“King Coal” is not dead yet

Many countries are ignoring the (false) principles of the Paris Climate Accord and instead going with what works to produce reliable electricity.

Here are some recent headlines about generating electricity by burning coal:

Africa to double coal fired power by 2030 (link)

India meets climate goals early by doubling coal, and keeping it as main energy source for next 30 years (link)

In 2020 China built three times more coal power than the rest of the world (link)

Un-Greening: Mexico gives up on renewables, revives coal industry (link)

The UK’s “End of Coal” lasted a whole week (link)

Colombia announces coal support for decades to come (link)

Coal rescues Germany from its renewable energy folly (link)

France relights coal power plants to keep the lights on (link)

Coal’s Share Of Global Energy Supply Has Been Increasing For 50 Years, IEA Reports (link)

And:

Will France Leave the Paris Agreement in 2022?

France is failing to meet its goals under the Paris Climate Accord. Depending who is elected the new French president in 2022, France may dump the accord altogether. (Read more)

Meanwhile, the Biden administration is employing climate and energy “czars” who appear to be woefully ignorant of both subjects. Instead, in my opinion, their real goal is power. The Biden administration’s approach to both energy and corona virus could be summed up as follows:

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H. L. Mencken

But President Biden claims that climate change is “an existential threat” and any view to the contrary must be eliminated, see:

When Climate Alarmism Meets Cancel Culture 

by Bjorn Lomborg

The academic and activist faction that sets the threatening tone in the climate conversation wants dissent eliminated, leaving themselves the only ones authorized to tell you how scared you should be. To avoid wasting trillions, we should not let them. (Read more)

For the real story on climate and energy, read my posts:

A Review of the state of Climate Science

A Summary of Earth’s Climate History-a Geologist’s View

Problems with wind and solar generation of electricity – a review

The “Social Cost of Carbon” Scam Revisited

ATMOSPHERIC CO2: a boon for the biosphere

Impact of the Paris Climate Accord and why Trump was right to drop it