Articles tagged with: Energy

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Commentary in The Australian by Ian Plimer relies on false claims to make its case

in The Australian, by Ian Plimer

— 20 May 2019

"If you think that potentially causing hundreds of millions of refugees and trillions of dollars in damages is fine because some plants did well in the same conditions millions of ..

CLAIM REVIEWS

No device can plug into your car’s fusebox to improve engine efficiency and turn it into a hybrid

CLAIM
Plugging this device into a car’s fuse box can reduce fuel consumption by at least 35% and up to 75% by converting the car into a hybrid.

SOURCE: Anonymous, Christianity Today

Published: 05 May 2021

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The energy costs of manufacturing wind turbines are recouped in one to six months; turbines are financially profitable over their lifetimes

CLAIM
Wind turbines in the US are made of toxic materials that pollute the environment, are mostly built in Germany, and will not pay off their manufacturing costs within their lifetimes.

SOURCE: Internet User, Facebook

Published: 08 Apr 2021

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Video advertising “Powersave” device is misleading and makes impossible home power savings claims

CLAIM
A young whizkid [...] invented a device that cuts 50% off an average home’s power bill

SOURCE: Anonymous, HOVERH

Published: 27 Dec 2020

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False claim that wind turbines generate more global warming than fossil fuels misrepresents study it relies on

CLAIM
Harvard study finds that wind turbines create MORE global warming than the fossil fuels they eliminate

SOURCE: Ethan Huff, Ecology.news

Published: 23 Dec 2019

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Claim that electric vehicles cause more carbon emissions than diesel misrepresents reality

CLAIM
New Study Confirms EVs Considerably Worse For Climate Than Diesel Cars

SOURCE: Anonymous, Zero Hedge, Infowars

Published: 24 Jun 2019

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Meme image falsely claims wind turbines produce less energy that is used to build them

CLAIM
A windmill could spin until it falls apart and never generate as much energy as was invested in building it.

SOURCE: Internet users, Facebook

Published: 27 May 2019

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INSIGHTS

“Planet of the Humans” documentary misleads viewers about renewable energy

— 04 May 2020

Instead of presenting life cycle analyses for solar and wind generation or quantifying electric vehicle emissions that could inform viewers, Planet of the Humans misleads with broa...