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 years ago… Connecticut’s offshore wind deals may drive up electricity costs for consumersENERGYMARC E. FITCH SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 As Connecticut lawmakers and Eversource executives battle…

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, nor an engineer, in fact barely educated beyond high school, so, whilst you won’t get ‘shorthand’ scientific terms here, you will get something laymen can…

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 Act that would eliminate coal-based electricity generation, prevent construction of new gas-fired power plants – and replace reliable, affordable fossil energy with wind, solar and…

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 a satisfactory overall capacity factor for Renewables of ~23%.  The installed fleet cost ~84£billion in capital costs with average costs of ~11£billion/Gigawatt produced in capital…

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 17, 2019 Fossil fuel stakeholders are leaning on carbon capture to keep coal and other fossil fuels relevant, but the technology has yet to prove…

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 Trump administration is ordering a sweeping environmental review of the burgeoning offshore wind industry, a move that threatens to derail the nation’s first major project…

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 technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines. The Peterhead wind farm, known as Hywind,…