Browsing All posts tagged under »Renewable Power Problems«

Nuclear Superior To Wind And Solar

January 24, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Future energy mixes should show a growing contribution from modern nuclear power plants. That is the core finding of the new “No Regrets Energy Policy” proposed by the Climate Intelligence Foundation (CLINTEL).  CLINTEL finds current governmental energy-transitions to be “scientifically unfounded and economically suicidal” because of their dependence on wind […]

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 […]

Reliable Electricity? Bah Humbug!

November 2, 2020 by

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By Kenneth Green ~ In a refreshingly honest article in the Boston Review, David McDermott Hughes confirms something that we energy evangelists have been saying for some time: Environmentalists do not simply want people to transition to “green energy,” they want humanity put on energy rationing, for the good of the planet. Now, apparently, they’ve […]

Chinese-Owned Wind Farm In Devils River, Texas Threatens Power Grid And More

August 19, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The push for renewable energy through a mix of federal, state, and local subsidies and mandates is not only putting the U.S. at risk of becoming perilously dependent on intermittent wind and solar power for its electricity. It is also providing a glide path for a hostile foreign power to […]

The Green Delusion Continues To Push Costs Upon The Poor

July 1, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Those marketing the green delusion have convinced themselves and the public that intermittent electricity from wind and solar are somehow “clean, green, renewable and sustainable”. They have successfully kept transparency from those paying for the green delusion of any information that would damage their message. Facts about greater human and ecological […]

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, […]

Rare Earth Emergency

May 30, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) defends the environment and human welfare through facts, news, and analysis. Read more excellent articles at CFACT  http://www.cfact.org/

The Dark Side Of Renewable Electricity

May 19, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The “Praise the Lord” (PTL) empire that preacher Jim Bakker built with wife Tammy crumbled thirty years ago. Today, it seems like we’re being mesmerized again in the press and social media with the rhetoric about dispensing with the thousands of products from petroleum derivatives so we can save the world from human destruction […]

Energy And Environmental Newsletter – May 18th 2020

May 19, 2020 by

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By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. COVID-19 re Therapies and Vaccine: Sorrento finds a coronavirus antibody that blocks viral infection 100% A tale of 2 drugs: Lives sacrificed on the altar of money & power Doctors Say HCQ Has ‘90% Chance’ Of Helping COVID Patients Doctors […]

A Billion Dollar Solar Boondoggle In Vegas

May 14, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ On May 12 the Interior Department gave approval for the largest solar power project in the U.S. to be built by Warren Buffett’s NV Energy company on 7100 acres of Federal lands in the Mohave Desert. At a cost of one billion dollars, it pales into insignificance on the days […]

Energy And Environmental Newsletter – May 4th 2020

May 5, 2020 by

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By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. COVID-19: Latest version: A Summary of Suggestions and Commentary on COVID-19 —PLEASE PERIODICALLY CHECK BACK & PASS IT ON WIDELY! — New & Noteworthy re COVID-19: The drugs and treatments that could stop COVID-19 Report: Pseudo-Science behind the Assault on […]

Energy And Environmental Newsletter – April 20th 2020

April 21, 2020 by

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By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. COVID-19: Latest version: A Summary of Suggestions and Commentary on COVID-19 —PLEASE PERIODICALLY CHECK BACK & PASS IT ON WIDELY! — Greed Energy Economics: EU carbon market collapses EU Urged to Put Economic Survival Ahead of Green Deal Goodbye Renewable […]

Alternative Energy Can’t Replace Hydrocarbons

February 18, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ As we all recognize, access to clean and reliable energy is fundamentally important to countless aspects of our lives, our social and economic communities, and our long-term abilities to live in healthy balance with natural ecosystems. So, this being the case, can we expect a new so-called “clean energy revolution” — […]

U.S. Continues To Dump Funds Into An Electrical Sinkhole

January 24, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ When I read the WSJ article “The Best-Laid Energy Plans” referencing Government planning and subsidies that were supposedly intended to make America the world’s green-electricity superpower, create millions of jobs, and supercharge the economy. It brings to mind the most terrifying nine words in the English language: ” I’m from the government, […]

Renewable Energy Has Significant Downsides

January 6, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ Wind and solar power will not replace fossil fuels—oil, coal and natural gas—any time soon; not in twelve or 30 years, and likely not in anyone’s lifetime who is alive today. The pursuit of solar and wind power also comes with a steep price, not just in higher utility bills and […]

Outcry Spreads Over Green Energy Projects

January 5, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ As fast as developers seek approval for new renewable energy projects, people opposed to having their predominantly rural communities invaded by transmission lines, wind turbines, and solar arrays mount a counterattack. Resistance has spread from coast to coast, and the battles are fought in city halls, local boards of health, […]

The Green New Deal Wants Us To Capture Every Inefficient Breeze

October 19, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Can wind power replace fossil fuels with the help of even less productive solar energy? The answer is no regardless of the extraordinary requirements presented to Congress in the Green New Deal (GND) . It states that the nation will transition to 100% renewable energy (without the help of nuclear […]

Wind Turbine Math Does Not Add Up

October 16, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ In a recent article I referenced a comment by Sarah Lozanova (Earth911, August 2017) that decommissioning wind farms might be more costly than the construction phase. This month, we learn a bit more about these costs – and the news is staggering! Blasting the MBTA in Boston Bostonian Bruce Maclay complained to […]

A New Dark Age: California’s Blackouts Are Self-Inflicted

October 14, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ California, the richest state in the nation—and one that’s often portrayed as the progressive harbinger of the future for the rest of the country—has been hit with its latest Third World-style disaster. On top of high poverty rates, skyrocketing homelessness, rising crime, and the return of medieval-sounding diseases, the state—specifically, the […]

More Buckets Of Icy Cold Energy Reality

September 25, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ The full-court press is on for climate chaos disaster and renewable energy salvation. CNN recently hosted a seven-hour climate event for Democrat presidential aspirants. Every day brings more gloom-and-doom stories about absurd, often taxpayer-funded pseudo-scientific reports on yet another natural event or supposed calamity that alarmists insist is due to fossil […]

How Do You Throw Away A Dead Wind Turbine?

September 17, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Contrary to popular opinion, the life cycle of a modern wind turbine is no more than 20 to 25 years. Since turbine blades cannot be burned and are not recyclable, the recommended option is landfill disposal. But not every landfill can even accept these massive structures, even after they are broken into […]

The Solar Panel Toxic Waste Problem

September 16, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ For decades, the solar industry benefited from generous federal, state, and local subsidies to increase its footprint. Yet these generous subsidies ignore the costs of disposal of solar panel waste. Things may be changing. In May 2018, Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and Green Book Award Winner, wrote […]