Green wave staggers U.S. power utilities

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.

By |2018-12-28T00:23:46+00:00December 28th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Green wave staggers U.S. power utilities

Gas price hypocrisy

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?

By |2018-12-27T22:10:59+00:00December 27th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Gas price hypocrisy

Starbucks thinks virtue signaling can “save the planet”

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?

By |2018-12-02T22:36:08+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Starbucks thinks virtue signaling can “save the planet”

Colorado Energy Plan bid rigging?

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.

By |2018-11-28T21:49:36+00:00November 29th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Colorado Energy Plan bid rigging?
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