Is the Long Renewables Honeymoon Over?

From The GWPF 5/11/19 Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor The European renewables industry press, which is usually unequivocally upbeat in its assessments, is currently reporting a broad spectrum of substantial problems in the sector, ranging from bankruptcies and technical problems to tepid policy support and increasing public resistance. In a fundamentally viable energy generation…

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Grid Scale Battery Nonsense 2019

By Rud Istvan, WUWT readers emailed Charles the Moderator concerning two flurries of renewable Fake News PR in the past week: 1. The breathlessly reported planned FPL addition of the world’s largest storage battery for Florida’s Manatee County solar farm. 2. The less reported Bloomberg New Energy report that batteries were now becoming competitive in…

Why Renewables Can’t Save the Planet

Michael Shellenberger has an article up on Quillette Excerpts. In 2002, shortly after I turned 30, I decided I wanted to dedicate myself to addressing climate change. I was worried that global warming would end up destroying many of the natural environments that people had worked so hard to protect. I thought the solutions were…

Failure of UK renewable energy policy to minimise costs, deliver meaningful emissions cuts, and maintain security of supply.

A new report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation finds that consumers are paying far too much for the emissions reductions delivered by renewable energy. The report, linked here, by Dr Capell Aris, is the result of extensive energy system modelling, and reports the costs, greenhouse gas emissions and grid security delivered by the current…

Limits to Solar and Wind Power in Australia

By Richard D. Patton South Australia (SA) is the smallest state in Australia and its government has made a goal of being a leader in renewable energy production. As a consequence, it has a large amount of installed wind and solar generation. After a series of blackouts in 2016, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)…