John Droz, Jr: Media Balance Newsletter: August 23, 2021

Wind Energy:
Chinese Communist Buys Large Texas Parcel, Alarming Lawmakers


Wind Operator Faces Liability for $Millions in Damages to Noise Victims


Wind delusions pose national security risk


Another Peak Demand Hour and Wind is Missing


Feds See Offshore Turbines as a Mixed Bag

And much, much more across a range of topics, e.g.,

The World Will Run Out Of EV Batteries By 2025

IPCC’s Banishing fossil fuels would place most of the world at risk

Extreme Fraud At NOAA

HR 4 Would Make It Easier to Commit Election Fraud

Report: Yes, the 2020 election was stolen

Election Analysis by Seth Keshel

Report: Nearly 15 Million Mail Ballots Went Unaccounted for in 2020 Election

COVID Vaccine Mandates Strongly Opposed as Vaccine Failures Increase

Survey: Americans with doctorates are least likely to get coronavirus vaccines


Vaccine Expert Calls For "Immediate Halt" To Vaccinations

Mass Psychosis: How to Create a Pandemic of Mental Illness

When Employers Practice Government Tyranny

Click on the link below for much, much more.

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Comment by Long Islander on August 23, 2021 at 8:50pm

8:50PM - Penny, I just checked Frankspeech.com and it seemed OK.

Comment by Penny Gray on August 23, 2021 at 6:35pm

Is Frank Speech being messed up just for me???  I now get notices that this site is spam.  Frank Speech may have been hacked.

Comment by Willem Post on August 23, 2021 at 5:24pm

Ireland

 

When it is windy in Ireland, wind electricity is sent to the UK and France.

 

The Irish government, after several years of public pressure, finally launched a forensic investigation of the electric system operating data, which revealed (to the public; energy systems analysts already knew the answer) the counteracting inefficiencies of the CCGT plants, because quantities of imported gas had not decreased with increased wind, as predicted/promised by RE folks, based on their false/feel-good assumptions, such as “one MWh of wind offsets the CO2 of one MWH of dirty fossil fuel”. 

 

After the EU in Brussels was informed, it provided Ireland with funds to build strong connections to the UK and French grids, which are much larger than the Irish grid. 

 

The solution of grid disturbances and counteracting inefficiencies, is to spread those disturbances over a large area, so they become invisible; Iowa does the same with Illinois. The result was:

 

1) The Irish wind variations disappeared in the noise of the UK and French grids

2) The Irish CCGTs regained their efficiency, from 45.6% to about 50%

3) Ireland could build more wind turbines to meet EU RE goals, fight climate change, etc.

4) An EU PR problem was “solved”.

 

Prior to all that, on an annual basis, 17% wind on the Irish grid, resulted in a 52.6% effectiveness of CO2 reduction, instead of the 100% promised by RE folks.

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/world-total-energy-con...

Comment by Nancy Sosman on August 23, 2021 at 3:24pm

Jon Rappoport... 

RFK Jr. says the man who keeps the vital Vaccine Safety Datalink, and all the medical information it leads to, shut down and away from independent investigators, is...

Anthony Fauci.

Once upon a time in the Empire, all roads led to Rome. Now they lead to the Good Doctor, and onward to Bill Gates.

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on August 23, 2021 at 12:15pm

Check out this best ever 9/11 technical analysis by architectural and engineering experts, pretty much proves 9/11 is a lie, even to dyed in the wool deniers. can anyone in their right mind deny this expert analysis?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYUYya6bPGw&t=15s

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on August 23, 2021 at 12:07pm

Ex-NSA Director Michael Hayden Supports Deporting ‘the MAGA-Wearing Unvaxxed’ to Afghanistan
Hayden served as director of the NSA from 2006 to 2009 under former President George W. Bush and is largely considered the architect behind the agency’s mass wiretapping program that has come under scrutiny from liberals and conservatives since President Trump took office.

Prior to the NSA, Hayden served as director of the CIA from 1999 to 2005.
Weblink for full article:
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/23/ex-nsa-director-micha...

Comment by Willem Post on August 23, 2021 at 11:45am

Heat Pumps are Money Losers in my Vermont House (as they are in almost all people's houses)

 

I installed three Mitsubishi, 24,000 Btu/h HPs, Model MXZ-2C24NAHZ2, each with 2 heads; 2 in the living room, 1 in the kitchen, and 1 in each of 3 bedrooms. The HPs have DC variable-speed, motor-driven compressors and fans, which improves the efficiency of low-temperature operation.

The HPs last about 15 years. Turnkey capital cost was $24,000

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/vermont-co2-reduction-o...

 

Well-Sealed, Well-Insulated House: The HPs are used for heating and cooling my 35-y-old, 3500 sq ft, well-sealed/well-insulated house, except the basement, which has a near-steady temperature throughout the year, because it has 2” of blueboard, R-10, on the outside of the concrete foundation and under the basement slab, which has saved me many thousands of space heating dollars over the 35 years.

 

I do not operate my HPs at 10F or below, because HPs would become increasingly less efficient with decreasing temperatures. The HP operating cost per hour would become greater than of my highly efficient propane furnace.  

 

High Electricity Prices: Vermont forcing, with subsidies and/or GWSA mandates, the build-outs of expensive RE electricity systems, such as wind, solar, batteries, etc., would be counter-productive, because it would: 1) increase electric rates and 2) worsen the already poor economics of HPs (and of EVs)!!

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/high-costs-of-wind-sol...

 

Energy Cost Saving: My energy cost savings due to the HPs were $253/y, on an investment of $24,000!!

 

Amortizing HPs: Amortizing the $24,000 turnkey capital cost at 3.5%/y for 15 years costs about $2,059/y.

This is in addition to the amortizing of my existing propane system. I am losing money.

https://www.myamortizationchart.com

 

Other Annual Costs: There likely would be service calls and parts for the HP system, as the years go by.

This is in addition to the annual service calls and parts for my existing propane system. I am losing more money.

 

Cost of CO2 Reduction would be (2,059, amortize - 253, energy cost saving + 200, parts and maintenance)/0.998 Mt/y, CO2 reduction, table 6 = $2028/Mt, which is similar to money-losing, very expensive, electric transit and school buses. See URL

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/electric-bus-systems-l...

 

Highly Sealed, Highly Insulated Housing

 

If I had a highly sealed, highly insulated house, with the same efficient propane heating system, my house, for starters, would use very little energy for space heating, i.e., not much additional energy cost saving and CO2 reduction would be possible using HPs

 

If I would install HPs, and would operate the propane system down to 5F, I likely would displace a greater percentage of propane, and might have greater annual energy cost savings; much would depend on: 1) the total energy consumption (which is very little, because of my higher-efficiency house), and 2) the prices of electricity and propane. See Note.

 

I likely would need 3 units at 18,000 Btu/h, at a lesser turnkey capital cost. Their output, very-inefficiently produced (low COP), would be about 34,000 Btu/h at -10F, the Vermont HVAC design temperature. 

 

However, any annual energy cost savings would be overwhelmed by the annual amortizingcost, and parts and service costs. i.e., I would still be losing money, if amortizing were considered.

 

NOTE:

 

1) About 1.0 to 1.5 percent of Vermont houses are highly sealed and highly insulated

2) Vermont’s weatherizing program, at about $10,000/unit, does next to nothing for making energy-hog houses suitable for HPs; it is a social program for poor people.

Comment by Willem Post on August 23, 2021 at 11:44am

Heat Pump Evaluation in Vermont

 

VT-Department of Public Service found, after a survey of 77 HPs installed in Vermont houses:

 

- The annual energy cost savings were, on average, $200, but the maintenance and annual amortizing costs would turn that gain into a loss of at least $200.

 

- On average, the HPs provided 27.6% of the annual space heat, and traditional fuels provided 72.4%. These numbers are directly from the survey data.

 

- Owners started to turn off their HPs at about 26F, and very few owners were using their HPs at 10F and below.

If owners had not turned off their HPs, the kWh drawn by the HPs would have been increasing.

Instead, kWh consumption was decreasing. See figure 14 on page 24 of URL

 

- On average, an HP consumed 2,085 kWh during the heating season, of which:

 

1) Space heat: 1880 kWh was used to power the outdoor unit (compressor, outdoor fan, controls), and indoor air handling unit (fan and supplemental electric heater, if used)

2) Standby mode: 76 kWh, or 100 x 76/2085 = 3.6%;

3) Defrost mode: 129 kWh, or 100 x 129/2085 = 6.2%. Defrost starts at about 37F and ends at about 10F.

 

- Turnkey cost for a one-head HP system is about $4,500; almost all houses had just one HP. See URLs.

 

On average, these houses were unsuitable for HPs, and the owners were losing money.

 

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/cost-savings-of-air-sou...

https://publicservice.vermont.gov/sites/dps/files/documents/2017%20...

 

NOTE: Coefficient of Performance, COP = heat delivered to house/electrical energy to HP

See page 10 of URL

https://mn.gov/commerce-stat/pdfs/card-air-source-heat-pump.pdf

Comment by Willem Post on August 23, 2021 at 11:44am

Heat Pump Evaluation in Minnesota

 

The image on page 10 of URL shows:

 

1) Increasing coefficients of performance, COP, of an HP, versus increasing outdoor temperatures (blue)

2) The defrost range from 37F down to 10F (yellow)

3) Operation of the propane back-up system from 20F to -20F (green).

 

Such operation would be least costly and would displace propane, that otherwise would be used.

The image shows, HPs are economical down to about 13F, then propane, etc., becomes more economical; much depends on the prices of electricity and propane.

https://mn.gov/commerce-stat/pdfs/card-air-source-heat-pump.pdf

 

BTW, all of the above has been known for many years, and yet, RE folks, in and out of government, keep on hyping air source HPs in cold climates.

 

Ground Source HPs

 

They are widely used in many different buildings in northern Europe, such as Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

 

Their main advantage is the coefficient of performance, COP, does not decrease with temperature, because the ground temperature is constant

GSHPs can economically displace 100% of fuel.

ASHPs can economically displace at most 50% of fuel; the percentage depends on how well a building is sealed and insulated.

 

The main disadvantage of GSHPs is greater turnkey capital cost, i.e., high amortization cost. See URL

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/residential-and-other-g...

Comment by Willem Post on August 23, 2021 at 11:42am

RE folks would have everyone drive UNAFFORDABLE, MATCHBOX-SIZE, IMPRACTICLE EVs, that would not reduce much CO2 compared with EFFICIENT gasoline vehicles.

 

On a lifetime, A-to-Z basis, with travel at 105,600 miles over 10 years (10,560 miles/y), the CO2 emissions, based on the present New England grid CO2/kWh, would be:

 

NISSAN Leaf S Plus, EV, compact SUV, no AWD, would emit 25.967 Mt, 246 g/mile

TOYOTA Prius L Eco, 62 mpg, compact car, no AWD, would emit 26.490 Mt, 251 g/mile

SUBARU Outback, 30 mpg, medium SUV, with AWD, would emit 43.015 Mt, 407 g/mile

VT LDV mix, 22.7 mpg, many with AWD or 4WD, would emit 56.315 Mt, 533 g/mile

 

The above shows,

 

A NISSAN Leaf, a compact SUV, would have CO2 reduction of 30.3 Mt over 10 years (3 Mt/y), if compared with the VT LDV mix, which contains small and big vehicles.

 

A NISSAN Leaf would have CO2 reduction of 16.3 Mt over 10 years (1.63 Mt/y), if compared with my 30-mpg Subaru Outback, a vastly more useful vehicle

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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