Monthly Archives: October 2022

Russia to blowup Norwegian Gas Line to The UK?

The UK Daily Expressed published this blog  “Putin poised to spark energy horror in UK as Russia plots to sabotage Norway gas pipelines”. 

The posting begins:

Senior intelligence officials have warned that Britain could face an energy nightmare this winter, as Russia is plotting an attack on a key gas pipeline between the UK and Norway. Following the suspected sabotage of the Russian-built Nord Stream 2 pipeline in September, experts previously told that Russian President Vladimir Putin could be sending Europe a chilling message, and could strike gas pipelines and electricity cables between the UK and the rest of Europe. With Britain playing a major role in supporting Ukraine’s fight against the invading Russian forces, experts fear that the Kremlin will be looking to retaliate by plunging Britons into darkness. “

This is worrisome, because it would set in motion a major loss of life in the UK.  How would the UK or NATO respond? I am hoping that it is just alarmist’s conspiracy BS.

The DailyExpress  posting can be reached by clicking here


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Wind and solar renewable energy are Parasites.

I have been trying to define wind and solar renewables in a way that conveys them at the core.  I am looking for a definition that hits home.   “Not dispatchable” provides a feature of those two renewables but it falls short. Some might not even know what that means.

“Free energy” is used by proponents, but it is not free. That is a misrepresentation. The cost of electricity rises as the use of the wind and solar component of the grid supply increases.

I think that they are PARASITES.   Parasites are normally organisms that survive in or on another entity usually at the entity’s expense. The Criterion for electrical Grids is to provide electricity as demanded without interruption at the appropriate frequency 24/7.  Natural gas, coal and nuclear can do that.  Neither wind nor solar renewable energy can. There are no demonstrations that counter that statement. Not only that, if used, they make accomplishing the criteria difficult if not impossible.  They are Parasites.

Parasites cannot live without a host.  In the grid case, natural gas, coal and nuclear are the host. Why then, if they are parasites, are they part of the grid’s sources of electricity. As you know, Its political.


Renewable Prices Rise 37%

This chart comes from a posting by Inside Climate News ( )The author adds this:

“The trend is unmistakable. Prices are rising—by a lot”.

“But the good news for the wind and solar industries is that their resources remain among the least expensive, largely because every major source of electricity is also experiencing a spike in costs. And the Inflation Reduction Act, passed in August, contains incentives for renewable energy manufacturers to build their products in the United States, which could set the stage for a new era of growth in the domestic supply of wind and solar components, and could help to reduce prices.”

I underlined the long sentence above because this drives me crazy.  If renewables are least expensive—Why do they need subsidies?  Well of course subsidies and being parasites on the backs of fossil fuels are the reason they appear like they are the” least expensive”.  You might counter that big money people are building the wind turbines and the solar cells. So they must be good investments. We, the taxpayer are securing these investments. The Fed’s have made them almost impossible for the investors to loose any money.  Really not just lose money but make big money. The Feds, not the market are driving the attempt at transition from fossil fuels to renewables.. 

But lets look at the Fed largesse. Robert Bryce posted “Talk about corporate welfare: Federal giveaways to wind, solar sectors are about to explode”.  He reviews how much money is being given away based upon the approval of badly misnamed “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022”.  Bryce focused on how the $370 billion in energy-related spending will be divvied up.

Click on Page 2 to go to read Robert Bryce’s posting.

Global Warming Temperature Predictions are Biased and Wrong.

The forecast global temperatures are the basis of the catastrophic global warming theory.  The alarmists use temperature as the goal post when they tell us that the global temperature since 1890 must not rise more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.  They say if the temperature exceeds that number, it could mean Armageddon. Surely you have heard them tell us that we have about 10 more years to live if we don’t act now.  And telling our young people learning in schools that their life span is going to be very short.

So shouldn’t everyone be versed in how the forecasts of global temperatures are derived by the alarmists.

The alarmists have a bunch of computers with various settings that proport to be able to capture the vast number of variables that produce the Earth’s temperature.  In fact, almost none of them provide a comparable forecast into the future. When plotted out the projections by the many computers looks like bed of spaghetti.

All the squiggly lines are individual computer forecasts. The Red line is the average global warming temperatures predicted by the computers.  The lower Green straight line is the mean of the actual measured temperature for this same period.  Note that as the years go by, the computer forecast gets further away from the actual measured temperature. 

As aside observation, can you imagine what each line would look like if not mixed in with all the others.  Can you imagine how much confidence you would have for a computer that predicted temperatures that would rise and drop so precipitously over very short times.  Real temperatures don’t do that.

In science, it is said that if you have a theory and you make predictions from it and it does not match actual results, your theory is WRONG, So the alarmist’s temperature forecasts are wrong and should NOT be used to make public policy.

I have worked at this topic a number of times. Pretty much the same narrative.  Secrets That Global Warming Alarmists Don’t Want You To Know 3 Biased Computers is a posting that shows how the computer programmers can make the temperature forecast hotter. 


The chart was made by Dr. John Christy.  On many occasions he has given testimony before Congress.   

$3.8 Trillion spent on renewables has not made a precipitable change in fossil fuels use

From CNBC Squawk Box Tweet:.

“Economist Jeff Currie of Goldman Sachs (Global Head of Commodities Research in the Global Investment Research Division): “Here’s a stat for you, as of January of this year. At the end of last year, overall, fossil fuels represented 81 percent of overall energy consumption. Ten years ago, they were at 82. So though, all of that investment in renewables, you’re talking about 3.8 trillion, let me repeat that $3.8 trillion of investment in renewables moved fossil fuel consumption from 82 to 81 percent, of the overall energy consumption. But you know, given the recent events and what’s happened with the loss of gas and replacing it with coal, that number is likely above 82.” … The net of it is clearly we haven’t made any progress.”

It is hard to get your head around the fact that $3.8 trillion has been spent with so little results.  A lot of that money has been going to Crony Capitalists through subsidies and tax forgiveness.

That they have not made any progress replacing fossil fuels is understandable and that it is unlikely that wind and solar ever will.  Their lack of dispatchability will forever prevent wind and solar from being the main source of power.  Long term, nuclear power will have to be the main source of power with wind and solar playing second fiddle.


Developed Nations will Not Fulfill Their Promises of Money to Underdeveloped Nations to combat Global Warming. Big battle to ensue at COP27


Developed Nations will Not Fulfill Their Promises of Money to Underdeveloped Nations to combat Global Warming. Big battle to ensue at COP27.

This is not new, news. The energy crisis is crippling The EU economies. They have never fulfilled their promise to annually put big money in to the $100Billion fund for undeveloped nations to use to combat Global Warming. . And they won’t do it this year.  The COP 27 will meet in Egypt and the sparks will fly. 

A posting by Bloomberg “Global Climate Summit Is Heading for a Geopolitical Hurricane”  provides the expected outcome of COP 27.

Read below

China to Prioritize Energy Security Over Renewables

Bloomberg  posts: China to prioritize energy security over transition to renewables, Xi Says”. President Xi Jinping never has intended to stay with his promise to stop emitting CO2 by 2030.  Time and again, the warmers have said how wonderful China is and how bad the US is regarding CO2 emissions. This despite the fact that in the past ten years the US emissions have declined (more than any other nation) while China’s emissions have increased massively.   The warmers just recently learned that China had decided in their 5-year plan to up the number of coal plants they planned to install.  The warmers just knew that was not going to happen, but sure as the Sun Rises in the east, they were wrong. 

Now, Xi says:”

“He will use prudence about governing China’s efforts to peak and eventually zero out carbon emissions.”

So, 2030 is not a firm date anymore.

It happens that I agree with his reasoning (that I underlined).  Bloomberg posting related this:

”Xi speech made China’s path to decarbonization clear saying It won’t stop burning fossil fuels until it’s confident that clean energy can reliably replace them. The speech shows more emphasis on energy security and the significant role of coal in China’s energy supply given the resources endowment.

The Bloomberg posting gives the reader background on China and promises:

China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and Xi electrified climate activists two years ago when he vowed to reach carbon neutrality by 2060 after peaking emissions before 2030. The announcement sparked a massive surge in investment in clean energy by local governments and state-owned firms.

But last year focus began to return to China’s mainstay fuel of coal after a shortage triggered widespread power curtailments to factories, slowing economic growth. The country vowed to increase mining capacity, and production has risen to record levels this year, keeping storage sites well stocked and reducing imports.

China will also expand exploration and development of oil and gas resources, and increase reserves and production as part of the measures to ensure energy security, according to a congress work report released after Xi’s speech.

Does this sound like someone planning to cut back.?

Sorry warmers!

No nation should cut back on fossil fuels until wind and solar can prove they are be reliable suppliers.  And that may be never.


Hat tip to Net zero posting.  “China to prioritize energy security over transition to renewables, Xi Says”


I am forwarding a complete posting from Power Line by John Hinderacker.



Steve recently wrote:

One of the first things I teach students on the first day of energy policy classes I have taught is how energy density works, and how a battery is a device to store energy at high densities. But at a certain point, when you increase the energy density enough, we don’t call it a battery any more. We call it a bomb.

I got an email today from a friend that reminded me of Steve’s post. The email said:

I got this notice because I recently bought an electric bike. What kind of notice do you think they send out for electric cars?

Here is the notice:

PLEASE BE AWARE: if partially or totally submerged in water, the lithium-ion battery pack used to power many electric devices and vehicles will suffer damage that will compromise its safety and stability. This damage can be even more severe if your battery pack was submerged in salt water.

Please check your eBike as soon as possible. Unfortunately, if your eBike has been submerged in water during the storm, it’s very likely that its electrical system has been damaged and the eBike is unsafe to use. If the battery pack was partially or totally submerged, we advise that you carefully remove the battery pack from the eBike (or wherever it was stored when submerged), and take it to a safe location OUTDOORS, away from any flammable materials. Leave the affected battery pack OUTDOORS until you are ready to drop it off at the recycling center where it can be safely recycled.

When you are able to properly dispose of the battery, place the battery pack in a clear plastic bag and take it to your municipal household hazardous waste drop-off center. Your local City Hall or Fire Department may have resources to help you find the closest facility in your area, or you can check the Call2Recycle website ( for drop-off locations nearby.



Please consult with your insurance company to see whether the eBike was covered by your homeowner’s policy.

Other common items that use lithium-ion batteries are: laptops, tablets, cell phones, video game controllers, e-readers, and digital cameras.

Is that green, or what?

Maybe its time to stop using Google

So the UN owns science and anyone skeptical of catastrophic global warming and saying so, is wrong and must not be heard.  Google has agreed to this. 

The following is from a posting by Power Line titled “WHO OWNS SCIENCE?

Science is a method that can, in principle, be practiced by anyone. So no one can “own” it. But don’t tell that to the United Nations and the World Economic Forum.

This is chilling:

Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary for Global Communications at the United Nations at [World Economic Forum] ‘Disinformation’ event: “We partnered with Google,” said Fleming, adding, “for example, if you Google ‘climate change,’ you will, at the top of your search, you will get all kinds of UN resources. We started this partnership when we were shocked to see that when we Googled ‘climate change,’ we were getting incredibly distorted information right at the top. So we’re becoming much more proactive. We own the science, and we think that the world should know it, and the platforms themselves also do.

I googled “climate change” to see whether it is really true that Google has altered its usual algorithm to privilege United Nations content, which historically has proved grossly unreliable. It is, sadly, true:”

See more by clicking here.


Incidentaly, I restricted my use of Google some time ago.  Have not missed it.

The Word’s Energy Crisis Has Been Created by Biden and The Climate Alarmists

Rupert Darwall points his finger at President Biden and the Climate Alarmists as the creators of the current world energy crisis in his posting “Joe Biden’s Energy Crisis”.   He says:

“…the energy crisis was not sparked by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies or by Iranian ayatollahs. It was self-inflicted, a foreseeable outcome of policy choices made by the West: Germany’s disastrous Energiewende that empowered Vladimir Putin to launch an energy war against Europe; Britain’s self-regarding and self-destructive policy of “powering past coal” and its decision to ban fracking; and, as Joseph Toomey shows in his powerful essay, President Biden’s war on the American oil and gas industry.”

“Hostilities were declared during Joe Biden’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. “I guarantee you. We’re going to end fossil fuel,” candidate Biden told a climate activist in September 2019, words that the White House surely hopes get lost down a memory hole.”

The Biden Administration’s actions are all over the map. When US gasoline prices skyrocketed, and they found their policy on the wrong side they begged Venezuela, Iran and Russia to send their production to the US. Their campaign promises were abandoned by their fear of losing votes come November. How do you spell “hypocrites”?

“Although the price of oil has slipped back from recent highs, the factors behind high gasoline prices remain in place. Foremost among these is the steep decline in U.S. oil refinery capacity triggered when Covid lockdowns crushed demand but continued after the economy reopened. There has never been such a large fall in operable refinery capacity.

Just recently, the Biden Administration said that Big Oil was failing to keep the Northeastern states inventory of gasoline up to standard capacity. Darwall responds”

“Moreover, Gulf Coast refineries were operating at 97 percent of their operating capacity in June 2022. As Toomey remarks, “There isn’t any more blood to be squeezed out of this turnip.”

Darwall notes where climate alarmists are part of the problem. He says:

“Corporate and Wall Street ESG** policies are another factor driving refinery closures, especially of facilities owned by European oil companies to meet punishing decarbonization targets that will effectively end up sunsetting them as oil companies. If finalized as proposed, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed climate disclosure rules, with the strong support of the Biden administration, will heighten the vulnerability of U.S. oil and gas companies to climate activists and woke investors to force them to progressively divest their carbon-intensive activities, such as refining crude oil, and eventually out of the oil and gas sector altogether. To these should be added aggressive federal policies aimed at phasing out gasoline-powered vehicles in favor of electric vehicles (EVs); an administration staffed from top to bottom by militants who believe that climate is the only thing that matters in politics; and an increasingly hostile political climate (“you know the deal,” Biden said of oil executives when campaigning for the presidency. “When they don’t deliver, put them in jail”).”


**ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) has become a major issue of interest in the modern corporate world. Usually associated with things like climate change, pollution and resource scarcity, in reality, ESG covers a much wider spectrum of socio-economic issues like employability practices, diversity, social and cultural ethics, data security and sustainability.

SRI investors seek companies that promote ethical and socially conscious themes including diversity, inclusion, community-focus, social justice, and corporate ethics, in addition to fighting against racial, gender, and sexual discrimination.