Switzerland, Facing an Unprecedented Power Shortage, Contemplates a Partial Ban on the Use of Electric Vehicles

Eugyppius Dec 1, 2022 It turns out that you can have battery-powered cars, or you can have renewable energy, but you can’t have both. The Swiss Confederation usually imports electricity from France and Germany to keep the lights on over the winter, but this year neither country has any power to spare. Many French nuclear power plants are down after years of postponed maintenance, while in Germany we suffer from a superfluity of idle wind turbines and a (self-imposed) shortage of natural gas. The Federal Council of Switzerland has therefore published draft legislation, which outlines four tiers of escalating measures …

UK Trapped In The Green Energy Cul-de-Sac

Manhattan Contrarian October 30, 2022 | Francis Menton Often I have referred to the situation that the UK, Germany, California and others have set themselves up for as “hitting the green energy wall.” But now that the UK has actually gotten there and has begun to deal with the consequences, I’m not sure that “hitting the wall” is the best analogy. A better analogy might be “driving into the green energy cul-de-sac.” After all, when you hit a wall you can probably just pick yourself up and turn around and be on your way. In the cul-de-sac you are trapped …

Big Climate Brother Coming Your Way (voluntary now, mandatory later)

Master Resource By Robert Bradley Jr. | October 27, 2022 “If alive today, F. A. Hayek would recognize and warn against the climate ‘road to serfdom.’ It is an evil that comes in steps, never in the whole. But the warning signs are increasing. It is time to expose and resist, politely but firmly.” The climate crusade has no end point because it is futile. But the intellectual, political, media elite are not going to stop at failure. They will march on and on with the message that the public must sacrifice to save the earth. Imagine a U.S. Department …

Outside the Black Box: Back to Basics

Dr. Ad Huijser, physicist and former CTO of Philips and director of the Philips Laboratories, describes himself as “amateur climatologist”. However his approach to climate physics is quite professional. Such as testified among else by his previous articles on his website: How does our CO2 escape? The underestimated role of clouds in global warming: an analysis of climate feedback effects in the AGW-hypothesis Pfff…, gelukkig nog maar ongeveer 0,6 °C te gaan ! in DUTCH And the present one: Outside the Black Box: Back to Basics. In my view his present study is killing the dominant role, attributed by many …

Goldman Sachs’ Jeff Currie: ‘$3.8 Trillion of Investment in Renewables Moved Fossil Fuels from 82% to 81% of Overall Energy Consumption’ in 10 Years

Climate Depot By Marc Morano | Oct. 21, 2022 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, …

Net Zero Bombshell: The World Does Not Have Enough Lithium and Cobalt to Replace All Batteries Every 10 Years – Finnish Government Report

Daily Sceptic by Chris Morrison | 22 October 2022 Influential elites are either in denial about the horrifying costs and consequences of Net Zero – witness last Wednesday’s substantial vote against fracking British gas in the House of Commons – or busy scooping up the almost unlimited amounts of money currently on offer for promoting pseudoscience climate scares and investing in impracticable green technologies. Until the lights start to go out and heating fails, they are unlikely to pay much attention to a recent 1,000 page alternative energy investigation undertaken for a Finnish Government agency by Associate Professor Simon Michaux. …

The Briefing Begins In CHECC v. EPA

Manhattan Contrarian by Francis Menton | October 22, 2022 In a post last week, I gave notice that battle was about to be joined with the EPA over what it claims to be the “science” behind global warming alarm. The case is called the Concerned Household Electricity Consumers Council (CHECC) v. EPA, now pending in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. CHECC challenges EPA’s 2009 Finding that CO2 and other greenhouse gases constitute a “danger” to human health and welfare. At the outset of the Trump administration, CHECC filed a Petition for reconsideration and rescission of the Endangerment Finding. That …

50-Year U.S. Summer Temperature Trends: ALL 36 Climate Models Are Too Warm

Dr. Roy Spencer | Oct. 20, 2022 I’ll get right to the results, which are pretty straightforward. As seen in the accompanying plot, 50-year (1973-2022) summer (June/July/August) temperature trends for the contiguous 48 U.S. states from 36 CMIP-6 climate model experiments average nearly twice the warming rate as observed by the NOAA climate division dataset. The 36 models are those catalogued at the KNMI Climate Explorer website, using Tas (surface air temperature), one member per model, for the ssp245 radiative forcing scenario. (The website says there are 40 models, but I found that four of the models have double entries). …

They Can’t Make Green Energy Using Only Green Energy

Manhattan Contrarian October 17, 2022 | Francis Menton Not being a dope, you likely realized a long time ago that it was going to take a lot of energy to manufacture the components of the future green energy utopia. Wind turbines, solar panels, electric cars, and so forth — there is lots of steel, other metals, and silica involved that all need to be melted at high temperatures to get formed into the devices. How are they going to achieve that at reasonable cost using just the wind and sun as energy sources? Up to now, the main strategy has …

Nature Controls Carbon Dioxide – Not Man

By Tomer (Tom) Tamarkin October 10, 2022 “The net amount of equilibrated carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is the same as if human beings never existed. Climate change is a natural phenomenon and not man-made.” On March 19, 2020 the State of California became the first state to issue a stay-at-home order, mandating all residents stay at home except to go to an essential job or shop for essential needs. Within weeks most of the world followed. For the next three months total energy use across all sectors…transportation, industrial, commercial, and residential…plummeted by over 15% thereafter rising slowly in bursts …