Britain forced to fire up coal plant amid record power prices and winter squeeze

The UK has turned to a coal-fired power station to help boost its energy supply after global gas and power prices hit new highs and wind farms produced very low…

EIA: “Renewables became the second-most prevalent U.S. electricity source in 2020″…

Guest “That’s not how I would have phrased it” by David Middleton JUL 28, 2021Renewables became the second-most prevalent U.S. electricity source in 2020 In 2020, renewable energy sources (including wind, hydroelectric, solar,…

Summer Natural Gas Prices Reach 7-yr High!

Guest “Thanks Joe!” by David Middleton JULY 22, 2021Summer U.S. natural gas prices are the highest since 2014 In June, the U.S. natural gas spot price at the Henry Hub…

The Future Of Energy: One Of These Things Is Not Real

In the reality on the ground, thousands of independent actors, both private and governments, are ready and able to fill the demand for fossil fuels and to make lots of…

Texas “Wind was operating almost as well as expected” – Part Deux

Guest “debunking the debunkers” by David Middleton Setting the Stage Why was Texas, ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) in particular, so unprepared for the onslaught of frigid weather? This…

The Day After Tomorrow: Renewables Fail Edition

Guest “The best laid plans of mice and men…” by David Middleton Note: I had originally titled this post, The Day After Tomorrow: ERCOT Fail Edition, and ERCOT did fail.…

China recolonizes Africa

Harvard University China specialist Edward Cunningham says China is building, planning or financing more than 300 coal plants, in places as widespread as Turkey, Egypt, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh and the…

Climate Activist Aussie Politicians Leap to Rescue Vital Coal Power Plants

That hilarious moment when coal haters realise their necks are on the block if the power grid fails repeatedly during Summer heatwaves.

German Renewable Energy Insanity: Shutting Down a 5 Year Old Coal Plant, No Plan to Fill the Energy Gap

According to the German climate website Kalte Sonne, the renewables obsessed German and city of Hamburg governments intend to shut down local coal and nuclear power plants, but have no…