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Wind and Solar Power, a ‘Clean’ Money Maker, But Proven Unreliable!

April 29, 2010 by

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In response to TonyfromOz article:  Renewable Power, But Not For When It’s Needed Most (Part 1) By Pete Ridley Thanks for the excellent article Tony. I recall reading somewhere about how Germany and Denmark, who both committed to significant investment in wind power, found that it was too unreliable to provide base load. I understand that […]

Renewable Power, But Not For When It’s Needed Most (Part 2)

April 26, 2010 by

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PART TWO OF TWO PARTS THE ABJECT FAILURE OF RENEWABLE POWER, WHEN IT WAS NEEDED THE MOST January of 2010 was the middle month of what has been one of the coldest Winters on record. Electrical power consumption spiked higher for December by almost 17%, probably expected for the start of Winter, but in January, […]

Household Solar Power – Don’t Believe The Hype

January 30, 2010 by

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(This Post was Updated in early 2011 to reflect the newer, and increased prices for these systems.) I want you to consider this hypothetical situation. The Utility Company that supplies the electrical power to your house calls you and tells you that they are going to raise the cost of the electricity they supply to […]

Florida’s New Solar Power Plant

November 16, 2009 by

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Not long after President Obama took office, he made the bold statement that he wanted to double the generation of renewable power during his first term. It seems a fairly comfortable thing to say, because, starting from so low a base, then doubling that might actually seem achievable. However, the reality is that these plants […]

Solar Powered Lies

November 14, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba I lived in Florida for some five years between attending the University of Miami and returning after service in the Army for a job I left on news of JFK’s assassination. Some five years ago my older brother, a resident of Boynton Beach, urged me to relocate. As the exit doors of […]

Spanish And Solar: A Model To Follow Or A Cautionary Tale?

September 27, 2009 by

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By Nick Loris at The Foundry TonyfromOz prefaces ….. There’s a somewhat frightening thing to look out for in all this. It will not be one of those ‘I told you so’ moments for me, because that particular statement is utterly futile. The green environmentalists have been saying, and will continue to say that Solar […]

The Limitations Of Renewable Power (Part 4)

August 28, 2009 by

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CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER. UPDATE This Post was originally written in 2009. In the original Post, I used a reference to a site that had a simplified diagram which I used for explanation of this process. Since that time, that Project has folded and did not proceed to construction, and the link became invalid. Since that […]

The Limitations Of Renewable Power (Part 2)

August 26, 2009 by

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SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER. Again, my task is to keep this simple. Unlike other processes, where a rotating magnetic field induces a current flow in large numbers of wires, this solar photovoltaic process is completely different. The process (again, very simplified) is that sunlight shining on the solar cell induces a flow of electrons (current flow) […]

The Lighter Side Of Cap And Trade

July 3, 2009 by

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The citizens of the United States are in danger of being saddled with the biggest tax increase in human history. That will be the result if the “Cap and Trade” bill recently passed by the House and now on it’s way to the Senate becomes law. The costs associated with this boondoggle will effect each […]

Wind and Solar Worth The Investment? Obama Says Yes, Experience Says No

May 30, 2009 by

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Nick Loris. TonyfromOz prefaces ….. Just yesterday, in this post, I canvassed the replacement of just one large coal fired power plant, and compared it, using an equivalent amount of money with plants using renewable sources. In that I used this same Nellis PV plant for the sake of comparison. Read that post to see […]

Green Greed

March 23, 2009 by

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Andrew Bolt. TonyfromOz prefaces ….. It is proven fact that these supposedly renewable energy plants, both wind and solar, are enormously expensive, and provide only marginal amounts of power at variable times only. If they have been proven to be so inefficient, surely it can only make you wonder why people are rushing to get […]

Misconceptions About Coal Fired Power Generation

February 20, 2009 by

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I have specifically left this post separate from the others, because it needs a full post of its own. We have been led to believe that coal fired power plants are what amounts to the main cause in what will amount to global catastrophe. The only real catastrophe that will result will be when ill […]

Electrical Power Misconceptions (Part 2)

February 18, 2009 by

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PART 2 OF 3 PARTS In yesterday’s post, I started to try and explain some of the misconceptions about the way we look at electrical power, and the way environmentalists are misinterpreting it, not out of malice, because they probably think they have good intentions, but because they have no concept or understanding of what […]

Solar Power Misconceptions Of A Technical Nature Explained

February 16, 2009 by

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From a casual one off reading of one of my posts in isolation, a reader might gain an opinion that I might be a supporter of the coal fired electrical power plant option, and also a supporter of the nuclear electrical power option. The same reading might also indicate that I might be against the […]

Unlimited Power Free From The Sun – Yeah Right!

February 13, 2009 by

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I posted this piece yesterday about the release of plans for a new Solar Powered Plant for producing electricity. I went through a whole mathematical process explaining what it would mean to replace just ONE coal fired power plant with plants similar in nature to this new solar plant, that it would take almost 3,000 […]

New Solar Power Advance In Australia?

February 12, 2009 by

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A new solar power plant has been announced for Australia. This is the news release covering the announcement of the new plant. It will be sited at Lake Cargelligo, a beautiful little town with a population of 1300, on a lake that is part of the Lachlan River. It is situated around 380 miles almost […]

The Green (Nuclear) Option

February 6, 2009 by

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LESSON LEARNED BUT SWIFTLY FORGOTTEN Andrew Bolt TonyfromOz prefaces ….. Now, why oh why are Countries turning to Nuclear generated electrical power when those two renewable forms of generating power, Solar and Wind are being heavily touted as the way of the future. Surely it couldn’t be an economic decision now, could it? Maybe those […]

Free Power From The Sun – Really?

February 3, 2009 by

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The posts that are submitted here are also copied across to another site, “7.62mm Justice“. Some people read them at this site and others read them at the other site. A comment was made at that other site on the post I submitted at the weekend about the threat of CO2. The comment was from […]

Why IS The Threat Of CO2 Emissions Dangerous? (It’s Not What You Think) Part 2

February 1, 2009 by

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PART 2 OF 2 PARTS. In the previous post, I mentioned that most of the coal fired power plants in the U.S. are reaching the time when their effective life span is almost finished. Regulation of them brought about by what amounts really to a scare campaign, sees any new plans for newer and more […]

Solar Power – The Way Of The Future???

January 31, 2009 by

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A SHADY OFFER FROM SOLAR CARPETBAGGERS Andrew Bolt The Age has launched a crusade for a new solar industry in Australia: Australia is still missing out on major investments in solar energy. We are? Sounds like we’ve got a chance to make money here. Why does Australia remain a straggler in the solar stakes and […]

Some Facts About Renewable Electrical Power Generation (Part 2)

January 29, 2009 by

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PART 2 OF 2 PARTS In yesterday’s post, I showed how statistics can be artfully used to show different things, how the same set of figures can be used in different ways to explain different things. What this effectively showed is that something can have spin added to it to make it look like there […]

Some Facts About Renewable Electrical Power Generation (Part 1)

January 28, 2009 by

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PART ONE OF TWO PARTS These two posts will be along the lines  of ‘told you so’, only I’m getting in early. What I wanted to do was to actually create a ‘baseline’, and what I mean by that is that sometimes, the things that politicians say seem to vanish over time. You sort of […]

Misguided Stimuli

January 10, 2009 by

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PRESIDENT ELECT OBAMA TO CHANGE THE LIGHT BULBS The President Elect has delivered his plan for an economic stimulus in an effort to dig the U.S. out of this Worldwide economic downturn. His plan is estimated to cost around $775 Billion, but that is most probably just the baseline number. Here is the full text […]

More Climate Change Lunacy (Only In California)

January 6, 2009 by

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This story is from the Los Angeles Times. The general intent of the story is that those Plasma televisions are contributing to Global Warming Climate Change, because they are large users of electrical power. It’s drawing a long bow at best, and to show you just why, I’ve included this pie chart of household electricity […]