Boring, But Important LCOEs

Levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) is what excites engineers and economists, and bores most other people, but can have profound effects on Americans. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes LCOEs for various methods of generating electricity, such as for coal Continue reading Boring, But Important LCOEs

Meaningless LCOEs

Proponents of renewables, such as wind and solar, frequently use Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) to demonstrate that wind and solar can generate electricity as inexpensively as coal or natural gas power plants. The unsuspecting person could easily assume this is Continue reading Meaningless LCOEs

Storage is Essential for Wind and Solar

  Electricity must be generated as it’s being used, so that demand and supply are always kept in balance. This is a critical factor with respect to unreliable, wind and solar. When the wind stops blowing or the sun stops Continue reading Storage is Essential for Wind and Solar

Government Acting As a Shill

Agencies of the government should be representing the people and not acting as a shill for any particular program or group. The Department of Energy (DOE) recently published a document in support of an administration policy, rather than an informative Continue reading Government Acting As a Shill

Wind Energy Distortions

People deserve to know the truth when it comes to the cost of wind energy. Would you believe that the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition, made up of 23 governors, would distort the facts? Would you believe that the Energy Information Continue reading Wind Energy Distortions