Jon Boone, environmentalist, naturalist, bird and nature artist, wind energy expert: The headlines are that offshore wind energy is revving up. Wind remains a key resource in the “all of the above” arsenal of energy supply promulgated by two Secretary of Energy yardbirds. Wind opposition remains stuck in its “not in my backyard” orientation because so few have even bothered to grasp the reasons for its utter power dysfunction. It can’t even produce modern power. This is central toward understanding why wind continues to have traction in the public square. Along with the wink and a nod from the usual suspects leading the conventional generation crowd, who have always understood that, the more wind generation, the more need for—uh—fossil fuels. Wink, wink—nod....
Rob Jeffrey, Independent Economic Risk Consultant: It is claimed that wind and solar are the cheapest sources of electricity and these sources should dominate the future electricity supply. This paper focuses on known additional costs and subsidies which are not taken into account by their advocates. Advocates of wind and solar claim a cost of 62cents/kWh. This is, however, the price at the gate of the supplier. It does not include all the costs of supply necessary to convert this electricity from non-dispatchable electricity supply to dispatchable electricity supply at the point of supply to the customer. These are in effect direct subsidies to solar and wind suppliers, whereas they should be added as a cost to the renewable energy suppliers
John Shanahan, civil engineer, editor allaboutenergy.net: Presentation to Richland, Washington Rotary Club May 2020. Introduction to website: allaboutenergy.net, videos about nuclear energy, radioisotopes and nuclear medicine. Recommendations for the future.
John Shanahan, civil engineer, editor allaboutenergy.net: Prosperity and longer lifespan are closely linked with availability of energy from fossil fuels and nuclear. Extremists working against freedom and capitalism are determined to take this energy away. Elected officials in North America are working with them to gain power. They have been at it since 1970. This must stop.