“My first thought was that I had stumbled onto a Babylon Bee article,” writes Ed Ireland on Substack. Then he quotes Bloomberg Green: “Expanding coal-fired power is China’s only real option in the short term to meet rising electricity demand, including from new energy vehicles, according to ANZ Group.” Ireland replies: “Here’s my interpretation of…
- The last New England coal-fired power plant may bite the dust.
- What “Biden’s war on mining” is doing to this country.
- “Green subsidies” in the Inflation Reduction Act “will cost $1.2 trillion—more than three times what the law’s supporters claimed.”
- Oil production from shale is on the decline and the nation may have reached “peak shale”—that is, a level that cannot be sustained. (Hard to believe, actually, since production varies with the price of oil.)
- India is expanding coal mining. The government has “reopened old coal mines, carved out new ones, and, perhaps most telling, extended contracts to private mining companies for longer periods,” says Karishma Mehrotra in the Washington Post.
- $375 million here; $2 billion there. The Dept. of Energy is lending money to private firms to produce mineral components for electric vehicles, says Jeff St. John of Canary Media.
- A federal public/private partnership is offering $10 million in federal funds for “recycling, reuse and remanufacturing R&D projects.” (Pocket change compared with the above.)
- William McGurn talks sense about East Palestine chemicals in the Wall Street Journal.
- “The force-fed energy transition to renewable fuels is destabilizing the U.S. electric grid,” writes the Wall St. Journal editorial board.
- “The World Bank has become a key focus of efforts to tackle global climate change.”
- “Study: IPCC asks emerging countries to drop coal faster than rich nations did.”
The media keep talking about a transition to renewable energy, but it isn’t happening, says Robert Bryce, writing in Quillette. “[D]espite more than $2 trillion in spending on renewables over the past three decades, there is scant evidence that an energy transition is underway. Last year, according to data from the BP Statistical Review of World…
To support the “Inflation Reduction Act” that just cleared the Senate on a party vote, Senator Joe Manchin agreed to a “side deal.” According to the Washington Post that deal would streamline the permitting process for major energy projects, including a West Virginia gas pipeline. Among other things it would set a two-year maximum limit…