A battery package for a medium size electrical vehicle costs more than $13,000 – equivalent to the material cost of an entire gas-fueled compact car – and they can require 8 hours to recharge. Then there's the subsidies.
BY TOM TAMARKIN: Supposedly “green” or “renewable” energy has become a trillion-dollar-plus annual industry that has spawned tens of thousands of new businesses worldwide. The total Climate-Industrial Complex is a $2-trillion-per-year business.
By Robert Lyman: Anti-pipeline efforts are misguided and costly.
This 2019 new year of political climate change now finds green energy lobbies lining up to extract more subsidy gratitude from an indebted Democrat House majority.
By Steve Goreham: If "sustainable" aviation fuels are adopted, the scale of the capacity required would be huge.
Gambling on intermittent power sources for 100% of your juice is hugely risky... and irresponsible.
Generating utilities are proposing to go way beyond adding capacity. They also want to shut down perfectly good generators, to make room for a huge buildup of wind and solar (plus battery storage). A recipe for disaster.
In 2016, as part of President Obama's last budget proposal, he proposed a per barrel tax on crude oil. Analysts estimated that levy would increase retail gas prices by 25 cents or more. Whom can we trust on energy policy?
Oddvar Lundseng, Hans Johnsen and Stein Bergsmark Even worse, its growing problems with wind and solar spell trouble all over the globe.
Coal energy has new advocates.
Video of CFACT with the Gilets Jaunes or Yellow Vest protesters in France. WATCH NOW
Xcel stands to make huge profits from global warming policy. Being a regulated utility, the more they spend the more they make... and the more customers pay.
Will your Starbucks actually get electricity from wind turbines? Will transmission lines run directly from the turbines to each Starbucks store? If not, how will they separate wind-generated electrons from the renewable-fossil-hydro-nuclear mixture on the regional grid?
The Colorado Energy Plan is a massive $2.5 billion scheme by Xcel Energy that substitutes wind and solar-plus-storage power for existing coal fired generation. The Plan is supposed to be based on a competitive procurement that received a multitude of bids. Only a few were selected and the makeup of these big winners strongly suggests that there was some form of bid rigging on Xcel's part.
There are a number of studies that seem to say that 100% renewables is feasible without filling the world with batteries. How do they do that? It turns out that there are several common tricks.