Chuck DeVore: Texas’ blackouts – here’s the truth about why they happened and what we have to do next

It’s important to note that had every Texas generator powered by natural gas, coal, nuclear and hydro operated at full output during the height of the storm’s demand, Texas still…

Cultural motivations for wind and solar renewables deployment

“For me the question now is, now that we know that renewables can’t save the planet, are we going to keep letting them destroy it?”. – Michael Schellenberger

German Electricity Imports Hit New Record, Rise 43.3 Percent in First Half Of 2020!

You would think that with all the added wind and solar energy in Germany, along with all the conventional power plants on standby, all totaling up to huge unneeded capacity,…

Schizophrenic German Wind Power Output In August, Plagued By Wild Volatility

Here’s another example illustrating just how volatile and unreliable wind energy really is.

Weaknesses of solar and wind, Myths and Questions that require an answer

It is claimed that wind and solar are the cheapest sources of electricity and these sources should dominate future electricity supply. This paper focuses on known additional costs and subsidies…

The dangerous winds of trying to prevent climate change

Inconvenient facts show why wind energy is not renewable, sustainable or climate-friendly Duggan Flanakin Wind turbines continue to be the most controversial of so-called “renewable” energy sources worldwide. But, you…

The Giga And Terra Scam Of Offshore Wind Energy

The latest “renewable, sustainable” energy claims show the IEA belongs in an insane asylum Paul Driessen Can anti-fossil fuel policies based on climate crisis alarmism possibly get any more insane…

Wind turbine design and placement can mitigate negative effect on birds

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences URBANA, Ill. – Wind energy is increasingly seen as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, as it contributes to a…

Revision to: Wind Farm Back-of-the-Envelope Economic Analysis

Guest post by Larry F. Brown, PhD Various commenters pointed out to me that I made an error in my calculations.  First, the maintenance man told me the turbines were…

Wind Farm Back-of-the-Envelope Economic Analysis

Guest post by Larry F. Brown, PhD We visited a wind farm in southern Utah recently. I’ve always been curious about the costs, profitability, and physical size of these things…

Tilting at Windmills – a Brief Update

About this time last year, I wrote a light-hearted review of New Zealand’s love affair with Wind Generation. Since then I’ve become interested in seeing just how effective these things…

Polish government: wind turbines will be scrapped within 17 years

From wysokienapiecie.pl All wind farms operating today in Poland will be scrapped by 2035, with no new turbines built to replace them, stipulates draft “Energy Policy of Poland until 2040”…

How Natural Gas and Wind Decarbonize the Grid

Updated Analysis of US Regional Power Generation, 2007–2015 Here’s an analysis from The Breakthrough Institute.  Continuing to publish material with a different viewpoint~ctm From Breakthrough Institute July 13, 2017 |…

Matt Ridley: Britain’s Energy Policy Keeps Picking Losers

From The GWPF Matt Ridley, The Times The liberalised energy markets introduced by Nigel Lawson in 1982, embraced by the Blair government and emulated across Europe, delivered both affordability and…

Biofuel justifications are illusory

It’s time to really cut, cut, cut ethanol and other renewable fuel mandates – maybe to zero Paul Driessen The closest thing to earthly eternal life, President Ronald Reagan used…

Giant rechargeable batteries could soon be installed across Britain to help power wind farms and solar panels

From The Daily Mail The business secretary Greg Clark is expected to announce the plans this week The batteries will help wind and solar panel farms supply during high demand…

McIntyre's talk in London – Plus, the UK's tilting at windmills may actually increase CO2 emissions over natural gas

At The Register, Andrew Orlowski attended the talk and has a news article describing Steve McIntyre’s talk at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, which was an event hosted…

Time to terminate Big Wind subsidies

– and protect environmental values, endangered species, jobs and human welfare Guest post by Paul Driessen Unprecedented! As bills to extend seemingly perpetual wind energy subsidies were again introduced by…

Saturday Silliness – Josh's wind energy fact sheet – global wind power 'to the nearest whole number'

Hi all! Following this week’s Twitter exchange between Matt Ridley and Mark Lynas I thought a helpful fact sheet about Wind Energy would be useful. People can print it out,…