The Solar-Induced Death Spiral

A Wall Street Journal analyst recently wrote that PV solar installations could result in the demise of the grid, with PV solar thrusting it into a “death spiral” caused by an ever increasing amount of electricity being generated by roof Continue reading The Solar-Induced Death Spiral

EIA Levelized Costs Can be Misleading

The levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) has become a tool used by advocates of wind and solar to mislead the public, with the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) inflating the cost of electricity from coal. The EIA assigns a cost Continue reading EIA Levelized Costs Can be Misleading

Hurricanes and Service

A recent Wall Street Journal op-ed by Mr. Devaney about his father and the dedication of electric utility linemen, reminded me of the esprit de corps at the GE Service businesses where I spent many years. The men and women Continue reading Hurricanes and Service

Great Lake Water Levels

Water levels in the Great Lakes have been the subject of scare stories about global warming for years. Not too long ago, the National Geographic Magazine used Great Lake water levels to highlight global warming. Fortunately, the National Oceanic and Continue reading Great Lake Water Levels

Blocking the Strait of Hormuz

At least 20% of the world’s oil supply transits through the Strait of Hormuz which is, on average, around 30 miles wide.   The Wall Street Journal recently had an analysis of the military challenges in what would be an Continue reading Blocking the Strait of Hormuz

EPA Threatens Grid Reliability

As a follow-up to last Friday’s article on the importance of coal if we are to have an abundant supply of low-cost electricity, it’s important to note that rapid closure of coal-fired power plants could create shortages of electricity and Continue reading EPA Threatens Grid Reliability