If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive?

 From Forbes Michael Shellenberger Energy I write about energy and the environment Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici Para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí Over the last year, the media have published story after story after story about the declining price of solar panels and wind turbines. People who read…

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Irish climate plans fall short of urgent action needed

From Green News (.ie) Greens and the EU are fretting that Ireland just doesn’t do enough. The Commission’s 2019 Country Report for Ireland states that we are “falling further behind” our EU compatriots in decarbonising the economy, raising “health, climate and environmental concerns”. The report points to “severe challenges” in tackling rising emissions in transport,…

Progressive State Climate Change Playbooks

From Roger Caiazza On December 12, 2018 the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced the availability of three “playbooks” produced by the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition that includes 16 states and Puerto Rico, to address climate change and implement policies that advance the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.…

Carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector have declined 28% since 2005

From EIA From December 17 through December 31, Today in Energy will feature a selection of our favorite articles from 2018. Today’s article was originally published on October 29. EIA’s forecast for energy-related CO2 emissions was detailed in another article. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2017 U.S. electric power sector…

Germany’s green transition has hit a brick wall

Even worse, its growing problems with wind and solar spell trouble all over the globe Oddvar Lundseng, Hans Johnsen and Stein Bergsmark More people are finally beginning to realize that supplying the world with sufficient, stable energy solely from sun and wind power will be impossible. Germany took on that challenge, to show the world…

Chinese Sunspots

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See also the new Update at the end of the post.] I see that there is a new paper from China causing a great disturbance in the solar force … as discussed here on WUWT, the claim is that the El Nino Modoki Index, which is an index of sea…

Thirty-Eight Years Of Subsidies

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach On April 18, 1977, President Jimmy Carter announced his new energy policy. His speech included the following predictions of a dire future unless we repented of our evil ways: I know that some of you may doubt that we face real energy shortages. The 1973 gasoline lines are gone, and…