Australia Fires Generate More Global Warming “Heat” Than Light

Australia Fires John Droz, Jr.
Physicist & Citizen Advocate
Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions

John Droz assembles numerous informative articles on what’s really happening with Australia fires and it has next to nothing to do with global warming!

One of the top stories globally has been the horrifically bad bushfires in Australia.

Unfortunately the mainstream media has latched onto that as another “proof” that the world has been infected with “global warming” (e.g. here and here).

What this really proves instead is that what seems to be intuitive is often not true.

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Foreign Agents Funded by the Rockefellers Attack Our Energy Security

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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The Rockefeller Family Fund is funding foreign agents doing everything they can to undermine the energy security under the guise of fighting global warming.

Our friends at Energy In Depth wisely picked up some news I noticed a few days ago from RealClear Investigations. The latter’s story, found here, is about a British hedge fund billionaire by the name of Chris Hohn, who has been funding Extinction Rebellion and a murky group known as the Center for Climate Integrity, which is behind so much of the #ExxonKnew campaign and global warming hysteria here in our country. It notes the Rockefeller Foundation has a big stake in Hohn’s hedge fund. It is invested in foreign agents, in other words.

Energy In Depth has taken things to another level by establishing that the Rockefeller Family Fund, another part of the spider web of undue influence the family has woven with multiple tax-exempt foundations, has also helped fund the funder by donating to his Center for Climate Integrity. Now, we can take things another step further by adding some additional specifics on those Rockefeller donations.

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Natural Gas Consumers Score Win After Win After Win!

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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It just doesn’t get much better for natural gas consumers, as an Energy Information Administration post tells us. It’s one huge win after another.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is out with an excellent post today that reveals just how much winning natural gas consumers are experiencing. The post is titled “Natural Gas Prices in 2019 Were the Lowest in the Past Three Years” is all about production, prices and versatility in the way natural gas consumers are able to share in the benefits.

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Natural Gas Does A Lot More Than Just Reduce CO2; It Saves Lives!

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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A new study says natural gas hasn’t just helped lower CO2 (if you care) but also, and much more importantly, saved 38,000 or so lives and done lots more.

It has bothered me for some time that, with all the talk about lowering CO2 emissions by substituting natural gas for coal, the far important environmental benefits of natural gas are getting short shrift. The impacts of lowering CO2 emissions are debatable, after all, but those associated with lowering actual air pollutants are undeniable. Now, an academic study published in the Nature Sustainability pulls our attention back to what ought to matter; that natural gas conversions save lives.

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Mark Mathis Is 100% Correct: Too Much of Climate Science Isn’t

energy futuresRobert Bradley, Jr.
Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research
Principal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog
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Mark Mathis of the Clear Energy Alliance has exposed the lack of science in far too much climate science, as Robert Bradley nicely explains below.

An ongoing exercise in groupthink is to believe the climate is in crisis because a scientific/political elite says so. Never mind that the Malthusians/ neo-Malthusians have been wrong with their ‘garbage-in, garbage-out’ models ever since the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) “limits to growth” model in 1972.

Enter Mark Mathis of the Clear Energy Alliance, a student of all things energy and climate and a distinguished communicator (see Appendix below).

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New York Energy Bill from Cuomo to Consumers Could Top $47 Billion!

NIMBYismRoger Caiazza
Independent Researcher and Publisher,
Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York

New York energy policy under Andrew Cuomo is based on intermittent solar and wind and it’s going to create a bill to consumers that could top $47 billion!

On December 9, 2019 the Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) released a report entitled Getting Greener: Cost-Effective Options for Achieving New York’s Greenhouse Gas Goals  that addresses the impacts of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).   There is much to like about the report but I disagree with a few of their recommendations and have concerns about some of the methodology.

If you have an interest in New York energy policy I recommend that you read the entire document.  It is well written, comprehensively covers many of the issues associated with the CLCPA, and makes estimates of the resources needed to implement the CLCPA.  My first post discussed their findings, the second post addressed their renewable energy forecast to meet the CLCPA and the final post calculated the New York energy storage requirement for an example winter peak period.  The numbers and analyses described in this summary are documented in those three posts.

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We Are the Renewable Energy Resources We Seek

energy futuresRobert Bradley, Jr.
Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research
Principal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog
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The fallacy behind the theory peak oil and supposed shortages of other supposedly finite energy sources is that the resources are the minerals and not us.

The new year presents an opportunity to step back and appreciate the driver of progress in the free economy: the liberated, liberating entrepreneur. The change-makers of the market drive the creation and usage of resources, as well documented by the oil and gas extraction revolution of the last decade or more.

But a largely invisible, ongoing application in the U.S. and elsewhere deserves more attention. Instead of futile and wasteful (government) mitigation policy, the positive approach to climate policy is human ingenuity to anticipate, mitigate, or just capitalize on changing weather patterns, aka climate change.

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RGGI Scam Proposed by Wolf Runs Into Building Trades Buzzsaw

Jim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

 

Pennsylvania’s trust-funder Governor, Tom Wolf, wants to sign the Commonwealth up for a RGGI scam Wolf to finance a slush fund but trade unions are onto him.

This is a slightly older story (from December), but an important story that deserves your attention. Last October, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf went completely off his rocker with a power-grab to force Pennsylvania into a regional RGGI alliance to tax natural gas-fired electric plants out of existence. Republicans controlling both the Pennsylvania House and Senate have pledged to stop him. Republicans now have an important new ally in their effort to stop Wolf; some 130,000 trade union members.

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Two Bats Out of Hell for Hollywood Environmentalist Types

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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Hollywood celebrity environmentalist types just received two bats out of hell; one from Meat Loaf and the other from Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes.

I’ve always loved the energy and melodies of Meat Loaf’s ballad style music, although I can’t say “Bat Out of Hell” was ever one of my favorites; the lyrics are just too much. Nonetheless, the song has the intensity of an enlivening movie scene slap in the face.

And, that’s precisely what Meat Loaf just gave those Hollywood and media types who elevated Greta Thunberg to cult leader status in global warming theology. It was a bat out of hell for every shallow celebrity and news reader who tried to convince us a 16-year Greta was some superior intellect of even more audacious morality.

Then, a second bat out of hell was received in Hollywood itself as Rick Gervais delivered a slap to the other side of the Hollywood face. Where were these guys when had to deal with Josh Fox, Susan Sarandon, Yoko “Loco” Ono, Matt Damon and Mark “Little Green Hulk” Ruffalo?

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