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Does Wind Intermittance Over Short Hourly Periods Gives a Clearer Picture? - Highlighted Article

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  • 8/3/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: Watts Up With That

By: Bob Irvine

Date: July 5, 2023


Does Wind Intermittance Over Short Hourly Periods Gives a Clearer Picture?

 

Cheap intermittent renewables appear to be very expensive.

The current Australian ...

Economic Reality - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 5/7/24 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The energy transition envisioned by the current US Administration is an enormous financial endeavor. It would increase the current US electricity sector investment in generation, transmission and distribution facilities from approximately $...

Electric Energy Storage

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  • 8/3/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The operation of the electric grid requires continuous balance between supply and demand. Electric demand fluctuates throughout the day and these fluctuations are significantly different between weekdays and weekend days. Electric ...

Electric Transition

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  • 2/15/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

The US EIA graph below summarizes the sources and uses of energy in the US economy. The Administration has established a series of progressive goals to eliminate fossil fuel consumption in the energy economy and achieve Net Zero ...

Electricity Prices Are Soaring: It’s Time to Hold the “Energy Transition” Accountable - Highlighted Article

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  • 1/18/24 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: Energy Bad Boys - Substack

By: Mitch Rolling and Isaac Orr

Date: January 6, 2024


Electricity Prices Are Soaring: It’s Time to Hold the “Energy Transition” Accountable

Rate cases throughout America tell ...

Emissions by the Numbers

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  • 5/21/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

In my commentary “Emissions or Equity”, I discussed the philosophical issues regarding global “greenhouse gas” emissions reductions. Now let’s look at the numbers.

The graph below shows the trends in global ...

Emissions or Equity?

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  • 5/14/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The first argument of the consensed climate science community is that global “greenhouse gas” emissions must be reduced to avoid a potential future climate catastrophe if the global average near-surface temperature increase ...

Endangered Species – Reconsideration of the EPA Endangerment Finding

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  • 5/30/17 at 6:57 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

President Trump’s Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth instructs the EPA Administrator to “review and, if appropriate, as soon as practicable, take lawful action to suspend, revise, ...

Energy Efficiency as a Climate Change Reform Strategy: Are we just throwing money at the problem?

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(For an introduction to this E3 blog series click here)

Put to one side for a moment whether we need to do anything about climate change.  Assume it is real and we need to do “something.”  There are a wide variety ...

Energy Inflation Was by Design - Highlighted Article

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  • 10/27/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

From: RealClear Energy

By: Joseph Toomey

Date: September, 2022

 

Energy Inflation Was by Design


FOREWORD
by Rupert Darwall

The West is experiencing its third energy crisis. The first, in 1973, was caused by the near-quintupling ...

Energy Policy and the Presidential Election

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(For an introduction to this E3 blog series click here)

Professor Richard Muller of the University of California, Berkley, a PhD in physics, wrote a fascinating book in 2012, Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the ...

Energy Policy: The Facts and Myths on the Consensus on Climate Change

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  • 8/11/16 at 8:35 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ken Malloy

"No challenge--no challenge--poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record.  Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does: 14 of the 15...

Energy Security is National Security - Highlighted Article

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  • 4/27/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: Institute for Energy Research

By: Thomas Whackman

Date: April 2023


Energy Security is National Security


Introduction

Energy security is national security. One cannot exist without the other, and a lack of either can ...

Energy Transition Goal - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 1/30/24 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Administration’s stated goal for the energy transition is an energy system with “Net Zero” CO2 emissions after conversion of all energy end uses to all-electric systems. I often find, when trying to visualize a ...

Energy User Responsibility - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 2/27/24 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Previous commentaries (Government Responsibility, Renewables Responsibility and Grid Responsibility) dealt with the government, renewables industry and grid operator perceptions of their responsibilities regarding the proposed energy ...

Energy War Similarities

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First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I...

Enlightened Self-interest – Opposition to Trump’s Environmental Policies

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  • 5/23/17 at 6:28 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Prior to the US election in November 2016 the UNFCCC, the IPCC, the signatories to the Paris Accords and numerous environmental NGOs were quietly confident that the expected future Clinton Administration would continue the environmental ...

EPA Endangerment Finding

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  • 5/9/17 at 7:07 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Several commentators have identified rescission or substantial revision of the 2009 EPA Endangerment Finding regarding CO2 and other “greenhouse gases” as the key to achieving the Trump Administration’s environmental ...

Epstein on Energy: ‘Fossil Future’ on Deck - Highlighted Article

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  • 3/5/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: Master Resource

By: Robert Bradley Jr.

Date: February 21, 2022

 

Epstein on Energy: ‘Fossil Future’ on Deck


"History might well record Alex Epstein as the First Philosopher of Energy. How to think ...

Estimates and Averages - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 10/3/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Developers of renewable energy generation installations frequently focus their marketing efforts on estimates of the number of homes the installations would serve. The developers’ estimates are not based on consistent assumptions and ...

EV (Electric Vehicle) Precautions - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 11/15/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Precautionary Principle: An expression of a need by decision-makers to anticipate harm before it occurs. Within this element lies an implicit reversal of the onus of proof: under the precautionary principle it is the responsibility of an ...

Evidence Communication

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  • 12/15/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A recent article in the journal Nature suggested five fundamental rules for evidence communication which apply well to science communication, though they are not always followed, particularly in climate science.

  • Inform, not persuade
  • ...

Existential Threat - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 8/9/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The United Nations and several national governments have begun referring to climate change as an existential threat, meaning a threat to the future existence of life on earth. This is a political position intended to draw attention to the ...

Exploiters Versus Experts - Highlighted Article

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  • 12/8/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: Climate Etc.

By: Planning Engineer (Russell Schussler)

Date: November 28, 2022

 

Exploiters Versus Experts

The unfolding saga around FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange currently in bankruptcy, appears to share ...

EXTRA - Some Thoughts on Independence Day 2017

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  • 7/5/17 at 9:03 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The American colonies did not declare independence from Britain and fight the Revolutionary War with Britain to achieve that independence for the United States of America, only to surrender that independence less than 250 years later and ...

Fact or Fancy - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 5/3/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Simple Definition of fact

: something that truly exists or happens
: something that has actual existence
: a true piece of information

Simple Definition of fancy

: to believe mistakenly or without evidence
: to believe without being ...

Factual?

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  • 8/11/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid
  • factual: of or relating to facts; restricted to or based on fact (Merriam-Webster)
  • nonfactual: not relating to, concerned with or based on facts (Merriam-Webster)
  • counterfactual: contrary to fact (Merriam-Webster)
  • deceptive: tending or...

Falling into the Trap

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  • 1/12/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Numerous individuals and organizations, including Clintel and the Copenhagen Consensus Center, have calculated the potential effect of US CO2 emissions reductions on global average temperatures or temperature anomalies in the future. These ...

False Energy Transition: The View from Australia (Nick Cater, Menzies Research Centre) - Highlighted Article

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  • 5/16/24 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: Master Resource

By: Robert Bradley Jr.

Date: April 24, 2024


False Energy Transition: The View from Australia (Nick Cater, Menzies Research Centre)
 

“Previous energy transitions adopted energy sources of ...

Fauci, Fear, Balance and the Grid - Highlighted Article

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  • 5/25/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: Climate Etc.

By: Russ Schussler

Date: May 8, 2023

 

Fauci, Fear, Balance and the Grid


Reflecting on the U.S. response to the covid pandemic, Dr. Fauci provides some important insights on managing complex risks ...

Feasibility for achieving a net zero economy for the U.S. by 2050 - Highlighted Article

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  • 3/23/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change


From: Climate Etc.

By: Michael J. Kelly

Date: March 4, 2023


Feasibility for achieving a net zero economy for the U.S. by 2050


I imagine that I have been appointed the first CEO of a new agency set up by the Federal Government of the ...

Financial Mechanism of the Convention

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  • 6/1/16 at 11:30 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at COP 16 in 2010, as an operating entity of the Financial Mechanism of the Convention. The original intent was for the developed ...

Focus on the Magma

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  • 2/9/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

magma: molten rock material within the earth from which igneous rock results by cooling    Merriam-Webster

The land surfaces of the earth and the bottom surfaces of the earth’s oceans compose the earth’s crust, a...

Fossil and Non-Fossil Fuels - Highlighted Article

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  • 8/10/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: Watts Up With That

By: Willis Eschenbach

Date: July 7, 2023


Fossil and Non-Fossil Fuels


In my previous post, The Myth Of Replacing Fossil Fuels, I looked at the new BP global use of fossil and non-fossil fuels. In this ...

Fraudulent Fantasy - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 1/23/24 at 6:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The UN and numerous national governments are promoting the fantasy that the global energy economy can transition to a fossil-fuel-free, all-electric everything energy economy by 2050. In this fantasy, intermittent renewable generation ...

Full Disclosure - Solar - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 6/21/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Solar is intermittent. Therefore, solar generation is intermittent. Solar is unreliably available during the day and reliably unavailable at night. Solar conditions vary geographically and seasonally. Therefore, solar generation potential ...

Full Disclosure - Storage - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 6/28/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Wind and solar are intermittent resources, so both wind and solar generation are intermittent and require backup. This backup is currently provided by conventional generation. However, with the evolution of a fossil-free grid, storage ...

Full Disclosure - System - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 7/5/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The fossil-free, all-electric everything grid envisioned to avoid catastrophic anthropogenic climate change would be a very different grid from that which serves the US today. The fossil-free grid would still include the non-fossil ...

Full Disclosure - Wind - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 6/14/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Wind is intermittent. Therefore, wind generation is intermittent. Wind is unreliably available around the clock. Wind conditions vary geographically and seasonally. Therefore, wind generation potential varies geographically and seasonally. ...

Full Disclosure of Climate Research

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  • 6/19/18 at 7:17 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the hallmarks of scientific research is the reproducibility of research results by other researchers. However, reproducibility is extremely difficult, if not impossible, if all of the data, all of the analytical approaches, all of ...

Future Grid - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 1/24/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

"The Navy is a master plan designed by geniuses for execution by idiots."    Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny

It currently appears that the Administration’s vision of the future US electric grid, supplied ...

Future World – How Many Windmills Would We Need?

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  • 6/6/17 at 8:51 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US currently consumes approximately 97 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTU) of energy in all forms each year (97 Quads). Since this quantity of energy and the forms of energy which constitute it vary over time, this analysis will use...

Gas Appliance Phaseout

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  • 2/8/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Achieving Net Zero GHG emissions by 2050 would require a complete phaseout of residential and commercial gas appliances, including furnaces and boilers, water heaters, ranges and ovens, laundry dryers, grills, and standby generators.

US ...

Gas Generation Phaseout

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  • 1/18/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US currently generates more than 500,000,000 Megawatt-hours, or approximately 25% of electric utility annual electricity production, in coal-fueled generating stations, which the Administration has said will all cease operation by 2030....

GISSTEMP Accuracy

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  • 9/10/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies recently issued a news release regarding new studies of the accuracy of the GISTEMP global temperature anomaly product. Based on the results of these studies, NASA GISS currently estimates that ...

Global Greening

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  • 9/4/18 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A recent study by a multinational group of scientists has determined that: “From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric ...

Global Man-Made CO2 emissions 1965 – 2021: BP Data - Highlighted Article

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  • 8/4/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Watts Up With That

By: edmhdotme

Date: July 10, 2022

 

Global Man-Made CO2 emissions 1965 – 2021: BP Data

 

Introduction

Every summer BP publish their statistical review of world energy.

https://www.bp....

Global Temperature

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  • 2/2/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change

Model projections of future climate focus on temperature anomalies compared to temperatures in a 30-year climate reference period. The inputs to these models include estimates of climate sensitivity, solar forcing, atmospheric feedback and ...

Global Warming as Religion and not Science

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I had seen this article, by John Brignell, years ago, and it was brought to my attention again this morning by someone who had not seen it before. So I thought it is worth sharing with anyone else who has never seen it.

Global Warming ...

Global Warming: Observations vs. Climate Models - Highlighted Article

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  • 2/1/24 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: The Heritage Foundation

By: Roy Spencer

Date: January 24, 2024


Global Warming: Observations vs. Climate Models


----- SUMMARY
Warming of the global climate system over the past half-century has averaged 43 percent less ...