Hurricane Harvey Threatens Wind Farm Output

Guest essay by Eric Worrall At least one news outlet has noticed that renewable energy is exceptionally vulnerable to hurricanes and other extreme weather events. How will renewables power the future, if climate change produces more extreme weather? Harvey Set to Overpower Wind in State Generating the Most Storm could knock out between 2.1 and…

New Lab Report: How to Cut the Cost of Wind Energy in Half

  From Energy.gov Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy August 23, 2017 New energy science and technological breakthroughs could cut the cost of wind energy in half by 2030—making it fully competitive with the fuel cost of natural gas. This new finding is outlined in a report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)…

Monumental, Unsustainable Environmental Impacts

Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy would inflict major land, wildlife, resource damage Paul Driessen Demands that the world replace fossil fuels with wind, solar and biofuel energy – to prevent supposed catastrophes caused by manmade global warming and climate change – ignore three fundamental flaws. 1) In the Real World outside the realm of…

California dumps millions of dollars of unusable renewable electricity to other states

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin California’s renewable energy policy pushing huge mandated increases in wind and solar so the state’s globally irrelevant greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets can be met has it’s citizens providing and paying millions of dollars for unusable renewable energy to be sent to other states – and this problem will likely…

Wind power fails in Canada – a 23 year life span not likely to be replaced

From the Calgary Herald and the “waiting of the government cash cow” department: Oldest commercial wind farm in Canada headed for scrapyard after 23 years By: DAN HEALING, CALGARY HERALD The oldest commercial wind power facility in Canada has been shut down and faces demolition after 23 years of transforming brisk southern Alberta breezes into electricity — and its owner says…