Browsing All posts tagged under »Renewable Power Plants«

Solar Desert Deep-Sixed In Rural Virginia

December 1, 2020 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ For the second time in 15 months, residents of rural Culpeper County, Virginia have risen up against a proposed massive solar array project, forcing the would-be developers to withdraw their application to put the renewable energy facility in the county’s picturesque rolling farmlands. North Carolina-based Strata Solar had planned to […]

Giant Solar Has Virginia In Uproar

March 1, 2019 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ What happens when – in the name of combating climate change – gigantic, industrial-sized renewable energy projects are thrust upon unsuspecting rural communities whose residents soon find out that these unsightly monstrosities destroy vegetation and wildlife, pollute rivers, streams and groundwater, and lead to higher electricity prices for families and […]

Consumers Pay Because Regulators Allow Natural Gas Use At This Solar Plant

August 13, 2016 by


By Reece Brown and David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ Consumers are getting burned by a taxpayer-subsidized solar power plant in California’s Mojave Desert. An immensely wealthy consortium owns the plant. Government regulators approved a contract forcing consumers to pay four to five times the going rate for electricity produced by the plant. And the energy, because […]

Taxpayers Are Footing Bill For Solar Project That Doesn’t Work

March 30, 2016 by


By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ As every 10-year-old who ever got a sweater for a birthday present has been told, “it’s the thought that counts.” That seems to be the guiding principle at the Department of Energy and the California Public Utilities Commission when it comes to solar power. The latest example is the $2.2 […]

Media Outcry? Solar Energy Is Incinerating Birds Mid-Flight

March 19, 2016 by


By Alatheia Larsen ~ Renewable energy is the future, so the greens and the liberal media keep saying. But it turns out that a solar energy project in Nevada is creating a lethal solar flux that singes, blinds, and even vaporizes birds. So where’s the media outcry? Volunteer group Basin and Range Watch sued the […]

Coal Fired Irony

August 24, 2015 by


By Anton Lang ~ Not only does Renewable Power fail so comprehensively at replacing coal fired power, it turns out that all existing renewable power plants in Australia will need to replace themselves long before coal fired power ceases operations. There was an article in the media back in April, shown at this link, where […]

Renewable Power Australia – Here Comes Another Multi-Billion-Dollar Green Catastrophe, Uncosted By The Australian Labor Party

July 23, 2015 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Not costed, not modelled and not effective in “stopping” warming anyway. The truth behind the Australian Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten’s impossible “aim” of doubling renewable energy in 15 years – without hitting power prices: Labor has failed to detail the cost to consumers and electricity generators of its ambition to […]

Solar Thermal Power (Concentrating Solar) Fail – Just Look At Spain

November 8, 2013 by


By Anton Lang (TonyfromOz) ~ How many times have you heard that there is a form of solar power that can indeed supply what is termed as Base Load Power? How many times have you heard the story of a solar plant in Spain that can supply power for 24 hours straight? How many times […]

Australian Solar Power Plants – Two More Failed Experiments To Add To The Growing List

August 20, 2013 by


Let me show you how bovine waste can be dressed up to look like award winning fare from a Michelin Hatted restaurant. On Monday, in Australia, the Government of The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) announced two new Solar Plants would go ahead. Both plants are of the Solar PV type, meaning that the panels generate […]

Concentrating Solar – Failure – At Every Step

March 30, 2012 by


With Australia now having legislated to place a price on Carbon Dioxide emissions, the new talk is of of finding ways to replace those largest of all emitters, large scale coal fired power which produces 35 to 40% of all those man made CO2 emissions. Large scale Coal fired power has the distinct advantage of […]

Renewable Power Australia – Can Wind Power Make 20% By 2020?

February 5, 2012 by


Australia has the aspiration to be able to provide 20% of all its electrical power from renewable sources, and to achieve this by 2020. Can something like this actually be achieved? While it may be a possibility, the most probable result is that it will not be achieved. This is something that can actually be […]

Wind Power Australia – The Musselroe Wind Farm Travesty In Tasmania

January 18, 2012 by


The image at right shows Vestas V90-3 Wind Towers. If you click on the image, it will open in a new and larger window. Note the vehicle under the tower at left for a size comparison. This is the Snyder Wind Energy Project in Scurry County Texas. (Image credit – Earth Systems) Why is it […]

CO2 Tax Australia – Labor Government Not Serious

August 17, 2011 by


Here in Australia, the Labor minority Government is seeking to introduce legislation to place a cost on Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions. The intent, they tell us, is to reduce those emissions. Is that statement genuine, or is the Government cynically telling us this to hide the real intent. While total CO2 emissions arise from many […]

Victoria’s Green Disaster Is Just A Taste Of Gillard’s

April 7, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt The Victoria mentioned in the title refers to Australia’s second largest State by population…..TonyfromOz The real surprise is that anyone ever thought these targets were remotely realistic, and why the media kept treating them as serious: Victoria’s renewable energy record was savaged yesterday by the state’s auditor-general, who also highlighted how the […]

Renewable Power Fail – As Usual – August 2010

November 22, 2010 by


THE EVER INCREASING NUMBERS OF RENEWABLE POWER PLANTS RESULTS IN AN INCREASE IN CO2 EMISSIONS. This may seem a strange thing to say, but read the post and it shows exactly why this is in fact happening. Some may wonder why I am doing this analysis on a month by month basis, as, really, there’s […]

Renewable Power Fail – As Usual – July 2010

October 18, 2010 by


You don’t need to read too much these days to be aware of the huge increase in the number of renewable power plants, especially those huge wind towers. In fact, the U.S. currently leads the World in the total power produced from Wind Power Generation. In all, the U.S. now has a Nameplate Capacity total […]

An Ill Wind (Power) In New Jersey

August 24, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba Since his election, New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie has been remarkably successful in dealing with the Democrat controlled state legislature and has rocketed to national fame for simply being the real deal when it comes to conservative politics and policies. That is, until he signed a bill on August 19 that one […]

Renewable Power Fail – As Usual – April 2010

July 23, 2010 by


This post continues the monthly series that shines a high intensity spotlight on how Renewable Power is failing on a huge scale to deliver electrical power to consumers. The spin from politicians and supporters of Renewable Power is that it is the way of the future, and can be used to replace traditional methods of […]

Circumventing Cap And Trade With Another Bad Energy Bill

July 15, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris In the midst of a crisis in the Gulf, some Senators are making a final push to pass energy and climate legislation this year. Senators John Kerry (D–MA) and Joe Lieberman (I–CT) are introducing a scaled-back version of their original cap-and-trade bill but still want to maintain a carbon cap. Senate Majority […]

Is Renewable Energy Adequate For Our Needs?

May 30, 2010 by


By Don Petersen and Bill Stratton This excellent article is somewhat technical by nature, but it is really informative, and shows that this rush to construct renewable power plants is ill advised, because of the very small amounts of power they provide…..TonyfromOz Commitment to renewables deserves close examination and appreciation of the dimensions of an […]

Renewable Power, But Not For When It’s Needed Most (Part 2)

April 26, 2010 by


PART TWO OF TWO PARTS THE ABJECT FAILURE OF RENEWABLE POWER, WHEN IT WAS NEEDED THE MOST January of 2010 was the middle month of what has been one of the coldest Winters on record. Electrical power consumption spiked higher for December by almost 17%, probably expected for the start of Winter, but in January, […]

Renewable Power, But Not For When It’s Needed Most (Part 1)

April 26, 2010 by


PART ONE OF TWO PARTS THE ABJECT FAILURE OF RENEWABLE POWER, WHEN IT WAS NEEDED THE MOST It’s so easy to look at a set of statistics and make assumptions from them. Everybody does it, and different people can look at the same set of stats and come to different conclusions. So, when I do […]

Offshore Drilling Realities…And What About Offshore Wind?

April 20, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris Watch the video very carefully. There is a startling image of what the coastline might look like with the numbers of envisioned wind towers. Also, refer to my post script at the bottom of this post.    —TonyfromOz

The Patent Failure Of Renewable Power – Epic Fail

March 18, 2010 by


Remember Copenhagen back in December, that obviously failed Climate Change Conference where we were supposed to find a new direction for the future. Remember at the close of that Conference how the huge American delegation had to hurry back home in their fleet of USAF and private jets, that hurry necessitated by the first of […]