Report: A Cloud Drifting Over a Solar Farm Knocked Out Power for 10hrs

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon; an independent report blamed operator incompetence for allowing clouds to affect the solar energy supply. NT sacks energy chiefs after report into Alice Springs system black Giles Parkinson 9 December 2019 The Northern Territory Labor government has sacked the territory’s two most senior energy chiefs following a…

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Predictions are Hard, Especially About the Future

Gasoline vs Electric Vehicle Future Fuel Costs This was originally a comment on David Middleton’s post, https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/10/31/the-oil-age-is-doing-just-fine-bloomberg-new-energy-finance-notwithstanding/ The original comment was from Detengineer, in reply to another comment from Mark, so the 2nd paragraph is directed at Mark, not David. Detegineer goes into very good detailed calculations, on replacing ICE with EVs. Mod. I think…

Claim: We Must Unleash the Climate Friendly Hydrogen Unicorn

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to the Aussie ABC, Australia’s government broadcast service, things will fall apart unless we ditch coal and start exporting climate friendly hydrogen to a hungry global market. Australia could fall apart under climate change. But there is a way to avoid itThe Conversation By Ross Garnaut Four years ago in…

Aussie Clean Energy Investment Falling as Political Support Falters

Even a hint of political apathy is enough to crash investment. Clean energy investment falls back to 2016 levels amid policy uncertainty Katharine Murphy Political editor@murpharooWed 11 Sep 2019 04.00 AEST The recent record investment in renewable energy is showing signs of slowing dramatically, the Clean Energy Council warns A new snapshot of Australia’s clean energy sector…

BBC: Green Energy Boom Forcing Increased Production of a Potent Greenhouse Gas

Guest chuckle by Eric Worrall The BBC claims the potent greenhouse gas sulfur hexafluoride leaking from EU wind turbines and other renewable electricity infrastructure components produces the global warming equivalent of putting an extra million new cars on the road. Climate change: Electrical industry’s ‘dirty secret’ boosts warmingBy Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent It’s the most powerful…

BBC: Solar panels: Thousands of customers complain

D’oh! Robert Skillen, who was the director of the firm when Mr Thompson bought his system, said Mr Thompson’s panels would make him money. Mr Skillen is now in business claiming to help people who have been missold solar panels. He did not want to be interviewed. From The BBC By Ed Hanson BBC Inside…

The Dirty Extractive Underbelly of Clean Energy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Greens advocating a clean energy “revolution” rarely pause to consider the enormous increase in mining activity which would have to occur to support their new green economy. The Limits of Clean EnergyIf the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels. BY JASON HICKEL | SEPTEMBER 6, 2019,…