Environment Florida may try to sell Floridians one bill of goods regarding wind power, but the facts tell us they are peddling economic snake oil.
Michigan officials are changing the way solar panel owners are paid for the energy they put back into the grid, joining a growing chorus of states that are recognizing the expensive costs of subsiding solar energy.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released video footage showing how the intense heat generated by the Ivanpah solar plant incinerates thousands of birds and bats.
Denmark’s government abandoned plans to build five offshore wind power farms Friday amid fears the electricity produced there would become too expensive for Danish consumers.
When it comes to solar power, it has always been a choice of tapping the sun’s heat or light to produce energy – never both at the same time. But that may change now . . .
Google Maps can help you navigate from one place to another. But can they also help provide America with a bountiful new supply of energy? Apparently so . . .
Getting electricity from the sun has always been expensive. But many communities have made investments in solar electricity figuring the costs could be recouped.
When you think about greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide usually comes to mind. But in reality, methane gas is 25 times more potent than CO2 at trapping heat. So it comes as good news that researchers in Canada are now testing bacteria that can consume methane and release CO2 in its place.
Advocates of wind energy say it could provide 20% of America’s power by 2030. But is this realistic? Not according to a recent article by wind policy expert Lisa Linowes . . .
The problem with regard to consistency get larger as we come to realize that whatever they support is permitted; whatever they oppose violates the Precautionary Principle. They support windmills; therefore there is no violation. They oppose fracking; therefore it violates the principle.... In the view of activists and regulators, regulations exist to delay, block or destroy things they oppose. The fact that regulatory actions may well cause prolonged energy deprivation, poverty, unemployment, disease, malnutrition or premature death is irrelevant to them.
The collapse of Solyndra solar a while ago focused much attention on the cost of so-called renewable energy. But according to James Rust of the Heartland Institute, subsidies for solar are just the tip of the expensive renewables iceberg . . .
Producing electricity from the burning of wood, or biomass, has long been viewed as an environmentally friendly way of generating power. But now this once favored source of green energy is losing its luster . . .
Are efforts to mandate the use of solar, wind and other renewable energy sources a good idea? While many think so, the recent experience of Arizona seems to indicate otherwise. . . .
Germany has long hoped to become a world model for Green alternative energy. But according to an article in Germany’s leading news magazine, Der Spiegel, the country is facing a massive budget shortfall for renewable projects, and is now planning to cancel some key subsidies aimed at increasing reliance on Green power.
Everyone knows that environmental groups oppose the construction of coal and nuclear plants – but do they also oppose wind and solar projects as well? The surprising answer is “yes."