Lights Out on Footy Night

Lights Out on Footy Night

IF NOT WIND AND SOLAR, THEN WHAT? by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2019 (Apr. 30, 2019) — It is 8pm on a big footy night. It is frosty with no wind. All the heaters, air-cons and TV’s are drawing power. Suddenly it is half time. All the jugs are then switched on […]

Batteries Cannot Make Renewables Reliable

Batteries Cannot Make Renewables Reliable

“WILDLY PROHIBITIVE” by David Wojick, Ph.D., CFACT, ©2019 (Apr. 27, 2019) — Utilities are starting to experiment with adding batteries to wind and solar projects. These storage projects are feeding the mistaken belief that batteries can cure the intermittency that makes wind and solar unworkable as a reliable source of power. The reality is that […]

Green Wave Staggers U.S. Power Utilities

Green Wave Staggers U.S. Power Utilities

“VERY BAD NEWS” FOR CUSTOMERS by David Wojick, Ph.D., CFACT, 2018 (Dec. 28, 2018) — In the U.S., we tend to build new generating capacity in great waves, roughly twenty years apart. In the late 1970s, when electricity use was rapidly increasing, we built over 300,000 MW of coal fired power plants. Then around 2000 […]

Germany’s Green Transition Has Hit a Brick Wall

Germany’s Green Transition Has Hit a Brick Wall

EVEN WORSE, ITS GROWING PROBLEMS WITH WIND AND SOLAR SPELL TROUBLE ALL OVER THE GLOBE by Oddvar Lundseng, Hans Johnsen and Stein Bergsmark, ©2018 (Dec. 20, 2018) — More people are finally beginning to realize that supplying the world with sufficient, stable energy solely from sun and wind power will be impossible. Germany took on […]

Dear Lord, What Were You Thinking?

Dear Lord, What Were You Thinking?

A SUBTLE SUGGESTION DURING A JAZZ CONCERT GOT ME THINKING ABOUT HISTORY, POLITICS AND ENERGY by Paul Driessen, ©2018 (Feb. 13, 2018) — What a marvelous evening it was. World-class drummer Tommy Igoe and his Birdland All-Stars treated the George Mason University Center for the Arts audience to a joyous evening of jazz, funk, Brazilian […]

The Green Empress has No Clothes

The Green Empress has No Clothes

“GREEN TOTALITARIANISM” by Viv Forbes, ©2018, carbon-sense.com (Jan. 17, 2018) — During December 2017, Germany’s millions of solar panels received just 10 hours of sunshine; and when solar energy did filter through the clouds, most of the panels were covered in snow. Even committed Green Disciples with a huge Tesla battery in their garage soon […]

Solar Ovens and Sustained Poverty for Africa

Solar Ovens and Sustained Poverty for Africa

AFRICAN FAMILIES AND HOSPITALS CANNOT RELY ON LIMITED SOLAR POWER, INSTEAD OF ELECTRICITY by Steven Lyazi, ©2017 (Apr. 22, 2017) — Solar technology in Africa, including my country of Uganda, would bring good news to millions of people who today must use firewood, charcoal and dung for cooking. Millions of Africans die from lung infections […]

Battery Baloney

Battery Baloney

“CAUSED BY POLITICAL INTERFERENCE” by Viv Forbes, ©2017, carbon-sense.com (Mar. 30, 2017) — Every day some green energy promoter or a battery salesman tells us how green energy with battery backup will supply Australia’s future electricity needs. A battery stores energy. Energy can be stored using lead-acid, nickel/cadmium, lithium, molten salt, pumped hydro, hydrogen, flywheels, […]

Shafting Taxpayers – Promoting Crony Corporatism

Shafting Taxpayers – Promoting Crony Corporatism

WILL CONGRESS PERPETUATE RENEWABLE SUBSIDIES, REDISTRIBUTE OUR WEALTH AND HAMMER FOSSIL FUELS? by Paul Driessen, ©2015 (Dec. 17, 2015) — President Reagan once said, “The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.” The omnibus budget package being negotiated on Capitol Hill is a perfect example. The wheeling […]

Wind and Solar, Bye-Bye, Birdie

Wind and Solar, Bye-Bye, Birdie

AN “ALTERNATIVE” TO WIND AND SOLAR POWER? by Rich Mastrisciano, TPATH Contributor, ©2015 (Nov. 15, 2015) — A TV commercial appeared during the Fox Business presidential debate claiming climate change is the greatest threat to the world today. (Absurd! Militant Islam is the world’s greatest threat.) It was produced by a group called NextGen Climate. […]

Putting the Emphasis On America’s Good Side

Putting the Emphasis On America’s Good Side

“IN DEFENSE OF RURAL AMERICA” by Ron Ewart, ©2014, President, NARLO (Oct. 4, 2014) — “In spite of all of our individual and collective faults, there is a ‘great good’ that exists in a very large number of us.  That good is personified in a wide range of human traits and behavior including private and […]

Obama Misleads Students About the Climatic Impact of Energy Choices pb

Obama Misleads Students About the Climatic Impact of Energy Choices pb

WHAT HAS CLIMATE CHANGE GOT TO DO WITH ENERGY SUPPLY?  ALMOST NOTHING by Bob Carter and Tom Harris, ©2014, ICSC (Oct. 3, 2014) — In his major address on the economy at Northwestern University on Thursday, President Barack Obama told students, “If we keep investing in clean energy technology, we won’t just put people to work […]

How Global Policy Becomes Local

How Global Policy Becomes Local

“THIS IS HOW IT’S DONE” by Tom DeWeese, ©2014, The American Policy Center (Jun. 25, 2014) — I first issued the following article in 2005. Since that time, planning groups like the American Planning Association and other Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are involved in implementing sustainable development across the nation, vigorously deny that their programs […]

Similarities Between Nevada and Crimea

Similarities Between Nevada and Crimea

“NO ARGUMENT AGAINST THE SECOND AMENDMENT” by OPOVV, ©2014 (Apr. 15, 2014) — Foreign troops invading. The rule of law suspended. But if anyone wanted to make an argument for or against the Second Amendment, one couldn’t ask for a better example of the “Bundy Citizen Showdown against Obama’s Henchmen” that took place in the second […]

Germany’s New “Renewable” Energy Policy

WIND AND SOLAR POWER + SOARING ELECTRICITY PRICES = OUTSOURCED JOBS + MORE COAL BURNING Meanwhile, eco activists demand “sustainable lifestyles” – for other people by Kelvin Kemm, ©2012 (Aug. 28, 2012) — It is amazing how biased the international media is when it comes to reporting on energy generation, specifically electricity. In mid-August, Germany opened […]

Cheap, Clean, Limitless Energy May be Mankind’s Only Salvation!

A NEW ENERGY SOURCE? by Ron Ewart, ©2011 (Aug. 29, 2011) — There is probably no one alive today who can remember life without electricity, and yet 98% of man’s rise out of dark sub-Sahara Africa was without this form of work-saving energy.    The only forms of energy to do work that were available to mankind prior […]