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  • The intermittency of wind and solar power could be worse than originally thought, experts say

    05/03/2024 7:37:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 2, 2024 | Kevin Killough
    "Wind Droughts": A 15-state region produced less than 10% of its potential 22 gigawatt wind output over an 82-hour period. For 42 hours straight within that period, the wind output was only 1.5% of the total.. Last month, multiple news outlets reported on the record-smashing year the wind industry had in 2023. The Global Wind Energy Council released its latest report showing the world installed 117 gigawatts of capacity. The Associated Press called 2023 a “record year for wind installations,” and Reuters noted that the U.S. was among the top five markets for wind installations. The U.S. Energy Information Administration...
  • How sustainable is wind power?

    03/12/2024 11:55:31 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 30 replies
    DW.com ^ | 12/21/21 | Gero Rueter
    Wind power is essential to fighting climate change, yet building the turbines is energy-intensive and the blades are made from plastics. So how eco-friendly is wind power really?ind power is set to become the key pillar of the global renewable energy supply. Generating power from wind is not only carbon neutral, it can also be used to produce hydrogen and synthetic fuels like kerosene and diesel in a climate-friendly way. With the sun, wind is so abundant that it has the potential to supply the entire global energy demand a few times over. This will be vital for the energy...
  • New York's Massive Off-Shore 'Empire Wind' Farm Goes Blade Tips Up

    01/04/2024 3:20:12 PM PST · by CaptainK · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/04/24 | Beege Welborn
    As far as I’m concerned, this New Year is off to a resounding start, with the wind industry and Green cabal already taking a pounding right out of the proverbial gate. Yesterday’s late good news is so, SO schweet. Another huge blow for renewable energy to fight climate change: BP and Equinor have scrapped a massive offshore wind power project off New York's Long Island. Empire Wind 2 can't go forward b/c of cost increases. The whales win again!
  • More than 100 dolphins, thousands of fish found dead as Brazilian governor declares state of emergency

    10/03/2023 10:59:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/03/2023 | Lawrence Richard
    More than 100 dolphins died in Brazil last week, and a local governor has declared a state of emergency as experts say additional deaths could be expected. The Brazilian Amazon continues to grapple with a severe drought. Experts say the most likely cause of the deaths in the lakes were high water temperatures, as temperatures have exceeded 102 degrees Fahrenheit in the Tefe Lake region. The Mamiraua Institute, a research group of Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, said additional dolphins were found Monday. Local media has reported thousands of fish have also died at Tefe Lake, which is...
  • Environmentalists Blast Offshore Wind as 69th Dead Whale in Less than Year Found Dead on Atlantic Coast

    09/03/2023 7:08:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Maine Wire ^ | AUGUST 29, 2023 | STEVE ROBINSON
    In a less than 24-hour span this weekend, two more dead whales have been discovered off the northern Atlantic coast of the U.S., and pro-cetacean activists are blaming Joe Biden’s offshore wind initiative. One whale washed up on Rockaway Beach in New York, while the other was filmed floating off of Chatham, Mass. While the connection between whale fatalities and offshore wind power development hasn’t been rigorously studied, some environmentalists believe that loud sonar mapping, high boat traffic, and other disturbances to whales’ natural habitat are contributing to the surge in deaths. ... New England Fishermen’s Stewardship Association (NEFSA) said...
  • Major Offshore Wind Company Takes Huge Losses After Struggling To Get More Biden Bucks

    08/30/2023 5:09:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 30, 2023 | Nick Pope
    A Danish offshore wind company with major projects in the U.S. has taken huge losses Wednesday after warning about its so-far unsuccessful effort to get more federal subsidies, according to Reuters. Orsted stated Tuesday that it anticipates that its three developments in U.S. waters may be $2.3 billion less valuable than anticipated, in part because the firm is having trouble receiving more tax credits from the Biden administration, according to Reuters. Other problems the firm’s projects face include supply chain backups and rising interest rates that make refinancing difficult. “The situation in U.S. offshore wind is severe,” Orsted’s CEO, Mads...
  • Thousands of Old Wind Turbine Blades Pile Up in West Texas

    08/29/2023 6:16:56 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 58 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | August 24, 2023 | Russell Gold
    Officials in Sweetwater say an out-of-state company has made their town a dump for the seldom-seen trash created by renewable energy.
  • U.S. Department of Energy Projects Strong Growth in U.S. Wind Power Sector

    08/24/2023 8:08:00 PM PDT · by texas booster · 22 replies
    (Received via email from the Dept of Energy, U>S> Sect of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm)Three New Wind Energy Market Reports Highlight Growth in Wind Energy Deployment and Domestic Supply Chain, Creating Good-Paying Jobs Thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America AgendaThree New Wind Energy Market Reports Highlight Growth in Wind Energy Deployment and Domestic Supply Chain, Creating Good-Paying Jobs Thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America AgendaThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released three annual reports showing that wind power continues to be one of the fastest growing and lowest cost sources of electricity in America and is poised...
  • Partially Wind-powered Cargo Ship Will Sail From China To Brazil In Test

    08/22/2023 2:02:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 8/22 | Owen Bellwood
    A cargo ship fitted with two massive sails developed by America’s Cup engineers is setting off on its maiden voyage from China to BrazilRemember in the olden days when ships weren’t fitted with engines and propellers to power them across the oceans? Back then, they used massive sheets of fabric called sails to capture the wind and use that to push them through the waves, novel idea right? Well now, that vintage tech is making a comeback on a cargo ship that’s about to sail from China to Brazil. According to the BBC, the 750-foot Pyxis Ocean cargo ship has...
  • Texas Power Prices Surge 6,000% as Grid Operator Asks Residents to Reduce Energy Usage Due to ‘Low Wind Generation’

    08/20/2023 12:03:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 109 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug. 19, 2023 | Cristina Laila
    Earlier this week Texas grid operator ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) asked residents to reduce energy usage amid a sweltering heat wave to avoid rolling blackouts. ERCOT manages electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers and represents 90% of the state’s electric load, according to the company. Temperatures soared to 115+ degrees with the heat index in parts of Texas on Thursday amid an excessive heat warning. ERCOT issued the voluntary conservation notice due to extreme temperatures, forecasted high demand and lower reserves due to low wind generation. ... The wind turbines aren’t producing enough energy. Texas...
  • Di Leo: Modern Energy and Your Turbine Footprint

    08/09/2023 6:58:11 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 9, AD 2023 | John F. Di Leo
    Can you spare a few thousand square feet of land for a windmill? Well, maybe not you, but surely a farmer can, right? Or a rancher? Or a developer. What’s a few thousand square feet to a land baron? Some people with lots of land can spare that much, especially if the government will pay them a few grand for it. Maybe not you or me, but… the other guy. Let HIM do it. America is a big country. Huge. It doesn’t really sound like a few thousand square feet of land for a windmill would have a big impact...
  • Will Wind Turbines Be Generating More Waste Than Electricity?

    07/22/2023 6:57:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Heartland Daily News ^ | July 18, 2023 | Ronald Stein, P.E.
    Wind turbines, once touted by the few wealthy and less populated countries as a clean solution for electricity, are now becoming an eyesore, a hazard, and a significant environmental threat. After decades of operating around the world for the few wealthy and less populated countries, wind turbines continue to have a live expectancy of about 20 years. To date there has yet to be discovered a financially viable means of recycling those wind turbines. As a result, today’s old wind turbines are being dumped into toxic waste dumps. Because wind turbine blades are very difficult to recycle, the waste stream...
  • Study points to Samaria's untapped wind power potential

    05/15/2023 5:54:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Researchers from Ariel University have conducted a study of wind speed statistics in the Samaria region of Israel and have found that the area holds potential for wind energy production. The study analyzed 11 years of wind data provided by the Israeli Meteorological Service and found a cumulative mean wind speed of 4.53 m/s and a prevailing wind direction characterized by a cumulative mean azimuth of 226°. The study's co-author, Professor Asher Yahalom from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at Ariel University explained that "we analyzed long-term wind data for the Samaria region and found that wind speeds...
  • How much wind killing do we want?

    05/11/2023 9:49:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    cfact ^ | May 10th, 2023 | David Wojick
    That rapidly growing wind power development kills birds in ever increasing numbers is clear. That it also kills whales and other marine mammals is becoming clear. So the policy question is how much killing is enough, before we stop killing more? This question seems not to be asked. The stampede to build huge amounts of wind power, on land and at sea, is potentially devastating to a great many species. Our focus has been on the growing threat to whales and other marine mammals from offshore industrial wind. But this is just part of a much deeper pattern of runaway...
  • British Climate Activist Responds To Ponton's UK Wind Power "Reality Check"

    04/07/2023 4:38:23 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 6 Apr, 2023 | Framcis Menton
    Having read Bill Ponton’s very clear “reality check” on the UK’s Net Zero project, you are probably wondering, what are the counter-arguments advanced by the supporters of Net Zero? After all, the Net Zero thing appears to have near-unanimous support in the UK. There is no significant political party in that country that advocates policies dissenting from the Net Zero program, unless you count the UK Independence Party, which at the moment holds zero seats in a House of Commons of 650 members. The currently-governing Conservative Party is fully on board with the Net Zero program, with the partial exception...
  • Important New Report Explores The Futility Of Wind Power

    04/02/2023 5:07:24 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 1 Apr, 2023 | Francis Menton
    A reader named Bill Ponton has just produced an important new Report that explores the effects and costs of continuing increases in generation of electricity from wind. The Report has the title “The Cost of Increasing UK Wind Power Capacity: A Reality Check.” Ponton has sent his Report to me, and I’m writing about it now even though I don’t yet have a link to provide readers with access to the full Report. I will update this post with a link to the full Report as soon as I have it. Ponton’s Report follows and builds on prior work of...
  • Eminent Oxford Scientist Says Wind Power “Fails on Every Count”

    03/26/2023 2:39:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Daily Sceptic ^ | 25 MARCH 2023 | Chris Morrison
    It could be argued that the basic arithmetic showing wind power is an economic and societal disaster in the making should be clear to a bright primary school child. Now the Oxford University mathematician and physicist, researcher at CERN and Fellow of Keble College, Emeritus Professor Wade Allison has done the sums. The U.K. is facing the likelihood of a failure in the electricity supply, he concludes. “Wind power fails on every count,” he says, adding that governments are ignoring “overwhelming evidence” of the inadequacies of wind power, “and resorting to bluster rather than reasoned analysis”. Professor Allison’s dire warnings...
  • NJ Lawmakers Demand Pause on Offshore Wind Projects After Latest Dolphin Mass-Death Incident at Beach

    03/22/2023 7:45:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/22/2023 | Leah Barkoukis
    Eight dolphins have died in New Jersey after washing ashore a Sea Isle City beach on Tuesday. According to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, two dolphins died shortly after they were spotted on the beach while the six others were euthanized after a veterinarian determined their conditions were deteriorating so rapidly that returning them to the water would have prolonged their suffering in what would have resulted in an “inevitable death.” Rescuers are pouring buckets of ocean water on the 6 of 8 stranded dolphins still alive on Sea Isle City beach. Dolphins can overheat fast so their skin needs...
  • Norway Apologises for 'Illegal' Wind Farms on Indigenous Land

    03/02/2023 8:03:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 03 Mar 2023
    Norway's government on Thursday (Mar 2) apologised to indigenous Sami reindeer herders affected by wind farms that were declared illegal after they were built, following a week of protests by activists. The country's highest court unanimously ruled in October 2021 that the expropriation and operating permits issued for the construction of 151 turbines in the Fosen region of western Norway were invalid. The court found that the project violated the rights of Sami families to practise their culture of reindeer husbandry.
  • Wind-Power Makers Suffer Huge Losses, Want To Abandon Major Project

    02/06/2023 9:14:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2023 | Thomas Lifson
    The greenies’ dream of “clean” (except for millions of dead birds) energy from wind farms is dying in the face of the poor economics (even with tax subsidies) and unreliable technology. The big players in constructing wind turbines are facing massive losses and write-downs and cancelling big offshore wind projects. Brace yourself for demands for even more subsides to the failing industry.The green energy subsidiary of German electrical equipment giant Siemens just reported Thursday that it lost nearly a billion dollars in the last quarter. Via Fox News (Hat tip: Beege Welborn, Hot Air):Global green energy company Siemens Gamesa reported...