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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 […]

Battery Fantasy

September 5, 2019 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ Since solar power and wind power and only produce electricity 25 to 30 percent of the time (and sometimes not at all) they need to be backed up by something. No biggie, we’ll just build lots of giant batteries like […]

Batteries Cannot Make Renewables Reliable

April 27, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Utilities are starting to experiment with adding batteries to wind and solar projects. These storage projects are feeding the mistaken belief that batteries can cure the intermittency that makes wind and solar unworkable as a reliable source of power. The reality is that these battery projects are trivial in size […]

From Whence Comes The Power To Drive Electric Vehicles?

April 19, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Elon Musk recognized early on there was money to be made in businesses that support environmental causes. He has gained the support of the green movement by broadcasting his vision for a future without fossil fuels, reducing global warming and traveling on battery powered cars. However most people do not […]

Yet Another Bogus Renewables Versus Coal Cost Study

March 30, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ These days there is a recurring refrain from the greens to the effect that renewable power is cheaper than coal power. This is a half truth at best and the false half is the worst part. There may well be circumstances where the unit cost of power produced by a […]

Sorry Kids – The Next Energy Alternative Is Not Here, Yet

March 18, 2019 by

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By Ron Stein ~ The thousands of young climate change activists in more than one hundred countries that played hooky to march to save the climate on March 15th were vague on their definition of “renewables”. The mass hysteria among politicians, the press, and environmentalists is a constant bombardment about renewable energy and the goal […]