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The Greens Threaten Us With Floods But Fail To Protect Against Them

July 27, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The devastating European floods reveal an incredible hypocrisy in the green agenda. They want to spend untold sums, supposedly to prevent natural floods by cutting emissions. But they spend nothing to prepare for these same floods, which they predict will get worse! This glaring point is made quite clearly by […]

EPA’s Illegal HFC Phaseout Rules Are Innovation Killers

July 20, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ It is immensely ironic that EPA’s ham-handed implementation of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act stifles innovation in manufacturing. They do it with a single rule that has no legal basis, tucked away in a 276 page regulatory proposal. To make the point I am going to look at a […]

EPA Should Rewrite Its Proposed HFC Regulations

July 14, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ A group of 17 leading free market advocacy organizations is telling EPA to rethink and repropose its faulty phaseout rules for HFCs. These rules were recently proposed under the so-called American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act passed in December. EPA is rushing the rule making, with final rules due out […]

Proposed Green Ecocide Law Does Not Work

July 9, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ This is a funny story. The greens are hot to have what they call an Ecocide Law. This new international law would make illegal a bunch of things they do not approve of. So now a green group, the Stop Ecocide Foundation, has produced a proposed law. The problem is […]

Unfounded Fear Of Extinction Drives Climate Hysteria

June 30, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ A new poll says that fear of human extinction is widespread among climate alarmists. This is very surprising but it explains a lot of the extremes we are seeing in alarmism. No wonder these people are so determined. Where is this completely unscientific idea coming from? The poll was taken […]

Green Mania Hits The Wall Of Nothingness

June 24, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ It is now clear that none of Biden’s radical green promises are going to be kept. More broadly the wild green fantasies are going nowhere. There will be some action, but nothing much. None, nowhere, nothing much — welcome to the wall of nothingness. I for one am celebrating it, […]

Electric Power Fantasies Are Lining Up

June 16, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Seems like every big policy gun wants to take a shot at fantasizing the decarbonization and electrification of the energy system. No doubt that is where the government policy analysis money is going. Sadly I am on the wrong side of the issue, money-wise, but it sure is fun flogging […]

Dutch Court Gets Climate Science Wrong

June 10, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ A recent Dutch Court decision is getting international attention because it commands climate action. The case itself is like angels on a pinhead, so of little interest. Shell Oil proposed to cut CO2 emissions by 40% and the Court made it 45%, both targets being stupid. The real concern is […]

International Energy Agency’s Green Energy Fantasy Is A Hoot

June 6, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Looking for laughs? The International Energy Agency has produced a laugh filled report, grandly titled: “Net Zero by 2050: A roadmap for the global energy system“. Redesigning the global energy system. My, oh my. Below are a few highlights, out of many. To begin with it is not a roadmap, as it does not tell us how to get there. […]

EPA Calls For Comments On HFC Phaseout For Climate Change Protection

May 26, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ After considerable delay, EPA’s proposed HFC phaseout regulations have been posted for public comment. I earlier looked at the serious technical problems with this proposal, which the various adversely impacted industries will have to comment on. Here I want to talk about the climate change aspect, where the deep problems […]

EPA’s Proposed HFC Phaseout Regulation Is Nuts

May 11, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ As expected, EPA has issued a proposed rule for phasing out HFCs, as required by the so-called AIM Act that was sneaked in with the monster Omnibus Stimulus Bill in February. The severe problems with AIM are explained in my two prior CFACT articles: Economically destructive cap and trade for […]

A Good Example Of A Bad Environmental Justice Study

May 8, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Biden’s so-called environmental justice push is going to bring on a big wave of bogus research. A really big report just came out so I want to chop on it a bit. Not just for its specific fallacies, but also as typical of what we are going to see a […]

The Biden Climate Summit – Speeding Up To Hit The Wall Harder

April 25, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The Biden Climate Summit is not just the two day zoomfest. That show is the crescendo to a complex concert that has played out over the last few weeks. Each of the speeches by Federal Agency heads is the announcement of their part of a massive green plan — the […]

CA Electric Power Chief Says Serious Problems Lie Ahead

April 20, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The head of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) recently gave a revealing interview, in an obscure outlet he probably figured would not travel. It is “Yale Insights” published by the Yale School of Management. Elliot Mainzer, President and CEO of CAISO is a Yalie, so he gave something back. […]

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 […]