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Rural Backlash Against Renewables With 67 Rejections Of Solar Over Eleven Months

October 17, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Robert Bryce: The hype about wind and solar energy keeps colliding with the hard reality of land-use conflicts. Nowhere is that more obvious than in Ohio, where 41 townships have rejected or restricted the expansion of wind and/or solar projects since last November. In addition, at least eight […]

They’re Paneling Paradise To Put Up Solar – A Lot

July 17, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Steve Miller: The pathway to a green future involves taking millions of acres of pristine wilderness and turning them into fields of windmills and hot expanses of glistening panels. The Biden Administration’s goal of supplying 40% of the nation’s energy from the sun by 2035 means covering millions […]

Wind Rejected In CA And OH, NBC Reports ‘At Least 40’ Communities Have Rejected Big Solar Since 2021

April 4, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Robert Bryce: You won’t read about this in the New York Times or the Washington Post. And you surely won’t see it reported by National Public Radio. But the rejections of big renewable projects are continuing all across the country and it appears that rejections of Big Solar projects are exceeding the […]

Australian Daily Wind Power Generation Data – Sunday 20 March 2022 – Plus Weekly Update

March 21, 2022 by

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By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily wind power generation data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click […]

Why “Cheap” Solar Increases The Price Of Power

March 4, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I keep hearing that since solar power is cheap it pays to add it to the generation mix. Sometimes this claim is caveated, saying that it only pays up to a certain fraction of total generating capacity. Typical limits range from 30% to 60%. Moreover this claim that it pays […]

Paving Virginia With Solar Slabs Is Bad Law

December 28, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The ill-conceived Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) has created an enormous stampede of proposed solar projects. The lineup of “subsidy farms” in progress is breathtaking. It is also stupid. The numbers are incredible. Here are the ugly basics: 780 square miles of solar slabs so far and the list is […]

Small Nevada Town Fights To Keep Big Solar Out Of Its Desert

December 17, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Residents of the sun-drenched town of Pahrump, Nev., near the California border, are used to coping with rattlesnakes, gusty winds, and scorching temperatures, but now they are facing a different kind of challenge – one that threatens to destroy the character of their unique rural community: Big Solar. Eager to […]

Irate Farmers Blast Environmental Harm Caused By Solar Array

October 22, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Farmers in central Virginia’s Louisa County got a glimpse of the much-acclaimed green energy future – and they don’t like what they see. Instead of the clean power they were promised, they are dealing with pollution – and lots of it. Stormwater runoff from Dominion Energy’s Belcher Solar project has […]

Big Solar Targets Rural Communities In Washington State

February 13, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Al Gore once famously said that addressing the “climate crisis” would require a “wrenching transformation of society.” He was right. Wrenching it will be. The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is in full swing under the Biden administration. Oil, gas, and coal are out; wind and solar are […]

U.S. Solar Industry Itching To Import Chinese Panels

January 5, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The chief beneficiary of the incoming Biden administration’s climate agenda will be none other than the People’s Republic of China, the same outfit that brought the world COVID-19. Purveyors of renewable energy are eager to take advantage of Biden’s pledge to move the U.S. from fossil fuels to renewable energy […]

Solar Desert Deep-Sixed In Rural Virginia

December 1, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ For the second time in 15 months, residents of rural Culpeper County, Virginia have risen up against a proposed massive solar array project, forcing the would-be developers to withdraw their application to put the renewable energy facility in the county’s picturesque rolling farmlands. North Carolina-based Strata Solar had planned to […]

Solar Panels Generate Mountains Of Waste – And Heat The Planet

September 19, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The problem of solar panel waste is now becoming evident. As environmental journalist Emily Folk admits in Renewable Energy Magazine, “when talking about renewable energy, the topic of waste does not often appear.” She attributes this to the supposed “pressures of climate change” and alleged “urgency to find alternative energy sources,” saying […]

Reuse, Recycle, Or Just Reduce Solar Panel Waste?

August 30, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Is solar power truly Green? This question is important, because in today’s world, that which is Green is favored even if it is more expensive and less reliable. We have been taught that solar is Green. But does it pass the Three R’s Test that for 50 years has been the Green […]

A Billion Dollar Solar Boondoggle In Vegas

May 14, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ On May 12 the Interior Department gave approval for the largest solar power project in the U.S. to be built by Warren Buffett’s NV Energy company on 7100 acres of Federal lands in the Mohave Desert. At a cost of one billion dollars, it pales into insignificance on the days […]

The Green New Deal’s Solar Absurdity

October 24, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Those who support the Green New Deal (GND) want what they claim to be the only real solution to the global warming problem which is solar power, and other so-called renewables to save our planet from the ravages of fossil fuel. They insist our dependance on fossil fuels can be […]

The Green New Deal Wants Us To Capture Every Inefficient Breeze

October 19, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Can wind power replace fossil fuels with the help of even less productive solar energy? The answer is no regardless of the extraordinary requirements presented to Congress in the Green New Deal (GND) . It states that the nation will transition to 100% renewable energy (without the help of nuclear […]

Wind Turbine Math Does Not Add Up

October 16, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ In a recent article I referenced a comment by Sarah Lozanova (Earth911, August 2017) that decommissioning wind farms might be more costly than the construction phase. This month, we learn a bit more about these costs – and the news is staggering! Blasting the MBTA in Boston Bostonian Bruce Maclay complained to […]

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Sunday 29th September 2019 – Plus Weekly And Rolling Totals

September 30, 2019 by

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By Anton Lang ~ UPDATE – The site where I take this data from had another of those infrequent glitches again for this Sunday, and some of the images and the data was not able to be made available. As I have mentioned before on the very few occasions this has happened previously, (just three […]

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Saturday 28th September 2019

September 29, 2019 by

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By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily power consumption data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click on […]

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Friday 27th September 2019

September 28, 2019 by

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By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily power consumption data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click on […]

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Thursday 26th September 2019

September 27, 2019 by

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By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily power consumption data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click on […]

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Wednesday 25th September 2019

September 26, 2019 by

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By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily power consumption data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click on […]

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Tuesday 24th September 2019

September 25, 2019 by

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By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily power consumption data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click on […]

More Buckets Of Icy Cold Energy Reality

September 25, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ The full-court press is on for climate chaos disaster and renewable energy salvation. CNN recently hosted a seven-hour climate event for Democrat presidential aspirants. Every day brings more gloom-and-doom stories about absurd, often taxpayer-funded pseudo-scientific reports on yet another natural event or supposed calamity that alarmists insist is due to fossil […]