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,…

How power-to-gas technology can be green and profitable

From the “you can wish in one hand…” dept Public Release: 26-Feb-2019 Economists map out economically viable path to renewables-based hydrogen production Technical University of Munich (TUM) Hydrogen production based on wind power can already be commercially viable today. Until now, it was generally assumed that this environmentally friendly power-to-gas technology could not be implemented…

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…

New Lab Report: How to Cut the Cost of Wind Energy in Half

  From Energy.gov Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy August 23, 2017 New energy science and technological breakthroughs could cut the cost of wind energy in half by 2030—making it fully competitive with the fuel cost of natural gas. This new finding is outlined in a report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)…

Insanity and hypocrisy Down Under

Al Gore’s bombast and hypocrisy, an energy debacle “no one saw coming,” lessons for USA Paul Driessen The Wall Street Journal called it the energy shortage “no one saw coming.” Actually, a lot of people did see it coming. But intent on pursuing their “dangerous manmade climate change” and “renewable energy will save the planet”…