Browsing All posts tagged under »Electrical Power Reliability«

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 […]

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 […]

A Promising Sign For Nuclear Power In The United Kingdom

December 1, 2022 by

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By Jack Spencer ~ Is the Nuclear Renaissance real this time around? Of course, that question is impossible to answer, but reports from the United Kingdom at least show that there is an opportunity. The Times in the U.K. just reported that Rolls-Royce is in early talks with the global industrial firm Ineos to provide […]

Save America’s Grid!

November 30, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ It is no secret that America’s electric power grid is becoming unreliable. The secret is whose fault it is. Not knowing who to blame makes it hard to fix. If I could get a show of hands I bet that almost no one has heard of the North American Electric […]

Silence Of The Power Engineers? NERC Does Nothing

June 3, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The North American Electric Reliability Corporation, or NERC for short (rhymes with jerk), recently released a report warning of likely blackouts across much of America this summer. The report got lots of publicity, including this piece flagged by our own Climate Depot, titled “Report: Deadly Summer Blackouts Inevitable As Renewables […]

How And Why Dominion And Other Utilities Lie

February 24, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I recently published a report on how Virginia’s big electric power utility, Dominion, deliberately ignores the fact that the state’s zero emission law does not work. Utilities are doing this around the country, because they will make a fortune building useless wind and solar generation, before they finally admit it […]

Euro Energy Train Wreck Comes With Confusion

January 28, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ European governments are just beginning to scramble in response to the huge energy price increases hitting their voters. Confusion is the predictable result as the fear curve sharply rises. Well most are scrambling, while a few are actually making big money on it. That would be the ones that produce […]

Coal, Here Today, Here Tomorrow (Part 1)

January 18, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Robert Lyman ~ As we will most certainly convince the reader in this series of essays, we need not ever worry that coal will be eliminated as a major energy source in the US and the world. We simultaneously want to convince you that we are not talking about your grandfather’s […]

Prepare For Energy Shortages, Cost Hikes And Rationing

February 4, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Fully expect your future carbon footprints to be traced to a crime scene subject to “climate and energy justice” violations in the high tribunal of sustainability. The prospective charges? Such sins will include ownership and operation of an internal combustion vehicle, tampering with regulated upper or lower thermostat setting limits, and/or […]

The Dark Side Of Renewable Electricity

May 19, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The “Praise the Lord” (PTL) empire that preacher Jim Bakker built with wife Tammy crumbled thirty years ago. Today, it seems like we’re being mesmerized again in the press and social media with the rhetoric about dispensing with the thousands of products from petroleum derivatives so we can save the world from human destruction […]

“Renewables” Scams On The Ropes

May 6, 2020 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ The device you’re reading now is likely powered by nuclear, gas, or coal-fired electricity. There’s a smaller chance it may be powered by hydro-electricity or biomass (burning trees, as if that’s Green). There’s little chance, despite billions spent, that it came from wind or solar.  The climate folks and “renewables” corporate […]

Wind And Solar Industries Crushed By COVID-19

April 30, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The only good news about the COVID-19 social change impacts on our lifestyles is that the travel bans, and lockdowns have cleaned the globe, flushing the murk from Venice’s canals, and we have seen cleaner air worldwide. Seeking to cash in on America’s response to the coronavirus crisis its wind and […]

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 […]

American Cities And Others Moving To Ban Natural Gas And Repeat Germany’s Climate Failures

October 2, 2019 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ American cities such as Berkeley, San Jose, San Francisco, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Albuquerque, and other U.S. cities are moving to ban natural gas as a step toward becoming carbon free in the next few decades. They’re about to take one giant step toward Germany’s failed climate goals which should […]

Victorians Sweat Through A Great Green Hoax

January 26, 2019 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Lily D’Ambrosio, Victoria’s warmist Minister for Energy, in 2017 claimed Labor was helping to “deliver affordable, sustainable and renewable energy”. All three promises were broken yesterday. Affordable? Victoria actually had wholesale power prices hit $14,500 per megawatt hour – when prices used to average less than $40. Sustainable? Wind power generators […]

Renewable Power Australia – Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott: We Need A ‘Jobs First’ Energy Policy, Not A Clean Energy One

September 20, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott steps up his war on the “clean energy” obsession that’s destroyed our cheap and reliably supply of electricity for no gain to the planet: But even a clean energy target that notionally permits new coal-fired power stations while still subsidising renewables is not going […]

Electrical Power Generation Australia – Government Must Forget Any Electricity Deal With Labor

September 14, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ David Uren spells it out – with the Australian Labor Party offering only the “certainty” of a Third World electricity system, the Liberal/National Coalition Government (Conservatives) have little option but a partial renationalisation: Other countries are wrestling with the same problems as climate change policies force greater adoption of intermittent renewable […]

Electrical Power Generation Australia – A Totally Idiot Made Electricity Disaster

September 7, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ It takes world-class idiots to give Australia not just world-record electricity prices, but blackouts, too. Your bills have doubled in a decade and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) on Wednesday warned of summer shortages. You think “idiot” is too strong? Then how could a country with huge resources of coal, gas […]

Energy Department Looks At Green Impact On Power Grid

July 1, 2017 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Energy Secretary Rick Perry said the upcoming Department of Energy study on power grid’s reliability is needed to address the facts after the Obama administration placed a premium on politics—but green energy is reportedly ready to push back. The study, set to be released in the coming weeks, will look at […]

Why Wind Power Is Not Equal To Coal Fired Power

April 1, 2017 by

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By Anton Lang ~ How often have you heard that Wind power is intermittent, but has anyone ever explained that to you, or shown just how it actually is intermittent, and what it means. What if you need a dedicated amount of power all the time? Can wind power be relied on to generate that […]

No To Coal Fired Power: How South Australia’s Labor Party Killed Reliable Power Supply

October 23, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ A new letter shows how South Australia’s Labor government, maddened by its global warming religion, refused a deal to save its last coal-fired power station. Result: electricity bills shot up and the whole state lost its power. Rebecca Puddy: The Weatherill Labor government has released a letter ­detail­ing negotiations with the […]

Powering Countries, Empowering People

September 23, 2016 by

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Affordable energy brings jobs, improved living standards and pursuit of happiness By Paul Driessen ~ For 16 years, in a scene out of pre-industrial America, Thabo Molubi and his partner made furniture in South Africa’s outback, known locally as the “veld.” Lacking even a stream to turn a water wheel and machinery, they depended solely […]

A Workable Blueprint For Energy Freedom

August 9, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ “Keep it in the ground.” That mantra of the Greens encapsulates the restrictive energy policies imposed by the Obama administration. But there’s a better approach: one that relies on the ingenuity of free enterprise to produce abundant, reliable, and affordable energy for all. That approach, rather than the restrictive, bureaucratically directed […]