Column: Looming European energy crisis: A lesson in averages that won’t soon be forgotten

Hundreds of millions of people without adequate heating fuel in the dead of winter is not particularly funny. If a cold winter strikes, all the yappiest energy-transition-now dogs will fade…

Missing wind variability means future impacts of climate change may be underestimated in Europe and North America

Climate models may be underestimating the impact climate change will have on the UK, North America and other extratropical regions due to a crucial missing element, new research has shown.

Power Markets In Crisis

Alarm bells have been ringing in European and UK power markets this month, as electricity prices surge to record levels. Here day-ahead prices are triple those of a year ago,…

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…

Reliability Challenges in Meeting New York’s Climate Act Requirements

I fear New York consumers will be lab rats for a politically motivated virtue signaling empty gesture that is going to cost enormous sums of money, and, in the event…

How “the experts” can be totally wrong about energy

In this episode I will show definitively that our knowledge system is wildly irrational in its method of moral evaluation when it comes to not only fossil fuels but also…

Shadows and Flicker

There is no point insisting, as proponents do, that renewable energy assets don’t present nuisances and occasional dangers. At a minimum they present conflicts over views, property values, nuisances from…

Energy Storage: An Estimate Using Actual Data

By Mike O’Ceirin Energy Storage:  An Estimate Using Actual Data Abstract Much has been written about using energy storage to stabilise renewable energy. This article uses actual data to present…

Baden-Württemberg Government Announces Plans To Clear Cut State Forest, Build 1000 Turbines

The news came only a few days after the flood disaster in North Rhine Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, where it was quite obvious that a lack of flood plains was the…

Green Deal: Fear of yellow vests rebellion spreads across Europe

Nevertheless, there is concern in Europe’s national capitals that the EU’s ambitious climate policy could cause social unrest. The Italian government, for example, fears rising electricity prices. The EU climate…

Sow the Wind Turbine, Reap the Wind Turbine Noise

As wind farms proliferate they are bound to invade residential areas and noise sensitive facilities with increasing frequency, making arguments over nuisance and health concerns increasingly acute and acrimonious. Yet,…

“Off Target”: Bad Economics of the Climate Crusade (mitigation not supported by mainstream analysis)

Why is such a temperature change bad? I can walk across the street and not notice the temperature change of the accumulated warming of the last century or more–and that has…

A Little Arithmetic: The Costs Of A Solar-Powered Grid Without Fossil Fuel Back-up

At current prices of around $200/KWH the 560 GWH of storage will run around $112 billion, or around half of the annual budget of the state government of California.

The Triumphant March Toward 100% “Renewable” Electricity: Germany and California

So far, they have almost nothing in the way of grid scale energy storage. In the evening, they ramp up the natural gas plants, and import power from Arizona and…

The lurking threat to solar power’s growth

Simply put: the more solar you add to the grid, the less valuable it becomes.

Martis vs. Smucker: Industrial Wind on Defense

Reposted from MasterResource By Robert Bradley Jr. — July 16, 2021 “I will grant that [Kevon Martis] gave a polished presentation of some very selected ‘facts’ totally trashing wind turbines…

2020 Global Energy Data Shows Fossil Fuels Completely Dominate World Energy Use

The world’s developing nations completely dominate global energy use and emissions and are unwaveringly committed to future economically driven increased use of fossil fuels for energy growth with resulting future…

Logistics and Costs for Australia to Achieve Net Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions by 2050

Massive industrial and economic disruption. Unreliable energy. Higher energy prices reducing Australia’s international competitiveness.

A Tale of Two States: A Warning About Joe Biden’s Power Plan

If the U.S. adopts the California/Biden plan, there is no backup state for us to import our power. There’s just high prices, rolling blackouts and empty promises. Those are the…

REAL threats to planet and people

Environmental activism was already nasty and lethal when I wrote Eco-Imperialism: Green Power – Black Death 18 years ago. It’s gotten steadily worse since then, especially with hysteria about the…

USA Energy Trends

Quite how Biden proposes to replace that 80% currently produced by fossil fuels and nuclear with renewable energy within the next 15 years, he refuses to say.

New York Has No Idea Whatsoever How To “Decarbonize” Its Electric Grid

Long-duration storage is necessary so depending upon a technology that does not even exist in a pilot project is an incredible risk.

Texas Starts Waking Up To The Issue Of The Full Costs Of “Renewables”

Reposted from The MANHATTAN CONTRARIAN June 20, 2021/ Francis Menton The promoters of the climate scam have a variety of deceptions to get the gullible to accede to their socialist plans.…

World Report Card: The Inexorable March Toward Zero Carbon Emissions (Not!)

As we all know, the most important task currently facing the world is the elimination of carbon emissions from energy consumption in order to save the planet from the existential…