Category Archives: Green Energy

Minnesota: Is Wind Energy A Good Idea? Not Really.

You can produce electricity with a wind turbine, but is it good policy to do so? The reality is that wind energy exists solely because of government subsidies. (Don’t take my word for it, just ask Warren Buffett: “We get … Continue reading

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Revisiting of Fuel Standards Is Not a Rollback

Remember, the government evaluates automakers on fuel economy standards by what consumers buy – not what automakers put in dealer showrooms. In short, the buying pattern of the American public has demonstrated that a rigid adherence to the standards — … Continue reading

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China: Bikeaggedon

London has recently been flooded with new bike-share schemes, notably Mobike, and the new yellow Ofo bikes – a company founded in Beijing. Already I’ve seen a few dumped and abandoned around the place. A warning sign? In China, they … Continue reading

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South Australia is giving away Tesla batteries so it can build the world’s biggest virtual power plant

The South Australian government has revealed an ambitious plan to connect 50,000 homes using solar power generation and Tesla batteries to create 250-megawatt (MW) virtual power plant (VPP) — the world’s biggest. On the first day following the announcement, South … Continue reading

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California’s bullet train is over budget by billions

“It’s billions of dollars over budget and seven years behind schedule, and appears to have no plausible way of living up to its goal of getting riders across the state in three hours or less….. “The so-called bullet train is a … Continue reading

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In Climate Science, Predictions Are Hard, Especially About The Future

“For example, there was the prediction that our national weather bureaucracy (NOAA) came out with back in October as to the severity of the upcoming winter.  How do they come up with that prediction?  Eric Niler at Wired wrote a … Continue reading

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New England Was Warned ‘Pipeline Constraints’ Could Cause Problems This Winter. Now It’s Happening

“During extremely cold weather, natural gas pipeline constraints limit the availability of fuel for natural-gas-fired power plants,” the grid operator noted. That’s exactly what is happening right now. Unrelenting cold since late December has caused energy demand to spike, pushing … Continue reading

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