The Why, of Why Blackouts?

…The Why, of Why Blackouts?… There is a looming threat of blackouts this summer. The Wall Street Journal reported: “Last week the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) warned that two-thirds of the U.S. could experience blackouts this summer. Welcome Continue reading The Why, of Why Blackouts?

Net-Zero Reality Conclusions

…Net-Zero Reality Conclusions… (This is the last of five articles, using published data and simple logic, to demonstrate net-zero carbon is unattainable with wind, solar or nuclear, or a combination of these methods for power generation.) Three alternative methods for Continue reading Net-Zero Reality Conclusions

Net-zero, Reality Check #4

…Net-zero, Reality Check #4… Neither wind, nuclear or PV solar, can achieve net-zero carbon, but could a combination of the three achieve net-zero carbon by 2050? Nuclear Status Unfortunately, nuclear will probably not be able to add additional new generating Continue reading Net-zero, Reality Check #4

Net-zero Reality Check #2

…Net-zero Reality Check #2… (This is the second of five articles, using published data and simple logic, to demonstrate net-zero carbon is unattainable by 2050 with wind, solar or nuclear, or a combination of these methods for power generation.) Climate Continue reading Net-zero Reality Check #2

Restoring Nuclear Power in US

GE-Hitachi BWRX- 300 MW nuclear power plant

…Restoring Nuclear Power in US… The two reasons why nuclear power is dying in the United States are: Fear High Initial Cost As shown in an earlier article, Excess Generating Capacity, existing nuclear power plants can provide electricity competitively. But, Continue reading Restoring Nuclear Power in US

Excess Generating Capacity

US Electricity Consumption STATISTA

…Excess Generating Capacity… Consumption of electricity has remained constant for at least the past ten years, 2010 through 2020. This raises two questions: Why has the US been adding new generation capacity when consumption has remained constant? Why has consumption Continue reading Excess Generating Capacity