Renewable Energy

Green Energy ‘Simply Wont Work,’ Say Google Engineers

by Steve MacDonald November 23, 2014

Two Stanford PhDs, Ross Koningstein having trained in aerospace engineering and David Fork in applied physics, have spent four years (fully funded by Google) to examine and solve the so-called problem of the so-called renewable energy future. At the start of RE<C, we had shared the attitude of many stalwart environmentalists: We felt that with […]

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Renewable Energy Protesters Suffer Erectile Dysfuncion

by Steve MacDonald October 14, 2014
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Environmental protesters showed up outside the office of a Wisconsin power company (Madison Gas & Electric- MG&E) to protest the offense of energy made possible by cheap and abundant resources.  They were demanding that the power company mix in more wind and solar because keeping rates that low would disincentivize customers from considering more expensive […]

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Data Point – Renewable Energy as percentage of World output

by Skip July 18, 2014

“If decarbonization is to be achieved by expanding renewables the expansion will have to come in wind, solar and biomass. So let’s take hydro out and see how far growth in wind, solar and biomass has carried us along the decarbonization path so far“: (H/T: Watts Up with That)

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Data Point – about all that talk about the rise of renewable power sources?

by Skip December 18, 2013

All those assertions that renewables are expanding at 100%, 200%, x%?  Yeah, its possible when you start pretty much at zero: In other words, the Energy Department’s not expecting a lot of progress for renewable energies as a fuel source for America, even after almost 100 years of efforts from politicians like Obama and billions […]

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Data Point – the cost of Renewable Energy

by Skip July 30, 2013

An abstraction from the Wall Street Journal (via Junk Science): Wind and solar make up 3.5% of America’s electrical generation Denmark gets 30% of its electrical generation from wind Germany gets 12% of its electrical generation from wind and solar Germany has used used $250 Billion to deploy to 12% By 2020: Denmark wishes to […]

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HB580 – Moratorium on Windmills

by Skip February 18, 2013

I went up to Skip’s Gun shop on Saturday to conduct some business and as always, Skip and I spent a few moments talking politics and he mentioned that a bill that he is the prime sponsor on is coming up for hearing tomorrow.  This normally would be taking place in one of the usual […]

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