Storing Energy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been reading some folks’ claims about how batteries are the key to a bright green renewable future. Of course, we wouldn’t need batteries if…

Dammed If They Do. British Columbia’s Site C Ironies.

Charles asked me to look at this WUWT reader Earthling2’s submission. Having done so, the saga is so loaded with ironies that this guest post resulted. Site C is a…

Claim: New Zealand Economy will Have to Restructure Around a Limited Renewable Energy Supply

According to climate researcher Jen Purdie, even New Zealand with its abundance of windy mountains, geothermal sources and vast hydropower lakes cannot provide enough renewable energy for people to live…

Aussie State Tasmania Declares itself 100% Renewable Energy

100% renewable, except when Tasmania’s politicians run down their hydro dams to critical low levels selling green electrons to the mainland, burn out the undersea inter-connector with excessive current, and…

Scientists ‘Tantalised’ by Draining Every Hydropower Dam in The US For Solar Panels

From Science Alert CARLY CASSELLA 31 AUG 2019 If all the hydro-power dams in the United States were removed and replaced with solar panels, it would take up a fraction…

Report: Green Energy Incentives are Failing to Keep the Lights On

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – An Australian Government AEMO commissioned industry report has suggested that while government incentives make renewables preferable to coal, the new renewable capacity…

“Climate Hero” China’s Ecuadorian Earthquake Zone Dam, Paid for by Amazonian Oil

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Ecuador is scrambling to find a way out of a financial mess, a large green energy dam project built on a raft of alleged Chinese…

VOX Attacks the Sierra Club for their Anti-Nuclear, Anti-hydro Stance

Guest essay by Eric Worrall VOX author David Roberts worries the Sierra Club are not being practical, with their opposition to any low carbon power generation technology other than solar…

Brexit Britain on EU Green Targets: “Trade and growth are now priorities for all posts”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Britain is preparing to ditch EU Green Targets, on the grounds they promote useless renewables at the expense of plausible solutions to reducing greenhouse gas…

U.S. EIA: “Record Precipitation, Snowpack in California”

Guest post by David Middleton MARCH 22, 2017 Record precipitation, snowpack in California expected to increase hydro generation in 2017 For the first time since 2011, California’s drought is significantly…

Hilarious: Renewables Won't Work – Even If Climate Claims are True

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Imagine for a moment that all the wild claims of climate driven future weather disasters will occur as predicted. In this imaginary future climate dystopia,…

What Powers The Electricity?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There is a generator-by-generator analysis of the US power supply for 2012, called “eGrid”, available here as an Excel file. I’ve aggregated the data by fuel…

Zambian President blames Global Warming for Economic Problems

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Zambian President Edgar Lungu has blamed global warming for his country’s worsening economic problems. According to Bloomberg; Zambian President Edgar Lungu said global warming was…

Global boom in hydropower underway, more expected this decade

From the University of Copenhagen: Global boom in hydropower expected this decade An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this…