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. 

[Editor's Note: Some of the articles below the Read More are linked fo your convenience, if you see others in the long list, please click here to view them where they are all linked.]

For the full version of the latest Energy and Environmental Newsletter, please click here… To review some of the highlights, see below.

FYI, the new buzzword is community “resilience.” Like its sibling “sustainability” this is the Left creating a Trojan Horse that is intended to fool trusting, well-intended, and unaware citizens. Hopefully that will not be any of our readers.

For the full version of the latest Energy and Environmental Newsletter, please click here… To review some of the highlights, see below.

Since there is such a diversity of interesting material, the Newsletter articles are subdivided into eight (8) categories, including one about Greta.

My vote for the most outstanding articles this cycle: Climate and the Money Trail,
Wind turbine infrasound articles became too hot for the Sierra Club to handle,
Renewables May Make Us Feel Good, But Realistically They Just Don’t Work,
A Line-By-Line Response to Greta Thunberg’s UN Speech,
The climate crusade marches across America!.

For the full version of the latest Energy and Environmental Newsletter, please click here… To review some of the highlights, see below.

Since there is such a diversity of interesting material, the Newsletter articles are subdivided into four (4) categories.

Two most outstanding articles:

Cost-Effective Renewable Energy is a Fictional Construct and
The New Gas Revolution That Could Make Renewable Energy Obsolete.

Energy Economics —
Cost-Effective Renewable Energy is a Fictional Construct
There is no conservative momentum for a carbon tax
Bill Gates: The hidden costs of unreliable electricity
Why should we subsidize tomorrow’s rich in the name of the climate?

WASHINGTON, DC – American households can expect tens of thousands of dollars in higher costs for energy, housing, transportation, and shipping if the Green New Deal is implemented, according to a new study released today by Power the Future and the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).

The joint study, co-authored by Power the Future Founder and Executive Director Daniel Turner and CEI President and CEO Kent Lassman, finds each household in five model states – Alaska, Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania – will be on the hook for more than $70,000 in increased costs for electricity, upgrading vehicles and housing, and shipping in just the first year under the Green New Deal.


Below are some highlights of this issue, but you may see more that you want to read if you click on the above link for the entire newsletter. They include studies, articles and opinions.

Against Climate Panic, For Climate Hope https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/07/against-climate-panic-for-climate-hope/

Climate Trillions Frittered in the Wind  http://wiseenergy.org/Energy/AGW/Climate_Trillions_Frittered_in_the_Wind.pdf

 Liberal Professor Warns: Google Manipulating Voters 'on a Massive Scale  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNvgl38TLvI

For the full version of: Energy and Environmental Newsletter please click on that link. To review some of the highlights, see below. [All the articles below can be read at the above link.]

Here is a simply amazing announcement: an affordable machine that can produce drinkable water just from the air — and at 8±¢ per gallon! See here and here. [Advertisement from the site.]

Since there is such a diversity of articles, they are subdivided into several categories:

Energy —
The Green New Deal’s Bad Science
Study: Renewable Energy Mandates are a costly failure
Worldwide Buyer’s Remorse Sets in for Costly Renewable Energy
Solar Energy Threatened by Wind Energy
The true cost of solar (and wind)
Dead bats and how radical Green propaganda relies on tragedy porn
Hypothesis: Radical Greens are the Great Killers of Our Age
Russia’s not-so-secret plan to control the world’s energy
The true feasibility of moving away from fossil fuels
Why 100% renewable energy goals are not practical policies
Battery Foolishness
Short good video: False Choice Cafe
Short video: Green Signaling
US Chamber of Commerce: American Energy — Cleaner and Stronger
Natural Gas Pulls Away from Renewables - The Gap Has Never Been Wider
Next generation nuclear: 25MW, smaller, safer, can be sited anywhere
Powering the future – with no compromises

The Green New Deal (GND)—
The Green New Deal: Economics and Policy Analytics
John Stossel: Green Dreams
Short excellent video: Hilarious Spoof of AOC by 8 Year Old

The Presidential Committee on Climate Science (PCCS) —
CO2Coalition’s Letter of Support for the PCCS
It's about time to review the evidence for man-made global warming
Climate review to be led by nuclear weapons expert

Global Warming (AGW) —
Lunacy as the New Orthodoxy
What Will It Take to End Anti-Science Insanity?
Climate Change Is Socialist Groupthink
Climate Change and the Ten Warning Signs for Cults
The noble corruption of climate science
Galileo and the Medicis brought Revolution and Truth
Environmental Hypocrites of the Left
Peter Ridd has defeated the Climate Inquisition — thanks to you
Study: Electric vehicles emit more CO2 than diesel vehicles!
Falsified Hypotheses Are Rejected In Science — Except for Climate Science

Misc (Education, Science, etc.) —
How to Teach Children about Climate Change
The K-12 Education Achievement Gap Fails to Close
Short Video: Preferred Pronouns or Prison
Science audiences, misinformation, and fake news
How Long Until We're All Happy?
The End of Being a Duke Professor and What It Means for the Future of Higher Education

John Droz, jr.
physicist & citizen advocate

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April 10, 2019

The recent op-ed from Life:Powered’s Mike Nasi in the Albuquerque Journalcalling attention to the insurmountable cost and reliability problems with New Mexico’s renewable energy mandate is making waves.

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) this weekend published a rebuttal attempting to rebut Mr. Nasi claiming “disinformation” while offering no supporting data or sourcing for his claims. We welcome debate and discussion — they are the cornerstones of our democratic republic — but the senator’s piece is riddled with factual errors and omissions.

At Life:Powered, we’re committed to the truth, not to partisan agendas. Here’s how Sen. Heinrich’s rebuttal stacks up against the actual facts.

Courtesy of Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions

Recently we put together a definitive list of reasonable books on climate change — and it has been well-received. As a parallel effort, we now have a brand new list of some good books related to industrial wind energy. As before, if you have any suggested additions or deletions, please send them on, and we will update. Enjoy!

We're strong supporters of other sources (e.g. Clear Energy Alliance) that try to digest complicated matters into more understandable short videos. Welcome a relative newcomer: TPPF. Here is a  great example of a spot-on short (2 minutes) energy video.