Category Archives: Environment

Renewables and world energy supply

How much of the world’s energy is supplied by renewables? by Roger Andrews BP and the International Energy Agency (IEA) measure the contribution of renewables to the global energy mix in terms of primary energy consumed while the World Bank estimates … Continue reading

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Britain becalmed………

As received – see link: Britain Becalmed: Turbines across the UK are at a STANDSTILL after wind ‘disappears’ for a week causing a two-year low in electricity production A lack of wind in the UK for the last week has … Continue reading

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Australia’s Self-Inflicted Renewable Energy Crisis: 200,000 Families Can’t Afford Power

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
Relying on subsidised, intermittent and unreliable wind and solar results in rocketing power prices. Rocketing power prices results in a cycle of grinding, daily misery for the poorest and most vulnerable. More than 100,000…

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Link received re. offshore wind……..

See: http://www.youris.com/energy/energy-grid/offshore-wind-farms-too-much-energy-is-lost-in-cables.kl An engineer’s comment: There are significant costs associated with transmitting electricity over long distances which apply to both offshore and  onshore sites.  Power losses over long distances can be quite significant and most large scale interconnectors transmit DC … Continue reading

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Re. Wind Energys Absurd website….link https://www.facebook.com/WindEnergysAbsurd/?hc_ref=ARTgD61fEypoRoQvJZ8ueLSZXkgGVWgbECtn8CE6ZRHeNJWSoOOMU7cF0ATffIM__20&fref=nf for excellent info.

Please visit Wind Energy’s Absurd  · 14 mins ·  When we hear SNP politicians prattling on about the islands being given special consideration in respect of CfDs; when we hear Claire Perry rattling on about it too; when you read about one … Continue reading

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Developing Nations Need Coal

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:
By Paul Homewood ? Eureporter, a Brussels based European multimedia news platform, while claiming to be “independent”, is in reality a pretty tame, EU supporting website. Which makes this report…

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Inevitable Transition: End to Subsidies Spells Armageddon for Ageing Wind Turbines in Europe

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
With wind power subsidies drying up across Europe, the prospects for RE rent seekers look bleaker than ever. It seems like only yesterday, that we were told that wind power was cheaper than coal,…

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