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

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”

100% renewable deception

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.

By |2018-11-21T13:07:45+00:00November 24th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on 100% renewable deception

The frightful cost of Virginia offshore wind

By Steve Goreham The wholesale price for electricity in Virginia is about 3 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). The electricity produced from the two offshore turbines will receive 78 cents per kWh, or a staggering 26 times the wholesale price.

By |2018-11-20T11:15:53+00:00November 20th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on The frightful cost of Virginia offshore wind

Batteries not included in renewable fantasy plans

The problem is batteries, which we never hear about when these grand plans are announced. Batteries are not included, even though they will be needed in impossible quantities. Here are the simple facts which dare not be mentioned.

By |2018-11-16T21:49:18+00:00November 17th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Batteries not included in renewable fantasy plans

Energy storage isn’t ready for wide deployment

By Todd Royal When understanding and examining energy storage for wide-scale, societal deployment that is scalable, affordable and reliable needs to include these factors: energy security, renewable power production and cyber security. At this time energy storage doesn’t meet any of these criteria.

By |2018-11-06T14:46:11+00:00November 6th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Energy storage isn’t ready for wide deployment
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