California is planning floating wind farms offshore to boost its power supply – here’s how they work

While floating offshore wind farms are becoming a commercial technology, there are still technical challenges that need to be solved. The platform motion may cause higher forces on the blades…

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…

How robots could limit the environmental impact of offshore windfarms

As well as cutting the financial and carbon cost of turbine maintenance, robots can minimise the inherent risks to humans working in these unpredictable environments while also working more symbiotically…

‘Obscene’ windfarm subsidies revealed

We are in the middle of an economic crisis and consumers are hit with astronomical costs for unreliable wind energy. These multi-billion subsidies are not only a massive transfer of…

What Does Offshore Wind Power Really Cost?

Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, we keep being assured that offshore wind costs have tumbled to under £50/MWh.

Claim: Carbon Capture Vital to Meeting Climate Goals

Carbon capture vs Renewable Energy? Proponents of contradictory green visions for Britain’s future are fighting over British PM Boris Johnson’s renewable energy policy largesse.

Famous Failed Predictions: UK Offshore Wind Edition

Guest “Just a bit outside!” by David Middleton Bjorn Lomborg posted this on LinkedIn this morning… The Grauniad article is a hoot! Wind energy to power UK by 2020, government…

Connecticut strives for highest electricity rates in the USA

Guest “I can’t believe I was educated there” by David Middleton I was born in Connecticut. I was educated in Connecticut. I have never regretted emigrating to Texas nearly 40…

California offshore winds show promise as power source

Offshore wind peaks in the evening when power demands are greatest and other renewable energy sources are less available

Wind Energy in Scotland

Guest post by David Redfern, aka HotScot I was invited by Charles the Moderator to write an essay with the emphasis on Scottish wind derived electricity. I’m not a scientist,…

Virginia’s ‘Clean Economy Act’ will have dirty results

850-foot-tall turbines, 3.5 times DC covered with solar panels, mining, child labor, pricey power Paul Driessen Largely with party-line, urban-vs-rural votes, Virginia’s legislature is poised to enact a Clean Economy…

Excess costs of UK Weather Dependent Renewable Energy: 2018

Reposted from edmhdotme Summary:  2018 using Renewable Energy Foundation data In 2018 UK Weather dependent renewables generated some 7.7 Gigawatts of power from an installed fleet of ~34 Gigawatts achieving…

Offshore Wind Getting Crushed by Carbon Capture

Guest table-turning by David Middleton I actually wrote the title to this thread before I looked up the facts… Offshore Wind Power Is Crushing Carbon Capture Dreams Tina Casey OCT…

Offshore Wind Tripped Up by the Trump Administration

Guest ROTFLMFAO by David Middleton From the too fracking funny files… ENERGY TRANSITIONSTrump admin throws wrench into offshore wind plansBenjamin Storrow, E&E News reporter Climatewire: Monday, August 12, 2019 The…

Bad science journalism and the false dilemma of offshore wind and oil.

Guest rant by David Middleton “If you’ve ever wondered why science journalism is so incredibly bad…” NPR Is Seeking A Science Editor. Science Education Not Required. By Alex Berezow — February 5,…

Offshore Wind Turbine Project – Statoil’s Hywind Scotland–A Positive Viewpoint

By Roger Sowell (1) Figure 1 Artist’s Depiction – Hywind Scotland credit Statoil ASA Environmental Statement Background This article is the result of a request by Charles The Moderator (ctm)…

World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst, Norway 23 July 2017 The world’s first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland. The revolutionary…