Bitcoin mining now consuming the annual energy consumption of Ireland.

The Energy to Sustain Blockchain – The debate rages on as the energy consumption increases Guest essay by Shea Karssing Earlier this year, we published an article (https://smarterbusiness.co.uk/bitcoin-electricity-energy-sustain-blockchain/) on Bitcoin energy consumption, reporting how Iceland has become one of the top locations for cryptocurrency servers, which now exceed the consumption of private energy users. Now, the criticism amongst…

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President Trump Mocks Subsidised Wind Energy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Breitbart – “That’s the end of that windmill” – a video clip of President Trump mocking wind power, criticising the ongoing green mass murder of birds, and miming shooting a wind turbine at a New York Fundraiser. Why Windmills are the Worst — by @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/t5WqMu9hSe — Charlie Spiering…

The cost of offshore wind power: worse than we thought

By Andrew Montford A few days ago, the BBC’s Roger Harrabin mentioned a new suggestion that instead of cutting up redundant oil rigs, we should simply sink them to the bottom of the sea, where they would become artificial reefs that would encourage a flourishing of marine flora and fauna. Observant readers of his Twitter feed…

AEMO Climate Heresy: Ageing Coal Plants Necessary to Keep Costs Down

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to the Australian Energy Market Operator, a government body charged with managing the Australian electricity grid, Coal plants are vital to contain end user electricity costs. Coal needed for decades to keep Australian power prices down: AEMO report AAP, Claire Bickers, News Corp Australia Network 21 minutes ago COAL-FIRED…

Climate Win: UK Now Only Needs Coal Sometimes

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate advocates are celebrating that Britain nowadays only switches on coal sometimes, like during severe weather. What is less funny is that someone has to pay for the upkeep of those coal plants when they are sitting idle. UK passes 1,000 hours without coal as energy shift accelerates Revival of…

Climate Madness: Democrats Forcing US Dependence on Russian Gas Because they Hate Trump Fossil Fuel Projects

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chief of Staff Anthony Pugliese has accused Democrat states of undermining National Security, by scoring political points for deliberately blocking desperately needed Trump fossil fuel energy infrastructure projects. The Democrat scorched earth strategy of obstructing vital infrastructure is forcing at least one gas company import…

The End of Oil and Gas

By Andy May The end of oil and gas has been predicted on a regular basis since 1885, yet today we use more of both than ever before and no end is in sight in the data available. Figure 1 shows worldwide energy consumption by fuel since 1965 and projected to 2035 by BP in…

A double first for China with two new nuclear power plants

From IEEE Spectrum (h/t to GWPF) Safer reactors designed in the U.S. and Europe make their power grid debuts in China Call it the world’s slowest photo finish. After several decades of engineering, construction flaws and delays, and cost overruns—a troubled birth that cost their developers dearly—the most advanced commercial reactor designs from Europe and…

Claim: Net-zero emissions energy systems

Note that nuclear is part of the “net zero” solution, otherwise, provided without comment, h/t to WUWT reader Alan Tomaly Path to zero carbon emissions Models show that to avert dangerous levels of climate change, global carbon dioxide emissions must fall to zero later this century. Most of these emissions arise from energy use. Davis et…