…Reliability is Everything… A recent Wall Street Journal article, The Power Struggle, raised the importance of grid reliability, but claimed that electric grid failures were caused by climate change. The claim that climate risk is undermining grid reliability is an Continue reading Reliability is Everything
…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
…Clean Energy Dirtier Than Imagined… The effect of wind power on birds and bats is already well-publicized but is being swept under the rug. This article will explain why using wind and PV solar for generating electricity will cause greater Continue reading Clean Energy Dirtier Than Imagined
…Texas Remains in Peril… It has been one year since the devastating blackouts in Texas, so it’s time to examine whether Texas is in danger of repeating the disaster. Winterization Winterization was one of the issues raised as a cause Continue reading Texas Remains in Peril
…Wind Turbines Need Wind… This may seem to be a truism, but the speed of the wind is critical to how much electricity a wind turbine generates. Europe is finding this out the hard way. Texas learned this past winter Continue reading Wind Turbines Need Wind
…Whose Money is it, Anyway?… According to many people, the world needs to invest $4 trillion a year to transition to a carbon-free economy. The WSJ article said that $4 trillion is not a large sum. It quotes the CEO Continue reading Whose Money is it, Anyway?