Wind Farm in Germany is Being Dismantled to Expand Coal Mine

Am I the only one to feel insulted by the BBC, Committee on Climate Change , Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and the rest of the green mafia, who constantly tell us that…

Blackouts… Because Climate Change! Blame Natural Gas!

Guest “They got it bass-ackwards, once again” by David Middleton Electricity operators must wake up to climate change — or brace for summer outagesBY ROMANY M. WEBB, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR –…

Fake News: Wind Tops Coal & Nuclear for First Time in US History

Guest “Situational statistics” by David Middleton Who else used to play Strat-O-Matic Baseball? One of my Moneyball–type strategies was to draft players with great situational statistics. I remember two players,…

BBC Climate Advice: Misery for Ordinary Britons, to Avoid the Need to Frack

Slower trains, more restricted road travel, colder homes – all because Britain’s political and media elite still cannot admit their renewable energy fantasy is a failure.

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…

Wind Power Drops By A Third In Q3

We are familiar with short term drops in output, maybe for a few days or even weeks. But to lose effectively a third of generation for a whole quarter shows…

Power When You Need It? Not With Wind

From NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT By Paul Homewood If this is the standard of research into the reliability of wind power, then heaven help us all: Nobody…

For 40% Of The EU And US To Drive EVs, 56,000-70,000 Km² Of Land Must Be Cleared For Wind Turbines

And now a new study documents how much more land must be converted to impervious surface so that new wind farms can supply the electricity to charge an exponentially-growing number…

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…

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…

Add The Wall Street Journal To The People Who Can’t Do Basic Arithmetic

The simple fact is that wind/solar plus battery systems would not need any government subsidies if they were cost effective. The Biden Administration is proposing to hand out many, many…

The performance of UK Weather Dependent Renewables: 2002 – 2020

And it is already happening in the UK: the “trip” of an Offshore wind farm on a breezy summer afternoon contributed to the major UK power outage of 9/8/2019. As…

Why renewable energy won’t end energy poverty in Zimbabwe

Ellen Fungisai Chipango, University of Johannesburg Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems. About 42% of Zimbabwe’s households…

Weather Dependent Renewable power performance in Europe DE UK FR: 2020

In 2020, Weather Dependent Renewables (Wind and Solar Power) made up 58% of all power generation installations in the three Nations, DE UK FR. Together they contributed about 24% of…

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…

Texas to boost grid resilience with more wind & solar, according to Clean Technica

Guest “I really couldn’t make this sort of schist up if I was trying” by David Middleton Reporting from Ice Mud Station Dallas… The pool is now ice-free for the…

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.…

The Day After Tomorrow – Dallas Edition

Guest “Ice Station Dallas Report” by David Middleton Ice Station Dallas: 15 February 2021, 0630 Current Weather Conditions: 6 °F (-14 °C), 34 °F (10 °C) below “normal.” [Should have…

How To Handle 40 GW Offshore Wind (Or Not!)–Drax

Reposted from NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT JANUARY 9, 2021 Guest Post By Joe Public Drax’s latest Quarterly Bulletin has a section on storing excess wind power: I…

Looking forward: new technologies in the 2020’s

The basis for this post is an article by Eli Dourado that I spotted on twitter: Notes on technology for the 2020’s. Will the new decade be the roaring 20’s…

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…

Biden’s Energy Plans Are Expensive—and Dangerous

Overhauling the entire electric grid, which some call the world’s largest machine, and converting much of it to wind and solar power, is not just a momentous task. It is…

NIMBY’s are making more noise than wind turbines

But Whoa, Nelly! NIMBY’s (Not-In-My-Backyard) around the globe from Germany to Australia, California, New York, and Massachusetts are speaking loudly, and acting, to put a halt to the invasion of…

Coal Outperforms Wind Power During UK Wind Week!

Reposted from NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT NOVEMBER 27, 2020tags: Electricity By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public With an impeccable sense of timing, some bright spark decided to make…