There's nothing "clean," nor "green" about locating and extracting all the lithium, cobalt and rare-earth's these schemes require.
Wind and solar aren't an efficient way to power the grid on a nice day. When extreme weather strikes they are outright dangerous.
Climate alarmists must prove expensive, weather-dependent energy is green and sustainable
Now we have Colorado's governor, legislature, public utility commission and power utility Xcel all lined up and ready to roll over the people of Colorado.
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.
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.
Oddvar Lundseng, Hans Johnsen and Stein Bergsmark Even worse, its growing problems with wind and solar spell trouble all over the globe.
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.
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.
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 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.
Evidence is mounting that 100 percent renewables is poor policy for US households and businesses.
By Ronald Stein and Todd Royal Can wind and solar keep the lights on and transportation moving?
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently approved a Colorado Energy Plan that attempts to substitute wind power for coal power. CFACT has petitioned the PUC to reconsider this ill-advised decision.