Browsing All posts tagged under »Renewable Power Ideology«

Federal Spending Alone Can’t Buy Energy Innovation

April 15, 2021 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Committees in the House and Senate are scheduled Thursday to hold hearings on energy innovation. The hearings come in the wake of the American Jobs Plan and the Biden administration’s budget, including massive proposals for taxpayer-backed research, development, demonstration, and commercialization, particularly for energy technologies. While there is a role for […]

Cities, Countries, And Economies Were Built With Derivatives From Oil, Not By Electricity

April 10, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Before world leaders move too fast to consummate their climate policies, they need to be cognizant of two “aha” moments: 1) wind and solar can only generate intermittent electricity, and 2) electricity cannot manufacture the oil derivatives that are the basis of the thousands of products that have built the world’s […]

America Pursues Expensive Electricity While Much Of The World Lives In Energy Poverty

April 7, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With many still living with little to no access to electricity, American politicians are pursuing the most expensive ways to generate intermittent electricity with offshore wind turbines on the East and West Coasts. The U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA) has already documented that offshore wind continues to be one of the most […]

Cybersecurity Of Wind Power A Growing Concern

April 6, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Biden White House’s March 29 announcement that it will expedite development of offshore wind projects along the Atlantic Coast of the United States underscores the administration’s commitment to move the nation away from fossil fuels to increased dependence on renewable energy. But the prospect of giant wind turbines sprouting […]

No Silver Bullet On Energy

April 4, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With some energy literacy, folks may realize that there may not be a silver bullet answer for all of humanity’s energy needs. Whether you ultimately drive an internal combustion engine vehicle or an EV, and get exposed to electricity from wind, solar, coal, natural gas, nuclear, or hydro generation, will depend […]

It Takes Big Energy To Back Up Wind And Solar

March 22, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Power system design can be extremely complex but there is one simple number that is painfully obvious. At least it is painful to the advocates of wind and solar power, which may be why we never hear about it. It is a big, bad number. To my knowledge this big […]

America’s Light Usage Reveals Insanity Of Relying On Weather-Dependent Wind And Solar

March 9, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The U.S.A. Light Usage Map demonstrates that most of America’s population is East of the Mississippi which represents areas most susceptible to erratic weather patterns, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and ungodly amounts of rain and snow and frigid temperatures extremes, which perpetuate the unreliability of any intermittent electricity attainable from wind […]

The Left Declares War On Gas

March 7, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The so-called CLEAN Future Act just introduced by the Democrat leaders of the house energy Committee calls for the elimination of gas-fired electric power generation, some immediately, some by 2023 and all by 2035. That is just 14 years from now. Coal-fired power will also be gone, the war on […]

Biden’s Renewables Push In A Fossil Fuel World

March 2, 2021 by

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By Vijay Raj Jayaraj ~ President Biden has declared war on Fossil fuels.  He is also pushing for an end to international funding for fossil fuels in foreign countries. But do these ambitious plans to curb fossil use and reduce emissions make any sense when the majority of world’s primary energy is still derived from […]

Those Millions Of New ‘Green’ Jobs Are Going To China And India

February 25, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently urged workers upset by the Biden administration’s decision to scuttle the Keystone XL pipeline to “learn to make solar panels”, he was oblivious to the fact that China and India dominate the solar panel manufacturing market. President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Recovery Plan […]

The Renewable Energy Pipe Dream

February 14, 2021 by

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“Green” energy produced by wind and solar simply cannot meet the power demands of the modern world. By Thomas Gallatin ~ The biggest problem with the renewable energy sources of wind and solar is the fact that they are severely limited by their inherent unreliability. The “green” energy produced by wind and solar is neither […]

Big Solar Targets Rural Communities In Washington State

February 13, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Al Gore once famously said that addressing the “climate crisis” would require a “wrenching transformation of society.” He was right. Wrenching it will be. The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is in full swing under the Biden administration. Oil, gas, and coal are out; wind and solar are […]

The Real Reason The Left Wants Only Wind And Solar Energy

February 10, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ If a person has any science training and a cursory understanding of how we produce energy by burning coal, natural gas or oil and how we can get some energy from the sun and wind, they would quickly recognize that the nation can not trade one for the other. Yet […]

Nor’easters Would Be Disastrous To A Green America

February 9, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Wind chills below zero from a nor’easter have hit much of the country.  President Biden’s push to go Green at any cost would leave America dependent on intermittent electricity from wind turbines and solar panels.  This would be an energy disaster. The Democratic platform loves California and wants to clone its […]

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 […]

Nuclear Superior To Wind And Solar

January 24, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Future energy mixes should show a growing contribution from modern nuclear power plants. That is the core finding of the new “No Regrets Energy Policy” proposed by the Climate Intelligence Foundation (CLINTEL).  CLINTEL finds current governmental energy-transitions to be “scientifically unfounded and economically suicidal” because of their dependence on wind […]

Biden Will Use Bureaucracy To Advance Green Energy Boondoggles

January 20, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Remember Solyndra? In case you’ve forgotten, it was a California solar panel developer that defaulted on a $535 million Obama-Biden administration Department of Energy stimulus loan guarantee that, along with four other bankrupted companies, collectively left U.S. taxpayers on the hook for more than $2.2 billion. According to documents obtained by […]

U.S. Solar Industry Itching To Import Chinese Panels

January 5, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The chief beneficiary of the incoming Biden administration’s climate agenda will be none other than the People’s Republic of China, the same outfit that brought the world COVID-19. Purveyors of renewable energy are eager to take advantage of Biden’s pledge to move the U.S. from fossil fuels to renewable energy […]

Wind And Solar Are Losing Ground To Gas

December 29, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The subsidies that never die — for wind and solar power — are back. With Christmas coming on the Lame Duck Congress elected to throw untold additional billions at renewables. What is amusing is that gas-fired power generation, a fossil fuel with no subsidy, is still growing faster than wind […]

Indonesia’s Clean Energy Program Sparks Deforestation Worries

December 28, 2020 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Kermit the Frog once famously quipped “It’s not easy being green.” The nation of Indonesia is no doubt finding this is true — especially as it attempts to transition away from fossil fuels toward so-called green energy. As reported in the publication Mongabay, Indonesia is currently embarking on an aggressive program […]

Solar Desert Deep-Sixed In Rural Virginia

December 1, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ For the second time in 15 months, residents of rural Culpeper County, Virginia have risen up against a proposed massive solar array project, forcing the would-be developers to withdraw their application to put the renewable energy facility in the county’s picturesque rolling farmlands. North Carolina-based Strata Solar had planned to […]

Reliable Electricity? Bah Humbug!

November 2, 2020 by

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By Kenneth Green ~ In a refreshingly honest article in the Boston Review, David McDermott Hughes confirms something that we energy evangelists have been saying for some time: Environmentalists do not simply want people to transition to “green energy,” they want humanity put on energy rationing, for the good of the planet. Now, apparently, they’ve […]

Washington State Blows Away Wind Fantasies

October 13, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The Northwest has spoken loudly as the Benton Public Utility District (BPUD) has documented their actual battleground experiences with intermittent electricity from wind farms that should be a wake-up call to our policy makers. Their message is “no more wind”. The Washington state utility 16-page report titled “Wind Power and Clean […]

The Carbon Versus Silicon Election

October 11, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Last April, a Yale University report stated that “U.S. communities from California to Massachusetts are instituting bans on natural gas in new construction. Proponents say the measures are critical for speeding the transition to an all-electric future powered by renewable energy.” Dozens more U.S. [Democrat-run] cities are reportedly contemplating gas bans or […]