Excess costs of UK Weather Dependent Renewable Energy: 2018

Reposted from edmhdotme Summary:  2018 using Renewable Energy Foundation data In 2018 UK Weather dependent renewables generated some 7.7 Gigawatts of power from an installed fleet of ~34 Gigawatts achieving a satisfactory overall capacity factor for Renewables of ~23%.  The installed fleet cost ~84£billion in capital costs with average costs of ~11£billion/Gigawatt produced in capital…

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Eco-imperialists impose a biomess on Africa

Instead of cutting forests and burning dung and charcoal, shouldn’t Africa have cheap electricity? Duggan Flanakin China, India, Vietnam and other nations are using more and more oil, natural gas and coal every year to electrify and modernize their nations, create jobs, and improve their people’s health, living standards and life spans. Why in this…

Abandoned facility of defunct Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company.

FT: US Companies are Ignoring Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Shocking – its almost like company boards and many of their shareholders have decided climate change does not pose a threat to their operations. Investors struggle to make US companies change tack on climate change  Number of shareholder-backed environmental proposals tumbles Chris Flood Barely a dozen proposals on environmental issues…