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Jun 30, 2024 ~ 'Mining the Planet for Renewable Energy'   "In reality, a transition to an all-electric economy with no fossil fuels means millions of acres of America’s wild, scenic, and agricultural lands would be covered with wind turbines, solar panels, transmission lines, and warehouses filled with batteries that can spontaneously erupt in flames.   In reality, we don’t know whether there are enough accessible metal and mineral deposits on Planet Earth to extract all the raw materials required to manufacture the turbines, panels, batteries, transmission lines, electric vehicles, transformers, and other equipment the energy transformation would require – just for the United States, much less for the entire world.   We don’t know how many billions of tons of rock would have to be mined, processed, and disposed of; how many millions of acres would be impacted; how many millions of tons of toxic air and water pollution would be emitted; what human rights would be violated to get those metals and minerals.   One of the most basic and vital metals for the energy transformation is copper. Average worldwide ore concentrations (0.04%) mean miners would have to remove some 40,000,000 tons of overlying rock and extract, crush, and process nearly 25,000,000 tons of ore to get 110,000 tons of copper – enough for just the first 30,000 megawatts of President Biden’s offshore wind plan."   "The biggest wind energy project in the USA will soon blanket 1,600 square miles (1.25 times Delaware) of New Mexico, to generate 3,500 MW about 30% of the year. The Palo Verde nuclear plant in Arizona generates 4,200 MW from 6 square miles almost 24/7/365.   A Bloomberg research team says the world will need at least $200 trillion to stop global warming by 2050. Others estimate $275 trillion!" [Climate Change, Energy]
Jun 20, 2024 ~ 'EV-maker Fisker is insolvent' There have been at least 7 EV company financial disasters in the last year. Fisker bankrupt, Lordstown bankrupt, Cruise going bankrupt even with $1B injected by GM, Hertz, Ford, GM, electric bus company Proterra. [Climate Change, Energy]
Jun 8, 2024 ~ 'California Setting Up It's Next Energy Disaster' Just like CA set itself up for water shortages by not building any reservoirs while population more than doubles, they are setting up an energy disaster by shutting down refineries. "No new refineries have opened since the 1960s. In fact, according to CEC data, more than 60% of the refineries opened in California during the last 100 years are now closed or idle." "Instead of fostering innovation, state policies have actively sought to put refineries out of business." [California, Climate Change, Economics, Energy]
Jun 8, 2024 ~ Governor Glenn Youngkin pulled Virginia out of California's ridiculous phase out of gas powered vehicles. “Once again, Virginia is declaring independence – this time from a misguided electric vehicle mandate imposed by unelected leaders nearly 3,000 miles away from the Commonwealth. The idea that government should tell people what kind of car they can or can’t purchase is fundamentally wrong. Virginians deserve the freedom to choose which vehicles best fit the needs of their families and businesses. The law is clear, and I am proud to announce Virginians will no longer be forced to live under this out-of-touch policy.” [Climate Change, Energy]
May 1, 2024 ~ 'Biden Effectively Bans Coal Power . . . Again' "The latest EPA regulations are a whopping 681 pages of unreasonable demands that will kill the American coal industry." Must reduce emissions by 90%. Not possible. Goes around congress and just dictates. [Biden, Climate Change, Energy]
Mar 26, 2024 ~ Will Tanner, "In yet another massive L for 'green' energy boondoggles, a massive swathe of solar panels in Damon, Texas were taken out by a hail storm And not only were the expensive panels rendered useless by the weather, but now they're leaking a toxic compound, cadmium telluride, into the water So not only do Texans get intermittent energy instead of constant energy, not only do they waste thousands of acres of land with solar farms, but now the pointless panels are leaking into the groundwater Nuclear energy and natural gas are the answer. They're cheap, clean, reliable, and won't be shattered by a bit of hail. The other "green" energy is an expensive boondoggle that destroys the natural environment." [Climate Change, Energy]
Mar 25, 2024 ~ 'Electric Vehicles: The EPA’s Fast Track to Fiasco' "All the world’s mines, both currently operating and planned, can supply only a small fraction of the 700% to 4,000% increase in various minerals that will be needed to meet the wildly ambitious EV goals. The IEA [International Energy Agency] estimates that we’ll need hundreds of new mega-mines to feed factories across the “transition” landscape, and that it takes 10 to 16 years to find, plan, and open a new mine." "Mining battery ingredients causes environmental damage. EV batteries weigh about 1,000 pounds and can reach 2,000 pounds. About 100,000 pounds of ore are needed to get the lithium, cobalt, nickel, graphite, and copper to make the batteries function. To get the 100,000 pounds of ore, it’s necessary to move 500,000 pounds of earth. Cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is partly performed by children who are sent into the mines to retrieve the minerals…" "50 to 90% of the critical materials required to make EVs are now produced in China." "Consider just copper, the pillar of electrification. EVs use 300% to 400% more copper than conventional cars. Industry data show that the world will need twice as much copper as it will be producing well before aspirational EV goals are reached. Unsurprisingly, one major mining CEO observed that the coming chasm between demand and supply could trigger a ten-fold copper price hike. That alone would add about $15,000 to the cost of building an EV." "The CO2 emissions arising from building an EV before it gets driven revolve around a simple fact: a typical EV battery weighs about 1,000 pounds. That half-ton battery is made from a wide range of minerals, including copper, nickel, aluminum, graphite, and lithium. Accessing those minerals requires digging up and processing some 250 tons of earth per vehicle. All that mining, processing, and refining uses hydrocarbons and emits CO2." [Climate Change, Energy]
Mar 6, 2024 ~ John Stossel, 'The Renewable Scam' California is showing how unfeasible this is. Due to the mandates, they pay 3X for electricty as the rest of the country and have more outages. It make housing far more expensive too. And harms the environment rather than helping it. "Just to produce one turbine, we have to extract 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concrete, and 45 tons of non-renewable plastic. Then we've got to transport that and burn fuel, getting it all carried across the world. None of these things that go into a turbine are renewable." These huge turbines create huge landfills of non-recyclable waste. [Anti-Science, Climate Change, Energy]
Feb 20, 2024 ~ 'Britain’s Disastrous Path to Net Zero Is a Warning to the U.S.' Another cautionary tale that Biden is ignoring. The UK seems to be following Germany over the green energy cliff. As a result, Brits pay almost 2X for energy vs. the US. Less reliable and does not reduce 'worldwide' emissions a bit - it just shifts them around. [Anti-Science, Climate Change, Energy]
Jan 22, 2024 ~ Nick Pope, 'Germany Went All In On The Green Transition. Now, Its Economy Is Crumbling'. Merkel closing all of Germany's nuclear plants was one of the dumbest things a politician has ever done. They go all in on green energy. The first thing that happens is Germany becomes dependent on Russian natural gas. Then they have to RESTART old coal plants to keep the lights and heat on. Energy prices soar almost 50% killing consumers and forcing businesses to close or move out of the country. "It is not [even] reducing emissions, because manufacturing is being shifted to other nations, like China and India, that use dirtier energy. The German economy is going down, and their people do not have the jobs and economic opportunities that they used to." [Climate Change, Energy]
Dec 9, 2023 ~ David Strom, 'Washington State Economist Refused to Lie, So They Forced Him Out' Economist Scott Smith was forced to resign for correctly saying that cap and trade would increase gas prices. Opposing the narrative, no matter how absurd, has consequences. [Cancel Culture, Climate Change, Energy, Silencing]
Oct 13, 2023 ~ Australia is about to bulldoze old-growth forests that contain endangered koala bear habitats to put up wind turbines. They are harming a beloved endangered species and clearing old-growth forest land in service to a cult that does more environmental harm than good. [Climate Change, Energy]
Sep 11, 2023 ~ Sean Moran, 'Biden to Cancel Alaska Oil, Gas Leases Issued Under Trump' Inflation and energy prices are not high enough for Biden so he is canceling leases for 20 million ANWR acres of land that Trump opened up. Biden lost our energy independence. [Climate Change, Energy]
Sep 11, 2023 ~ Jennifer Granholm makes a fool of herself doing an EV road trip with her team. They can't find enough chargers. Someone on her team used a gas powered car to reserve a charger blocking a family with a baby from using it. They called the cops. Imagine if more people used EVs. [Climate Change, Energy]
Aug 29, 2023 ~ Bjorn Lomborg, "Climate alarmism over heat waves, fires drives false ‘solutions’" "Avoiding both heat and cold deaths requires affordable energy. In the US, cheap gas from fracking allowed millions to keep warmer with low budgets, saving 12,500 lives yearly. Climate policy, which makes most energy more expensive, achieves the opposite." [Climate Change, Energy]
Aug 28, 2023 ~ Olivia Murray, 'Modest Texas town repurposed into a dumping ground for expired wind turbine blades' Even no where near net zero usage, wind blades generate over 100 MILLION pounds of landfill waste EACH YEAR! Filling small towns like Sweetwater. Not green. [Climate Change, Energy]
Aug 19, 2023 ~ Stephen Moore, 'Is It Time to Ban Electric Vehicles?' A lot of people are dying in EV fires even with not that many people having them yet. Those fires are very difficult to extinguish including random explosions. EVs are impractical AND dangerous. [Climate Change, Energy]
Jul 25, 2023 ~ Beege Welborn, 'Holy smoke and mirrors: Solar panels THREE TIMES more carbon intensive than natural gas' Also solar panels made in China produce 3X the carbon emissions the IPCC claims! #ClimateScam [Climate Change, Energy]
Jul 14, 2023 ~ Max Laraia & Richard Morrison, 'The Carbon-Offset Market Is about to Crash and Burn' Important article. Reveals that the carbon offset market is a total scam. Even GreenPeace, @washingtonpost and ProPublica admits it. Money transfer, no climate benefit. [Climate Change, Economics, Energy]
Jun 16, 2023 ~ Capell Aris, 'Green energy disaster in the UK should be an awful warning to Americans' A sober warning to Americans not to follow the fools of the UK and Germany off the cliff they jumped off of. Their insane policies led to a total debacle. But Biden and the democrats are trying their best to follow over the cliff. [Climate Change, Energy]
Apr 9, 2023 ~ Irony. Wind farms are being torn down in Germany to be able to mine the coal underneath. Germany fell for the 'green energy' scam and got caught with their pants down. They have been facing massive energy shortages and shortfalls forcing them to buy lots of oil from Russia. [Climate Change, Energy, Russia]
Apr 7, 2023 ~ Oxford mathematician, physicist, researcher at CERN and Fellow of Keble College, Emeritus Professor Wade Allison says "Wind power fails on every count." "Whichever way you look at it, wind power is inadequate. It is intermittent and unreliable; it is exposed and vulnerable; it is weak with a short life-span." [Climate Change, Energy]
Mar 10, 2023 ~ Robert Bishop, 'New geological study proves that the green energy movement is impossible to achieve' The numbers don't remotely add up to get 'Net Zero' by 2050. [Climate Change, Energy]
Mar 10, 2023 ~ After making several false and ignorant statements about inflation and fossil fuels, Rep. Cori Bush accuses witness @AlexEpstein of having 'white supremacist views' rather than try to deal with the correctness of his arguments about energy and fossile fuels. Typical Dem tactic. [Climate Change, Energy, Fake Racism, Loathsome Left]
Mar 10, 2023 ~ 'Dirty Mining, Slavery, and Child Labor Are at the Core of Elites’ Green Energy Obsession' "A large % of the cobalt is produced from small mines, where child labor is the norm, not the exception." "Much of the mining and refining of materials in China is produced by forced or slave labor." [Climate Change, Energy, Slavery]
Jan 18, 2023 ~ Rich Lowry, "No, You Can’t Believe ‘the Science’" "The debate over gas stoves illustrates perfectly the faux scientific method." Flawed studies quickly become #FakeNews "Gas stove pollution causes 12.7% of childhood asthma." See also COVID, Climate Change. [Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Fake News, Rich Lowry]
Nov 19, 2022 ~ Disgusting, spoiled children continue to vandalize priceless works of historical art to make some point about fossil fuels. They dumped black paint on a Gustav Klimt masterpiece in Vienna. Do the opposite of anything they demand. [Climate Change, Energy, Loathsome Left]
Nov 13, 2022 ~ John Stossel, 'Inconvenient Facts' No carbon reduction for the first 60K miles. And even if you made 500K EVs, that would only reduce oil consumption by 10%. And most electricity generated by fossil fuels. EVs are an almost total waste. [Anti-Science, Climate Change, Energy]
Oct 26, 2022 ~ Robert Walton, "The energy system is ‘inherently racist,’ advocates say. How are utilities responding to calls for greater equity?" No real examples of racism could be found for this article but it mentions the 'racial reckoning' from George Floyd where every entity must self identify as being 'racist' and vow to "do better." [Energy, Fake News, Fake Racism, George Floyd]
Sep 17, 2022 ~ Bjorn Lomborg, The climate effect of our electric-car efforts in the 2020s will be trivial. If every country achieved its stated ambitious electric-vehicle targets by 2030, we'd slow down #globalwarming by 0.0002°F by the end of the century. [Anti-Science, Climate Change, Energy]
Sep 14, 2022 ~ Peter Thiel, "The climate debate ignores the reasons we burn fossil fuels in the first place. Alex Epstein reminds us that rich countries may be able to treat green lifestyles as luxury fashion, but for much of the world reliable energy is a matter of life and death." [Climate Change, Energy]
Sep 7, 2022 ~ Michael Shellenberger, Long thread explaining why we physically cannot transition to solar/wind renewables regardless of what misguided laws and subsidies politicians pass. People say fossil fuels are "finite" but they are abundant. So called "Renewables" rely on RARE earth metals. Will run out faster. "Solar/wind projects need ~300x more land, 300% more copper, and 700% more rare earths than fossil fuels. Wind/solar/batteries require: 1,000% more steel, concrete and glass; 300% more copper; and 4,200%, 2,500%, 1,900%, and 700% more lithium, graphite, nickel, and rare earths, respectively, than fossil fuels, to produce the same amount of energy, according to IEA and others." [Climate Change, Energy]
Sep 6, 2022 ~ Fox Business, "Experts blame green energy policies for Europe's full-scale energy crisis: 'A warning to the US'" 'There's been under-investment in fossil fuels in Europe,' an analyst from research firm Rystad Energy tells FOX Business. Europe is paying for their 'green' policies. [Climate Change, Economics, Economy, Energy]
Sep 6, 2022 ~ CA and other Dem states are following Europe and Sri Lanka over the cliff by banning gas powered cars by 2030. This is madness and not remotely possible. The electrical grid is currently failing in CA with just 5% electric cars and almost all electricity generated by fossil fuels. [Anti-Science, Climate Change, Economics, Energy]
Aug 28, 2022 ~ John Hayward 'Russia Burning Off $10M in Gas a Day That Would Have Been Sent to Europe' "The Russians are burning 4.34 million cubic meters of gas... destroying enough fuel to supply 1.5 million European homes." The Europeans harmed themselves and the CO2 is being emitted anyway! [Climate Change, Economy, Energy]
Aug 21, 2022 ~ Jazz Shaw, 'BLM [Bureau of Land Management] suspends most oil/gas leases in Colorado' Biden is doubling down on the policies that lost our energy independence and caused skyrocketing energy prices. Beholden to environmental nuts. [Climate Change, Economics, Energy]
Aug 14, 2022 ~ MIT Climatologist Richard Lindzen & Princeton Physics Prof. William Happer, "In our opinion, science demonstrates that there is no climate related risk caused by fossil fuels and CO2 and no climate emergency." "Without fossil fuels there will be no low-cost energy worldwide." [Climate Change, Energy, Environment]
Jul 21, 2022 ~ Gov. DeSantis criticizes Biden, "How come it’s wrong to produce our own oil and gas here, but you can go to Saudi Arabia and fist bump to try to get it from a Saudi?" "it makes no sense that we wouldn’t do it. We have opportunities here to be energy independent." [Biden, Climate Change, Energy]
Jul 17, 2022 ~ Clarice Feldman, "Sri Lanka learned a sad lesson - mandated “organic farming” proved a horrible disaster. Ghana also face starvation and national collapse as a result of green policies... Farmers in the Netherlands are striking in protest of equally unworkable green mandates." [Anti-Science, Climate Change, Economics, Economy, Energy, Environment]
Jul 16, 2022 ~ Sri Lanka has fallen. Its President had to flee the country. Destroyed via Modern Monetary Theory. Bankrupted themselves with debt and 55% inflation. Got an ESG score of 98 by banning fertilizer and pesticides. Major food shortages. Democrats want to follow right off the cliff. [Anti-Science, Climate Change, Economics, Economy, Energy, Environment]
Jul 16, 2022 ~ Stephen Moore, 'How Angela Merkel's Green Agenda Caused the Economic Collapse of Germany' Merkel used to be praised for shutting down nuclear and moving away from fossil fuels toward "green" energy. "Today, the German economy is in tatters." Begging Russia for energy. Rationing. [Anti-Science, Climate Change, Economics, Economy, Energy]
Jul 16, 2022 ~ Sen. Manchin, one of 2 sane Democrat Senators, kills the climate change part of BBB bill. He understands it is unaffordable, will fuel inflation and most importantly would do nothing to make the climate any better. The rest of the Dems are apololyptic: “We’re all going to die” [Anti-Science, Climate Change, Economics, Economy, Energy, Politics]
Jul 16, 2022 ~ Texas power grid is again on the brink because it relied too much on "green" energy even though it has plenty of oil and gas. "Powerful high-pressure systems that cause intense heat often squelch wind production - just when more power is needed to meet higher electricity demand." [Climate Change, Energy, Environment]
Jul 15, 2022 ~ Biden's trip abroad is a predicable disaster. First he fellates the Saudis begging for more oil because he stupidly shut down our own production, screwing consumers to appease green whackos. Then he insults multiple of our allies by comparing the Irish to the Palestinians. [Biden, Economy, Energy, Israel]
Jul 5, 2022 ~ Now they are back to blaming Putin for gas prices. When asked how long will this last, Biden said, "As long as it takes, so Russia cannot in fact defeat Ukraine." Biden Advisor Brian Deese added "This is about the future of the Liberal World Order and we have to stand firm." [Biden, Economics, Economy, Energy, Russia]
Jul 5, 2022 ~ The Biden Administration is switching from the lie that high gas prices are Putin's fault to blaming gas stations for the price! "Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you’re paying for the product. And do it now," he yells. Economically ignorant. [Biden, Economics, Economy, Energy]
Jul 5, 2022 ~ In West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that Obama's 'Clean Power Plan' was unconstitutional because "A decision of such magnitude and consequence rests with Congress itself" as it "exceeded the [EPA's] statutory authority" to regulate CO2. [Climate Change, Energy, SCOTUS]
Jul 5, 2022 ~ Stephen Moore, "Biden's Green New Deal Is Increasing Greenhouse Gases" "After more than a decade of declining carbon emissions here in the United States, in 2021, President Joe Biden's first year in office, emissions rose." Reducing fracking reduced the % of cleaner natural gas. [Anti-Science, Climate Change, Energy, Environment]
Jun 7, 2022 ~ Stephen Moore, 'Beware: 100% Green Energy Could Destroy the Planet' "Study by the World Bank showing that moving toward 100% solar, wind and electric battery energy would be just as destructive to the planet as fossil fuels." Details for why its not at all feasible to transition. [Climate Change, Energy]

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