Category Archives: Energy and Power

Wind farm operators head to court for failing to perform

“The Australian Energy Regular will take four South Australian wind farm operators to court accusing them of failing to perform properly during SA’s statewide blackout in 2016.” click here

Renewable energy forecast a minor contributor to global energy demand through 2040 (and beyond)

“A new report forecasts that coal, oil and gas will still contribute about 85 per cent of primary energy supply by 2040, compared with 90 per cent today, jeopardising efforts to contain the worst impacts of climate change.” click here

Renewable energies must stand on their own economically to succeed….without government subsidies

“Look ma, no subsidies! If nuclear power was subsidized like solar & wind… we might have already replaced coal with natural gas and nuclear power.” click here

Global abandonment of fossil fuel plants…a pipe dream

The Los Angeles Times cavalierly suggests based upon a UCI study published in the journal Nature that the world needs to retire its fossil fuel plants to meet the Paris Agreement’s politically driven schemes requiring the pipe dream of global abandonment of fossil energy. click here

What is the real price to be paid for LADWP’s new solar-battery storage electricity project?

“This is the lowest solar-photovoltaic price in the United States, and it is the largest and lowest-cost solar and high-capacity battery-storage project in the U.S., and we believe in the world today,” said the LADWP’s manager for strategic initiatives, said James Barner. “So this is, I believe, truly revolutionary in the industry.” click here

 

Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels

“Wind energy…expansion…worldwide… should not be promoted at any price.”

“The German Wildlife Foundation regards wind energy as an important contributor to the energy mix of the future. Its further expansion in Germany, Europe and also worldwide, however, should not be promoted at any price. For Germany, at least for the construction of wind turbines in the forest, we demand a moratorium. This would allow us to reconsider the future course of action and, on the basis of scientific findings and national and European na- ture conservation laws, to adopt a far-sighted course in line with the precautionary principle that is enshrined in environmental policy.” click here