Our Green Energy Future? Australians to be Hit with Shock Electricity Price Rises

As our new Prime Minister’s grand green energy transformation plan falls flat, ordinary Australians are feeling the pain of politically motivated lack of investment in dispatchable energy infrastructure.

Time: Exploit the Ocean to Build Our Green Future

Time Magazine painting a glorious green vision of massive exploitation of unspoilt marine wilderness to build our renewable energy powered future.

IEA Warns Russia could Cut Off All Gas to Europe

Just as well Europe has invested hundreds of billions of Euros in renewable energy capacity /sarc.

German Economics expert Sees 6 Formidable Problems with Germany’s Green Energy Push

Leading German economist Hans Werner Sinn sees 6 major problems with Europe’s green energy transition (Energiewende) and warns other nations against following the German energy model.

BBC Climate Change: Ukraine War Prompts Fossil Fuel “Gold Rush”

Almost like decades of effort and billions of dollars invested in renewables have done nothing to reduce global dependence on fossil fuel.

DeFrock: Wind Litigation Central in Australia (global insight provided)

“[T]here is much evidence that would be exposed in a court action by a skilled barrister that could be hugely damaging to the wind company and, indeed, the whole industry.

Gee Whiz! Residents Do Not Like Wind Turbines (E&E News report)

Robert Bryce has been following community rejections of such projects since at least 2016 and 2017. His tally today has reached 330 wind and industrial solar projects (databank list here).

Weather-Dependent Power Generation

Any assertion that “Renewables” are reaching cost parity with conventional power generation is patently false.

What is the Full Cost?

The idea of ‘free energy’ available from solar panels or the wind has had to be abandoned – there simply “ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” (h/t Robert…

“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…

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…

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 …”

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.

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.

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…

‘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.”

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.

Wind Turbines Out West Part II

Wind energy development has suddenly exploded in southeastern Wyoming. In just two counties we have now in operation, or permitted, some twelve wind projects involving 613,000 acres (958 square miles)…

Fossil Fuels v Renewable Energy

The simple reality is that we will continue to need fossil fuels for many years to come. In the long term we will have look to develop new technologies such…

Wind Turbines Out West-Part 1

Wind energy development has exploded in southeastern Wyoming. In just two counties we have now in operation, or permitted to begin construction, some ten wind projects involving 613,000 acres (958…