Michigan industrial wind projects only have an annual capacity factor of 36%.
University Of Chicago Reports That Renewables Are A Luxury No Man Can Afford Apr. 26, 2019 | John Petersen | seekingalpha.com On April 21st, the University of Chicago's Energy Policy Institute (EPIC) released the results of a comprehensive study comparing states that have renewable portfolio standards (RPS) with states that don’t. It reported that seven … Continue reading University Of Chicago Reports That Renewables Are A Luxury No Man Can Afford
The amount of land required to power Houston for various energy sources. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJu0EJu3U4U&feature=youtu.be&t=508
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
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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