100 percent renewable energy rested on a lie

Article Countries: USA
Article Year: 2017
Publisher: Environmental Progress

Michael Shellenberger, Environmental Progress: An all-star group of energy and climate scholars published a scientific article in a prestigious journal pointing out that a Stanford professor’s proposal for powering the United States entirely on renewable energy sources rests upon a gigantic lie. Over the last several years, Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo and many politicians have pointed to Stanford scientist Mark Jacobson’s modeling as proof that we can quickly and cheaply transition to 100 percent renewables. What is the lie?100 percent renewable energy rested on a lie That we can increase the amount of power from U.S. hydroelectric dams ten-fold. According to the U.S. Department of Energy and all major studies, the real potential increase is just one percent of that.

100 percent renewable plan

Article Countries: USA
Article Year: 2017

As of February 2017, Mark Jacobson is listed as being in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He talks about the problems of man-made global warming from fossil fuels and how wind and solar energy can provide 100 % of electrical energy needs in the United States. Many people recognize that wind and solar are extremely low energy density compare to nuclear, highly unpredictable in energy output and have times when they don't provide energy at all. What if the United States adopted his plan? What would that do for the man-made climate change he talks about? What would the rest of the world do, go wind and solar, stick with fossil fuels, go nuclear? What has James Lovelock said recently about man-made global warming, wind energy and nuclear? See his position in other articles on this website.

2.5 trillion dollar reason battery storage impossible

Article Countries: USA
Article Year: 2019
Publisher: MIT Technology Review

James Temple, writer for MIT Technology Review: Fluctuating solar and wind power require lots of energy storage, and lithium-ion batteries seem like the obvious choice—but they are far too expensive to play a major role. Relying on renewables alone significantly inflates the cost of overhauling energy. At current prices, a battery storage system of that size would cost more than $2.5 trillion. Repeat that every time the batteries are worn out.

Richard McPherson, electrical power and grid security expert. He is pursuing executable humanitarian solutions under the nexus of agriculture, water and energy: America is now living with a horrible electricity supply system. At the same time the nationwide system is vulnerable to the effects of weather, humans, EMP and solar events. A situation created by politicians for their benefits. A system, China, Russia, North Korea and their proxies love.

8 predictions for the world in 2030

Article Countries: World
Article Year: 2016 2022
Publisher: weforum.org
The World Economic Forum has lost the plot

The World Economic Forum — also known as “Davos” — is an exclusive talking shop for the rich and powerful. As a symbol of the neoliberal order it’s long been a target for the anti-capitalist Left. More recently, it’s also become a bugbear of the populist Right. That’s not just because the WEF champions globalisation, but also because of what some see as an elitist plot to radically change our lifestyles. Peter Franklin, The Post, February 11, 2022

Apparently, a shadowy cabal is dead set on getting us to eat bugs instead of real meat and to live in pods instead of proper flats and houses. Needless to say, the conspiracy theories are overblown; but, as I explain here, insect protein and tiny homes are definitely on the Davos agenda.

A brutal example of why 100% renewables can’t work

Article Countries: USA
Article Year: 2019
Publisher: Heartland Institute

David Wojick, Heartland Institute, Ph.D. Philosophy of Science and Mathematical Logic, B.Sc. Civil Engineering: The brutal cold wave that just struck America provides a stark example of why 100% renewables cannot possibly work. Once the massive high pressure system was in place there was almost no wind, so no significant wind power. And the coldest temperatures by far were at night or early morning, when there was no solar power either. The first drawing shows Germany aiming for 100% wind and solar and they are using coal as backup, essentially no reduction in fossil fuel capacity. Colorado and California are mandating 100% wind and solar (with fossil fuel backup?). It is the worse possible energy plan for modern economies. Thank the politicians who planned this.

A time for perspective

Article Countries: USA
Article Year: 2020
Publisher: village-news.com

The 20th Century brought horrendous suffering and death. The covid pandemic of 2019 - 2021 caused several million deaths but much less than other pandemics and acts of man. Politicians triggered a global economic downturn that led to a reduction in man-made carbon dioxide emissions. But this did not change the increasing atmospheric CO2 trajectory. The increase in atmospheric CO2 must be from another source, like release of CO2 from the oceans from a naturally warming world. Leaders of the free world are forcing very questionable energy policies (abandon fossil fuels and nuclear power - go with wind and solar). That is unjustified and scientifically baseless. The decisions of alarmist politicians and their backers will cause tremendous suffering and death. Our worst enemies are among us.

Activos energetico y desarrollo

Article Countries: Mexico
Article Year: 2018

Edgar Ocampo Tellez: El propósito de este trabajo es el de realizar un acercamiento a las condiciones que serán necesarias construir durante las próximas décadas para que México logre alcanzar un modelo energético sostenible hacia el horizonte 2050. - The objective of this paper is to examine all energy sources for Mexico to have sustainable energy supplies by 2050. This primarily includes wind, solar, fossil fuels. There are no plans to replace their nuclear plants, in part because there are no companies in the USA or Europe to build them. So far, Mexico has not turned to Russia, China or South Korea to provide new nuclear plants.

All About Energy Newsletter 2022 Issue 9

Article Countries: USA
Article Year: 2022

The main article in this issue is the World Report Card on Climate, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear, and Related Government Policies.

All electricity pollutes

Article Countries: Canada
Article Year: 2022

Science pointing to Myths and False Propaganda surrounding the production of electricity is suppressed! Does that Producing, Distributing and Storing electricity hurt anyone? Why is there such a reluctance to publish the Scientific Facts explaining the High Environmental Damage caused from Producing, Transmitting and Storing electricity for driving Electric Cars?

Renewables . . .One wind turbine contains 800 lbs. of Neo-Dymium Boron. More radiation is released making these rare-earth magnets in Mongolia each Year than all the nuclear reactors in the USA, combined. As one environmentalist told the Daily Mail, “There is not one step of the rare earth mining process that is not disastrous for the environment.”

All uses of energy in the United States for 2015 and 2021

Article Countries: USA
Article Year: 2016
Publisher: Source of graphs - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Wind and solar are very small contributors to generation for electricity. It is only because they are very small parts that they can be tolerated on the modern electric grid at all. Wind and solar are a negligible contribution to reducing coal, oil, and natural gas and thus supposedly stopping man-made global warming.

Amazing Europe and Mediterranean

Article Countries: Europe
Article Year: 2018

John Shanahan, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA: Modern use of energy, primarily fossil fuels, hydro-electric and nuclear will enable mankind to live better, more peacefully, have quality education, find better jobs, protect the environment and preserve wildlife habitat. This presentation shows a few examples of people in seven countries in Europe and on the Mediterranean working for and enjoying an amazing world.

Americas Nightmare Winter - is coming

Article Countries: USA
Article Year: 2022
Publisher: secure.sjuggerudtruewealth.com

I believe something terrible is about to happen to millions of unsuspecting Americans… Our good fortune of the past 50 years is about to take a major turn, as two inevitable trends careen toward each other, like runaway freight trains on the same track. This collision will bring about some of the most difficult years in American history.

I’ve made three macroeconomic predictions in my 50-year career. All three proved to be right, though I was mocked each time.

My fourth and final prediction should be no different.

Another nuclear plant closes: Get ready for electricity shortages

Article Countries: USA
Article Year: 2022
Publisher: thehill.com

America’s electric grid is being mismanaged and consumers will pay a heavy price for that mismanagement.

More evidence of that came with the recent closure of the Palisades Power Plant in Michigan. The 811-megawatt nuclear plant was shut down on the same day that the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) issued a report saying the U.S. electric grid doesn’t have enough generation capacity and that blackouts are almost certain to occur across the country this summer.

In short, the closure of the Palisades Power Plant will increase emissions, reduce energy affordability, and hurt the resilience and reliability of America’s electric grid. That’s a lousy quadfecta.


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