Uli Weber, Geophysiker: Die kalte Sonne, Sebastian Luening: This is an excellent summary in German about Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming from the points of view of Alarmists, Skeptics and Lukewarmers. Im Angesicht der geplanten Dekarbonisierung unserer Welt sollten wir nicht vergessen, dass sich im Laufe der kulturellen Evolution des Menschen die verfügbare pro-Kopf Energiemenge mehrfach drastisch erhöht hatte und unseren heutigen Lebensstandard erst ermöglicht.
The American Interest: Germany’s much-ballyhooed green energy transition—its energiewende—has run up quite a tab, and policymakers are having trouble figuring out who is actually going to pay for the policies. In an attempt to kick-start fledgling renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, Berlin guaranteed producers locked-in, long-term, above-market rates called feed-in tariffs. To their credit, this plan of pushing technologies of dubious merit at any cost worked, perhaps too well
Energy sources are selected based on what is available, economical, safe, and in many countries environmentally sound. They need economic stability. They can't change at the whims of politicians in each election cycle. Roger Altman in the Wall Street Journal examines major changes in financial practices that are causing economies and governments to be less stable. Economic forecasting is getting to be more difficult, perhaps next to impossible. Governments and special interest groups are imposing extreme environmental, anti-fossil fuel and anti-nuclear ideologies on energy industries.
CO2 Coalition, John Christy.: Carbon-based energy, which is the most affordable and reliable source of energy in demand today, liberates people from poverty, Without energy, life is brutal and short. The world will continue to burn carbon because the world needs energy – that’s the enabler of human progress and longevity. No matter what they say in Paris in December, 2015, emissions will rise. The science is fairly simple in terms of numbers. The amount of carbon dioxide emissions avoided by the Paris plan is miniscule compared to world emissions. Therefore, its impact on the global temperature will be minuscule. It will be so tiny we can’t even measure it.