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Aussie government slashes renewable target

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Australian Abbott government has dramatically slashed the Australian renewable energy target, from 41,000 GWh / year, to 33,000 GWh / year. The leaked appointment of the new Wind Turbine Commissioner is also now official. According to Sky News; A bipartisan deal – agreed to last month after a lengthy…

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Can heat be controlled as waves?

From the GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: A growing interest in thermoelectric materials — which convert waste heat to electricity — and pressure to improve heat transfer from increasingly powerful microelectronic devices have led to improved theoretical and experimental understanding of how heat is transported through nanometer-scale materials. Recent research has focused on the possibility of…

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Renewables industry fury at new Wind commissioner appointment

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Australian Renewables industry has reacted with fury to a leaked suggestion that a new “wind commissioner” will be appointed, to handle complaints about turbine noise. According to The Guardian; The Abbott government’s proposed “wind commissioner” represents a “new low in its relentless anti-renewables campaign”, the wind industry says, suggesting…

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Solar Fossil Fueled Fantasies

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach. Sometimes when I’m reading about renewable technologies, I just break out laughing at the madness that the war on carbon has wrought. Consider the Ivanpah solar tower electric power plant. It covers five square miles in Southern California with mirrors which are all focusing the sun on a central tower.…

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Solar plane flight aborted due to bad weather

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Solar Impulse 2, an attempt to raise awareness of the environmental issues, by flying around the world the world using solar energy, has been forced to abort an attempt to fly from Japan to Hawaii due to bad weather. According to the National Geographic; The Solar Impulse 2, a…

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Potholes In Their Arguments

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For folks with sensitive stomachs, I’d advise that you do not read the “Working Paper” named How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies? It was produced by the IMF [the “I” stands for “International” and most folks know what a “MF” is] as part of the media blitz in preparation for the upcoming…