“Negative Electricity Prices and the Production Tax Credit” (2012 warning for Texas went unheeded)

The market distortions caused by renewable energy incentives are one of the primary causes I believe of our current resource adequacy issue… [T]his distortion makes it difficult for other generation…

Can California Really Achieve 85% Carbon-Free Electricity By 2030?

So the message to Californians is, invest some hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer and ratepayer money over the next eight years in complete blind faith that our models…

Wind Turbines Out West, Epilogue

What is now occurring is that homeowners, and probably businesses too, are installing on-site electrical generation backup, much of which depends on natural gas to operate. This could proceed so…

What Paris Agreement? Worker Shortage Impeding Global Coal Production Surge

As global demand for coal skyrockets, a shortage of coal miners is the biggest impediment the growing coal renaissance.

“Germany Poised to Become LNG Powerhouse”???

Guest “I do not think that word, powerhouse, means what you think it means” by David Middleton Germany Poised to Become LNG Powerhouse With Law to Cut Red TapeLegislation set…

Net Zero? India Plans to DOUBLE Coal Use by 2040

As the USA and Europe retreat from prosperity, India seems determined to overtake China, with a 400 million ton boost to coal production in the next two years, and a…

Claim: California can Hit 85% Renewable Energy by 2030

According to “Energy Innovation” and Telos Energy, California can improve grid stability and hit green energy targets by shutting down most remaining fossil fuel capacity, and fully committing to a…

WSJ: Power Grid Operators Warn Renewable Energy Could Cause Blackouts

“… The challenge is that wind and solar farms—which are among the cheapest forms of power generation—don’t produce electricity at all times …”

Trudeau’s Green Canada Reports Record Oil Exports

The Trudeau government is trying to convince everyone that tar sands oil can be a climate friendly fuel.

Rural America vs. Big Wind (Fulton Township, MI Says NO)

The unanimous decision to deny Heartland Wind the total access needed for its master plan speaks to the growing ferment of angst and anger against taxpayer-pocket-heavy developers.

A Sense Of Proportion

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See update at the end] Let me start with a simple fact. The earth has been warming for about 300 years, since the depth of…

More Polarization – Africa/Asia Investing Hundreds of Billions in Hydrocarbon Infrastructure Out of Necessity, The West Arranges Deck Chairs on The Titanic

Our leaders are grinning in photo ops with beneficiaries of the trillions they are shoveling at ill-conceived and over-rushed schemes towards a target that the mining industry has essentially deemed…

2021: The Year Renewables “Lost Last Place”

Guest “Let’s go Mets!” by David Middleton There are three things that I am somewhat embarrassed of: I am not a native Texan… I was born in Connecticut, but I…

Honolulu, Hawaii: Top “Solar Superstar” in the USA

Guest “Book’em, Danno!” by David Middleton 9 U.S. cities now produce more solar power than the entire U.S. did 10 years agoBen Adler · Senior EditorThu, April 21, 2022 American…

New Study: Wind, Solar Energy Now Killing 48% Of Priority Bird Species With ‘Population-Level Effects’

scientists have found 11 are now experiencing at least a 20% decline in their population growth rates because wind turbines and solar panels are killing them and/or destroying their limited-range…

The New York Times Does Energy Storage

It is now up to someone else to put up the money so that the low status people can do the menial task of working out the details.

UK Energy Bosses Call for Government Assistance for Poor People

Green failure in the midst of plenty: Britain has vast frackable gas reserves which could provide affordable energy for decades to come. But a bipartisan commitment to failed green policies…

ROC Windfall Profits Hit £923 Million In UK, December 2021

From NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT By Paul Homewood I have updated the ROC windfall profit figures, using the most recent available data for December 2021: I have…

Systems and the Second Law

These are two ubiquitous Achilles heels: 1) What limitations does the second law of thermodynamics place on it, and 2) what are the other constraints that would limit its usefulness…

Golden Eagles and Industrial Wind: Justice Served (cats, windows not applicable)

ESI further acknowledged that at least 150 bald and golden eagles have died in total since 2012, across 50 of its 154 wind energy facilities. 136 of those deaths have…

Haynesville Shale: Record Natural Gas Production

Guest “Fracking A, Bubba,” by David Middleton The Haynesville Shale (technically Haynesville/Bossier) in northeast Texas and northwest Louisiana is the third largest natural gas play, in terms of production rate…

‘We’re all in trouble’ – Wind turbine makers selling at a loss

“It is unhealthy because we have an inflationary market that is beyond what anybody anticipated even last year. Steel is going up three times.”

Add Helium to the Supply Chain Crisis List

Guest “Everything you never wanted to know about helium” by David Middleton Free-For-All In Helium Market Could Send Prices Sky-HighBy Tom Kool – Mar 30, 2022 The gas that is…

Blood on the blades: are thousands of dead bald eagles too high a price to pay for “clean” energy

The legalized slaughter of eagles and other large birds of prey was legitimized under the Obama administration and continues today.