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Consumers Pay Because Regulators Allow Natural Gas Use At This Solar Plant

August 13, 2016 by

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By Reece Brown and David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ Consumers are getting burned by a taxpayer-subsidized solar power plant in California’s Mojave Desert. An immensely wealthy consortium owns the plant. Government regulators approved a contract forcing consumers to pay four to five times the going rate for electricity produced by the plant. And the energy, because […]

Solar Power Propaganda Versus The Real World

March 11, 2015 by

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Solar power cannot compete without subsidies and mandates that drive up costs, still require coal By Marita Noon ~ When a former “senior communications official at the White House” writes a blog post for U.S. News and World Report, you should be able to trust it. But when the author states that the Keystone pipeline […]

Shady Circumstances Cloud Huge Solar Energy Plant Bailout

December 6, 2014 by

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Ivanpah is producing only 25% of the energy promised by the Obama Administration By Larry Bell ~ As if receiving a $1.6 billion construction loan from U.S. taxpayers wasn’t quite generous enough, the owners of the world’s largest solar power plant — Google, BrightSource Energy and renewable energy giant NRG – are now seeking another $539 million […]

Concentrating Solar – Failure – At Every Step

March 30, 2012 by

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With Australia now having legislated to place a price on Carbon Dioxide emissions, the new talk is of of finding ways to replace those largest of all emitters, large scale coal fired power which produces 35 to 40% of all those man made CO2 emissions. Large scale Coal fired power has the distinct advantage of […]

CO2 Emissions – Concentrating Solar Power – The (Failed) Saviour

June 5, 2011 by

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We are told that for the sake of the Planet, we need to cut back on the emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) that so called ‘deadly’ Greenhouse Gas that is causing runaway Global Warming Climate Change. The so called main contributor of these emissions are those Coal Fired Power Plants. The fact that they can […]

The Major Physical Impossibility Of Solar Thermal Power

October 14, 2010 by

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This first part here may seem boring, but it is absolutely critical when discussing this matter. If you pass a single wire through a magnetic field, a flow of electrons is induced in that wire, hence, pretty basically, you have generated electrical power, the flow of electrons. So, it stands to reason that if that […]

The Problem With Solar Thermal Power

July 25, 2009 by

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In this mad rush towards the use of so called renewable power to replace existing coal fired power generation, many wild claims are being made. Because of that, those members of the public who have little knowledge of exactly how power is generated can be lured into believing that some of these methods actually can […]

Why Should Nuclear Power Generation Be An Option? (Part 4)

April 4, 2009 by

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Part 4 of 5 Parts. Solar Power Plants. In the previous post I showed you an equation for the purposes of calculation. That equation showed the actual power supplied to consumers by a typical large coal fired power plant. That same equation I will use here to compare power supplied from a typical solar power […]

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 […]

Kyoto – A Perspective (Part 42)

June 23, 2008 by

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SOLUTIONS. PLANT REPLACEMENT ECONOMICS. Before deciding on replacements, and then deciding on where they need to be constructed, let’s look at some of the economics, and I know that just by saying that, some readers will probably turn away, but if you ask me, this is not only interesting, it throws up some very surprising […]