Archive | August 2019

Why the oil companies love “renewables.”

The only energy produced by “renewables” is electricity. The oil and gas industry produces and sells fuel products for the other 80% of the “energy” we use.

This strategy was the result of strategies developed by Exxon, Shell, BP, Total, and Chevron during the last years before 1980, and with the successful election of Ronald Reagan, the renewable subsidies began.

Califonia Governor Jerry Brown’s family was one of the two big Califonia Oil Barons, and with California, President Reagan, and Congress authorizing wind farm subsidies, from U.S. Taxpayers that assured the wind developers would make money whether the wind turbines were effective or not this picture emerged along the road to Palm Springs.

These ugly things are newer replacements for the first two ugly, and dysfunctional , turbine farms.
It never made sense to me, until the last few years, when I’ve learned the secrets that have driven the maniacal roll out of wind turbines, with no regard for energy consumers, at all.

By 2011, the U.S. grid already had more wind generation than it could absorb, but it never slowed down a lick.

There are so many things that have been promoted by the U.S. DOE, Congress, National Labs like NREL that haven’t made sense to me, I feel like I’ve been more naïve about than I could imagine, the only defense is that I was never inclined to develop wind farms.

My deep and established views of how the electricity,system worked, in every way but retail made me blind.

None of this, from the time of my original involvement, and investment in hydrogen.fuel cell/battery chemistries have been based on anything other than protecting the energy market share of petroleum.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2019/03/28/the-dirty-secret-of-renewables-advocates-is-that-they-protect-fossil-fuel-interests-not-the-climate/#21f03d651b07

Both the Amazon, and the Arctic are on fire.

This seems like a hideous race to see how fast we can melt Greenland. 

Northern Canada, Alaska , Greenland, and Siberia are all on fire, The Himalayan glaciers are melting, The European glaciers are melting and politicians are still haggling over the insanely absurd “Green New Deal.

So here we have the smokey Arctic.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/huge-wildfires-in-the-arctic-and-far-north-send-a-planetary-warning.

There is “news” being put on the wire about how we need to change our ways within a decade, but that “news” is not new. The ten years passed ten years ago.

 Anthropogenic? You must be in some virtual reality world. Hell, in the Amazon, the biofuel motivated farmers are setting the blazes as an easy way to clear the land for planting cash crops. 

We’ve been burning the Amazon for decades, and calling it “green.” So it’s unofficially official 

“Green” fuels are doing five times more damage to the global ecosystem  than straight refined petroleum is doing, ten times more than natural gas, and twenty times more than hybrid wind, gas, solar generation can be. .

Yet, I’m still finding ways to be hopeful.  I’ll continue with that after you inspect the horror show realities. 

And we’re still “discussing” the climate crisis? 

This NBC story is the typical “horror headline,” and things are never as bad  as they are made to sound, but one undeniable consistency  is that the time for waiting ended over a decade ago.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/morning-briefing/amazon-wildfires-could-be-game-over-climate-change-fight-morning-n1045686

A reason I’m still upbeat is that human species has proven to be very adaptable through radical climate changes. 

Adapting to climate change is credited for causing our brains to grow to their current size.

I also know that a lot of potential and truly green and clean energy sources for heading off GHG emissions are locked in the closet we are presumed not to know about, but we do.

Hang on and stay attentive because we’ve only seen, and been sold, one perspective so far, and creative destruction is underway.

Fossil Fuel Industries Outspend Clean Energy Advocates On Climate Lobbying By 10 To 1 | HuffPost

Read this article thoughtfully, and completely. It talks about how lobbying influence is controlling Congress and President Trump, and It cleverly fails to mention all of the money spent sponsoring publications by alleged “Climate Champions.”

That’s one reason why climate bills fail even though most Americans think global warming is happening.

Source: Fossil Fuel Industries Outspend Clean Energy Advocates On Climate Lobbying By 10 To 1 | HuffPost

Jair Bolsonaro claims NGOs may be setting Amazon rainforest on fire – video | World news | The Guardian

What is scary is that this claim is credible.

NGOs have also been behind the “biofuels” business that is creating rapid deforestation to grow biofuel crops.

Lose, Lose, Lose, but keep those donations flowing in so we can pursue the fight on your behalf, and promote more “ethanol” biofuels” which are the most damning Green Fraud being supported.

 

The Brazilian president has said NGOs could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to embarrass his government after he cut their funding. Bolsonaro had no evidence but said ‘everything indicates’ that NGOs are going to the Amazon to set fire to the forest

Source: Jair Bolsonaro claims NGOs may be setting Amazon rainforest on fire – video | World news | The Guardian

Walmart, Macy’s and More Look Beyond Shareholder Value – Footwear News

I came across this while I was comparing the stock charts of GE, and Walmart over the past 30 years.  The GE chart shows the rise and fall of overly aggressive capitalism, and Walmart shows what sustainable capitalism looks like.

But then I found this article that underscores, even more, why I’m so upbeat when everything we hear is gloomy.

And one more thing I smile about is that instead of the Wall Street Journal, or other major media, this encouraging news appears in a footwear magazine.

The good news is there, you just have to dig for it.

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Business Roundtable, counting members like Walmart and Macy’s, issued new corporate governance principles no longer fixated on shareholders.

Source: Walmart, Macy’s and More Look Beyond Shareholder Value – Footwear News

Let’s all work together!

Don’t throw any of the renewable capacity away! It’ll be worth more than imagined as soon as we put the “third” leg on this “low carbon” stool.

The new abundance of clean natural gas can provide the stability needed to double the usable output from wind and solar.

Art by Robyn Shorrock. There’s more to come.

Plus, making electricty that eliminates the need to burn diesel fuel with electricity is a double win.

The “renewable energy” only show has wreaked instability on our electricity lifelines, and is starting to take down power for whole regions.

By creating what I call gas primary hybrid microgrids where reliability is priority one and than then reduce it’s carbon by 80% using integrated solar, wind and storage, Everybody wins, and no one loses.

Renewable energy was never expected to do more than generate billions of dollars in jobs, and hardware sales in what had become a stagnant situation.

The sale of equipment without correlating it to markets has created a nightmare. Now it’s time to bring “Lets make a difference thinking” back into play so we can create the powerful results we need, and want.

Today, we can create a livable and secure energy future, with much more low carbon electrification that will in turn enable the digitalised 4th Industrial revolution.

All together now, we can turn this world around.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems: Leading the Way To A Low-Carbon Society

Why this is so important?

We’ve been hearing about bits and pieces of “Clean and Green” energy but we’ve not heard much about “Completing the revenue circuit.” and the needed energy applications innovation.

In this article, Mitsubishi-Hitachi is thinking about the integration and application of “all” of the “wasted electricity, and gas” into useful and significant GHG reduction applications.

This is not an endorsement, but the ability to think in dual-energy sources is refreshing.

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Check out this recent interview with Paul Browning, President, & CEO of MHPS, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems speaks about Leading the Way To A Low-Carbon Society

Source: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems: Leading the Way To A Low-Carbon Society