Category Archives: Energy and Power

Energy and water are not commodities to be taxed. They are necessities for a civil society.

“The idea of a tax on carbon is that it will cause people to use smaller amounts of oil, natural gas, and coal while driving innovation in the energy sector. But there’s a big problem with this kind of blindered thinking. Energy is not like any other commodity. It is the foundational component of all commodities and our options are extremely limited.” click here

Renewable energy fails to produce during extreme cold and snow

“The brutal cold wave that just struck America provides a stark example of why 100% renewables cannot possibly work. Once the massive high pressure system was in place there was almost no wind, so no significant wind power. And the coldest temperatures by far were at night or early morning, when there was no solar power either.” click here

World’s largest solar panel farm requires 200,000 liters of good quality water each day.

“It takes as much as 2 lakh litres of good quality water to keep its 25 lakh solar modules clean each day. That water is sourced from borewells 5 km away without permission from the district authorities, the villagers allege.” click here

Industrial wind turbines cause adverse health effects

“Research has demonstrated how various forms of pollutant from IWTs can adversely affect human health. These include noise, infra-sound, dirty electricity, and ground current which can each, along with shadow flicker, contribute to ill-health among those who live near wind turbines.” click here

Meeting China’s energy needs

“In an earlier GWPF report, I explained how the survival of the Chinese Communist Party necessitated ever-expanding use of fossil fuels to support improvements in the quality of life for the Chinese people and to deal with the air pollution that afflicted them. I predicted that China would not accept any agreement at the 2015 Paris climate conference that required it to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This paper examines developments in Chinese energy policy since the conference.” click here

Renewable energy alone cannot replace fossil fuels.

“Bill Gates has joined the growing list of Greens who think renewables alone cannot replace fossil fuels.” click here

Supplying energy globally using only solar and wind is impossible

“Germany took on that challenge, to show the world how to build a society based entirely on “green, renewable” energy. It has now hit a brick wall. Despite huge investments in wind, solar and biofuel energy production capacity, Germany has not reduced CO2 emissions over the last ten years. However, during the same period, its electricity prices have risen dramatically, significantly impacting factories, employment and poor families.” click here