https://oversight.house.gov/release/comer-fallon-probe-secretary-granholms-taxpayer-funded-ev-road-trip%EF%BF%BC/ WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs Chairman Pat Fallon (R-Texas) today initiated an investigation into U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s 2023 taxpayer-funded electric vehicle (EV) road trip. The trip, which consisted of travel across multiple states, was “intended […]
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/climate-environment/the-new-face-of-nuclear-energy-is-miss-america-c17b35a6?reflink=integratedwebview_share By Jennifer Hiller Does the U.S. need more nuclear power? Miss America thinks so. So do Oliver Stone, Elon Musk and Sam Altman. Atomic energy is elbowing its way back into the conversation about future energy supplies, with backers in the Biden administration and oil and gas industries alike. It has also re-entered the American zeitgeist thanks to movies, billionaire backers and […]
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/power-switch/2023/09/25/green-buildings-face-a-flood-of-doubts-00117900 By CORBIN HIAR More than 800 U.S. buildings certified as “sustainable” are at extreme risk of flooding — and may have to be abandoned as the planet continues to overheat. That’s because the U.S. Green Building Council — an influential nonprofit that works to make buildings more climate-friendly — has for years largely overlooked […]
https://www.cfact.org/2023/09/24/rishi-sunak-speaks-sense-on-net-zero/?mc_cid=5d7249769e By Rupert Darwall Britain’s prime minister, Rishi Sunak, was denounced before he’d uttered a word on net zero ahead of his short remarks on Wednesday. Lord Deben, the recently departed chair of the statutory Climate Change Committee, took to the airwaves to accuse the government of stupidity. Lord Zac Goldsmith, son of the billionaire Sir James Goldsmith, who resigned […]
Fox Business – The Bottom Line – w/ Dagen McDowell and Sean Duffy – Broadcast September 25, 2023
Plus: Morano interprets AOC’s word salad on why she bought a non-union EV
Morano: If you actually parse what AOC said, which I admit is painful to actually do — she’s basically saying before the vaccine, we had stay-at-home orders, so they didn’t need to go anywhere. So, therefore, an EV fit the bill because I guess the range was so limited. It didn’t matter because she then immediately said well, now they’re ranges better.
This is the controlled demolition of the American auto unions and the American automobile industry. These EV mandates are coming from California, coming from Joe Biden’s EPA, and yet, they’re acting as though they’re the friends of the union. A million people make non electric cars. Just about 40% of those or 400,000 workers, could lose their job if these EV mandates actually went through.
Morano: The United Nations claims that in order to meet Net Zero, you have to keep the temperatures within 1.5 degrees Celsius. We now know from the Climategate scandal that the entire premise of Net Zero was, quote, ‘pulled from thin air’; all of these temperature goals are political statements, and they have no idea how to achieve any temperature goals.
The $75 trillion dollars is similar to estimates for the UN Paris Agreement, which would probably a little bit cheaper, and the Green New Deal, which was a little bit cheaper than these estimates.
The idea is that if we spend enough money, we can finally end the climate emergency. We should all have little party hats and confetti and be throwing it. We’re $75 trillion dollars away from not hearing about climate change nonsense. There won’t be a climate emergency anymore. All we have to do is write this check, and they’ll all go away. Of course, that won’t happen. There are no criteria to end this. This is only a down payment in their minds, $75 trillion dollars.
ROGER PIELKE JR.: A new paper has just been published by Zhang and colleagues — Time trends in losses from major tornadoes in the United States — which updates and extends our 2013 analysis. They find: “[B]oth the severity of damage from individual events and the total annual losses from tornadoes are seen to have reduced over time.”
Their analysis confirms our earlier work: “[O]ur findings reiterate the results of Simmons et al. (2013) who emphasize the importance of normalizing loss data to draw adequate conclusions about the severity of natural hazards.” …
Zhang et al. also find that the strongest tornadoes have also declined appreciably since 1950. The figure below shows their presentation of trends in tornadoes of various intensities (with F1 the weakest and F5 the strongest). You can see that the incidence of tornadoes of F2 strength and stronger have decreased. In our 2013 analysis we found that ~90% of damage results from tornadoes of F2 strength or stronger.
https://www.pv-tech.org/us2-7-trillion-annual-investment-required-for-global-net-zero-by-2050/ By Simon Yuen At least US$2.7 trillion must be invested in renewables, infrastructure and energy transition technologies annually to achieve global net-zero emissions by 2050, according to energy research company Wood Mackenzie. In its Energy Transition Outlook 2023, Wood Mackenzie outlines three scenarios about energy transition. In the 1.5 degree scenario, carbon emissions should align with the […]
Jigar Shah, the Department of Energy bureaucrat working with political boss John Podesta to dole out $300 billion in loan guarantees for green energy projects:
https://evavlaardingerbroek.substack.com/p/the-global-war-on-farming By EVA VLAARDINGERBROEK Excerpt: I was fortunate enough to be invited as the keynote speaker to their annual event in Rapid city last month by their CEO Bill Bullard. I had an amazing time meeting so many amazing American ranchers and I wanted to share the speech I gave there with you. If you […]