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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 […]

40 Countries Discuss Depriving World Of Inexpensive Safe Energy

July 18, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris ~ It should be no surprise to our readers that socialists across the world would recognize an opportunity in the china-virus pandemic to further handicap the use of inexpensive dependable fossil fuels to raise the standard of living of the poorest of the world by forcing them to use […]

Democrats Climate Policy Follows Germany’s Failed Plan

July 10, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The social changes with COVID-19 may have been prelude to life with less fossil fuels. We have seen extensive self-imposed social adjustments to transportation that are very similar to what will be required to live with less fossil fuels in the future, i.e., with virtually no airlines, cruise ships, or automobiles. […]

Reporting Renewable Energy Risks

July 2, 2020 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Joe Biden has drifted far to the left and made it clear that, if elected president, he would restrict or ban fracking, pipelines, federal onshore and offshore drilling, and use of oil, coal and even natural gas. He’s selected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as his climate and energy advisor and is expected […]

It’s Time To Follow Mexico And Pull The Plug On “Renewables”

June 6, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The only things ‘inevitable’ about the ‘transition’ to wind and solar are rocketing electricity prices and unstable power grids. The only things ‘inevitable’ about the ‘transition’ to wind and solar are rocketing electricity prices and unstable power grids. Recognizing that industrial wind and solar electricity bring little to no value to […]

Batteries Not A Sustainable Backup For Wind And Solar – Part I: Environmental Concerns

June 4, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ Governors, Utility, and Industry captains are rushing for the headlines, with each claiming the most, the biggest, the newest solar plants and wind plants with the sexiest battery-backup systems. The last time we saw such a feverish gold-rush was in 1849, but these new media-miners are off for pyrite, […]

Weaknesses Of Wind And Solar: When Science And Reality Clash – Part 3

May 31, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ In Parts One and Two of this Series, we established the Ciccone/Lehr Rule of Thumb which states that All Wind and Solar Power must be backed up with an equal or greater amount of Fossil Fuel Power running on standby 100% of the time. In this concluding segment, we […]

Dominion Energy Proposes 40% Rate Hike In Virginia To Pay For “Net Zero Carbon”

May 24, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In a sane world no electric company would propose a 40% rate increase. That Dominion Energy has just done this for Virginia shows how crazy net zero carbon laws really are. The Legislature has in effect ordered Dominion to spend untold billions of dollars rebuilding their power generation system by […]

Mexico Pulls The Plug On “Renewables”

May 23, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ As Mexico is poised to plunge into its worst recession in recent-memory the leftist president is making cuts and pulling the plug on subsidy dependent intermittent power from wind and solar that has been driving up the cost of electricity for its financially challenged population. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador won […]

“Renewables” Scams On The Ropes

May 6, 2020 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ The device you’re reading now is likely powered by nuclear, gas, or coal-fired electricity. There’s a smaller chance it may be powered by hydro-electricity or biomass (burning trees, as if that’s Green). There’s little chance, despite billions spent, that it came from wind or solar.  The climate folks and “renewables” corporate […]

Planet Of The Humans Review: Exposing The Fallacy Of “Renewable” Energy

May 2, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ Renewable energy from wind, solar and woodchips may one day make financial, practical and earthly sense, and enable the world to rely less on fossil fuels. But not today, and likely not ever, according to Michael Moore’s new documentary film, Planet of the Humans, which flays renewable energy as doing more […]

Wind And Solar Add Zero Value To The Grid

May 1, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Why is wind power and solar power, not making significant gains in providing a substantial amount of renewable electricity? The US has utilized, in its energy mix, about eight percent of wind and two percent solar for more than a decade. The reason it is not growing requires an understanding of […]

Wind And Solar Industries Crushed By COVID-19

April 30, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The only good news about the COVID-19 social change impacts on our lifestyles is that the travel bans, and lockdowns have cleaned the globe, flushing the murk from Venice’s canals, and we have seen cleaner air worldwide. Seeking to cash in on America’s response to the coronavirus crisis its wind and […]