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Dark Clouds On The Horizon For Electric Vehicles

June 30, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ There are a couple of dark clouds hanging over the optimistic growth of electric vehicles (EV’s) that may decimate the supply chain of lithium to make the EV batteries, and how to safely transport EV’s across wide oceans. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is expected to classify lithium carbonate, chloride, and […]

Hurricane Risk Is Real For Offshore Wind

June 25, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ My regular readers know that I have been fussing about the threat of hurricanes destroying proposed Atlantic coast offshore wind arrays. The issue arises because the offshore wind industry is based in Europe, which does not get hurricanes. My focus has been Dominion’s massive project off Virginia, but the whole […]

Breakthrough In U.S. Grid Storage Estimating

June 17, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Regular readers know I have been writing about the astronomical cost of energy storage required to make solar and wind (SAW) power reliable. I have published some simple engineering analyses showing that short term intermittency, a few cloudy or low wind days, requires a huge amount of storage. Now we […]

News Of NERC Is Not Good For Reliability

June 15, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ My last CFACT article pointed out that the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) mades and enforces the regulations governing grid reliability in America. The looming threat of numerous summer blackouts, which they just announced, is therefore their fault. They have obviously failed to maintain reliability, which is their specific […]

Backup Battery Cost Fantasies Abound

June 9, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The only technologically feasible way to make renewables reliable at in the foreseeable future is with massive amounts of grid scale batteries. Whether this is even remotely feasible depends on the cost and here things get truly strange. On the one hand we have real utility reports of the capital […]

The Fraud That Dare Not Speak Its Name

June 4, 2022 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ Dinesh D’Souza’s new documentary “2,000 Mules” raises serious questions about possible skullduggery in the 2020 election, involving absentee ballots across multiple states. But neither the liberal media, nor election officials, nor law enforcement seem to have much interest in investigating that potential wrongdoing. The reaction has largely boiled down to […]

Why We Eat And Breathe

May 23, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Spring and summer is the time of growth, with blossoms everywhere we look. Leaves and fruit on the trees, grass in the yard and pastures, vegetables in the garden, crops in the field. Did you know that all of this lush abundance is almost entirely composed of just two things? […]

Ohio County Veto Of Wind Project Shows It’s Time To End Federal Wind Subsidies

May 22, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Robert Bryce: Rural Americans keep rejecting wind projects. On May 5, commissioners in Crawford County, Ohio voted 2-1 in favor of a measure that prohibits the construction of wind projects in the county. The move halts a 300-megawatt project being promoted by Apex Clean Energy called Honey Creek […]

It’s Time For Transparency Of The Embedded Costs Of Going “Green”

April 13, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The worldwide movement toward the electrification of everything, from intermittent electricity by industrial wind and solar farms, to more electric vehicles, the political actions are supportive of jumping onto the green train, most-likely not knowing there is a darker side of green technology, associated with environmental degradation, humanity atrocities, and other […]

Who Suffers The Most From America’s Crime Wave?

April 13, 2022 by

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By GianCarlo Canaparo and Abby Kassal ~ Violent crime, like the price of gas, is rising. Not everyone is experiencing this crime wave in the same way. For some, it’s a distant issue experienced by other people somewhere else. For others, it’s a daily life-threatening concern. We parsed the FBI’s crime data from 2011 to […]

Don’t Look Up!

April 12, 2022 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ In the Netflix movie, Washington politicians “Don’t Look Up” because they prefer to remain oblivious to a special effects meteor that’s about to obliterate Planet Earth. Not surprisingly, the film is really about our refusal to recognize the “existential threat” of “manmade climate change.” Director Adam McKay recently tweeted, “We’ve got […]

The Dread 1.5 Degree Target Is Dead

April 9, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ A foolish end to a foolish target– limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C. That is the warming from 150 years ago, just 0.5 degrees or less from today forward. Of course this is all according to the worthless computer models, but let’s go with the flow. The massive new […]

Electric Vehicle Makers’ Russia Connection

March 30, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Tim Benson: Elon Musk, who is now spending his time urging the U.S. to increase oil and gas production despite selling electric vehicles, wants you to believe that he is putting his financial interests and environmental ambitions aside in a goodhearted effort to protect America’s national security interests. However, […]

Study Raises New Questions About 2020 Election Results In 6 States

March 29, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ At least 255,000 excess votes were cast in the 2020 presidential election across six battleground states, according to a new study that examined individual voting precincts. Economist John Lott, president of the Crime Research Prevention Center, is the author of the peer-reviewed study, which looked at precincts in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, […]

Four Knights And Their Tales Of Climate Lies And Exaggeration

March 14, 2022 by

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By Dr. John Happs ~     Wat: “You have been weighed.” Roland: “You have been measured.” Kate: “And you have absolutely…..” Chaucer: “Been found wanting.” A Knight’s Tale: Geoffrey Chaucer (1340’s – 1400) A knighthood is a title given to a man by a British king or queen for his achievements or service to […]

Dominion’s Deception Hits New High With Offshore Wind

March 12, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I recently published a Study done for CFACT, titled “Dominion’s VCEA Compliance Plan is Disastrously Unreliable”. The study is summarized in my article “How and why Dominion and other utilities lie” at https://www.cfact.org/2022/02/23/how-and-why-dominion-and-other-utilities-lie/. The great deception is that Dominion proposes to build a huge amount of wind and solar generating […]

Do Wind Farms Change The Weather?

March 9, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The effect of lots of wind turbines on weather and climate is a small but active research area. Wind power converts wind energy into electricity, thereby removing that energy from the air. The research issue of how taking a lot of energy out might affect weather or climate seems to […]

For Texans And Australians It’s Breezes And Sunshine, Or No Grid At All

March 7, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The Texans’ Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), and Australians are constantly being blown away with the growing “nameplate” capacity of wind turbines and solar panels to provide electricity, but electricity from renewables have yet to produce anywhere near their projected capacity due to the intermittency and unreliability of breezes and […]

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 […]

Putting The Brakes On EV Folly

February 14, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ BMW CEO Oliver Zipse has a two-word message for those demanding an all-electric vehicle fleet and the outlawing of internal combustion engines. “Slow Down!” We would add three more. End. The. Mandates. Zipse, noting that IC engines power the large majority of vehicles on the road today, says that ditching them willy-nilly […]

VCEA Makes Virginia’s Electric Grid Dangerously Unreliable

January 22, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The oddly named Virginia Clean Economy Act or VCEA mandates the phaseout of fossil fueled power generation by 2045, with deadlines all along the way. Dominion Energy, Virginia’s primary electric utility, recently filed what is called an Integrated Resource Plan. In their recent IRP, Dominion’s Alternative Plan C is designed […]

Unreliability Makes Solar Power Impossibly Expensive

January 20, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Many states and the utilities they regulate are talking about replacing their coal and gas fired generators with solar and wind power. For example, I recently wrote about how the crazy-named Virginia Clean Economy Act already has almost 800 square miles of solar slabs in the developmental lineup. See https://www.cfact.org/2021/12/27/paving-virginia-with-solar-slabs-is-a-bad-law/. […]

The View From Mount Olympus

January 17, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Time flies. Mount Olympus has become hideaway retirement home for retired Greek gods. It’s not that they got old. They are, after all, immortal. Nah. They got hooked on Saturday Night Live, then realized the show was getting boring. The “real” world is much more laughable. More tragi-comedic, really. But the Greeks […]