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It takes big energy to back up wind and solar

Power system design can be extremely complex but there is one simple number that is painfully obvious. At least it is painful to the advocates of wind and solar power, which may be why we never hear about it. It is a big, bad number. To my knowledge this big number has no [...]

By |2021-03-23T15:09:27+01:0022 March 2021|News, USA|Comments Off on It takes big energy to back up wind and solar

States sue to block “social cost” of carbon

Twelve states have asked a Federal Court to keep federal agencies from using the so-called Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases to calculate the benefits of emission reduction regulations. The new cost estimates, ordered by President Biden on day one, claim enormous distant future damages from today’s emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous [...]

By |2021-03-23T13:02:23+01:0016 March 2021|News, USA|Comments Off on States sue to block “social cost” of carbon

The Left declares war on gas

The so-called CLEAN Future Act just introduced by the Democrat leaders of the house energy Committee calls for the elimination of gas-fired electric power generation, some immediately, some by 2023 and all by 2035. That is just 14 years from now. Coal-fired power will also be gone, the war on coal finally over [...]

By |2021-03-07T17:57:54+01:007 March 2021|News, USA|Comments Off on The Left declares war on gas

We may never learn the truth about the Texas blackout

The reasons for the grid collapse are now a matter of intense debate. In the absence of detailed data the debate is mostly over general statistics, which do not establish causality. For example: Frozen wind turbines caused it. A gas shortage caused it. The gas shortage was caused by electrification of the pipelines. [...]

By |2021-03-07T17:53:43+01:001 March 2021|News, USA|Comments Off on We may never learn the truth about the Texas blackout

UN calls for contraction and convergence to low living standards

The UN just published its first ever environmental synthesis report, with the expectedly scary title “Making Peace With Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies.” That’s right, now there are (hyperbolically) three emergencies, not just the climate one. In fact according to the UN we now have a “Planetary [...]

By |2021-03-07T17:48:56+01:0025 February 2021|News, USA|Comments Off on UN calls for contraction and convergence to low living standards

American K-12 science education gone bad

I don’t often write an article about someone else’s article but Shepard Barbash’s deeply researched piece “Science betrayed” deserves a wide readership. His subtitle says it all: “The propaganda infecting K–12 science curricula, especially on the environment, won’t go away.” Barbash first looks at the history, then where we are today. The entrenchment of [...]

By |2021-03-07T17:40:58+01:0017 February 2021|News, USA|Comments Off on American K-12 science education gone bad

“Climate Adaptation Summit” turns out to be a fundraising event

The recent Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 was not about helping nations against the effects of climate change. It was all about finding huge amounts of money. Even worse, it was about planning on finding money, not actually finding it. Even more embarrassing, in some cases it was just about thinking about planning. In [...]

By |2021-02-07T16:36:30+01:007 February 2021|News, USA|Comments Off on “Climate Adaptation Summit” turns out to be a fundraising event

Nuclear superior to wind and solar

Future energy mixes should show a growing contribution from modern nuclear power plants. That is the core finding of the new “No Regrets Energy Policy” proposed by the Climate Intelligence Foundation (CLINTEL).  CLINTEL finds current governmental energy-transitions to be “scientifically unfounded and economically suicidal” because of their dependence on wind and solar power [...]

By |2021-01-24T19:08:23+01:0024 January 2021|News, USA|Comments Off on Nuclear superior to wind and solar

CLINTEL challenges McKinsey’s climate alarmism

McKinsey and Company is the world’s biggest management consulting firm, with annual revenue topping ten billion dollars. Lately they have launched a climate scare campaign, no doubt hoping to make a fortune from it, but CLINTEL has called them out. CLINTEL has sent a succinct letter of challenge to the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) which generates much of [...]

By |2020-11-11T06:13:39+01:006 November 2020|News, USA|Comments Off on CLINTEL challenges McKinsey’s climate alarmism

CLINTEL puts hard climate questions to Bill Gates

Bill Gates is throwing several billion dollars at climate change. Mind you he is not throwing it away, because it is mostly venture capital for new energy technologies, which could pay off handsomely without climate change. Gates can do what he likes with his riches, but he is a leading figure and lately [...]

By |2020-09-24T12:33:01+02:0024 September 2020|News, USA|Comments Off on CLINTEL puts hard climate questions to Bill Gates