Under Obama-Biden, “$15B went to energy efficiency, which turned out to be a massive waste of money. 2x as much money was spent weatherizing homes as was saved. The episode disproved the myth that efficiency investments always “pay for themselves.”
“Determined to learn nothing from history, Green New Dealers are now proposing to spend taxpayer dollars weatherizing every building in America.”
FWIW, this is not a left-right issue. Even @MotherJones reports, “the upfront cost of efficiency upgrades came to about $5,000 per house, on average. But their central estimate of the benefits only amounted to about $2,400 per household.”
The 2013-2014 Rim fire, which burned 250,000 acres, exposed FIVE TIMES MORE PEOPLE to unhealthy air conditions from smoke than it would have if the same area had been burned regularly with smaller “prescribed” fires.
“There are some who believe we should live extremely constrained lifestyles, much like people in the Punjab village my parents are from. I have spent time there and it was heartbreaking. Children die from health problems we in the West can easily cure.”
“Over time, the contradiction between preaching climate apocalypse and opposing nuclear energy will become increasingly untenable. Greta Thunberg & Extinction Rebellion will need to admit that we need nuclear, or face a loss of credibility and relevance”
“Of the hundreds of persons who visit the Pacific slope of California every summer to see the mountains,” reported a U.S. government scientist in 1898, who had surveyed the region, “few see more than the immediate foreground and a haze of smoke.”
@BorisJohnson@ChrisBarnardDL@Telegraph At some point in the next two weeks, the Johnson government will decide whether to build two new nuclear reactors at the Sizewell nuclear plant in Suffolk or abandon those plans for a risky experiment with Rolls-Royce.
Blood, sweat, and tears have been shed building the advanced nuclear reactor design known as the EPR in Finland, France, and at Hinkley Point in Britain.
If you care so much about plastic waste polluting the environment then why aren't you advocating for higher economic growth in poor nations so they have the money to build the waste-management systems required to prevent plastic from escaping into the environment?
In a front-page story in today's @nytimes@HirokoTabuchi @mccorkery5 @CarlosMureithi suggest that that plastic waste is, or should be, a high-priority for poor African nations, and that the best way to deal with it is by not having plastic at all.
In fact, poor nations in Africa need to use more, not less plastic, since doing so will improve people’s lives, just as plastic has improved people’s lives in developed nations for over a half-century.
@Forbes Just 2,900 people lost their lives in natural disasters in the first half of 2020
That's far fewer than the average for same period during last 30 years or last 10 years
That's on top of a 92% decline in the decadal death toll from natural disasters since its peak in the 1920s
@Forbes There's been no increase in the frequency of hurricanes
And the US government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts the max. intensity of Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms will rise 5% in the 21st Century, but their frequency will decline 25%
I agree with you that we need environmental justice. But why then are you advocating the closure of Indian Point nuclear plant in New York, which is being replaced by fossil fuels, and whose pollution disproportionately hurts poor people of color?
The context was a special House Committee hearing to evaluate a Democratic proposal similar to the one proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, which would spend $2 trillion over four years on renewables and other climate programs.
Congressional interest in my testimony stems from the fact that I advocated for a Democratic energy proposal very similar to Biden’s between 2002 & 2009. Back then, the Obama administration justified $90 billion for renewables as stimulus, just as Biden’s campaign is doing today