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

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

30-years later, James Hansen blasts renewables

Hansen: “The notion that renewable energies and batteries alone will provide all needed energy is fantastical. It is also a grotesque idea, because of the staggering environmental pollution from mining and material disposal, if all energy was derived from renewables and batteries.”

By |2018-07-08T07:23:35+00:00July 8th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on 30-years later, James Hansen blasts renewables

Our next energy and security crisis?

Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets, and numerous other products; and complex composites in solar panels and wind turbine blades and nacelles. The U.S. was importing 65% of its petroleum in 2005, creating serious national security concerns. But fracking helped cut imports to 40% and the U.S. now exports oil and gas. Today’s vital raw materials foundation also includes exotic minerals like gallium, germanium, rare-earth elements, and platinum-group metals. For the U.S., they are “critical” because they are required in thousands of applications; they become “strategic” when we don’t [...]

By |2018-02-27T01:19:52+00:00February 27th, 2018|CFACT Insights, Uncategorized|3 Comments