UK Telegraph: The French plan to save the planet? Stop poorer people flying – Seeking ‘a minimum price for airfares within the EU in a bid to reduce the number of flights’ to reduce CO2 emissions

UK Telegraph: The French plan to save the planet? Stop poorer people flying – Minimum prices for air tickets, proposed by France, will hurt the less well off without doing anything to reduce the number of flights

Cheap deals might be a thing of the past. France is seeking support from other European Union countries for a minimum price for airfares within the EU in a bid to reduce the number of flights in Europe and reduce the aviation sector’s CO2 emissions. Transport Minister Clement Beaune wants to “open the debate on the fair social and environmental price of a flight ticket”. The Netherlands and Belgium support the idea in principle. … 

France has already banned domestic flights for journeys that are possible in less than two-and-a-half hours by train. The Dutch government is going ahead with plans to cap the number of flights at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport next year, pending EU approval, in a bid to reduce noise pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Watch: Morano on Fox News on climate flight bans: ‘You will go nowhere & be happy’ – ‘Flying is going to be a venue only for the rich’ & they are ‘intentionally creating car shortages’ – ’15-minute cities’ like E. Germany – June 2, 2023

Watch: Morano on Fox & Friends – The climate ‘psychological operation’ is beginning – NYT claiming vacations are a thing of the past due to climate is an attempt to restrict ‘freedom of movement’ – August 7, 2023

Solar Energy Is Getting 200 Times More In Federal Subsidies Than Nuclear & 191 Times More in Subsidies Than Oil, Gas & Coal – Solar handouts could total $900 billion by 2060

Robert Bryce: “Thanks to climate corporatism, some of America’s biggest corporations, including NextEra Energy and MidAmerica Energy, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, are collecting billions of dollars in tax credits and they stand to collect untold billions more in the coming years thanks to the IRA.” … 

“The subsidy picture for the landscape-blighting, bird-bat-and-whale-killing wind industry is only slightly less depressing. According to the the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), the wind sector collected about $2.2 billion in federal tax subsidies in 2022. Last year, the domestic wind sector produced 4.1 EJ of energy. That means the wind sector got roughly $537 million per EJ, or about 41 times more than what was given to the nuclear sector.” … 

“What about hydrocarbons? The JCT figures show that federal tax incentives for the hydrocarbon sector totaled about $1.1 billion last year. According to the Statistical Review of World Energy, domestic hydrocarbon production last year totaled about 79 EJ. Thus, the hydrocarbon sector got only slightly more federal tax love than the nuclear sector: about $13.9 million per EJ. That means that solar energy got about 191 times more per EJ produced than what was given to hydrocarbon producers in 2022.” …

“Our grid should be weather resilient, not weather dependent. That means we should be developing low-carbon energy sources that are resilient, scalable, affordable, and ready for deployment. That means N2N: natural gas to nuclear.”

‘Red tape all over the place’: German Finance Minister calls on European Union to pause Net Zero regulations

German Finance Minister Christian Lindner slammed politicians in Brussels for seeking to enact stricter clean energy rules for buildings, warning that such plans could spark a dangerous voter backlash and fuel the rise of the far right.

Speaking to POLITICO during an interview in the garden of the finance ministry in Berlin on Monday, Lindner argued that Europeans are suffering from overregulation — or “red tape all over the place.” He urged European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to “pause” new EU legislation aimed at curtailing greenhouse gas emissions during a time of economic stagnation wrought in part by high energy costs.

Support for offshore wind sinks as costs soar By David Wojick  Things are looking bad for offshore wind in America (which makes me happy). On one hand, opposition is growing. On the other, the cost crisis is driving prices way up. Whether the offshore US boom will bust remains to be seen, but it is certainly possible. Here’s hoping. Bad news for the […]

American Energy Alliance: Biden ‘Raises Energy Prices Intentionally’ – ‘Interior Dept cancelled the 7 remaining oil & gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic Wildlife Refuge’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/07/2023 MEDIA CONTACT: [email protected] President Biden Raises Energy Prices Intentionally Biden has nobody to blame but himself for high gas prices.   WASHINGTON DC (09/07/2023) – Despite rising gasoline prices, the Department of Interior cancelled the seven remaining oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), estimated to hold over 10 billion barrels of […]

‘The iron fist in the green glove’ – ‘Net Zero is an authoritarian assault on our liberty & our living standards’ By BRENDAN O’NEILL – 6th September 2023 Greens have been dreaming about jailing ‘climate criminals’ for a very long time. Climate-change deniers in particular will ‘one day have to answer for their crimes’, said eco-author Mark Lynas a few years back. Well, Gaia’s authoritarian army might finally be getting its way. The new Energy Bill currently before […]

Watch: Biden administration proposes crackdown on ceiling fans Biden administration proposes crackdown on ceiling fans FOX Business’ Hillary Vaughn provides details on the Department of Energy’s proposal to make ceiling fans more energy efficient and the potential impact on businesses. 

EVs are running out of customers — and some dealers don’t want them anymore – Dealers Turning Away EVs As Demand Cools

Business Insider magazine: Electric-car inventory has been piling up on dealership lots this year as companies up their EV production, leading some dealers to say enough is enough. Some are telling automakers they don’t want any more until they can sell what’s sitting, several dealers told Insider. … Automakers are shoring up their factories to churn more of these cars out. But demand isn’t growing at the same pace.

Automakers are “asking us to make a large investment,” Kunes added, “and we’re just wanting to see some return on that investment.” …

“We have turned away EV inventory,” said Scott Kunes, the chief operating officer of Kunes Auto and RV Group, which sells Detroit brands as well as Nissan and Mitsubishi in the Midwest. “We need to ensure that we have a good turn on it.”

Greenpeace Co-Founder Dr. Patrick Moore: ‘The reason oil & gas companies are rolling in $$ is the Net-Zero fantasy that has restricted fossil fuels & made a windfall for the fossil fuel companies, all at our expense’

This is the greatest irony. The reason the oil & gas companies are rolling in $$ is the Net-Zero fantasy that has restricted fossil fuels and made a windfall for the fossil fuel companies, all at our expense, due to Greenhouse etc. policies. Wake up citizens, you’ve been conned. — Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) July […]

‘This is literally beyond a parody’ – Watch: Morano Newsmax TV talks Biden climate agenda’s efforts to restrict generators, gas stoves, appliances, meat, & even ice cubes!

Newsmax TV – Frontline w/ Carl Higbie – Broadcast July 24, 2023 Excerpts:  Morano: “This is just the latest assault on things you can’t even imagine that the Biden Administration is doing in the name of climate change, in the name of a nanny state. They’re basically saying that now that the blackouts — which […]