Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Robin Vos breaking climate change news? 'Probably' not.

Don't let the headline fool you.
Wisconsin GOP leader Robin Vos says climate change is 'probably' real
Because the reporting indicates the 'news' is more of his predictable, partisan 
Robin Vos speaks at Racine Tea Party event (8378614585).jpg

stupidity, spin and crap:
In addition to questioning whether global warming is happening, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos also denigrated a climate change task force created by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers earlier this month. Vos told WisconsinEye that he believes it was created for political purposes. And he said that if the goal of the group is to “make people on the left feel better about themselves, that’s a nonstarter.” 
Evers asked the task force to develop strategies to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change in Wisconsin, which he called a “grave threat to the health, safety and economic well-being of people and communities.” The task force includes Republican and Democratic members of the Legislature and representatives of a broad cross-section of the state’s agriculture, energy, business, health, education and environmental interests.
A list of those leftists Vos smeared is here. Those corporate reps and others might take exception. 

Maybe some staffer can show this fact-based energy newsletter's October 30 highlights to Vos - - note the Midwest/Great Lakes regional emphases - - when he's not too busy pushing popcorn or sticking pins in his Tony Evers Voodoo doll:
October 30, 2019: Two new reports illustrate offshore wind’s potential, showing prices have dropped 32 percent in the past year and that the industry could provide more than enough clean electricity to meet global demand. Replacing fossil fuels with wind and solar has quantifiable health benefits and the Midwest stands to gain the most, according to new research. Honda will stop selling gas-only vehicles in Europe three years earlier than planned and Volkswagen aims to produce 1 million electric cars annually by 2022. GE and BlackRock have raised $250 million to fund a portfolio of solar projects through 2020.
Offshore wind could provide more than enough electricity to meet global demand. According to a new report from the International Energy Agency, the industry represents a $1 trillion opportunity and will grow 15-fold over the next 20 years. IEA’s report also shows a 40 percent overlap between offshore wind and oil and gas practices, underscoring the business opportunity for oil and gas majors to invest in offshore production. Also this week, new analysis from BloombergNEF shows global offshore wind prices dropped 32 percent in the past year, and 12 percent in the last six months alone. (The GuardianUtility Dive)

More renewable energy leads to quantifiable health benefits, including less asthma and heart disease, according to a new study. The study, led by Harvard researchers, puts a dollar amount on potential health gains from displacing fossil fuels with wind and solar generation in specific regions throughout the United States. The results show the most savings would occur in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic regions, with up to $113 per megawatt hour in health benefits, compared to about $28 in California. (Energy News Network)

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