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America’s Power Grid at the Limit: The Road to Electrical Blackouts

CJ Orach - peopleneedpower:

Even though temperatures have not risen in years (despite the rise in CO2), the EPA appears to be on a suicide mission to impair America’s ability to secure her energy future by imposing the use of renewable energy that:

Provides a fraction of the energy fossil fuel does;

Is weather dependent and will not work in severe weather

Is intermittent and unreliable;

Causes great harm to the environment;

“Skyrockets” fuel prices that harms poor people the most and

Does nothing to mitigate Climate Change.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Powerlines, CA Article Caption By Steve Goreham

Originally published in Communities Digital News.

Americans take electricity for granted. Electricity powers our lights, our computers, our offices, and our industries. But misguided environmental policies are eroding the reliability of our power system.

Last winter, bitterly cold weather placed massive stress on the US electrical system―and the system almost broke. On January 7 in the midst of the polar vortex, PJM Interconnection, the Regional Transmission Organization serving the heart of America from New Jersey to Illinois, experienced a new all-time peak winter load of almost 142,000 megawatts.

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Climatologist Judith Curry levels both barrels against alarmist climate science

CJ Orach - peopleneedpower:

Alarmists True Agenda Is Not Truth It Is: No Growth, Stagnation and Ultimately A Road Back To A Pre-Industrial Society When Life Was Short and Brutal and Everyone But the Elite in Power Were Equal Equally Poor That Is.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin

Alarmist claims: inference from incomplete, inadequate and ambiguous observations

Climate scientist Dr. Judith Curry has recently posted a number of sharply worded essays providing stinging critical rebukes of assertions of climate harm by alarmists derived from biased and highly selective reading of the UN IPCC AR5 reports.

In an April 21 posting she says the following regarding the so called ‘facts’ cited by climate alarmists to try to make a case for man made climate harm:

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Ridley: IPCC & OECD reports are telling us clear as a bell that we cannot ruin the climate with CO2 unless we have a population explosion

CJ Orach - peopleneedpower:

Per IPCC, Obama and the Democrats if people are raised up from poverty and get to wealth the world will be destroyed..

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Matt Ridley: The Richer We Get, The Greener We’ll Become

The world’s climate change experts are now saying that strong growth doesn’t hurt the environment, it protects it

Matt Ridley, The Times

In the past 50 years, world per capita income roughly trebled in real terms, corrected for inflation. If it continues at this rate (and globally the great recession of recent years was a mere blip) then it will be nine times as high in 2100 as it was in 2000, at which point the average person in the world will be earning three times as much as the average Briton earns today.

I make this point partly to cheer you up on Easter Monday about the prospects for your great-grandchildren, partly to start thinking about what that world will be like if it were to happen, and partly to challenge those who say with confidence that the future…

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Dueling climate reports – this one is worth sharing on your own blog

CJ Orach - peopleneedpower:

Obama and his MSM water carriers don’t want the public to know the truth about the Climate Change Scam.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

NOTE: This op-ed is apparently too hot for some editors to handle. Late last week it was accepted and posted on only to be abruptly removed some two hours later. After several hours of attempting to determine why it was removed, I was informed the editor had permanently taken it down because of a strong negative reaction to it and because of “conflicting views from the scientific community” over factual assertions in the piece.

Fortunately, some media outlets recognize a vigorous scientific debate persists over humanity’s influence on climate and those outlets refuse outside efforts to silence viewpoints that run counter to prevailing climate alarmism. My original piece follows below.- Craig Idso

Guest essay by Dr. Craig D. Idso

The release of a United Nations (UN) climate change report last week energized various politicians and environmental activists, who issued a new round of calls to reduce greenhouse gas…

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The IPCC, the Police & Greenpeace

Originally posted on NoFrakkingConsensus:

Greenpeace isn’t anti-establishment anymore. Now it’s just another arm of the authoritarian, UN green machine.

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Here in Berlin yesterday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the third and final section of its new climate report. While excluded from witnessing the important, four-day meeting that preceded it, journalists were invited to attend a press conference. So long as they were prepared to behave like trained circus animals, that is.

Let it never be said that UN bodies don’t thrive on bureaucracy. You’d think it might be a straightforward matter for a journalist such as myself who’d completed the appropriate paperwork, submitted the right documents, and been officially accredited for a UN climate event in Warsaw last November to gain access to yesterday’s proceedings. But no.

As page two of this IPCC document explains, even reporters who’d jumped through all the press accreditation hoops two weeks ago…

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Al Gore dupes 9000 people in Hawaii, insults the rest

CJ Orach - peopleneedpower:

Al Gore is the one who is “immoral, unethical and despicable” by using fear tactics that do not conform with reality. Wild And Lethal Weather Extremes Gripped The Planet…80 Years Ago When Atmospheric CO2 Was Well Under 350 ppm!

Moreover, the reality is Coal and other fossil fuel energy sources are good for Mother Nature and other living things

unlike his favored sources of energy solar, wind and biofuel which shafts the poor

and whacks Mother Nature:

Wind not working so well ditto Solar … Biofuel etc destroys natural habitats

The Years of Living Stupidly

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Climate change is real and getting worse, Al Gore told the packed audience. Image: PF Bentley/Civil Beat

The story below is from from Honolulu Civil Beat, who covered a political rally on April 15th by Gore to 9000 people in Honolulu’s Stan Sheriff Center. It is a 12,500 seat sports auditorium where his voice was amplified by, his slideshow enabled with, and his persona illuminated by and made comfortable with air-conditioning, all made possible by the “dirty energy” electricity generated by fossil fuels that he railed against.

HECO power plant at Kahe Point, powered by oil.

The electricity that enabled Mr. Gore’s rally was courtesy of the oil burning power plants of the Hawaiian Electric Company, such as the HECO power plant at Kahe Point in West Oahu seen at right.

Gore himself once said in a crackpot statement: “there is no such thing as ethical oil.” 


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The Years Of Living Stupidly – Chapter II – The Deforestation of Mother Earth To “Save the Earth” From Climate Change

President Obama says the time to act is now to “save the earth” from the IPCC Climate Activists predictions of Imminent Catastrophic Climate Change. Imminent predictions of Catastrophic Climate Change (which people are ignoring now) because all of the IPCC’s doom and gloom Climate predictions that they have been trotting out every time they issue a new report have never come about.

Given the bad track record of the IPCC foretelling of Climate doom and gloom you would think President Obama would take second look at the wisdom of pursuing more costly and worthless Climate Mitigation Policies. Policies that in the here and now demonstrate that what Earth really needs is to be saved from President Obama’s and the IPCC’s Climate Change Mitigation policies. 

Take for example biofuel or biomass renewable energy sources that President Obama is so fond of. Rain Forests, industrial logging on massive scale and thousands of acres of farmland once used to grow food crops are being sacrificed to produce the biofuel and biomass that President Obama’s and the IPCC’s Climate Mitigation policies demand. Obama uses Sweden as an example to the world of the “success” of Climate Mitigation due to the fact Sweden’s energy is now 50% from renewable sources a large portion of which comes from biomass.

Biomass produced by the clearing of Rain Forests in Brazil and Industrial Logging on a massive scale in Sweden. 
Renewable Energy from the clearing of Rain Forests in Brazil:
“Sweden also imports large quantities of ethanol, mainly from Brazil. However, a broad section of the Swedish public now perceive the ethanol industry as a direct contributor to hunger and the destruction of rain forests.”     According to Sweden the biofuel they get from from Brazil is all from “sustainable” sources but the truth remains that to get the biofuel Sweden uses for renewable energy the land once covered by Rain Forests had to be cleared and replanted with biofuel crops like Palm Oil trees. According to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil’s Amazon region lost 111,087 sq km of forest cover between 2004 and 2012, including 44,361 sq km in Pará.”

Industrial Logging in Sweden:
Another source of Sweden’s renewable energy from biomass comes from industrial logging.
“We just have to get past industrial logging for the mass global markets. It is wiping out standing forests (the lungs of he planet) at an alarming rate. What are the alternatives? Use more salvaged wood? Replace wood with other materials? Build less and reorganize and reuse existing spaces?” 

Posted by Trevor Burrowes on 01 Dec 2011

“Check the depth of those tracks. Remember that Sweden’s forests are largely taiga and so these things become water filled ponds which are not going to revert to forest floor that welcome seedling trees any time soon, and there’s no program that forestry companies use to remediate them. I saw tracks like this everywhere I went.”

The EPA uses the “social cost” of fossil fuel as a justification for shutting down the US Coal industry. However the EPA fails to factor in the “social cost” to the lives of people and to natural habitats of deforestation of vast tracts of tropical forests and farm land (once used to grow food crops) that have been cleared to produce the renewable energy from biofuel used to replace fossil fuel with.


Decision in the Mann/UVa case, a blow to open science

CJ Orach - peopleneedpower:

What are Mann and the University hiding and why is it trumping the public’s right to know??? The plot thickens.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Supreme Court of VA sides with University, secrecy, and Mann.  The previously claimed claimed destruction of Mann emails now to begin.

In this appeal, we consider whether the Circuit Court of Prince William County (“trial court”) erred by denying a request for disclosure of certain documents under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (“VFOIA”), Code § 2.2-3700 et seq., and whether a public body may impose charges for the cost of reviewing documents under the statutory exclusions.1

130934 American Tradition Inst. v. Rector and Visitors 04/17/2014

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Why The IPCC Is Wrong About Bio-Energy

CJ Orach - peopleneedpower:

wind Turbines emitt more CO, kill birds & bats, produce a fraction of the energy fossil fuel does and are weather dependent and unreliable sources of energy. Ditto Solar. Biofuel,Solar and wind turbine require enormous amount of land which destroy natural habitats and land for food crops. Even the IPCC admits they will skyrocket energy costs which will harm the poor the most. So why is government promoting them with the use of tax payer dollars? See @greencorruptionfiles

Originally posted on Carbon Counter:

So, the IPCC has released their report on climate change mitigation. Naturally various people are in spin-mode. Greenpeace’s “journalism” wing have “ 15 key findings from the IPCC mitigation report .” Unsurprisingly the findings that do not suit Greenpeace’s agenda are not key.

And some journalists are doing a woeful job in doing their job. Damian Carrington of the Guardian tells us that the IPCC have concluded that mitigating climate change is “eminently affordable.” Meanwhile in a separate story the Guardian reports the IPCC telling Mr. Carrington that they are not allowed to make such conclusions.

But instead of hectoring journalists and complaining about the inevitable platitudes doled out in response to this report, I will instead suggest that the IPCC needs a good kick up the arse.

Consider what they say about bio-energy in the summary for policy-makers.

The table on page 18 informs us that…

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Offshore Wind – Future Sustainable Energy?

CJ Orach - peopleneedpower:

The Years of Unsustainable Energy Boondoogles.

Originally posted on windfarmaction:

Corrosion at the splash area of an offshore turbine. Source: "Inspection Guidance for Offshore Wind Turbine Facilities"

Corrosion at the splash area of an offshore turbine.
Source: “Inspection Guidance for Offshore Wind Turbine Facilities”

Is this the future of Off-shore wind. This take after only a few years in service. Oil rigs are regularly brought inshore for routine maintenance which is not possible with the hundreds of turbines fixed to the sea bed. The saline environment that is the North Sea with the weather conditions prevailing there suggests that the cost of off-shore wind will only increase expotentially. A nightmare of our own creation.

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