Browsing All posts tagged under »Renewable Power Cost«

Virginia Will Pay Trillions For Renewable Power

February 6, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Virginia’s 100% renewables mandate has been estimated to cost its people billions of dollars, but a more realistic estimate is trillions. Dominion Energy, the big Virginia utility, must know this, but they are hiding it so they can build a lot of expensive wind and solar generating facilities. The more […]

How Do You Throw Away A Dead Wind Turbine?

September 17, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Contrary to popular opinion, the life cycle of a modern wind turbine is no more than 20 to 25 years. Since turbine blades cannot be burned and are not recyclable, the recommended option is landfill disposal. But not every landfill can even accept these massive structures, even after they are broken into […]

Wind And Solar Are Already Costing You Money

June 27, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ We now generate 5% of our energy from wind and 1% from solar. It is a safe argument that once we quarry the cement required and mine and refine the steel and aluminum and mine the rare earths that every wind turbine requires, Industrial Wind Turbines can not even be […]

Yet Another Bogus Renewables Versus Coal Cost Study

March 30, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ These days there is a recurring refrain from the greens to the effect that renewable power is cheaper than coal power. This is a half truth at best and the false half is the worst part. There may well be circumstances where the unit cost of power produced by a […]

Green Carpetbaggers Named

February 4, 2019 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Spot prices for electricity soared a week ago from around $70 to $14500 a megawatt hour in Victoria and South Australia, which managed to run out of electricity when wind power dropped. So who is cleaning up from electricity systems corrupted by green politics. Alan Moran of Regulation Economics says the […]

Green Flop. Coal Still Rules As Greens Play Themselves

June 17, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ This move to green energy is costing a bomb without lessening reliance on coal: Wind and solar account for just six percent of total electricity globally, despite decades of subsidies. The growth of fossil fuels were enough to wipe out any emissions reductions from wind and solar, which grew 17 percent […]

More Solar Jobs Is A Curse, Not A Blessing

May 10, 2017 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Citing U.S. Department of Energy data, the New York Times recently reported that the solar industry employs far more Americans than wind or coal: 374,000 in solar versus 100,000 in wind and 160,000 in coal mining and coal-fired power generation. Only the natural gas sector employs more people: 398,000 workers in […]

Renewable Power Australia – Credlin: Liberals Have Too Much Of Labor’s Green Madness

February 12, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Australian Political commentator Peta Credlin is right. The Liberals (the main conservative political party here in Australia) cannot get away with just being the lesser evil on renewable energy. Yes, the Labor Party’s 50 per cent renewable energy target is plainly mad – ruinous – but even the Liberals’ target will […]

Renewable Power Australia – Alcoa: Warmist Politicians Spend More Money To Fix What They Broke

December 21, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Here in Australia, Victoria’s Labor Government, led by Premier Daniel Andrews, drives the giant Hazelwood coal-fired power station out of business with its insane global warming policies. With power prices now soaring, it is offering $200 million to keep open an aluminium smelter which can’t survive the logical consequences of its […]

A New International Example For Bad Energy Policy

August 30, 2016 by

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Will Americans learn from this disastrous policy and keep their fossil fuels? By Marita Noon ~ If a country’s goal is to decrease carbon emissions by increasing reliance on renewable energy, it only makes sense to install the new equipment in the location with the best potential—both in geography and government. For Australia, which has […]

Renewable Power Australia – Green Power Killing Business

October 30, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Green power costs a bomb and isn’t reliable. But South Australia’s Labor government was crazed with global warming and wouldn’t listen, and now business is being driven into the ground: South Australia’s rising share of renewable power could cause blackouts in the state if the Australian Energy Market Operator doesn’t intervene, […]

Renewable Power Australia – Even More Labor Party Pain For No Climate Gain

August 7, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The Australian Labor Party’s global warming scheme shows an even bigger contempt for taxpayers’ money than does Tony Burke: Bill Shorten faces a renewed Coalition attack over higher electricity prices from his 50 per cent renewable energy goal, after Environment Department analysis found achieving it by 2030 would cost a “ballpark’’ […]

Renewable Power Australia – Here Comes Another Multi-Billion-Dollar Green Catastrophe, Uncosted By The Australian Labor Party

July 23, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Not costed, not modelled and not effective in “stopping” warming anyway. The truth behind the Australian Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten’s impossible “aim” of doubling renewable energy in 15 years – without hitting power prices: Labor has failed to detail the cost to consumers and electricity generators of its ambition to […]

Renewable Power Australia – $9 Billion For A Green Scheme That Makes No Difference

April 10, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Senator David Leyonhjelm on another green rip-off that does nothing to cut the temperature: The Renewable Energy Target … is now a mess of rising energy costs and a distorted electricity market. Renewable electricity generators have received $9 billion in industry subsidies over the 15-year life of the RET, in addition […]

Renewable Power Australia – End This RET Rort Now

July 29, 2014 by

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(RET is Renewable Energy Target) By Andrew Bolt ~ Nick Cater on the great renewable energy target rip-off: Wind farms may be ugly but they are certainly not cheap, nor is the electricity that trickles from them. No one in their right minds would buy one if they had to sell power for $30 to […]

Solar And Wind Power Losing Worldwide Support

March 21, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ In his state of the union speech in January President Obama claimed that the U.S. was closer to “energy independence” than ever. He was referring to solar energy while ignoring that his administration has been the most anti-fossil fuel energy than any previous one. The U.S. has the greatest energy reserves, […]

Renewable Power Australia – Such Expensive Power, And All For Zero Good

November 14, 2013 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The costs of merely seeming to do something about the globe’s temperature is horrendous. Alan Moran is right – scrap the renewable energy target: Labor’s budgetary expenditure on emission restraints was about $4bn a year. The Coalition’s average annual spending, including $800 million on direct action, looks to be below $2bn. […]

Australian Politics – Labor’s Senator Fitzgibbon Goes Cool On Pricey Green Power

October 31, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Long term Senator in the Australian Parliament, Joel Fitzgibbon is right – the renewable energy target is an expensive luxury which should be scrapped, given we have a carbon tax anyway: LABOR’S chief whip and former cabinet minister Joel Fitzgibbon has called on the Gillard government to “forget the ideology” of […]