and environmentalist activists.

These notes and emails reflect often amusing candor, in which a prurient interest is understandable. What is most important, however, is the distinction between the officials’ public stances and their private confessions, among friends, about the shared “climate change” policy agenda.

One of the main blessings of accurately understanding history, is that it gives us an unprecedented opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others — for free! What sense does it make to repeatedly go down a path likely to fail?

If we look back at government policy decisions, it’s abundantly clear that good intentions + time and effort + lots of money does NOT assure a successful outcome. Indeed, after all of these, the way-too-often actual result is:
a) the costs turn out to be enormously more than projected, and
b) the benefits are significantly less than promised, and
c) the negative “unintended” consequences are crippling.

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