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 Carbon Reality Check #1

…Net-Zero Carbon Reality Check #1… (This is the first of four 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.) Continue reading Net-Zero Carbon Reality Check #1

Reliability is Everything

Wind Solar Material Capability Analysis

…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

Total electricity end user consumption in United States

…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