Australian Heatwave Excuses

The Australian heatwave of 2017 should be a wakeup call that renewables are unreliable, and not be the basis for excuses in efforts to explain away the recent South Australia blackouts. The South Australia government had been warned about the Continue reading Australian Heatwave Excuses

Grid Storage Reality

The only potential solution for the problems caused by wind and solar generated electricity is storage. But are there limits to storage? Is it possible to provide sufficient storage to allow the closing of a large number of fossil fuel Continue reading Grid Storage Reality

Wind and Solar Inflict Pain

Actual costs show that wind and solar are more costly than natural gas or coal for generating electricity. Equally important is that wind and solar create problems for utilities and grid operators. This is best explained using the Duck curve Continue reading Wind and Solar Inflict Pain

COP 21 Carbon Cutting Absurdity, Part 2 of 3

As shown in Part 1, it’s impossible for the world to cut CO2 emissions enough to prevent a climate disaster, but could the United States cut its CO2 emissions 80% by 2050? As seen in Part 1, electricity generation and Continue reading COP 21 Carbon Cutting Absurdity, Part 2 of 3

Blackouts? Who Would Have Thought?

Suddenly, alarm bells are ringing that the grid may be in trouble, with the possibility of blackouts. While many energy observers, including me, have been warning about the impact of wind and solar for years, it’s only now that some Continue reading Blackouts? Who Would Have Thought?