Browsing All posts tagged under »Renewable Power Ideology«

Solar Farm Runoff Pollutes Property, Couple Awarded $135 Million

June 7, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Inflicting heavy fines on developers of a project billed as supplying clean, renewable energy, a federal jury has awarded a couple in southwest Georgia $135.5 million after runoff from “Lumpkin Solar” severely polluted waters and soils on their rural property. According to a lawsuit filed by Shaun and Amie Harris, […]

NY Taking Legislative Action To Stop The “Transition” Until A Fossil Fuel Replacement Is Identified.

June 2, 2023 by


By Ronald Stein ~ In May 2023, New York Senator George Borrello Introduced Legislation to Prohibit Use of Fossil Fuels in Manufacturing of Renewable Energy Equipment. Obviously, the Senator is cognizant of the reality that all the parts and components for wind turbines and solar panels are made with the oil derivatives manufactured from crude […]

Italy Returns To Nuclear Sanity. Shouldn’t We?

May 19, 2023 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ The Italian parliament, demonstrating confidence in Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, this week formally backed her plan to reintroduce nuclear power plants into Italy’s energy mix, reversing the nation’s 1987 moratorium on nuclear power. Meanwhile, energy-starved Germany is feeling the pinch from shuttering all of its 17 nuclear power plants. The U.S. has […]

The Left Thinks Offshore Wind Costs Are Benefits

May 17, 2023 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The climate Left is touting all the jobs that will be created by offshore wind development. They never mention that those fine jobs will all be paid for by those who use electricity, including the low income ratepayers. They think the huge offshore wind costs are benefits because somebody gets […]

An Easy Guide To Rational Energy Policies

May 10, 2023 by


By Ronald Stein ~ There are extensive technical and lengthy discussions and proposed solutions, both pros and cons, about climate change, rising oceans, extreme weather events, the impact of emissions, net-zero, EV mandates, wind and solar mandates, pollution, temperature change, and energy subsidies. The elephant in the room that is seldom discussed is the simple […]

Renewables And Fossil Fuels Are Not Comparable In Their Ability To Sustain Humanity

April 3, 2023 by


By Ronald Stein ~ The reason for the growth in humanity from 1 to 8 billion in 200 years is simple: fossil fuels are abundant, cheap and efficient to provide reliable and dense energy at scale that can be manufactured into usable products by humanity.  Renewables, on the other hand, cannot manufacture anything for humanity. […]

Oregon Supreme Court Ignores Rural Pleas And Greenlights Giant Wind Power Line

March 23, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ In a long-sought victory for the Climate Industrial Complex, the Oregon Supreme Court March 9 approved construction of a 300-mile, high-voltage power line that will transmit wind energy through parts of eastern Oregon and western Idaho. The Boardman-to-Hemingway line, known as the B2H, has been in the works since 2007. […]

New Jersey’s $8,000-Per-Resident Wind Energy Scheme Won’t Reduce Climate Change

March 22, 2023 by


By Travis Fisher and Kevin Dayaratna ~ In stark contrast to the bucolic vision of harvesting energy from the wind, New Jersey is witnessing harsh political reality. Gov. Phil Murphy has approved a large offshore wind farm in southern New Jersey, and local residents and officials who oppose the project because of extremely high costs, […]

A Simple Reason Why Net Zero Is Impossible

March 18, 2023 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I have a new study out, titled “Constraining Renewables is a National Need”, that provides a simple reason why net zero is impossible. It is simply impossible to provide enough energy storage to make renewables reliable. The headlong rush to replace thermal power generation with renewables must therefore be constrained. […]

Illinois Town Nixes Solar Desert

March 12, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ In a stunning setback for solar, the City of Pontiac, Illinois has scuttled plans to construct a solar energy project that would transform a vacant lot in town into a shiny solar desert. At an emotional Feb. 13 hearing before the City of Pontiac Planning and Zoning Board, city official […]

Green Energy – The Greatest Transfer Of Wealth To The Rich In History

February 26, 2023 by


By Steve Goreham ~ We are in the midst of history’s greatest wealth transfer. Government subsidized support for wind systems, solar arrays, and electric vehicles overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy members of society and rich nations. The poor and middle class pay for green energy programs with higher taxes and higher electricity and energy costs. Developing […]

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Mandates An All-Electric State

February 8, 2023 by


By Ronald Stein ~ Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, like California’s Governor Newsom, is mandating his state toward an all-electric state.  In doing so, Inslee is demonstrating his visionary limitations, as he cannot see the ugly side of his wind, solar, and EV mandated world.  For the vast acreage required for wind and solar, it’s […]

FERC’s Role In The Offshore Wind Stampede

February 7, 2023 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I am looking at a fat study titled “The Benefit and Urgency of Planned Offshore Transmission: Reducing the Costs of and Barriers to Achieving U.S. Clean Energy Goals”. The term FERC occurs a whopping 92 times. See Not surprisingly the 103 page report is mistitled. It is actually about […]

Illinois Town Faces Solar “High Noon”

February 3, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Will the 11,000 residents of Pontiac, Illinois truly benefit from the proposed construction of a commercial solar farm that would thrust the city into the ranks of a renewable energy producer? This question will be uppermost on the minds of people attending a Feb. 13 hearing before the City of […]

Evidence Says Offshore Wind Development Is Killing Lots Of Whales

January 24, 2023 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The recent deaths of seven whales off New Jersey, mostly humpbacks, got a lot of attention. The federal NOAA Fisheries agency is responsible for whales. An outrageous statement by their spokesperson got me to do some research on humpback whale deaths. The results are appalling. The evidence seems clear that […]

Power Engineer Explains Why “Renewables” Won’t Work

January 20, 2023 by


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 […]

The Silly Giant Scale Of U.S. Offshore Wind Development

January 8, 2023 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The world’s biggest offshore wind array is Hornsea 2, which is 1,386 MW with a turbine size of 8.4 MW. Operational in 2022 it is the state of the OSW art. See But Virginia’s phase 1 array is a whopping 2,600 MW, with huge 15 MW turbines. Clearly it […]

Absolem And Puff Inspire Today’s Green Monsters

January 7, 2023 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Absolem, Lewis Carroll’s blue caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland, smokes a hookah to pose as a creature of great wisdom. He blows smoke in Alice’s face and does little or nothing to help her escape a horrible fate planned by the Queen of Hearts. Puff, many may recall, is “the magic dragon” immortalized […]

FERC Considers Constraining Renewables

December 28, 2022 by


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 […]

Ten Whale Groups Slam Atlantic OSW

December 22, 2022 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Ten whale protection groups, including some prestigious names, filed lengthy and highly critical comments on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s “DRAFT BOEM and NOAA Fisheries North Atlantic Right Whale and Offshore Wind Strategy, October 2022”. Below are some excerpts to give the flavor of their anger. Note that NARW […]

Astronomical Battery Cost Looms Over “Renewables”

December 16, 2022 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The amount of storage needed to make renewables reliable is so huge that even if the cost dropped fantastically we still could not afford it. We now know that the battery storage for the entire American grid is impossibly expensive, thanks to a breakthrough study by engineer Ken Gregory. Looking […]

The Environmental Cost Of Wind And Solar In NetZero

December 15, 2022 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Cats, the BBC tells us, kill more birds than wind turbines. And they are right. But unlike cats, notes British journalist Matt Ridley, all over the world, the largest and rarest eagles and vultures are dying in significant numbers as a result of wind turbines. — wedge-tailed eagles in Australia, Verreaux’s eagles […]

COP 27 Has No Back-Up Plan To Replace Products From Oil!

December 4, 2022 by


By Ronald Stein ~ The U.N. COP27 conference was held in Egypt and attracted the global elites and more than four hundred private jets. All attendees recognize that the climate change is occurring, like is has for four billion years, but it seems that most lacked basic energy literacy that starts with the knowledge that […]

Save America’s Grid!

November 30, 2022 by


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 […]