Meteorologist discusses concerns about wind turbines

Meteorologist discusses concerns about wind turbines Mar 29, 2019 | Margaret Slayton | News-Press Now A retired meteorologist was in Cameron, Missouri recently for a discussion with those concerned about wind turbine development in the area. Listen to Audio:  Mike Thompson,  former chief meteorologist for WDAF-TV in Kansas City, gave a March 21 presentation attended by … Continue reading Meteorologist discusses concerns about wind turbines

Minnesota’s Third-Largest Wind Farm is Already Losing Steam: Output Falls 14 percent from 2014 Highs

March 28, 2019 | Isaac Orr | American Experiment According the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, wind turbines have operational lifetimes of 20 years, but it appears Xcel Energy’s Nobles wind project, the third-largest wind farm in Minnesota, is losing steam after just eight. The graph below was produced using data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration plant-level data. It shows … Continue reading Minnesota’s Third-Largest Wind Farm is Already Losing Steam: Output Falls 14 percent from 2014 Highs

With Ethanol And Biomass No Longer Viewed As ‘Green,’ Will Other Renewables Soon Follow?

Environmentalists who oppose biofuels & biomass imagine solar & wind farms are fundamentally different even though they suffer from the same low energy density problem. Mar 7, 2019 | Michael Shellenberger | forbes.com Over the last 10 years, the cost of solar panels and wind turbines declined so significantly, and were scaled-up so quickly, that … Continue reading With Ethanol And Biomass No Longer Viewed As ‘Green,’ Will Other Renewables Soon Follow?

Congress Should Keep Its Promise to End Energy Subsidies

March 06, 2019 |Katie Tubb | The Daily Signal  As Americans work to file their taxes, Congress is setting to work on a package of expired tax credits this spring to enrich a few energy technologies at the expense of federal taxpayers. Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., of the Senate Finance Committee last … Continue reading Congress Should Keep Its Promise to End Energy Subsidies

Bitter cold shows reliable energy sources are critical.

Coal, natural gas, nuclear power largely delivered. We should think twice about leaning too much on intermittent forms like wind, solar. FEBRUARY 4, 2019 | Isaac Orr | Excerpt: Read full article at startribune.com This week’s bitter cold had the potential to be deadly. But thanks to reliable forms of energy like coal, natural gas and … Continue reading Bitter cold shows reliable energy sources are critical.

Chicago Loses Wind Power During a Polar Vortex.

Turbines often idled during deep freezes to prevent damage Reduction in wind output boosts fuel burns as prices climb January 30, 2019 | Chris Martin | Bloomberg  Read the Full article — With assistance by Brian K Sullivan, and Naureen S Malik "Wind generation on Wednesday afternoon was less than half its annual average in … Continue reading Chicago Loses Wind Power During a Polar Vortex.

Green New Deal Is the Antithesis of Green

While parts of the New Green Deal are worthwhile goals, many are misguided. We do need a plan to move towards a healthier and cleaner environment, but one that looks at real solutions. Increased Wind and Solar equal increases in Mining and land use. If the situation is so dire, then the New Green Deal … Continue reading Green New Deal Is the Antithesis of Green

If clean-tech and green-tech are the jobs of tomorrow, as their boosters tirelessly claim, then our job prospects are bleak indeed.

StatCan just exposed how worthless ‘green’ industries are to Canada’s economy December 19, 2018 | Philip Cross | Financial Post  Meanwhile, green energy's marginal and largely meaningless existence will be expensive for both taxpayers and electricity customer Statistics Canada’s release this week of the first estimates of its Environmental and Clean Technology Accounts. StatCan’s green-economy … Continue reading If clean-tech and green-tech are the jobs of tomorrow, as their boosters tirelessly claim, then our job prospects are bleak indeed.

Has the time finally come for offshore wind energy on North America’s Great Lakes?

Proposals to build turbines in North America’s Great Lakes have stalled in recent years — but a new initiative aims to break through the barriers. December 29, 2017 | Andy Balaskovitz | Ensia It’s been eight years since a public–private partnership — the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo) — was formed in northern Ohio to attract an … Continue reading Has the time finally come for offshore wind energy on North America’s Great Lakes?

There is no free environmental lunch when it comes to building and using massive turbine structures.

The Reality of Industrial Wind Power Oct 01, 2018  |Jeff Ingber | Townhall.com. | [See full article] I certainly want to preserve the environment for my grandchildren and theirs, and I appreciate the threat posed by fossil fuels. But wind power, shrouded in a mystique of cost-effective, clean, renewable energy, creates far more problems than is … Continue reading There is no free environmental lunch when it comes to building and using massive turbine structures.