To function, power grids require demand to exactly match supply, which is an enormous problem for variable wind and solar power.
Australia’s electricity shortages should be a warning sign to the U.S. to avoid relying too heavily on green energy sources like wind and solar while mass exporting natural gas. CFACT is in Australia for the "ECOCITIES World Summit" and the Down Under premiere of "Climate Hustle."
Nuclear provides the cleanest power, yet environmental groups will soon petition South Carolina regulators to shut down partially-completed reactors in an attempt to boost subsidies for inefficient wind and solar.
The New York Times trumpeted the high number of people servicing and installing solar panels. The job numbers actually underscore how wasteful, inefficient and unproductive solar power actually is.
An offshore wind farm in Rhode Island went online Monday, but building it cost $150,000 for every household powered.
$15 trillion price tag to theoretically limit future global warming.
According to CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen, a modern billionaires' club of left-wing radicals is funding fake conservative groups to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars to try to shift public support away from fossil fuels and nuclear energy to wind and solar -- all the while their companies are receiving hundreds of millions in subsidies from the federal government for their inferior energy products. Had these billionaires actually cared about the poor, they could have used that money to stimulate economies and create jobs that would put food on tables across the U.S. and around the world.
Japan tried to move forward with solar and wind energy, but found it to be expensive and unreliable. Thus, Japan has turned to coal: a source they believe to be much more dependable, and one with which they hope to get over 30% of their electricity by 2040."
A prototype solar roadway in Idaho was supposed to represent a possible green energy future, but technical issues have exposed just how far off the technology is from prime time.
Yety another new "study" promises global disasters of biblical proportions if the U.S. does not unilaterally stop using fossil fuels (and indeed, must subsidize fossil fuels in India and China). But CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen exposes the buffoonery of the so-called Expert Market report - the latest in a long series of computer-driven fake reports that are crafted solely with the intent to frighten people into submission and never matching predictions with actual recorded data.
It is more than hypocritical, says African writer Steven Lyazi, for rich Westerners to demand that Africa not develop and use its rich fossil fuels, hydro power, and nuclear energy resources but instead settle for intermittent, expensive, and insufficient "energy" from wind turbines and solar arrays. Those rich Westerners still get most of their energy from conventional sources -- and Africans, he says, are no longer going to tolerate this racism.
Trump has promised to cut the EPA, scrap the Paris climate treaty and rollback rules holding back U.S. energy production.
Draconian energy regulatory policies are being premised upon tax-funded climate alarmism promulgated by government agencies we are supposed to trust. The latest and arguably most dangerous example is the Obama Administration’s proposed “Clean Power Plan” (CPP). CPP enactment is currently subject to a pending District of Columbia Court of Appeals decision following a Supreme Court stay on constitutional challenges. If allowed to proceed, sweeping new EPA rules will effectively nationalize control over all power generation and consumption, thereby usurping authority previously exercised by individual states. Compliance will require state legislatures to pass new laws or regulations to shift energy mixes from [...]
CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen explains how the EPA's war on coal, petroleum, nuclear, and hydroelectric power is an eco-imperialist war on reliable, affordable electricity – and on poor and minority families. Policies that drive energy prices up drive people out of jobs, drive companies out of business, drive families into green energy poverty.
Roughly 25 out of 30 panels installed in a prototype solar road in Idaho broke within a week, after the project received $3.9 million in funding and 6.5 years of development.