U.S. to shutter 14.9 GW of coal-fired & add 46.1 GW of utility scale solar PV in 2022

Guest “You can’t fix stupid” by David Middleton JANUARY 11, 2022Coal will account for 85% of U.S. electric generating capacity retirements in 2022 Operators have scheduled 14.9 gigawatts (GW) of…

President Biden’s DOE Announces an “Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations”

Feeling rejected? Need funding for your Unobtainium free energy device? Nobody taking your Alcubierre rotary warp bubble electricity generator seriously? Uncle Joe’s “Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations” might be the…

Germany Burning More Coal, Renewable Energy Share Falling

Greenpeace blames the German Merkel government for not being green enough.

SCMP: China Offers Renewables and Cheap Nuclear to Poor Countries

The South China Morning Post reports China is offering their clean energy and mass produced nuclear plant expertise to their Belt and Road partners. But past Chinese overseas mega projects…

Study: Extreme Decadal Wind Variability Adds Uncertainty to Climate Predictions

My question – how can renewable energy possibly be a viable option, if we are entering a period of violent weather extremes, including wind droughts which could last for a…

ABC: Why Australia Stopped Manufacturing Solar Panels

According to the Australian educated founder of the Chinese solar industry, “I really didn’t have much confidence in running a business over there”.

Solar Subsidy Farming

Next Energy don’t directly own the solar farms, it is merely the holding company for a number of shell companies who do own them. This is advantageous to them, as…

China is Constructing an Experimental Orbital Solar Power Satellite

China has announced an energy roadmap which includes plans to build a megawatt solar power satellite by 2030, and a gigawatt scale space based solar power satellite by 2050. If…

California: Curtailing Solar Power & Building Natural Gas Plants… Because…

Because “I don’t care who you are! That’s funny right there!” by David Middleton Solar power delivers more electricity than Californians can use from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and…

The Hill: Forcing Renewable Operators to Pay for Network Upgrades is Impeding the Green Energy Revolution

According to The Hill and industry advocates, its deeply unfair that the government is unfairly trying to force renewable energy providers to pay the full cost of power line upgrades…

President Biden Bans Imports of Chinese Forced Labor Manufactured Solar Panels

The White House has banned products manufactured by Hoshine Silicon Industry Co., Ltd, due to to the alleged use of forced labor, widespread sexual abuse, genocide and detention.

Solar farms: A toxic blot on the landscape

If the government really plans a big increase in solar capacity, the current desecration of our countryside will be the tip of the iceberg. It is also clear that new…

The Guardian Finally Wakes Up to the Climate Friendly Hydrogen Economy Joke

The Guardian grudgingly admitting that, unlike fossil fuels, renewable energy cannot be relied upon to produce affordable hydrogen for the foreseeable future. Now if only they would take that thought…

Solar Development: Super Bloom or Super Bust for Desert Species?

“The desert — and many other biomes — don’t respond on our timescales,” said Hernandez, co-director of the Wild Energy Initiative through the UC Davis John Muir Institute. “If we…

Guardian: 40% of UK Solar Panels Manufactured by Firms Linked to Chinese Slave Labour

According to the Guardian, silicon sourced from suspected slave labour in Xinjiang was used to manufacture solar panels in 40% of Britain’s solar farms.

Floating solar farms could cool down lakes threatened by climate change

Floating solar is likely to make an important contribution to the decarbonisation of the world’s energy supplies. In a stroke of serendipity, our research suggests this could have the added…

Joe Biden Pledges to Make Solar Panels More Environmentally Toxic

If you thought Arsenic doped Silicon or Gallium Arsenide on your roof was bad, how about solar cells made of organic Lead compounds, or Cadmium Telluride? Biden’s quest for cheaper…

How many km2 of solar panels in Spain and how much battery backup would it take to power Germany

Unless the safety, space, environmental, raw material, and energy considerations can be overcome, PV-Spain is a poor choice for solving Germany’s, Europe’s, or the global power dilemma. Alone the material…

Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate – here’s why

While the black surfaces of solar panels absorb most of the sunlight that reaches them, only a fraction (around 15%) of that incoming energy gets converted to electricity. The rest…

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…

Press Secretary Psaki: Biden Administration Sending Emergency Diesel Generators to Texas

If you were expecting President Biden to ship emergency solar panels to Texas, you were wrong. Looks like when renewable energy fails, as it did in Texas, even the Biden…

Claim: Coal, Gas and Nuclear Plants are Struggling with the Heat of Global Warming

According to climate scientists Ethan Coffel and Justin Mankin, we need to replace coal, gas and nuclear plants with solar and wind, because they are less affected by the heat…

Study: Africa’s Green Energy Transition “Unlikely”

The planned construction of 2,500 new power plants, most of them fossil fuel, has dashed hopes that Africa would leapfrog the developed world’s reliance on fossil fuels by going straight…

Claim: Expensive Vanadium Flow Batteries will Make Renewable Energy Viable

Vanadium is expensive, though the price fluctuates wildly – currently $11K to $15K / tonne of Vanadium Pentoxide. But advocates claim Vanadium flow batteries have the potential to solve the…