Browsing All posts tagged under »Renewable Power Ideology«

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Mandates An All-Electric State

February 8, 2023 by

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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

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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 https://www.brattle.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Brattle-OSW-Transmission-Report_Jan-24-2023.pdf Not surprisingly the 103 page report is mistitled. It is actually about […]

Illinois Town Faces Solar “High Noon”

February 3, 2023 by

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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

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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

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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 […]

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

January 8, 2023 by

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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 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_offshore_wind_farms 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

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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

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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 […]

Ten Whale Groups Slam Atlantic OSW

December 22, 2022 by

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Serious Arguments For Citizen Climate Warriors: Book Review Of “Dumb Energy” By Norman Rogers

November 29, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Too often simple reasoning will not get a job done. You can wear yourself out explaining some very logical arguments. Too many folks already know everything they want to know. Wind and solar electricity are renewable energy. How nice to pluck energy out of the air and the sky. It’s […]

Climate Policies Versus Nature

October 30, 2022 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ They took all the trees, put ‘em in a tree museum. – Joni Mitchell, from “Big Yellow Taxi” (1970) The great singer/songwriter, Joni Mitchell’s hit song quoted above was an environmental anthem a half century ago when the American public recognized and took action to mitigate a range of environmental problems, […]

The Real “Existential Threat” To People And Planet

October 20, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Don Ritter ~ It’s ironic. The very Biden Administration and European Government policies that are supposed to address the asserted “existential threat” of climate change are themselves the true existential threat to modern civilization. As someone trained in science and engineering, a lifelong hiker, gardener and lover of […]

Rural Backlash Against Renewables With 67 Rejections Of Solar Over Eleven Months

October 17, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Robert Bryce: The hype about wind and solar energy keeps colliding with the hard reality of land-use conflicts. Nowhere is that more obvious than in Ohio, where 41 townships have rejected or restricted the expansion of wind and/or solar projects since last November. In addition, at least eight […]

The Coming Green Electricity Nightmare

October 6, 2022 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) wanted regulatory reform, in part to reverse some of the Biden Administration reversals of Trump era reforms intended to expedite permits for fossil fuel projects. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) needed Manchin’s vote in the 50-50 Senate to enact his latest spending extravaganza, the Inflation Reduction Act, […]

Hydrogen Hype And Hurdles – Part One

September 20, 2022 by

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By Viv Forbes and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Spending money trying to replace petroleum based gasoline with Hydrogen fuel cells is another way for the current administration to dole out money to friends as was done copiously with the solar cell industry. Hydrogen fuel cells are unlikely to be commercially competitive with other ways to […]

Giant Idaho Wind Project In Idaho Encounters Stiff Local Resistance

August 20, 2022 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ President Biden’s “incredible transition” to what he assures us will be a clean-energy future is not going down well with residents and public officials in south-central Idaho, who are up in arms over a proposed wind power project that will have as many as 400 giant turbines marring the area’s […]

Green Energy Policies Offer No Help To The Most Desperate

July 29, 2022 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Herd hysteria is taking tragic social and economic tolls on formerly prosperous countries that have enacted climate alarm-premised anti-fossil energy and agriculture policies. Such self-inflicted misery can be attributed to a combination of influences: unwarranted fear based upon provably failed theoretical climate models; grossly misguided expectations of so-called “green energy” capacities […]

Threat To Endangered Whales Gets LOUDER

July 27, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The Virginia wind-versus-whales story has taken a turn for the worse. Worse for the severely endangered Right Whales that is. My research has found what may be some really bad news. Meet Tethys. Not the real Tethys, the mythical Greek titaness of the sea, but DOE’s center for reporting research […]

Are The Feds Hiding The Virginia Endangered Whales?

July 23, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In my last article I raised this question– What is the potential adverse impact of Virginia’s massive offshore wind project on the severely endangered North Atlantic Right Whales? Answering this basic question should be a central feature of the upcoming Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA) required for the wind project by […]

They’re Paneling Paradise To Put Up Solar – A Lot

July 17, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Steve Miller: The pathway to a green future involves taking millions of acres of pristine wilderness and turning them into fields of windmills and hot expanses of glistening panels. The Biden Administration’s goal of supplying 40% of the nation’s energy from the sun by 2035 means covering millions […]