Browsing All posts tagged under »Renewable Power Ideology«

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 […]

Virginia’s Offshore Wind Proposal Threatens Endangered Whales

July 14, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The massive offshore wind (OSW) project proposed by Dominion Energy may pose a serious threat to the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale population. A comprehensive environmental impact assessment is required to determine the extent of this threat and the mitigation it might require. The same is true for the other […]

Germany Went All-In On Green Energy – Now Its Economy Hovers On The Brink

July 7, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Reagan Reese: After pouring billions of dollars into green energy, Germany is facing economic calamity, including potential collapse should Russia shut off gas supplies. On July 5, Germany announced their plan to rewrite 1970s legislation to send taxpayer funds to energy suppliers in an attempt to prepare for […]

Hurricane Risk Is Real For Offshore Wind

June 25, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ My regular readers know that I have been fussing about the threat of hurricanes destroying proposed Atlantic coast offshore wind arrays. The issue arises because the offshore wind industry is based in Europe, which does not get hurricanes. My focus has been Dominion’s massive project off Virginia, but the whole […]

Germany’s Green Energy Fixation Should Teach U.S. A Lesson

June 6, 2022 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Germany’s new Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government vice chancellor and economic minister Robert Habeck, a leading member of his country’s Green Party, has experienced a rude lesson regarding disastrous consequences of his years of naïve opposition to fossil fuels. After tasking his top officials to assess energy security implications of Germany’s dependence […]

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 […]