Deceitful Studies

Some organizations publish studies purporting to demonstrate why their proposals are good for America, but the studies are based on opinions masquerading as facts. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEE) recently published another study, quoted by the liberal Continue reading Deceitful Studies

Germany’s Failing Energiewende, Part 2

In spite of Germany’s efforts to cut CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, coal-fired power generation continues to produce approximately 42% of Germany’s electricity. Natural gas only produces 9% due to the high cost of natural gas, which is mostly procured Continue reading Germany’s Failing Energiewende, Part 2

Germany’s Failing Energiewend, Part 1

Could Germany’s program for reducing CO2 emissions by replacing fossil fuels with renewables be failing? In 2014, approximately 25% of Germany’s electricity was produced from wind and solar, with the goal of having 60% produced from wind and solar by Continue reading Germany’s Failing Energiewend, Part 1

Status of Nuclear Reactors for Power Generation

Virtually all existing nuclear reactors in the United States will be shut down by 2100, while China and other nations continue to build them. See, U.S. Nuclear Demise Amid Increases Elsewhere. Small nuclear reactors have been proposed, where their modular Continue reading Status of Nuclear Reactors for Power Generation

No One Can Force the Sun to Shine or Wind to Blow

Two facts are incontrovertible: Wind turbines don’t generate electricity when the wind isn’t blowing Solar power plants don’t generate electricity when the sun isn’t shining Storage can mitigate this to some extent, but it can double the initial investment in Continue reading No One Can Force the Sun to Shine or Wind to Blow

The Duck Speaks, Part 2

The general impact of renewables on the utility industry was discussed in Part 1, using Diagram 2. While the Duck curve displays the over generation caused by renewables, the effect of renewables can better be seen by examining a load Continue reading The Duck Speaks, Part 2