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National Renewable Electricity Standard: Why raise electricity prices?

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times Earlier this month, Representatives Jared Polis (D Colorado), Ben Ray Luján (D New Mexico), and Ann Kuster (D New Hampshire) introduced the National Renewable Electricity Act of 2013 (RES … Continue reading

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Claim: Let’s put batteries on wind and solar farms

From Stanford University Stanford scientists calculate the energy required to store wind and solar power on the grid Renewable energy holds the promise of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. But there are times when solar and wind farms generate more electricity … Continue reading

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Lomborg: Renewables are stuck, although green hopes keep rising

Guest essay by Bjørn Lomborg Globally, renewables have been *declining* for the last two centuries, and have remained stuck at about 13% for the past 40 years. People expect them to rise dramatically to 30% by 2035 — the honest … Continue reading

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Europe bails on green energy

Dr. Benny Peiser at The Australian: Europe pulls the plug on its green future Slowly but gradually, Europe is awakening to a green energy crisis, an economic and political debacle that is entirely self-inflicted.

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A step in the right direction? Major shift in the UK’s government attitude to climate change

Story submitted by D.McNeil I’d like to bring some points to the attention of your readers that were raised in an article in the Independent published on 11th May 2013  It would appear to indicate a major shift in the … Continue reading

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The Faults, Fallacies and Failures of Wind Power

Guest essay by Viv Forbes Wind power is not free. All natural energy resources such as coal, wind and sun appear “free” – no one has to incur costs to create them. But turning a “free” resource into usable electricity … Continue reading

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Life After Energy: What if fossil fuels disappeared tomorrow?

There is an anti-human TV program on the History Channel called Life After People, which portrays the aftermath of the imaginary scenario where all people on Earth suddenly vanished in a rapture-like event tomorrow. I’ve often seen it flipping channels, … Continue reading

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A LOL ! press release on renewable energy from wishful thinkers at the University of Delaware

From the University of Delaware a press release that made me laugh out loud when I read it for the sheer disconnect with reality. The bold in first sentence about the 99.9% is mine. See why I think their press … Continue reading

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Is green energy a fad that has run its course?

So, How’s Your Green Energy Stock Doing? Guest post By Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times Is green energy a fad that has run its course? The investment community seems to think so. RENIXX® World, the Renewable Energy … Continue reading

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Another kind of ‘fracking’, this produces geothermal energy

From the AGU fall meeting comes some pragmatic engineering tests with fracking like methods that produce geothermal energy. Developers of renewable energy and shale gas must overcome fundamental geological and environmental challenges if these promising energy sources are to reach … Continue reading

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Greek Electricity System Faces Collapse

From the GWPF and Dr. Benny Peiser New Solar Installations Banned Greece, aiming to stave off a fresh energy crisis, plans to support its main electricity market operator through a temporary tax on renewable power producers and by extending an … Continue reading

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From the IEEE: A Skeptic Looks at Alternative Energy

From the IEEE Spectrum Journal: A Skeptic Looks at Alternative Energy It takes several lifetimes to put a new energy system into place, and wishful thinking can’t speed things along By Vaclav Smil In June 2004 the editor of an … Continue reading

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USA CO2 emissions may drop to 1990 levels this year

I graphed the EIA data, shown below. What is most interesting is that this is market driven, not mandate driven. Amazing Shale: US CO2 Emissions Plummet Towards 1990 Levels by John Hanger (via The GWPF) America’s carbon emissions may drop … Continue reading

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The Global Renewable Energy Index is crashing

This is interesting, after watching the collapse in the last two years of entities like the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), which ended trading with a bag of charcoal briquettes being worth more than a ton of carbon futures, we have … Continue reading

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America’s clean energy policies need a reality check, say Stanford researchers

From Stanford University comes another head exploder for Joe Romm. IMAGE: In the fast-globalizing clean-energy industry, the US should press its advantage in engineering, high-value manufacturing, installation and finance, writes Stanford researcher Jeffrey Ball. America’s approach to clean energy needs … Continue reading

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The Moon and Sick-plans

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach News hot off the presses, the madness spreads … UN calls for doubling renewable energy by 2030 (AFP) – 1 day ago WASHINGTON — UN chief Ban Ki-moon made a call to double global consumption … Continue reading

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An about face by China on solar power

From John Droz’s newsletter with a hat-tip to Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. for bringing it to my attention and via the “I can hear Joe Romm’s head exploding” department and Electric Light and Power comes this story: CHINA TO DROP … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Anti-Green Rollback Begins in UK

From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF The UK government wants nuclear power to be given parity with renewables in Europe, in a move that would significantly boost atomic energy in Britain but downgrade investment in renewable generation, according to … Continue reading

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