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Fed Funding Fantasy: EV Charging

April 11, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Biden wants the Federal Government to build 500,000 EV charging stations, at an estimated cost of around $178 billion. How might that work? No good way is how. This is truly a Fed funding fantasy. The Feds build big stuff like post offices, federal buildings, military bases, flood control dams […]

Crazy HFC Phaseout Is Coming (Part 2)

April 5, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In my first article — “Economically destructive cap and trade for HFCs is here” — I looked at the Kigali Amendment part of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act or AIM. There the big problem is that the HFC cap is based on 8-10 year old data, which is mostly […]

Economically Destructive Cap And Trade For HFCs Is Here

March 28, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ This is a bit complicated so bear with me. To begin with, Biden’s avalanche of climate scare executive orders included one telling the State Department to prepare the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer for submission to the Senate, for ratification. The Kigali […]

It Takes Big Energy To Back Up Wind And Solar

March 22, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Power system design can be extremely complex but there is one simple number that is painfully obvious. At least it is painful to the advocates of wind and solar power, which may be why we never hear about it. It is a big, bad number. To my knowledge this big […]

The Left Declares War On Gas

March 7, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The so-called CLEAN Future Act just introduced by the Democrat leaders of the house energy Committee calls for the elimination of gas-fired electric power generation, some immediately, some by 2023 and all by 2035. That is just 14 years from now. Coal-fired power will also be gone, the war on […]

We May Never Learn The Truth About The Texas Blackout

March 1, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The reasons for the grid collapse are now a matter of intense debate. In the absence of detailed data the debate is mostly over general statistics, which do not establish causality. For example: Frozen wind turbines caused it. A gas shortage caused it. The gas shortage was caused by electrification […]

UN Calls For Contraction And Convergence To Low Living Standards

February 24, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The UN just published its first ever environmental synthesis report, with the expectedly scary title “Making Peace With Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies.” That’s right, now there are (hyperbolically) three emergencies, not just the climate one. In fact according to the UN we […]

American K-12 Science Education Gone Bad

February 17, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I don’t often write an article about someone else’s article but Shepard Barbash’s deeply researched piece “Science betrayed” deserves a wide readership. His subtitle says it all: “The propaganda infecting K–12 science curricula, especially on the environment, won’t go away.” Barbash first looks at the history, then where we are […]

“Climate Adaptation Summit” Turns Out To Be A Fundraising Event

February 7, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The recent Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 was not about helping nations against the effects of climate change. It was all about finding huge amounts of money. Even worse, it was about planning on finding money, not actually finding it. Even more embarrassing, in some cases it was just about thinking […]

Virginia Will Pay Trillions For Renewable Power

February 6, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Virginia’s 100% renewables mandate has been estimated to cost its people billions of dollars, but a more realistic estimate is trillions. Dominion Energy, the big Virginia utility, must know this, but they are hiding it so they can build a lot of expensive wind and solar generating facilities. The more […]

Nuclear Superior To Wind And Solar

January 24, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Future energy mixes should show a growing contribution from modern nuclear power plants. That is the core finding of the new “No Regrets Energy Policy” proposed by the Climate Intelligence Foundation (CLINTEL).  CLINTEL finds current governmental energy-transitions to be “scientifically unfounded and economically suicidal” because of their dependence on wind […]

California Secretly Struggles With Renewables

January 18, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ California has hooked up a grid battery system that is almost ten times bigger than the previous world record holder, but when it comes to making renewables reliable it is so small it might as well not exist. The new battery array is rated at a storage capacity of 1,200 […]

China Loves Coal Far More Than Wind

January 12, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ We have all heard about China building a lot of coal plants, but the central role coal plays in their booming economy is amazing. It is a big reason they are the world’s leading manufacturer. China generates almost twice as much electricity as the U.S. they generate more from cheap […]

Wind And Solar Are Losing Ground To Gas

December 29, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The subsidies that never die — for wind and solar power — are back. With Christmas coming on the Lame Duck Congress elected to throw untold additional billions at renewables. What is amusing is that gas-fired power generation, a fossil fuel with no subsidy, is still growing faster than wind […]

New York Can’t Buy Its Way Out Of Blackouts

December 26, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ New York City will soon be home to the world’s biggest utility-scale battery system, designed to back up its growing reliance on intermittent renewables. At 400 MWh this batch of batteries will be more than triple the 129 MWh world leader in Australia. The City of New York’s director of […]

CLINTEL Study Finds Most Of The CO2 Increase Is Natural

December 20, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Using a new observational approach to an old but most important question, CLINTEL President Guus Berkhout finds that about 62% of the atmospheric CO2 increase is due to natural sources, not human emissions. The study then looks at the implications for drastic CO2 reduction measures, finding that these measures will […]

The Geothermal Energy Revolution

December 15, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ There is a revolution coming in geothermal energy. How big it will be and how fast it can grow remains to be seen, but the revolutionary technology is here now. We already know about the new technology by name — fracking. But that is fracking for oil and gas, the […]

Could CO2 Actually Cause Slight Beneficial Warming?

December 5, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Precision research by physicists William Happer and Willem van Wijngaarden has determined that the current levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and water vapor are “saturated.” In radiation physics that means adding more CO2 or water molecules will bring modest warming that will benefit plant growth, and thus all life on […]

Animal Instincts Could Be Inherited Expert Knowledge

November 25, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In addition to studying complex human reasoning, I have been observing complex instinctive reasoning in animals for many years. Instinctive behavior is often thought of as simple, perhaps even mindless. I came to a very different conclusion, that an instinct is basically inherited expert knowledge. Instinctive behavior is often very […]

The Structure Of Complex Issues

November 18, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ We live in a world of complex issues, which can be very frustrating. I have been doing research on the generic structure of issues for a long time. There is an underlying pattern that might be helpful to know about. I call it the issue tree. What follows is necessarily […]

Free Science Is Here And Growing Fast

November 11, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Most CFACT readers are interested in science. Many of the CFACT articles are scientific and these are often followed by lengthy technical discussions in the comments. Some of my scientific articles have had thousands of comments; one article was over 5,000 when comments were closed. And there are many other […]

CLINTEL Challenges McKinsey’s Climate Alarmism

November 4, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ McKinsey and Company is the world’s biggest management consulting firm, with annual revenue topping ten billion dollars. Lately they have launched a climate scare campaign, no doubt hoping to make a fortune from it, but CLINTEL has called them out. CLINTEL has sent a succinct letter of challenge to the […]

Study Suggests No More CO2 Warming

October 27, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Precision research by physicists William Happer and William van Wijngaarden has determined that the present levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and water vapor are almost completely saturated. In radiation physics the technical term “saturated” implies that adding more molecules will not cause more warming. In plain language this means that […]