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 this UK Wind Week. Perhaps they should have called it UK NO Wind Week! https://gridwatch.co.uk/Wind Sat under an anticyclone, Britain’s contribution from wind power since yesterday…

Solar Power Costs 2-3 Times As Much As Wind, Fossil Fuels and Nuclear

Guest “why?” by David Middleton Why? Because California… OCTOBER 9, 2020Solar photovoltaic generators receive higher electricity prices than other technologies In 2019, the average U.S. wholesale price for electricity generated by solar photovoltaic (PV) technology was significantly higher than average wholesale prices for electricity from other technologies. The weighted average wholesale price for solar PV-generated…

Washington State blows away wind fantasies

The Northwest has spoken loudly as the Benton Public Utility District (BPUD) has documented their actual battleground experiences with intermittent electricity from wind farms that should be a wake-up call to our policy makers. Their message is “no more wind”.

Washington Utility: “No more wind” or solar!

Guest “Ha Ha!” by David Middleton ‘No more wind.’ WA state utility questions efficacy of wind farms for power generationBY BILL VIRGIN CONTRIBUTING WRITERSEPTEMBER 19, 2020 […] Renewables, a category that also can include solar and more exotic forms like geothermal or tidal, will, so the theory goes, help “de-carbonize” the region’s generating portfolio of…

A brief tale of wind and steam

About a year ago I read in a Dutch national newspaper an article which elaborately and somewhat aggressively argued that if you had the choice between, say, a 1000MW gas-fired power plant and a few thousands windmill generators the latter was the way to go.