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Battery Storage for Energy: These revolutionary technologies promised to help save us from climate change. So what happened?

Evan Fleischer — Washington Post — August 27, 2014 There’s an odd micro-trend playing out via news media and press releases that all but insists that society is perpetually on the cusp of a battery revolution. In 2006, MIT hailed a groundbreaking device that could store as much energy as a conventional battery while recharging […]

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Spain’s Green Energy Experiment

The Institute for Energy Research — August 27, 2014 The IER released today a case study on Spain’s failed green energy policies. This is the second entry in a series of case studies on Europe’s green energy disaster (click here to read IER’s case study on Germany). For years, President Obama has pointed to Europe’s […]

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Ready for this? The North American Wind Industry says that the Eagle Kill Permits are great for Eagle Conservation and Protection!!

(Note: Another one of those “you just can’t make this crap up” moments.  This is the current propaganda being touted by the wind industry in the face of incredible backlash against them from environmental groups over the FWS decision to allow them to kill bald eagles for 30 years without penalty.  “Obtaining an eagle take […]

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The Environmental Movement Becomes a Bird-Killing Machine

Dr. Merrill Matthews — The Institute for Policy Innovation — August 19, 2014 It’s not just wind turbines wiping out thousands of birds; it turns out that solar plants can also take a heavy toll. The Associated Press reports that federal wildlife officials have visited a state-of-the-art solar energy plant in the Mojave Desert to […]

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Great explanation of the ‘fixed quantity’ of energy in our universe / world.

I was reading about the failure of renewable energy in Europe and went on to the comment section where sometimes, you can pick up some fascinating stuff.  I came across this series of comments and thought I would share, because what is said here, is so basic and so true, but it would be very […]

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Goshen Wind Energy Centre approved by Ontario Ministry of Energy

John Miner — London Free Press — July 28, 2014  NextEra Energy Canada has been given the green light by the Ontario Environment Ministry for a $300-million wind farm in South Huron and Bluewater municipalities near the shoreline of Lake Huron. The Goshen Wind Energy Centre will involve the construction of about 60 wind turbines […]

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Blowing Our Dollars in the Wind

Viv Forbes — The Pickering Post — July 15, 2014 Wind energy produces costly, intermittent, unpredictable electricity. But Government subsidies and mandates have encouraged a massive gamble on wind investments in Australia – over $7 billion has already been spent and another $30 billion is proposed. This expenditure is justified by the claim that by […]

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Tom Adams: Return of Ontario’s Six Billion Dollar Man

Tom Adams – June 24, 2014 Bob Chiarelli is back as the Wynne government’s Energy Minister. Last December, I started the series “Chiarelli: Ontario’s Six Billion Dollar Man” to track some of Bob wacky assertions about energy in Ontario. You can select the series the categories on the right hand side of your screen. The […]

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Article on New Ohio Setback Law Reveals Lots of Problems with the American Wind Industry as a Whole

New Ohio Law Requires Wind Turbines To Be Built Farther From Homes Science 2.0 — June 17, 2014 Wind energy advocates were pressing Ohio Governor John Kasich to use his line-item veto to remove what they called an anti-wind-energy provision from a tax-cutting budget bill – a requirement that new installations be built further away […]

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Dreaming the Impossible Green Dream

Tip o’ the hat to Ocotillo Wind Turbine Destruction for the article. Robert Bryce — Wall Street Journal — June 17, 2014 In the June 5 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Bill McKibben declares his desire to “set the world on a fundamentally new course.” He’s inviting fellow climate-change activists to participate in a “People’s […]

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Energy Prices Should Be Big Ontario Election Issue

Ellen Roseman — Toronto Star — June 10, 2014 Rising energy prices – up about five per cent this year – are squeezing consumers’ budgets, according to a recent Scotiabank report. The typical household spends $5,000 a year on energy, including gasoline, fuel oil, natural gas, electricity and water. All (except natural gas) have far […]

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The Fallacy of Wind Energy — Minimum Power at Astronomical Costs

Matthew Hurwitz — Milford Daily News — April 28, 2014 America uses 4,047,765,000 megawatt hours of electricity … 4.047 billion megawatt hours The latest wind turbines produce a maximum of 2.5 megawatts when the wind speed is perfect. Wind turbines start operating at wind speeds of 4 to 5 meters per second and reach maximum […]

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More Lies My Wind Rep Told Us — Wind Energy Saved Us During the Polar Vortex

(If you will recall during the Polar Vortex this past winter, the wind industry was out front claiming that their wind turbines saved most of North America, but especially Texas, from blackouts and freezing in the dark.  See here, here and here.  It’s never hard to prove these people lie on a regular basis, so […]

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How Wind and Solar Energy Places Extreme Hardship on the World’s Poorest

Tip o’ the hat to M. K. Barton The Poverty of Renewables Bjørn Lomborg — Project Syndicate — March 17, 2014 According to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “Climate change harms the poor first and worst.” This is true, because the poor are the most vulnerable and have the least resources with which to adapt. But we often […]

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Wind Industry Study: Electricity Prices Skyrocketing In Largest Wind Power States (Just like in Ontario)

James Taylor — Forbes — February 27, 2014 A newly published paper by the American Wind Energy Association illustrates that electricity prices are rising more than four times the national average in nine of the 11 states with the most wind power consumption. In Texas, the only one of the 11 states with significantly declining electricity prices, […]

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