No One Can Force the Sun to Shine or Wind to Blow

Two facts are incontrovertible: Wind turbines don’t generate electricity when the wind isn’t blowing Solar power plants don’t generate electricity when the sun isn’t shining Storage can mitigate this to some extent, but it can double the initial investment in Continue reading No One Can Force the Sun to Shine or Wind to Blow

The Duck Speaks

The term that’s currently de rigueur, is “over-generation”. It’s supposed to indicate that power generation, using fossil fuels, is being done in excess. What over-generation really means is the “over-generation” of expensive and unreliable electricity by wind and solar. The Continue reading The Duck Speaks

The Big Untruth

(Untruth is more politically correct than lie.) Nothing succeeds more, or is harder to fight, than the Big Untruth. The Big Untruth is so large that people say it must be true. The Big Untruth is so large it’s difficult Continue reading The Big Untruth

Are Farmers Being Misled?

Many people assume farmers reap large financial benefits when they allow developers to install wind turbines on their property. But is this true, or are wind developers taking advantage of farmers? John Droz, see http://www.wiseenergy.org, has done an excellent job Continue reading Are Farmers Being Misled?

Finally the Truth About Renewables

Google scientists Ross Koningstein and David Fork admit that renewables won’t save the world from global warming. They were put to work by Google in 2007 to establish how renewables, such as wind and solar, could replace fossil fuels and Continue reading Finally the Truth About Renewables