Explaining Wind Turbine Lethality

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For reasons that will soon be evident, the comments on my previous wind turbine post reminded me of a long-ago sunset dinner with my gorgeous ex-fiancée on the verandah of a lovely treetop restaurant on Pohnpei island in the tropical Pacific. The only “fly in the ointment”, as is often…

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Paying Much More For Much Less

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an interesting and authoritative new [commenters pointed out it’s from 2012, I can’t find any newer research] study on the lifespan of those ugly bird-and-bat-choppers yclept “wind turbines”. It’s called “The Performance of Wind Turbines in the United Kingdom and Denmark“. Here’s the Executive Summary, all emphasis is mine:…

Promising new solar-powered path to hydrogen fuel production

News Release 1-Aug-2019 Lehigh University team are the first to use a single enzyme biomineralization process to create a solar-driven water splitting catalyst that produces hydrogen with the potential to be manufactured sustainably, cheaply and abundantly Lehigh University IMAGE: Steven McIntosh et al. Enzymatic synthesis of supported CdS quantum dot/reduced graphene oxide photocatalysts Credit: Courtesy…

NREL Energy Storage System Cost Benchmark

Guest post by Roger Caiazza One of the biggest issues with plans to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy is intermittency. At some point that can only be addressed by energy storage but tracking down those costs is difficult. I recently found a recently released report from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL): “2018 U.S.…

The great hundred billion dollar+ renewable energy fleecing of American taxpayers & energy users

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The colossal magnitude of renewable energy federal and state government driven subsidies, taxes and higher energy cost impacts has never been systematically revealed to the American public but has instead been secreted away from view by those enjoying the huge financial benefits of this monumental largesse. The staggering negative financial…