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Australian Weekly Wind Power Generation Data – 6 February 2023 To 12 February 2023

February 8, 2023 by

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By Anton Lang ~ This continuing Series of Posts will detail the daily data for wind generation from all the Industrial Wind Plants on the major Australian Grid. This Series continues the data collection for all Australian wind power which was started on 1 October 2018. The original Series was started to show a definitive […]

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Mandates An All-Electric State

February 8, 2023 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, like California’s Governor Newsom, is mandating his state toward an all-electric state.  In doing so, Inslee is demonstrating his visionary limitations, as he cannot see the ugly side of his wind, solar, and EV mandated world.  For the vast acreage required for wind and solar, it’s […]

FERC’s Role In The Offshore Wind Stampede

February 7, 2023 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I am looking at a fat study titled “The Benefit and Urgency of Planned Offshore Transmission: Reducing the Costs of and Barriers to Achieving U.S. Clean Energy Goals”. The term FERC occurs a whopping 92 times. See https://www.brattle.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Brattle-OSW-Transmission-Report_Jan-24-2023.pdf Not surprisingly the 103 page report is mistitled. It is actually about […]

Australian Weekly Wind Power Generation Data – 30 January 2023 To 5 February 2023

February 6, 2023 by

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By Anton Lang ~ This continuing Series of Posts will detail the daily data for wind generation from all the Industrial Wind Plants on the major Australian Grid. This Series continues the data collection for all Australian wind power which was started on 1 October 2018. The original Series was started to show a definitive […]

Illinois Town Faces Solar “High Noon”

February 3, 2023 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Will the 11,000 residents of Pontiac, Illinois truly benefit from the proposed construction of a commercial solar farm that would thrust the city into the ranks of a renewable energy producer? This question will be uppermost on the minds of people attending a Feb. 13 hearing before the City of […]

Everything That Needs Electricity Is Made With Oil

February 2, 2023 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The few wealthy countries pursuing the generation of electricity from wind turbines and solar panels while simultaneously moving to rid the world of fossil fuels have short memories of petrochemical products and human ingenuity being the reasons for the world populating from 1 to 8 billion in less than two hundred years. […]

Feds Push Ignorance Defense For Whale Killing By Offshore Wind Development

January 31, 2023 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the NOAA Fisheries agency have both put out what amount to “arguments from ignorance” claiming that offshore wind development has nothing to do with the recent whale deaths. “We know nothing about it so it must not be happening” is a ridiculous defense […]

Australian Weekly Wind Power Generation Data – 23 January 2023 To 29 January 2023

January 30, 2023 by

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By Anton Lang ~ This continuing Series of Posts will detail the daily data for wind generation from all the Industrial Wind Plants on the major Australian Grid. This Series continues the data collection for all Australian wind power which was started on 1 October 2018. The original Series was started to show a definitive […]

Climate Extremists’ Hideous Wind Farms Coming To Your Backyard

January 28, 2023 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ If all goes according to plan, Magic Valley Energy will soon be installing up to 400, 740-foot-tall wind turbines, 485 miles of new roads, miles and miles of transmission lines, and buildings filled with half-ton battery modules on upwards of 197,000 acres at Lava Ridge in southwestern Idaho. The company is […]

TonyfromOz Talkback Radio Gig On Wind Generation

January 25, 2023 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Recently, I participated in a talkback radio segment talking about wind power generation. It’s something I have never done before, and as you listen to the audio below, you’ll probably notice that. The call came out of the blue really, as I wasn’t expecting anything like this at all. I have […]

Evidence Says Offshore Wind Development Is Killing Lots Of Whales

January 24, 2023 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The recent deaths of seven whales off New Jersey, mostly humpbacks, got a lot of attention. The federal NOAA Fisheries agency is responsible for whales. An outrageous statement by their spokesperson got me to do some research on humpback whale deaths. The results are appalling. The evidence seems clear that […]

Australian Weekly Wind Power Generation Data – 16 January 2023 To 22 January 2023

January 23, 2023 by

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By Anton Lang ~ This continuing Series of Posts will detail the daily data for wind generation from all the Industrial Wind Plants on the major Australian Grid. This Series continues the data collection for all Australian wind power which was started on 1 October 2018. The original Series was started to show a definitive […]

Power Engineer Explains Why “Renewables” Won’t Work

January 20, 2023 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Two recent blog articles are worth flagging because they bear directly on FERC’s proposal to write rules that constrain the grid-threatening spread of renewables. Written by an experienced power engineer, these articles explain the deep technical problems with increasing renewables while maintaining grid reliability. It is these problems that must […]

Where’s The Electricity?

January 18, 2023 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ One of the best-known quotes was “where’s the beef?“ from Clara Peller who was a manicurist and American character actress who, at the age of 81, starred in the 1984  advertising campaign for the Wendy’s fast food restaurant chain. Today, the huge dark cloud over EV projected sales, is the availability […]

Australian Weekly Wind Power Generation Data – 9 January 2023 To 15 January 2023

January 16, 2023 by

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By Anton Lang ~ This continuing Series of Posts will detail the daily data for wind generation from all the Industrial Wind Plants on the major Australian Grid. This Series continues the data collection for all Australian wind power which was started on 1 October 2018. The original Series was started to show a definitive […]

A Very Different Continent, Lessons From The U.S. – Africa Summit

January 16, 2023 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ At the climax of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the Biden White House proclaimed that “Sub-Saharan Africa is critical to advancing our global priorities,” including U.S. national security and climate change interests. The White House announced the U.S. plans to commit $55 billion in African support over the next three years and called […]

Fusion Won’t Replace Hydrocarbons Anytime Soon

January 11, 2023 by

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By Larry Bell ~ If you’re counting on a reported fusion energy breakthrough to provide the juice to power all those generously taxpayer subsidized electric vehicles that Democrats plan to push on overloaded U.S. grids, perhaps consider hanging on to your old faithful fossil-fueled model a bit longer . . . at least for a few […]

Australian Weekly Wind Power Generation Data – 2 January 2023 To 8 January 2023

January 9, 2023 by

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By Anton Lang ~ This continuing Series of Posts will detail the daily data for wind generation from all the Industrial Wind Plants on the major Australian Grid. This Series continues the data collection for all Australian wind power which was started on 1 October 2018. The original Series was started to show a definitive […]

The Silly Giant Scale Of U.S. Offshore Wind Development

January 8, 2023 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The world’s biggest offshore wind array is Hornsea 2, which is 1,386 MW with a turbine size of 8.4 MW. Operational in 2022 it is the state of the OSW art. See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_offshore_wind_farms But Virginia’s phase 1 array is a whopping 2,600 MW, with huge 15 MW turbines. Clearly it […]

Absolem And Puff Inspire Today’s Green Monsters

January 7, 2023 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Absolem, Lewis Carroll’s blue caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland, smokes a hookah to pose as a creature of great wisdom. He blows smoke in Alice’s face and does little or nothing to help her escape a horrible fate planned by the Queen of Hearts. Puff, many may recall, is “the magic dragon” immortalized […]

Democrats’ Gasophobia Will Kill Americans

January 4, 2023 by

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By Deroy Murdock ~ The just-departed polar vortex confirmed that when Mother Nature is enraged, it’s wise to have options. Maddeningly, today’s “pro-choice” Democrats want Americans to have one energy choice. Neo-totalitarian, left-wing eco-extremists are banning new natural gas access in scores of locales. If not reversed, this cruel, stupid, needless policy will kill Americans. The Christmastime […]

Australian Weekly Wind Power Generation Data – 26 December 2022 To 1 January 2023

January 2, 2023 by

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By Anton Lang ~ This continuing Series of Posts will detail the daily data for wind generation from all the Industrial Wind Plants on the major Australian Grid. This Series continues the data collection for all Australian wind power which was started on 1 October 2018. The original Series was started to show a definitive […]

Blackouts For Christmas, A Sick Grid Gift

December 31, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Many people got a blackout for Christmas. Or for Christmas Eve Day. Or even worse the Night Before Christmas, when it was zero at my place. But I was lucky as my 8 hour blackout was Friday, so all I lost for Christmas was phone and Internet. But I had […]

FERC Considers Constraining Renewables

December 28, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC, rhymes with jerk) is taking comments on a proposed order that might actually constrain the destructive impact of renewables on America’s grid. FERC would order the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC, also rhymes with jerk) to do something about the growing adverse impact […]