Category Archives: Renewable energy debate

Climate Etc. – understanding the cost of renewables

Climate Etc. readers requested a post on “the generation planning process to help them better understand cost issues surrounding the large scale addition and integration of renewable resources.” According to the author of the excellent analysis, “the major takeaway is that … Continue reading

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“California’s drought disaster is real”

Wayne Lusvardi’s article at CalWatchDog.com titled “Drought could cascade through state infrastructure” presents excellent commentary on the power generation side of the current drought. Well worth the read! Related post:  Pump storage … the industrial wind side show’s latest prop.

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Subsidy Games

Kansas Watchdog’s Travis Perry opens his commentary, Not so fast: Siemens still wants wind subsidies,  with this gem:  “Siemens Wind Power looks forward to a future where wind can compete without subsidies from the federal government … But not just … Continue reading

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A Cluttered Sky (Video)

We thank Mr. John Terry for allowing us to post his most recent video.  When asked to introduce “A Cluttered Sky,” Mr. Terry provided the following comments: “There are a lot of assumptions regarding wind energy. Some of these are … Continue reading

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Runaway Green Energy Cost

“Germany must rein in the runaway costs of subsidising electricity from renewable sources or risk overburdening consumers, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Tuesday.”- Reuters The Polish government also appears to be waking up. Will we? Will the members … Continue reading

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Wind Wise Radio – Internet Wind Energy Talk

Thanks to John Terry for pointing us to Wind Wise Radio – the home of internet wind energy talk. Join them every Sunday Night, between 7 and 8pm, for an hour of live interviews with leading experts, discussion, exchange, rumour, tête-à-tête, … Continue reading

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General Electric: Tax Avoiding Profiteer

I earlier decided not to post Timothy Carney’s earlier article at the Washington Examiner.  Mr. Carney did an excellent job laying out the tax code “boondoggle” which allows the green energy vagrants to feed at the door of hard working … Continue reading

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Open letter to Senator Joe Manchin on renewable energy cash grant extensions.

AT Note:  The following was sent today to West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin’s via his email link.  Senator Manchi’s web page notes that he is opposed to Ethanol subsidies:  Letter to Sen. Harry Reid Expresses Opposition to Preferential Pricing Support … Continue reading

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Glenn Schleede on “Senator Bingaman’s Insidious National “Renewable Electricity Standards” bill, S. 3813” (Update)

Glenn Schleede goes beyond the usual arguments against the Bingaman bill.  He deals with some of the economic harm and with fallacies underlying government attempts to pick technology “winners” and force them into the US economy. Mr. Schleede suggests that … Continue reading

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“With the prime wind sites gone – or disappearing quickly – where does the wind industry go from here?”

From a recent Renewable Energy World article comes this comment – “The wind sector is suffering from its own success.” The writer’s reasoning however, is a bit different than we suggested here a short while back in our post – … Continue reading

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