Browsing All posts tagged under »Renewable Power Reliability«

America’s Light Usage Reveals Insanity Of Relying On Weather-Dependent Wind And Solar

March 9, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The U.S.A. Light Usage Map demonstrates that most of America’s population is East of the Mississippi which represents areas most susceptible to erratic weather patterns, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and ungodly amounts of rain and snow and frigid temperatures extremes, which perpetuate the unreliability of any intermittent electricity attainable from wind […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Left Shouldn’t Be Cheering For Energy Industry Demise

May 16, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Petroleum and natural gas industries that provide about 85% of America’s energy (with wind and solar constituting barely over 3%) is under siege by adversaries — both foreign and domestic. The first major assault was launched by a no-winner dispute between Russia and Saudi Arabia that flooded the global market with […]

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 Are Already Costing You Money

June 27, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ We now generate 5% of our energy from wind and 1% from solar. It is a safe argument that once we quarry the cement required and mine and refine the steel and aluminum and mine the rare earths that every wind turbine requires, Industrial Wind Turbines can not even be […]

Turbine Trouble

June 18, 2019 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ We already know many of the serious problems with industrial wind power. It is expensive, heavily subsidized (a hidden tax), unreliable, causes negative health impacts, kills large birds of prey and bats and can be maddening to people who live […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Brutal Example Of Why 100% Renewables Can’t Work

February 5, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The brutal cold wave that just struck America provides a stark example of why 100% renewables cannot possibly work. Once the massive high pressure system was in place there was almost no wind, so no significant wind power. And the coldest temperatures by far were at night or early morning, […]

Saved By Pseudo-Renewable Energy?

January 29, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ The IPCC says it’s still possible to limit planetary warming to an additional 0.5 degrees C (0.9 F) “above pre-industrial levels” – but only if global CO2 emissions are halved by 2030 and zeroed out by 2050. So climate alarmists intend to carbon-tax, legislate and regulate our energy, factories, livelihoods, living […]

Platte River Power’s “Green” Folly

January 3, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In the wacky game of power generating utilities going green, Colorado’s Platte River Power Authority is a true leader. Today they get 65 percent of their juice from coal, but their new green goal is to be “emissions free” by 2030. “Emissions free” refers to harmless CO2 emissions. As I […]

Electrical Power Generation Australia – Government Must Forget Any Electricity Deal With Labor

September 14, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ David Uren spells it out – with the Australian Labor Party offering only the “certainty” of a Third World electricity system, the Liberal/National Coalition Government (Conservatives) have little option but a partial renationalisation: Other countries are wrestling with the same problems as climate change policies force greater adoption of intermittent renewable […]

Revisiting Wind Turbine Impacts

September 5, 2017 by

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Erroneous recent calculation highlights need to assess renewable energy sustainability claims By Paul Driessen ~ It’s amazing, though hardly surprising, how quickly some used Hurricane Harvey’s devastation to claim that fossil fuel emissions are driving catastrophic climate change and weather. Their proffered solution, of course, is to replace those fuels with “clean, sustainable, renewable” energy. […]

Monumental, Unsustainable Environmental Impacts

July 3, 2017 by

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Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy would inflict major land, wildlife, resource damage By Paul Driessen ~ Demands that the world replace fossil fuels with wind, solar, and biofuel energy – to prevent supposed catastrophes caused by manmade global warming and climate change – ignore three fundamental flaws. 1) In the Real World outside the […]

Energy Department Looks At Green Impact On Power Grid

July 1, 2017 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Energy Secretary Rick Perry said the upcoming Department of Energy study on power grid’s reliability is needed to address the facts after the Obama administration placed a premium on politics—but green energy is reportedly ready to push back. The study, set to be released in the coming weeks, will look at […]

Regional Power Grids Face Three Dangerous Threats

January 18, 2017 by

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Cyber and physical attacks — and the dangerous green energy balancing act By Larry Bell ~ Foreign and homegrown cyber and physical attacks upon America’s sprawling, complex, and fragile infrastructure of power lines and control stations were never contemplated throughout the system’s more than century-long creation. Nevertheless, coordinated assaults upon a small number of these […]

Seeming Good, Achieving Dark

April 24, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Brendan Pearson, chief executive of the Minerals Council, points out in excerpts from the harsh consequences of dreamy green demands that we ban coal and switch to renewable power: Let’s do the maths. Last year wind and solar ­energy produced the equivalent of nine days of global primary energy needs. Coal […]

HuffPo Writer: We Should Unplug Our Energy-Burning Christmas Decorations

December 28, 2015 by

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By Tim Graham ~ In the annual competition between leftist media outlets for the screwiest (or most Scrooge-like) criticism of Christmas traditions, a Huffingon Post item published Thursday morning by Michael McLaughlin (HT Breitbart) was a formidable entry. After the HuffPo reporter’s headline noted that “U.S. Christmas Lights Burn More Energy Than Some Nations In A Year,” […]

Why Renewables Equal Death – Video

October 13, 2014 by

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Look closely at this graphic showing access to electrical power in Countries and Continents around the World. Access to reliable and constant electrical supply is something which we here in the already Developed World take so utterly for granted, something the people in those Countries do not have, and while you see some numbers here […]

Renewable Power Australia – Green Power Wilts In The Heat

January 23, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Alan Moran on the failure of green power in last week’s heatwave in Australia: AEMO data shows that during heat wave conditions in the five days to 18 January this year, wind actually contributed 3 per cent of electricity supply across the Australian National Electricity Market.  Nobody knows the contribution of […]