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 |2018-12-28T00:23:46-04:00December 28th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Green wave staggers U.S. power utilities

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 |2018-11-21T13:07:45-04:00November 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 |2018-11-16T21:49:18-04:00November 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 |2018-11-06T14:46:11-04:00November 6th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Energy storage isn’t ready for wide deployment

Colorado should rethink its risky Energy Plan

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.

By |2018-10-05T08:14:43-04:00October 5th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Colorado should rethink its risky Energy Plan

Doug Ford deep-sixing Ontario’s Green Energy Act

The Ford government has already canceled 758 renewable energy contracts signed by the Liberals. Ontario has some of the highest electricity rates in North America and its cost was a major issue in the recent provincial election that saw the Conservatives win a landslide majority.

By |2018-09-24T18:57:06-04:00September 25th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Doug Ford deep-sixing Ontario’s Green Energy Act

Failing the laugh test: Wind, solar power make subsidy accusations

The wind and solar power industries each receive such enormous taxpayer subsidies that all other energy industries combined do not receive as much taxpayer pork as either wind or solar power alone. Big renewable has no interest in sharing.

By |2018-07-26T15:11:29-04:00July 29th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on Failing the laugh test: Wind, solar power make subsidy accusations

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 |2018-07-08T07:23:35-04:00July 8th, 2018|Energy|Comments Off on 30-years later, James Hansen blasts renewables