A Semi-Competent Report On Energy Storage From Britain’s Royal Society

From the MANHATTAN CONTRARIAN  Francis Menton If you want to power our modern economy on intermittent renewables (wind and solar), and also banish the use of power from fossil fuels…

New York Urgently Needs To Confront the Contradiction of Trying To Electrify Everything While Also Eliminating Fossil Fuels

dispatchable emissions-free resource

Giant Utility Rejects Net Zero Power, Big Fight Follows

Dominion is saying they don’t think we can service this enormous new load and comply with the VCEA net zero mandate.

Voters Will Need to Decide If Our Energy System Remains Affordable and Reliable, Or Descends into Chaos

Don’t buy magic beans. And please, please don’t vote for anyone that doesn’t know the difference. No one has any idea how much is at stake.

Issues Integrating Renewables

From Florida to California distribution feeders are being overloaded due to home generation of solar energy

Think Megawatt Hours of Gasoline

… we need to build generation capacity that is almost one and a half times our present generation to make the transition.

Renewables Versus the Grid at PJM

Those promoting the so-called energy transition have ignored the need to rebuild the grid along the way.

Grid asks factories to use less energy next winter under blackout prevention plan

This move is, to all intents and purposes, rationing. And the reason is quite clear – the closure of nearly all of our coal power capacity.

Limits to Wind and Solar on the Grid: A Discussion

“The dream of a solar and wind grid is collapsing very quickly as they are only profitable in a low penetration context.”

Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Mark Christie: Power Grid is Facing ‘Dire Consequences’ Due to Coal & Gas Retirements

The problem is the subtraction of coal and gas and other dispatchable resources which are the ones we need during this transition to keep the lights on.

Surging New England Energy Prices: No Surprise

New England homeowners, better get yourself a backup electric generator and prepare for further rises in home heating and electricity prices.

Germany’s Federal Network Agency Plans To Ration Electricity As Electric Power Crisis Heightens

The greatest energy folly of all time… Germany restricts electricity supply while ramping up demand!

Fauci, Fear, Balance and the Grid

Focusing too narrowly on public responsibility (CO2 reduction, equity, social justice) without adequate concern for economics and reliability is a recipe for disaster.  Bring on the balance. 

Silence of the Grid Experts

Utility experts are charged with complying with reliability standards rather than maintaining reliability. 

South Africa and The Green Energy Wall

Funny how all that “free” electricity and near-daily blackouts don’t lead to rapidly increasing per capita GDP. Instead, it’s the further impoverishment of already-poor people.

Another Non-reassuring Report On New York’s Energy Future

Hey, these are just “suggestions.” Go ahead and spend twenty years and a few hundred billions of dollars trying to build it out. Maybe it will work, maybe it won’t.…

New York Goes Full Central Planning for The Electricity Sector

In other words, I guess, hey sucker, use your electric car battery to power the house when the grid goes down.

Renewable Experts: Undeterred and Unmoved by Failed Ideas

The truth is that integrating increasing amounts of solar and wind is complicated, expensive and poses reliability risks. 

Addressing Wind/Solar Instability: Hardwiring the Grid

…and there were predictions that Texas was going to be in trouble

Reality Versus The Tesla Energy Report, Part II

Basically the entire idea that these geniuses have come up with is to build lots and lots of wind turbines and solar panels.

Breakthrough! A Big Utility Says Net Zero May Not Be Reliable

The good news is that Dominion finally admits that the net zero VCEA might not work.

Column: The Humanitarian Horror That ‘Electrify Everything’ Would Unleash

‘Electrify everything’ is a barbaric and stupid concept that, if even partially adopted, will outright kill large swathes of humanity when harsh weather strikes.

Australian renewable energy transition. Part 3

The known solutions are expensive, but the renewable sector doesn’t want to pay for them – their mantra remains that renewables are cheaper than fossil fuels so the others should…

Power Transformer Shortage is Wreaking Havoc in the U.S.

DOE and Commerce also warned that transformer supply is a national security issue — even without the added pressure of a clean energy transition.”

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