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Citizens Organize To Block Offshore Wind Projects

September 6, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Biden administration’s plans to erect a string of giant offshore wind-energy projects off the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts is encountering stiff headwinds from local residents who will have to deal with the economic and ecological consequences of the ruling class’s embrace of renewable energy. On Nantucket Island, Massachusetts […]

Clash Of The Titans: Wind Versus Coal

August 23, 2021 by

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By Geoffrey Pohanka ~ The headlines are clear: renewable energy is on the rise as a source of electricity for America and coal power is headed for the door. President Biden has set a goal 30,000MW of offshore wind by 2030 which is the equivalent of 2,500 12MW turbines and this does not include the ever […]

Solar Magnate Melone Challenges Big Wind

August 2, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ We’re not going to let NIMBYism shut this [offshore wind] down – New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney Funny, isn’t it? Statists at the EPA can unilaterally decide to cripple the auto racing industry in the United States without even a public hearing. Statists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can […]

Maine Bars Offshore Wind In State Waters

July 15, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The Maine legislature just went all out for offshore wind – just not in their own back yard. Maine Governor Janet Mills cited the value of the state’s fisheries and marine recreational areas as she signed legislation to impose a 10-year moratorium on offshore wind in state waters. Federal waters, however, begin […]

Is Big Wind Too Big For Its Britches?

May 10, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The world-wide wind industry, says the Global Wind Energy Council, will create 3.3 million new “good-paying union jobs” by 2025, if it actually installs the planned 470 gigawatts of combined onshore and offshore wind capacity. Just in 2020, says the GWEC, 93 GW of new wind capacity was installed – doubling 2019 […]

Cybersecurity Of Wind Power A Growing Concern

April 6, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Biden White House’s March 29 announcement that it will expedite development of offshore wind projects along the Atlantic Coast of the United States underscores the administration’s commitment to move the nation away from fossil fuels to increased dependence on renewable energy. But the prospect of giant wind turbines sprouting […]

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Part Three

November 30, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Sustained Power Loss Over Longer Time Frames I showed and explained in Part Two how the weather itself has an impact on wind power generation intermittency over short time frames, and the same applies for power losses over longer time frames, only for a completely different reason. With those short time […]

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Part Two

November 30, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Power Loss Over Short Time Frames As I wrote in the introduction, there were large power losses over short time frames and even larger power losses over sustained long time frames. In this second part of the Series, I will show the power losses over three short time frames, (a) in […]

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Introduction

November 30, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Introduction We have all heard that wind power generation is intermittent, that it goes up and down on a daily basis. However, is that really all that much of a problem, and if so, how big a problem is it? We have also heard that constructing more wind plants will go […]

Washington State Blows Away Wind Fantasies

October 13, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The Northwest has spoken loudly as the Benton Public Utility District (BPUD) has documented their actual battleground experiences with intermittent electricity from wind farms that should be a wake-up call to our policy makers. Their message is “no more wind”. The Washington state utility 16-page report titled “Wind Power and Clean […]

Chinese-Owned Wind Farm In Devils River, Texas Threatens Power Grid And More

August 19, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The push for renewable energy through a mix of federal, state, and local subsidies and mandates is not only putting the U.S. at risk of becoming perilously dependent on intermittent wind and solar power for its electricity. It is also providing a glide path for a hostile foreign power to […]

Lake Erie Wind Turbines Lethal Threat To Migratory Birds

July 4, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The steady improvement in the water quality of the Great Lakes represents one of the real environmental success stories of recent decades. But the giant inland seas’ ecosystem now faces a new threat, this one coming from advocates of renewable energy. For over a decade, the Lake Erie Energy Development […]

Virginia’s Latest Folly – Offshore Wind Power

June 19, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ As reported in an earlier article, Virginia’s green electric power plan calls for 5,000 MW of offshore wind generating capacity to be built in the next decade or so. This is a huge amount given that the worldwide total is just around 15,000 MW. We are talking about something like […]

Energy And Environmental Newsletter – March 23rd 2020

March 25, 2020 by

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By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: Europe’s Green Suicide: Eleven Million Jobs At Risk From EU Green Deal The Government’s energy policy could cripple global Britain 3± million seniors turn off heating as ‘they cannot afford energy bills’ Are wind farms better in […]

Harvard Study Finds Wind Turbines Warm The U.S.

February 7, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ We at CFACT prioritize responding to asserted climate scares immediately after they are asserted. Nevertheless, some topics are so consequential that they warrant us circling back and reminding people about the issue several months later. A 2018 study by Harvard University scientists documenting how wind turbines increase U.S. temperatures […]

Energy And Environmental Newsletter – February 3rd 2020

February 4, 2020 by

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By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: FERC Orders PJM to Expand Minimum Offer Price Rule Another perspective on the important FERC ruling Intermittent & Unreliable Wind & Solar The Greatest Subsidy Scam In History The Evolution of Electricity Rates Mnuchin: Greta should study […]

Energy And Environmental Newsletter – January 20th 2020

January 21, 2020 by

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By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: Special interest groups vow to continue push for energy credits Wind Energy Lobbyists Still Beating Solar Lobbyists in DC NY Energy Bill from Cuomo to Consumers Could Top $47 Billion! A Decade of Wind Energy Subsidies In […]

Energy And Environmental Newsletter – January 6th 2020

January 7, 2020 by

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By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: The world is investing less in renewable energy Big Green Lobbies to Steal from the Poor and Give to the Rich Climate alarmist banks go carbon-colonialist Video: What the Divestment Movement Doesn’t Understand Falmouth (MA) Turns Climate […]

Energy And Environmental Newsletter – December 23rd 2019

December 24, 2019 by

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By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: It’s time to hit the off switch for solar, wind power tax breaks U.S. House spending bill holds win for wind energy, setback for solar Subsidized Wind, Noncompetitive Wind Tax deal in hand, US spending package grows […]

The Warming Wind Turbines Of Climate Change

December 18, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Wind turbines continue to be the most controversial so-called “renewable” energy source worldwide. Yet, you say, wind is surely renewable. Really? Sure, the wind blows intermittently, but what if wind power actually contributes to global warming? While the wind itself may be “renewable,” the turbines surely are not. Arcadia Power reports that […]

Wind Turbines Traumatizing Animals As Well As People

December 15, 2019 by

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By James Taylor ~ The same wind turbines that are causing reports of severe health harms to people around the world appear to be having a similar or more severe impact on dogs and other animals. This is especially troubling because dogs and other domesticated animals rely on humans for humane living conditions and they […]

Energy And Environmental Newsletter – December 9th 2019

December 10, 2019 by

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By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: Another Round of Energy Pork With climate change Science and Economics should be paramount MIT: Too much wind and solar raises power system costs. Nuclear is the solution Ontario saves $500± Million by dumping wind turbines Why […]

For Climate Extremists, Animal Lives Are Expendable

December 5, 2019 by

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By James Taylor ~ Earlier this month I participated in climate interview in which I mentioned peer-reviewed research finding that wind turbines kill more than 1 million birds and bats each year in the United States. The host of the program did not seem to care much, dismissively asserting that buildings kill more birds than […]

Energy And Environmental Newsletter – November 25th 2019

November 26, 2019 by

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By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: Short video: True Costs of Renewables – the Texas Lesson When wind turbines die, the problems are just beginning 10 Times the Wind Industry Claimed it Supported Ending Its Tax Credits The NY Governor’s well paid wind-power […]