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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 […]

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 […]