Browsing All posts tagged under »CFACT (David Wojick)«

Ridiculous Federal 4th Grade Reading Tests

May 19, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Awhile back there was an interesting blog post about 4th grade reading test results, including how the results varied from school to school and State to State. Since human understanding is my research field, I got interested and did some digging. Here is my whistle blowing research report. This is […]

Consider Signing The World Climate Declaration 1

May 11, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ CLINTEL is collecting signatures on a great thing called the World Climate Declaration or WCD. I gladly signed it awhile back and they just hit 1,000 signatures. I am here putting the word out, so that others may sign. It is a powerful statement of skepticism. You do not have […]

Climate Alarmism Posing As Science Education For Children

April 22, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The new and so-called Next Generation Science Standards are now law for about a third of American children. They say what will be taught in each grade from first grade through high school. At least 20 states have adopted them. See https://ngss.nsta.org/About.aspx for a map. Traditional standards still govern in […]

The Dread 1.5 Degree Target Is Dead

April 9, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ A foolish end to a foolish target– limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C. That is the warming from 150 years ago, just 0.5 degrees or less from today forward. Of course this is all according to the worthless computer models, but let’s go with the flow. The massive new […]

Energy Transition Disruption Might Bite The SEC

April 3, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The SEC has proposed that the companies it regulates start reporting what it calls “climate related risks.”  In addition to the speculative physical risks from supposed climate change, these risks include the very real damage that the so-called energy transition could cause. “Transition risks” are specifically included the proposal. My […]

CLINTEL President Calls For Engineers To Lead Us Out Of The Energy Mess

March 27, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Professor Guus Berkhout has published a challenge to the engineering community, to step up and make the Western energy transition work. He emphasizes that reliable and affordable energy is the key to future prosperity and well-being. So, if the transition fails then the Western world will fall back into poor […]

Tsunamis May Sink West Coast Offshore Wind

March 19, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In my last article I raised the concern that East Coast offshore wing machines might not withstand destruction by the hurricanes that frequently run up the coast. Offshore wind design has been developed in Europe, where hurricanes do not occur. This makes their proposed use in places like Virginia very […]

Dominion’s Deception Hits New High With Offshore Wind

March 12, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I recently published a Study done for CFACT, titled “Dominion’s VCEA Compliance Plan is Disastrously Unreliable”. The study is summarized in my article “How and why Dominion and other utilities lie” at https://www.cfact.org/2022/02/23/how-and-why-dominion-and-other-utilities-lie/. The great deception is that Dominion proposes to build a huge amount of wind and solar generating […]

Do Wind Farms Change The Weather?

March 9, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The effect of lots of wind turbines on weather and climate is a small but active research area. Wind power converts wind energy into electricity, thereby removing that energy from the air. The research issue of how taking a lot of energy out might affect weather or climate seems to […]

Why “Cheap” Solar Increases The Price Of Power

March 4, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I keep hearing that since solar power is cheap it pays to add it to the generation mix. Sometimes this claim is caveated, saying that it only pays up to a certain fraction of total generating capacity. Typical limits range from 30% to 60%. Moreover this claim that it pays […]

How And Why Dominion And Other Utilities Lie

February 24, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I recently published a report on how Virginia’s big electric power utility, Dominion, deliberately ignores the fact that the state’s zero emission law does not work. Utilities are doing this around the country, because they will make a fortune building useless wind and solar generation, before they finally admit it […]

Farming The Air

February 13, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ You are built almost entirely out of carbon dioxide and water. So is all the food you eat. Likewise for all the energy you use moving about and staying alive. Carbon dioxide and water! In short the carbon dioxide in the air is the global food supply. This is why […]

Electric Power Reforms Gain Ground In Virginia

February 5, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Two big Bills designed to fix Virginia’s broken electric power system have cleared the first legislative hurdle, on the road to becoming law. Both of these Virginia House Bills were approved by the cognizant Subcommittee of the House Commerce and Energy Committee. HB 118 fully repeals the damaging (and nutty […]

Euro Energy Train Wreck Comes With Confusion

January 28, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ European governments are just beginning to scramble in response to the huge energy price increases hitting their voters. Confusion is the predictable result as the fear curve sharply rises. Well most are scrambling, while a few are actually making big money on it. That would be the ones that produce […]

VCEA Makes Virginia’s Electric Grid Dangerously Unreliable

January 22, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The oddly named Virginia Clean Economy Act or VCEA mandates the phaseout of fossil fueled power generation by 2045, with deadlines all along the way. Dominion Energy, Virginia’s primary electric utility, recently filed what is called an Integrated Resource Plan. In their recent IRP, Dominion’s Alternative Plan C is designed […]

Unreliability Makes Solar Power Impossibly Expensive

January 20, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Many states and the utilities they regulate are talking about replacing their coal and gas fired generators with solar and wind power. For example, I recently wrote about how the crazy-named Virginia Clean Economy Act already has almost 800 square miles of solar slabs in the developmental lineup. See https://www.cfact.org/2021/12/27/paving-virginia-with-solar-slabs-is-a-bad-law/. […]

Energy Anguish Hits Britain

January 8, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ We are just weeks into winter and already an energy crisis is starting to burn in Britain. Part of this anguish is directed at climate policy, especially net zero. The Brits are way ahead of the US when it comes to threatening people with direct hits, so this is no […]

Environmentalism Has Lost Its Way

January 5, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Driven by climate madness, the environmental movement has become the greatest advocate of destructive industrial development in history. As Kant said: “To will the end is to will the means”. In this case the means to the phantom end of climate control have led environmentalists to abandon all of their […]

Paving Virginia With Solar Slabs Is Bad Law

December 28, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The ill-conceived Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) has created an enormous stampede of proposed solar projects. The lineup of “subsidy farms” in progress is breathtaking. It is also stupid. The numbers are incredible. Here are the ugly basics: 780 square miles of solar slabs so far and the list is […]

How And Why Youngkin Should Quit The RGGI

December 22, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Virginia’s Governor-elect Youngkin has announced his intention to pull the state out of the alarmist Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Reports in the evergreen mainstream press say he can’t do it by executive action, because Virginia’s membership is a matter of law. As it turns out, this claim is false! […]

EPA Proposes To Hammer Oil And Natural Gas With Crazy New Climate Rules

December 11, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ EPA has posted a massive proposed rule making targeting the oil and natural gas industry, calling it a “climate review”. The full title is “Standards of Performance for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review” The URL for commenting […]

CLINTEL Trilogy Calls On Heads Of Government, Young People And Climate Scientists To Wake Up

December 6, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ CLINTEL has produced a very interesting trio of open letters, with one each to heads of government, young people and climate scientists. Most open letters that challenge alarmism are focused on their content, so are written for a general audience. Others are to a specific person, regarding a specific issue. […]

Biden’s Climate Power Grab Via Trillions Of Dollars In Annual Federal Procurement

November 27, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Spending by federal agencies is governed by the extensive Federal Acquisition Regulations or FAR for short. In response to a Biden executive order the FAR Council is conducting a silly public inquiry as to how climate change should be factored into federal spending. The Federal Government spends over $6 trillion […]

The Silly Science Of Climate Alarmism

November 20, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ You may think that climate science is complicated and that the scientists who are alarmed about climate change know what they are doing. Well, yes and no. The climate is complicated but scientists have bought into some very silly science. Happily this is all easy to see with no science […]