Texas: Wind Fails, Media Blames Natural Gas… Again

Guest “Just a bit outside!” by David Middleton Plunging Natural Gas Supply Shows Texas Still Not Ready for ColdBy Gerson Freitas Jr, Francesca Maglione, and Sergio ChapaJanuary 3, 2022, 12:06…

No Wind Friday

We are now dangerously reliant on interconnectors, not least because wind power is also falling in countries like Germany and Denmark:

“Renewable Energy Dogmatism” – The New Red Menace?

Guest “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Renewable Energy Dogmatism Party?” by David Middleton Renewable Energy Dogmatism Is Turning the World Red. Just Ask…

Renewables – Fossil Fuels = Energy Poverty: European Edition

Guest “the math is simple” by David Middleton Energy poverty in Europe is linked to expensive renewablesIt appears that policymakers are gathering in Glasgow to speed up killing fossil fuels,…

Xi And Putin Leave Climate Alarmists At COP26 In The Lurch

Expect another religiously presented “gloom and doom” climate event with false promises hailed as historic achievements by an elite who offer only fear and deprivation for working people.

And It’s Not Even Winter! Europe’s Energy Supply Debacle Already Here: Painful Prices, Shortages, Blackouts

Empty gas stocks, windless days, disrupted supply lines, CO2 certificates, soaring inflation, blackouts, bitter cold and other forebode a winter of discontent across Europe. 

Don’t Blame the ‘Energy Transition’ for the Damage Being Caused by the ‘Energy Transition’…

Guest “Don’t blame green schist for the energy crisis it is causing” by David Middleton Alessandro Blasi is a geophysicist and Special Advisor to the IEA Executive Director, International Energy…

The coal price has skyrocketed in 2021 – what does it mean for net zero?

Unless coal prices remain permanently high (unlikely), or the cost of carbon emissions is more prohibitive due to taxes or carbon trading schemes (possible, but perhaps not everywhere), or there…

ERCOT issues conservation alert… Media blames natural gas

Guest “Of course they did” by David Middleton ERCOT = Electric Reliability Council of Texas H/T to David Youatt for this suggested topic. June 14 ERCOT News Release News ReleaseJune…

A Closer Look at What Happened in Texas During the Deep Freeze:

While no statewide records were broken, some of the records that were reported were quite shocking to say the least. The two coldest days were Monday, February 15 and Tuesday,…

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 Guardian: “The Paris Agreement is Failing”

Does The Guardian want military invasions of countries which fail to reduce CO2 emissions? Author Jojo Metha laments the Paris Agreement has no enforcement clause – but she shies away…

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.…

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…

Boris Johnson Bans (Barely) Affordable Gas Home Heating

Heating Bills are set to quadruple under Boris Johnson’s latest climate brainstorm. Many people in Britain cannot afford heating bills of this magnitude. Around 10% of Britons already cannot afford…

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…

Utility-Scale Battery Costs “Fall” to $625/kWh

Guest “Now that’s funny right there!” by David Middleton OCTOBER 23, 2020Utility-scale battery storage costs decreased nearly 70% between 2015 and 2018 The average energy capacity cost of utility-scale battery…

Solar Power Costs 2-3 Times As Much As Wind, Fossil Fuels and Nuclear

Guest “why?” by David Middleton Why? Because California… OCTOBER 9, 2020Solar photovoltaic generators receive higher electricity prices than other technologies In 2019, the average U.S. wholesale price for electricity generated…

Aussie Government: “we don’t need a [carbon] price because renewables are too cheap”

According to The Guardian, the Australian Government is “more concerned with the impact of short term electricity price rises on a small number of highly energy-intensive manufacturers” than solving the…

NYT: Secret Climate Change Oil Executive Voice Recording

NYT has revealed that a secret tape recording of a meeting of oil executives has shown that oil companies flare off unwanted natural gas.

California Bows to Energy Reality

Today it acknowledged reality, as the Los Angles Times reports. The board allowed the plants to remain in operation for a few more years until — they hope — chimerical…

Study Calls for Ban on Gas Appliances, Misleads Californians

But the study, Effects of Residential Gas Appliances on Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality and Public Health in California, lacks accuracy and perspective, as discussed in my paper criticizing the…

Faulty Forecasts and False Climate Narrative Hold Nations Hostage

The United States is the only major Western country that is not part of the Paris climate agreement, which seeks to restrict and reduce fossil fuel consumption across the world.…

Rev. Jesse Jackson Bucks Environmentalists, Pushes Natural Gas Pipeline As Black Neighborhoods Struggle With Sky High Energy Prices

From The Daily Caller Chris White Tech Reporter May 04, 2020 1:06 PM ET Rev. Jesse Jackson is bucking many of the environmentalists who believe natural gas production perpetuates a…