Browsing All posts tagged under »Electrical Power generation«

Wind And Solar Add Zero Value To The Grid

May 1, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Why is wind power and solar power, not making significant gains in providing a substantial amount of renewable electricity? The US has utilized, in its energy mix, about eight percent of wind and two percent solar for more than a decade. The reason it is not growing requires an understanding of […]

Imagine Our Covid-19 Response Running On Wind And Solar Power

April 29, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Until the Pandemic struck the world, the desire of the progressive political movement in the United States and much of the world was focused on ridding the planet of fossil fuels, said to be negatively altering the planet’s climate. These folks are fully convinced that the world, at its present […]

Robert Bryce: Responding To The Terawatt Challenge

April 18, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ “Electricity has become a human right.” – Robert Bryce In chapter 16 of his seminal book, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations, Austin-based futurist Robert Bryce speaks of “the Terawatt Challenge” – a term coined by the late Nobel laureate Richard Smalley. Smalley posited that if we can […]

We Should Embrace Nuclear Energy

August 24, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Nancy Thorner ~ Nuclear energy is the largest so called clean energy source in the United States. It generates more than 56 percent of America’s emission-free electricity. That is nearly three times more than hydropower, 3.5 times the amount generated by wind, and 18.5 times the amount solar energy provides. It […]

Battery Storage Is An Infinitesimal Part Of Electrical Power

July 3, 2019 by

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By Steve Goreham ~ Large-scale storage of electricity is the latest proposed solution to boost the deployment of renewables. Renewable energy advocates, businesses, and state governments plan to use batteries to store electricity to solve the problem of intermittent wind and solar output. But large-scale storage is only an insignificant part of the electrical power […]

Battery Trickery By U.S. Utilities

March 6, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The use of big batteries to partially offset the intermittency of renewables is growing rapidly. Unfortunately some utilities have adopted a deceptive practice with the public, making these battery packs seem much more important then they are. It is all part of hyping the utility’s supposed greenness, which helps their […]

Harnessing The Power Of The Stars — Could Fusion Power The Future?

November 22, 2018 by

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From the Editorial team at CFACT ~ Abundant, affordable energy is essential to our future. Is fusion the answer? Does fusion work? Look up. The answer lies in the stars. Can we use it? There’s the rub. Fusion also produces zero CO2 emissions (if that’s your thing). The nuclear fission that powers today’s reactors, despite […]

Three “Green” Ballot Initiatives To Shut Down Fossil Fuels This November

October 5, 2018 by

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By Adam Houser ~ Three initiatives are on the ballot this November in Colorado, Arizona, and Washington State, all aimed at severely restricting fossil fuel use and development within these states’ borders. With the Trump administration putting a stop to aggressive action on climate change at the federal level, environmentalist groups across the nation are […]

New Bill Would Stop Energy Department From Risking Taxpayer Money

October 13, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ This week, Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, introduced the DOE Loan Program Repeal Act, which would prohibit the Department of Energy from offering new government-backed loan guarantees for energy projects. Weber’s bill would not only protect taxpayers, but would also prohibit government intervention that enables industry dependence on subsidies and empowers Washington […]

Subsidizing Nuclear Is No Strategy For Long-Term Success

June 17, 2017 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ With yet another nuclear power plant joining the ranks of those closing ahead of schedule, it’s clear that something is amiss in the nuclear power industry. That “something” is the accumulation of federal policies that stifle innovation and efficiency in the industry and simultaneously subsidize it to keep it alive on […]

How The West Got Healthy And Prosperous

June 5, 2016 by

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Vital ingredients included the scientific method and fossil fuels – truths we forget at our peril By Paul Driessen ~ Several years ago, physician, statistician, sword swallower and vibrant lecturer Hans Rosling produced a fascinating 4-minute video that presented 120,000 data points and showcased how mostly western nations became healthy and prosperous in just 200 […]

Fossil Fuel Power Generation – The Moral Case – Video From Senate Hearings

April 18, 2016 by

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I saw this video the other day and decided to Post it here at our site. It’s worth watching for a number of reasons. Alex Epstein is the main speaker here, and he makes the moral case for our reliance on fossil fuel electrical power generation. Note here how every time he mentions it, Alex […]

Last Ditch Assaults On Affordable Energy

March 7, 2016 by

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Obama and allies double down on biofuels and climate, and against carbon-based fuels By Paul Driessen ~ Separating reality from ideology and political agendas is difficult, but essential, if we are to revitalize our economy and help the world’s poorest families take their rightful places among Earth’s prosperous people. Energy reality is certainly in our […]

Electrical Power Generation – Why Wind Power Fails To Deliver

February 4, 2016 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Pretend you are in the market for a new car. The salesman tells you it is the latest technology, brand new, and will do everything your old car did, only much better. Believing what he says, you go ahead and purchase this new car. When you get it home and start […]

In Praise Of Power Stations

June 17, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Terry McCrann takes on a victim of the religious fervour of a Fairfax warmist: The combination of wild-eyed religious belief and both complete denial of fact and total disconnect from reality that is so characteristic of climate change true believers was perfectly displayed by The Age’s theology — correction, supposed economics […]

Cyclone Marcia – Rockhampton Queensland Australia (Part Seven)

March 5, 2015 by

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RECOVERY AFTER THE POWER CAME BACK ON I mentioned in yesterday’s Post how the power came back on not long after Midnight on the Wednesday morning, and we discovered that at around 4.30AM. As I mentioned, we went out onto the back porch at that time for ten minutes just to see how many people […]

Why Renewables Equal Death – Video

October 13, 2014 by

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Look closely at this graphic showing access to electrical power in Countries and Continents around the World. Access to reliable and constant electrical supply is something which we here in the already Developed World take so utterly for granted, something the people in those Countries do not have, and while you see some numbers here […]

Blathering Eco Intellectuals

September 23, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ I confess I have always been wary of intellectuals. They love arcane theories that often have little to do with real life and this is particularly true of eco-intellectuals who have embraced a panoply of lies and claims about the “environment”, “fossil fuels”, “sustainability”, and other notions that permit them to […]

Making Earth A “High-Energy Planet”

July 26, 2014 by

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By Ron Arnold ~ Electricity for Africa may become a reality. If all goes smoothly, President Obama will be able to sign a landmark bipartisan energy-for-Africa bill when more than 40 African heads of state – all looking to attract more U.S. investment for their economies – convene at the White House for the U.S.-Africa […]

Solar Thermal Power (Concentrating Solar) Fail – Just Look At Spain

November 8, 2013 by

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By Anton Lang (TonyfromOz) ~ How many times have you heard that there is a form of solar power that can indeed supply what is termed as Base Load Power? How many times have you heard the story of a solar plant in Spain that can supply power for 24 hours straight? How many times […]

Georgia Leader Beats Drum For Nuclear Energy

July 30, 2013 by

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By Jack Spencer and Katie Tubb ~ Georgia is riding a wave of new nuclear energy that, five years ago, many thought would be more crowded by now. Georgia Public Services Commissioner Tim Echols, a champion of using market forces to help solve our nuclear waste problems, has seen firsthand how important getting nuclear energy policy […]

How a Nuclear Power Plant Works

November 6, 2012 by

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By Jack Spencer and Paul Hultgren ~ The Fukushima nuclear reactor accident in March 2011 challenged the public’s perception of nuclear power. However, much of this disillusionment simply stems from a lack of understanding of how a nuclear power plant functions. Inside a Nuclear Reactor A nuclear power plant is a lot like most coal […]

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Plan: Cut Electrical Power Prices By Frying Pensioners

August 8, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt~ Julia Gillard’s plan to cut power prices is to have more blackouts of the kind that kill pensioners. Yes indeed: instead of dropping the carbon tax that makes pensioners too scared to turn on the power, she wants to slash spending on infrastructure and have more blackouts, especially on hot days: One […]

‘Clean Energy Future’ Australia – Forget That Clean Energy Figure We’re Paying For

June 19, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ More evidence that the “clean energy future” is a fraud: Energy Minister Martin Ferguson has warned lower demand for electricity will “lock in” high-emissions, coal-fired power generation for longer and that the outlook for coal-fired power stations “looks a lot brighter” than five years ago. Mr Ferguson warned that the role […]