Browsing All posts tagged under »Renewable Power Ideology«

Joe Biden’s Breezy Windmills Of His Naive Mind

May 9, 2022 by

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By Larry Bell ~ To dispel any doubts on the matter, President Biden extolled bountiful and beautiful environmental virtues of wind energy to a staged throng of dozens assembled for his April 22 Earth Day speech in a Seattle, Washington, park setting. Biden boasted that he had “made it clear to [his wealthy] friends up […]

Wind Rejected In CA And OH, NBC Reports ‘At Least 40’ Communities Have Rejected Big Solar Since 2021

April 4, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Robert Bryce: You won’t read about this in the New York Times or the Washington Post. And you surely won’t see it reported by National Public Radio. But the rejections of big renewable projects are continuing all across the country and it appears that rejections of Big Solar projects are exceeding the […]

Energy Transition Disruption Might Bite The SEC

April 3, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The SEC has proposed that the companies it regulates start reporting what it calls “climate related risks.”  In addition to the speculative physical risks from supposed climate change, these risks include the very real damage that the so-called energy transition could cause. “Transition risks” are specifically included the proposal. My […]

Tsunamis May Sink West Coast Offshore Wind

March 19, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In my last article I raised the concern that East Coast offshore wing machines might not withstand destruction by the hurricanes that frequently run up the coast. Offshore wind design has been developed in Europe, where hurricanes do not occur. This makes their proposed use in places like Virginia very […]

Do Wind Farms Change The Weather?

March 9, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The effect of lots of wind turbines on weather and climate is a small but active research area. Wind power converts wind energy into electricity, thereby removing that energy from the air. The research issue of how taking a lot of energy out might affect weather or climate seems to […]

For Texans And Australians It’s Breezes And Sunshine, Or No Grid At All

March 7, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The Texans’ Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), and Australians are constantly being blown away with the growing “nameplate” capacity of wind turbines and solar panels to provide electricity, but electricity from renewables have yet to produce anywhere near their projected capacity due to the intermittency and unreliability of breezes and […]

Why “Cheap” Solar Increases The Price Of Power

March 4, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I keep hearing that since solar power is cheap it pays to add it to the generation mix. Sometimes this claim is caveated, saying that it only pays up to a certain fraction of total generating capacity. Typical limits range from 30% to 60%. Moreover this claim that it pays […]

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 […]

How To Solve Europe’s Energy Crisis

February 19, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Sam Buchan: Amidst the backdrop of a frenzied world tour to secure contingencies in the event of a catastrophic energy crisis, EU representatives attended the 9th U.S.-EU Energy Council. Still, throughout all the statements and optimistic tweets pointing to vague targets like greater “cooperation,” the solution seemed elusive. […]

Electric Power Reforms Gain Ground In Virginia

February 5, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Two big Bills designed to fix Virginia’s broken electric power system have cleared the first legislative hurdle, on the road to becoming law. Both of these Virginia House Bills were approved by the cognizant Subcommittee of the House Commerce and Energy Committee. HB 118 fully repeals the damaging (and nutty […]

Giant New England Wind Farm Threatens Fishermen

February 2, 2022 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Vineyard Wind 1 Project off the coast of Massachusetts, one of the crown jewels in the Biden administration’s plans to blanket the East Coast with offshore wind farms, could wreck the region’s commercial fishing industry and is now facing a serious legal challenge from – Texas. The legal arm of […]

Paving Virginia With Solar Slabs Is Bad Law

December 28, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The ill-conceived Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) has created an enormous stampede of proposed solar projects. The lineup of “subsidy farms” in progress is breathtaking. It is also stupid. The numbers are incredible. Here are the ugly basics: 780 square miles of solar slabs so far and the list is […]

The Simple Arithmetic Of Wind Power

November 23, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Nations have spent hundreds of billions of dollars hoping to replace coal and natural gas to no avail. Australians and Germans have suffered from the government’s decisions the most. They now have sky-high energy costs and frequent blackouts. Both are returning to coal with as little fanfare as possible. Why […]

Pitfalls Of Energy Transition On Full Display In Europe

November 19, 2021 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ BY Matthew Kandrach: Regardless of whether the coming winter proves to be mild or severe, Americans are going to be paying a lot more just to stay warm. In the midst of a global energy crisis, energy-driven inflation is here and most Americans are deeply concerned. Unfortunately, energy policy […]

Irate Farmers Blast Environmental Harm Caused By Solar Array

October 22, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Farmers in central Virginia’s Louisa County got a glimpse of the much-acclaimed green energy future – and they don’t like what they see. Instead of the clean power they were promised, they are dealing with pollution – and lots of it. Stormwater runoff from Dominion Energy’s Belcher Solar project has […]

Wind And Solar Folly In Detail

September 30, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ The Lower 48 states of the US cover four time zones. The sun sets in California about 3 hours after the sun sets in New York. One must wonder if the folks running the government in Washington DC are aware of this. President Joe Biden’s plan for a climate-friendly electric […]

Gone With The Wind: America’s Energy Future On Display In Europe

September 24, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ As if the continuing spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant and fears of being flooded by waves of Afghan refugees weren’t enough, Europe is facing another crisis: The wind isn’t blowing. Steady, reliable northwesterly winds blowing in from the North Atlantic and the North Sea were supposed to be a […]

Renewable Energy And Climate Alarmism

September 20, 2021 by

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TonyfromOz prefaces. This is another guest Post from Geoff Derrick, a retired Consultant Geologist from Australia. Lies, Myths and Legends Commentary by Geoff Derrick ~ Geoff Derrick is a now retired Consultant Geologist from Australia

Green Gold Rush Looms For Electric Power

September 20, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The slim majority in Congress wants to throw $150 billion in free money at the electric power industry. If they succeed the result be a green gold rush of monumental proportions. Here is a brief analysis of what to expect, including the unexpected. The legislation is called the Clean Electricity […]

Alternative Energy: The Folly Of Fraudsters

September 9, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ To give you a sense of scale, to replace the energy from one average natural gas well, which sits on about four acres of land, would require 2,500 acres of wind turbines. That is a massive amount of land. You would have to cover this entire nation with wind turbines […]

Solar Magnate Melone Challenges Big Wind

August 2, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ We’re not going to let NIMBYism shut this [offshore wind] down – New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney Funny, isn’t it? Statists at the EPA can unilaterally decide to cripple the auto racing industry in the United States without even a public hearing. Statists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can […]

Green Energy Deficits Rely On Political Power Plays

July 25, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ So, maybe some of you seriously imagine that America is really going to successfully implement a Green New Dementia model of switching from recently achieved fossil-fueled energy independence (80% of U.S. supply) to planet-climate-saving windmills and sunbeams (that intermittently produce 3% or less)? Then, in addition, we’re going to replace 98% […]

Review: Clean Energy Exploitations: Finally The Real Story

July 22, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ The newly released book “Clean Energy Exploitations” by Ron Stein and Todd Royal will help us all understand how mis-named clean energy has led the U.S., Germany, and Australia to exploit the most vulnerable people while destroying their environment. Many African, Asian, and South American children are being enslaved and […]