EIA: “About 25% of U.S. power plants can start up within an hour”

Guess “Did you know?” by David Middleton In a world where mostly unreliable power plant (solar & wind) construction is on the rise, backup power generation becomes more important every…

10 of 10 “highest-generating U.S. power plants were” not renewables.

Guest “No energy transition for you!” by David Middleton SEPTEMBER 25, 2020In 2019, 9 of the 10 highest-generating U.S. power plants were nuclear plants According to U.S. Energy Information Administration…

Brooklyn Fractivists for Freezing in the Dark

Guest “I couldn’t make this schist up, if I was trying” by David Middleton Activists Demand National Grid Halt Project To Extend A Fracked Gas Pipeline Through North BrooklynBY SYDNEY…

California energy policies are fueling the housing crisis and homelessness

By Ronald Stein Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California California’s green crusade direction and actions are increasing the costs of electricity and…

Florida’s Natural Gas Boom

Guest cheer leading by David Middleton Florida has led the nation in the addition of natural gas-fired electricity generation capacity over the past decade, by a very wide margin. SEPTEMBER…

CNN: “One of America’s oldest power companies is going carbon free” apart from coal and natural gas.

Guest “you couldn’t make this sort of schist up if you were trying” by David Middleton H/T to Chuck Wortman… One of America’s oldest power companies is going carbon free…

DOE Secretary Rick Perry: “Resiliency Pricing Rule” for Coal-fired and Nuclear Power Plants

Guest post by David Middleton DOE = United States Department of Energy FERC = Federal Energy Regulatory Commission OCT 2, 2017 Rick Perry Directs FERC To Complete Final Action On…

Climate Policies Increase Risk of Blackouts

Warm and well fed, or hungry in the dark? Guest post by Viv Forbes Which is worse – gradual man-made global warming or sudden electricity blackout? Alarmists try to scare…

New strategy for utilizing highly variable wind power

From the American Institute of Physics Using fluctuating wind power Incorporating wind power into existing power grids is challenging because fluctuating wind speed and direction means turbines generate power inconsistently.…

The "Toxic Twenty": Keeping America's Lights On

Guest Post by David Middleton The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is out with their latest “Toxic Twenty” list… The NRDC’s report is standard green claptrap. Kentucky led the Toxic…

Another boost for shale gas – less impact than coal

From the AGU Journal Highlights: Replacing coal with natural gas would reduce warming A debate has raged in the past couple of years as to whether natural gas is better…

USA CO2 emissions may drop to 1990 levels this year

I graphed the EIA data, shown below. What is most interesting is that this is market driven, not mandate driven. Amazing Shale: US CO2 Emissions Plummet Towards 1990 Levels by…

River water temperature "crisis"

From the University of Washington  press office, another modeled scenario suggesting that small 0.8C climate change signal will find its way into the rivers, overheat the water, and thus overheat…

How Green Was My Bankruptcy?

Guest Post by David Middleton My apologies to the memories of the late Richard Llewellyn and late John Ford; but I just had to borrow their title for this post.…

Utility-Scale Energy Storage and Zinc-Air Batteries

Apparently, this company (EOS) has overcome the recharge limitation that exists in conventional zinc-air batteries, and supposedly has several patents on the technology. If true, this technology would be a…

There's a reason the modern age moved on from windmills

In the UK, the CIVITAS group has just released an economic analysis of wind power. The scathing report confirms what we have been reporting for years here on WUWT: wind…

Anti-Nuclear Power Hysteria and its Significant Contribution to Global Warming

Guest post by Michael Dickey (cross posted from his website matus1976.com) The decline of nuclear power has had a significant effect on global carbon emissions and subsequently any anthropogenic global…

US Energy Independence by 2020

Guest post by David Archibald Ira Glickstein’s post promoting clean coal has prompted me to offer a few slides from a presentation I had prepared. One of the things that…

A really neat piece of hybrid organic semiconductor tech generates electricity from light or heat

From Fujitsu’s press web site: Fujitsu Develops Hybrid Energy Harvesting Device for Generating Electricity from Heat and Light Paves the way toward widespread energy harvesting, generating self-sufficient power from the…