Blocking The Wind

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I keep reading about how offshore wind farms are the electricity generating method of the future, because they’re so darn inexpensive. Here’s the New York…

The performance of UK Weather Dependent Renewables: 2002 – 2020

And it is already happening in the UK: the “trip” of an Offshore wind farm on a breezy summer afternoon contributed to the major UK power outage of 9/8/2019. As…

Why renewable energy won’t end energy poverty in Zimbabwe

Ellen Fungisai Chipango, University of Johannesburg Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems. About 42% of Zimbabwe’s households…

Weather Dependent Renewable power performance in Europe DE UK FR: 2020

In 2020, Weather Dependent Renewables (Wind and Solar Power) made up 58% of all power generation installations in the three Nations, DE UK FR. Together they contributed about 24% of…

Denmark’s largest battery – one step closer to storing green power in stones

The technology, which stores electrical energy as heat in stones, is called GridScale, and could become a cheap and efficient alternative to storing power from solar and wind in lithium-based…

Decarbonization and California’s 2020 Rolling Blackouts

Check you premises, California. Consider the consumer in terms of rates and reliability. Reverse course, don’t speed up. Acknowledge and respect the value of dense mineral energies for electrical generation.…

Claim: US power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions

Given advancements in wind, solar, and battery technologies, these resources are likely to play important near-term roles in further power-sector decarbonization. According to the study, a large share of the…

California year 2020 blackouts caused solely by reliance on mandated unreliable renewable energy

It’s been 15 years since 2006 where California’s AB 32 Global Warming Solutions Act (never let it be said that California politicians are lacking in grandiose overstatement) was adopted so…

New NightShine Solar Panels “Game-Changers” In Fight Against Climate Change!

“Hitherto, daily and seasonal intermittency has been a killer for solar panels,” says Rickard Pierrot of TIC, one of the team behind the invention. “Only an idiot would make solar…

Professor Qingwei Ma seeks to unlock the potential of marine wave energy

Professor Ma’s project will build on the UK’s leading role in marine wave energy to overcome challenges to devices that capture the energy generated by waves and convert it into…

The battery invented 120 years before its time—OR NOT

So, BBC implicitly suggests we use a battrolyzer to compressively store green ~30% of wind nameplate capacity (its capacity factor) at a battrolyzer efficiency of maybe 65%, netting (0.3*0.65*0.9) ~18%…

The Catastrophic Texas Blackouts: Lessons For The Developing Countries

The irony however is lost on Mr. Kerry. He goes around lecturing poorer countries on the need for raised ambitions to fight climate change when it is those very same…

Chuck DeVore: Texas’ blackouts – here’s the truth about why they happened and what we have to do next

It’s important to note that had every Texas generator powered by natural gas, coal, nuclear and hydro operated at full output during the height of the storm’s demand, Texas still…

Summary UK Weather Dependent Renewables: 2019

As Government imposes more Renewables onto the Power industry, Power supply managers face major problems, as Political decisions insist on the impractical collection dilute and irregularly intermittent “Renewable Energy”. The…

The Texas Energy Disaster

By Andy May I live in Texas and write about climate science and energy, so I get a lot of questions about the recent problems. My wife and I are…

Wind and solar are losing ground to gas

What is amusing is that gas-fired power generation, a fossil fuel with no subsidy, is still growing faster than wind and solar. Far from taking over, wind and solar are…

New York can’t buy its way out of blackouts

All of this battery backup hype is a scam, and not just in New York either. The papers are full of this con, from coast to coast. The utilities know…

Top Ten US States: Renewable Electricity Generation

Guest “Now that’s funny right there!” by David Middleton NOVEMBER 23, 2020New York generated the fourth most electricity from renewable sources of any state in 2019 In 2019, more electricity…

Cultural motivations for wind and solar renewables deployment

“For me the question now is, now that we know that renewables can’t save the planet, are we going to keep letting them destroy it?”. – Michael Schellenberger

Report Claim: In retrospect, the burning of wood in district heating plants has resulted in climate saving

ENERGY A new report from the University of Copenhagen shows that the burning of wood is significantly more climate friendly than coal and slightly more climate friendly than natural gas…

GWPF calls for urgent inquiry into rising blackout risk, threatening national security

For two days running, (4th and 5th November), National Grid, UK’s Electricity System Operator has issued System Warnings in the form of an Electricity Margin Notice, alerting the markets to…

The Myth of Glorious Renewables

Despite their continuous support to the global economy, these fossil fuel sources have now become unpopular among the climate-sensitive, anti-fossil fuel, green lobbyists and environmental enthusiasts. They’ve branded fossil fuel…

Sludge-powered bacteria generate more electricity, faster

Changing the surface chemistry of electrodes leads to the preferential growth of a novel electroactive bacterium that could support improved energy-neutral wastewater treatment.

The truth behind renewable energy

Can renewable energy sources supply the world with a large share of the energy it requires? While some environmentalists advocate the total replacement of fossil fuels by solar, wind and…