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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Energy Realism – How Much Energy Will The World Need?

October 4, 2022 by

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By Anton Lang ~ I recently came across the link to this video at one of the sites I visit on a daily basis. It piqued my interest, because I write solely about renewable energy and how it fails to do what is claimed on so many levels. I knew nearly all of what is […]

Breakthrough In U.S. Grid Storage Estimating

June 17, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Regular readers know I have been writing about the astronomical cost of energy storage required to make solar and wind (SAW) power reliable. I have published some simple engineering analyses showing that short term intermittency, a few cloudy or low wind days, requires a huge amount of storage. Now we […]

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 […]

Euro Energy Train Wreck Comes With Confusion

January 28, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ European governments are just beginning to scramble in response to the huge energy price increases hitting their voters. Confusion is the predictable result as the fear curve sharply rises. Well most are scrambling, while a few are actually making big money on it. That would be the ones that produce […]

VCEA Makes Virginia’s Electric Grid Dangerously Unreliable

January 22, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The oddly named Virginia Clean Economy Act or VCEA mandates the phaseout of fossil fueled power generation by 2045, with deadlines all along the way. Dominion Energy, Virginia’s primary electric utility, recently filed what is called an Integrated Resource Plan. In their recent IRP, Dominion’s Alternative Plan C is designed […]

Unreliability Makes Solar Power Impossibly Expensive

January 20, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Many states and the utilities they regulate are talking about replacing their coal and gas fired generators with solar and wind power. For example, I recently wrote about how the crazy-named Virginia Clean Economy Act already has almost 800 square miles of solar slabs in the developmental lineup. See https://www.cfact.org/2021/12/27/paving-virginia-with-solar-slabs-is-a-bad-law/. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Flip The Fossil Fuel Script

June 14, 2021 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ No shortage of anti-energy agitators would LOVE IT if wind & solar were our primary energy providers with fossil fuels relegated as only minor players. Ok…. That’s crazy and impossible, but as an exercise we thought it would be fun […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

California Secretly Struggles With Renewables

January 18, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ California has hooked up a grid battery system that is almost ten times bigger than the previous world record holder, but when it comes to making renewables reliable it is so small it might as well not exist. The new battery array is rated at a storage capacity of 1,200 […]

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Part Three

November 30, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Sustained Power Loss Over Longer Time Frames I showed and explained in Part Two how the weather itself has an impact on wind power generation intermittency over short time frames, and the same applies for power losses over longer time frames, only for a completely different reason. With those short time […]

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Part Two

November 30, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Power Loss Over Short Time Frames As I wrote in the introduction, there were large power losses over short time frames and even larger power losses over sustained long time frames. In this second part of the Series, I will show the power losses over three short time frames, (a) in […]

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Introduction

November 30, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Introduction We have all heard that wind power generation is intermittent, that it goes up and down on a daily basis. However, is that really all that much of a problem, and if so, how big a problem is it? We have also heard that constructing more wind plants will go […]

Renewables And Nuclear: False Hopes And Unfounded Fears

November 30, 2020 by

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By Vijay Raj Jayaraj ~ The world is becoming an increasingly hostile place for power plants that use traditional fossil fuels to generate power. Even Joe Biden, who is expected to become President of the U.S. soon, has made it a priority to abolish traditional fossil fuel-based power. But among the available alternative energy sources, […]

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 […]

Aha! “Renewable Energy” Is Only (Kind Of) Renewable ELECTRICITY

July 24, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The rage these days from the Green New Deal, the Paris Accord, and the recent Democrats Clean Energy Climate Policy are all focused on renewable energy to replace our demands from fossil fuels. But wait – renewable energy from wind and solar is only renewable ELECTRICITY! At best, that renewable electricity […]