Browsing All posts tagged under »Solar Power Problems«

Reuse, Recycle, Or Just Reduce Solar Panel Waste?

August 30, 2020 by


By Duggan Flanakin ~ Is solar power truly Green? This question is important, because in today’s world, that which is Green is favored even if it is more expensive and less reliable. We have been taught that solar is Green. But does it pass the Three R’s Test that for 50 years has been the Green […]

A Billion Dollar Solar Boondoggle In Vegas

May 14, 2020 by


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 […]

The Solar Panel Toxic Waste Problem

September 16, 2019 by


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 […]

The Double Standards Industry

April 18, 2018 by


Concerns over impacts from energy projects disappear where “green” energy is involved By Paul Driessen ~ It’s a good thing environmentalists have double standards – or they wouldn’t have any standards at all. Empire State legislators worry that anything above the current 0.0001% methane in Earth’s atmosphere will cause catastrophic climate change, and that pipelines […]

Monumental, Unsustainable Environmental Impacts

July 3, 2017 by


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 […]

The Buffalo Billion Fraud And Bribery Scheme

September 29, 2016 by


Corruption and pay-to-play, a symbol of everything they’re doin By Marita Noon ~ When New York’s Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo gushed over SolarCity’s new solar panel factory in Buffalo, New York, the audience, likely, didn’t grasp the recently revealed meaning of his words: “It is such a metaphor—a symbol of everything we’re doing.” The 1.2-million-square-foot […]

Why The Left Is Wrong To Demonize Affordable Energy

May 11, 2016 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ Innovation is a wonderful thing but can also serve as a reminder of just how good we have it. Take the journey of the solar-powered plane, for example. The Solar Impulse 2 is an airplane powered by solar panels and uses batteries at night. In promotion of weening the world off […]

Rooftop Solar Companies Will Only Play If The Game Is Stacked In Their Favor

April 6, 2016 by


Three major, but very different, solar entities—that would not exist without such political preference—are now facing demise. By Marita Noon ~ The past couple of weeks have highlighted the folly of the energy policies favored by left-leaning advocacy agencies that, rather than allowing consumers and markets to choose, require government mandates and subsidies. Three major, […]

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 […]

Recent Energy And Environmental News – February 15th 2016

February 16, 2016 by


By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance Cost: “100 Times More Expensive Than A New Turbine Itself”! Professor Investigating Flint: Greed has Killed Public Science Oil Tax To Subsidize Wind Energy Electricity System Costs in UK, Denmark and Germany Wind […]

Recent Energy And Environmental News – January 25th 2016

January 26, 2016 by


By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. This first link is to a tribute marking the sad passing of Professor Bob Carter. RIP Dr. Bob Carter (the tributes will tell you all you need to know about this good and competent person I was privileged to have […]

The Conservative Case Against Energy Subsidies

January 11, 2016 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ It’s hard to take seriously an article with a contradictory title such as “The Conservative Case for Solar Subsidies.” The words “subsidies” and “conservative” do not belong in the same sentence together when discussing energy policy, unless “eliminate” is in the mix. Here are some of the major problems concerning Ben […]

Recent Energy And Environmental News – January 4th 2016

January 6, 2016 by


By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: Wind Energy PILOTS Should Have To Pass a Benefits Test Tragedy: US GOP Budget Approves Billions for Wind & Solar A good explanation of the current wind energy subsidy situation Shafting taxpayers – promoting crony corporatism Germany […]

The Omnibus Spending Package: Good Energy Policy, Bad Energy Policy

December 26, 2015 by


By Marita Noon ~ The decades-old legislation that prevented American producers from exporting oil is officially overturned—despite previous presidential threats to veto a bill to lift the oil export ban. That’s good policy. However, to get the support of “reluctant Democrats,” The Economist reports: “an additional five years of tax credits for wind and solar […]

Recent Energy And Environmental News – December 14th 2015

December 15, 2015 by


By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. Special Note – Since the dust has yet to settle, we’ll have a special Newsletter edition just about the Paris talks later this week. Greed Energy Economics: Utility CEO: Social Cost of Carbon UK’s energy ‘policy’ is an act of […]