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#11 diogenes227

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:32 PM

RENEWABLES ACCOUNT FOR 70 PERCENT OF NEW US GENERATING CAPACITY

Year to date.

Coal three percent.
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#12 salsabob

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:41 AM

Did you also see this -

http://www.theguardi...ctricity-demand

Wind power generates 140% of Denmark's electricity demand

So much power was produced by Denmark’s windfarms on Thursday that the country was able to meet its domestic electricity demand and export power to Norway, Germany and Sweden.

On an unusually windy day, Denmark found itself producing 116% of its national electricity needs from wind turbines yesterday evening. By 3am on Friday, when electricity demand dropped, that figure had risen to 140%.

Interconnectors allowed 80% of the power surplus to be shared equally between Germany and Norway, which can store it in hydropower systems for use later. Sweden took the remaining fifth of excess power.

“It shows that a world powered 100% by renewable energy is no fantasy,” said Oliver Joy, a spokesman for trade body the European Wind Energy Association. “Wind energy and renewables can be a solution to decarbonisation – and also security of supply at times of high demand.”

The figures emerged on the website of the Danish transmission systems operator, energinet.dk, which provides a minute-by-minute account of renewable power in the national grid. The site shows that Denmark’s windfarms were not even operating at their full 4.8GW capacity at the time of yesterday’s peaks.


Gives you a sense of how far we're being left behind in this market.

Can we wait for our 'dinosaurs' to die out (and I'm not talking about their personal future petrochemical conversions :P )?
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#13 salsabob

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:53 AM

Political conversion might be more noticeable this time around -

http://www.newrepubl...-hurt-them-2016

Republicans’ Flip-Flop on Wind Energy Could Hurt Them in 2016

Which way is the wind blowing on alternative energy? Look no further than Iowa, where turbines have shot up across the flat, open landscape in recent years. Nationally, wind energy is still a nascent industry, accounting for just 4.4 percent of overall electricity production last year. But Iowa made an early bet on wind, and it's proving that alternate forms of energy can take on coal—if the conditions are right. And this has put the Republican candidates for president in an awkward position as they campaign in the swing state.

Iowa has come a long way since 2007, when the region received less than six percent of its electricity from wind and 75 percent from coal. By 2013, however, wind accounted for 28 percent of its electrical grid, with coal dropping to 59 percent. And coal’s dominance will continue to diminish. Last week, the public utility Iowa Interstate Power and Light said it would shut down or stop burning coal at five of its power plants in the next few years.

All this is music to the ears of liberal environmentalists, of course, who have long championed alternate sources of energy. It's hardly surprising that, in the 2014 election cycle, Democratic candidates reaped 70 percent of federal contributions from the American Wind Energy Association.

But Republicans were actually among wind energy's early proponents. In the early 1990s, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley was the lawmaker who authored the original legislation creating the wind production tax credit, the federal policy that’s been key to making wind competitive. President George H.W. Bush signed the tax credit into law in 1992, and George W. Bush renewed it. “I’m glad to defend the wind production tax credit and wind energy,” Grassley said in May. Among wind energy’s advantages, Grassley noted that it displaces “more expensive and more polluting sources of energy, lowering electricity prices for consumers.” Critics, he said, “disregard the many incentives and subsidies that exist for other sources of energy, and are permanent law.”

Today, though, GOP support for wind investment is scarce. Nearly all of the Republican candidates for president have come out against the wind production tax credit. ...


Funny how the really ancient dinosaurs were for it, but the current crowd is not. We just need another die-off - maybe 2016? :P
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#14 diogenes227

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 01:12 PM

salsabob, Thanks for the link and comments. Appears, almost ironically, going with "the way the wind blows" may be the most compelling political strategy, while half the field spits into it. :)
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Posted 14 September 2015 - 02:18 PM

Bill Gates: Renewable energy can't do the job.

Gates expressed his views in an interview given to the Financial Times yesterday, saying that the cost of using current renewables such as solar panels and windfarms to produce all or most power would be "beyond astronomical".


California climate mutiny! Democrats side with Republicans to defeat Jerry Brown's green energy bill

Democrats in California seem to be finally waking up to the fact that green energy disproportionately hurts poor people.

Democrats hold near supermajorities in both legislative chambers with 52 of 80 seats in the Assembly. Yet this week 21 Democratic Assembly members representing middle- and low-income communities—including 11 blacks and Latinos—joined Republicans to kill a bill mandating a cut in state greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.

Its about time. The evidence that green energy is hideously expensive and hurts poor people is irrefutable.


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Posted 14 September 2015 - 07:47 PM

Bill Gates: Renewable energy can't do the job.

Gates expressed his views in an interview given to the Financial Times yesterday, saying that the cost of using current renewables such as solar panels and windfarms to produce all or most power would be "beyond astronomical".


California climate mutiny! Democrats side with Republicans to defeat Jerry Brown's green energy bill

Democrats in California seem to be finally waking up to the fact that green energy disproportionately hurts poor people.

Democrats hold near supermajorities in both legislative chambers with 52 of 80 seats in the Assembly. Yet this week 21 Democratic Assembly members representing middle- and low-income communities—including 11 blacks and Latinos—joined Republicans to kill a bill mandating a cut in state greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.

Its about time. The evidence that green energy is hideously expensive and hurts poor people is irrefutable.


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A two'fer - two perfect examples of the increasingly desperate dishonesty and delusional minds of the fossil fuel sheeple.

First, look at the actual Gates article, where he announces his $1,000,000,000 investment in renewables -

http://www.gatesnote...ergy-Innovation

We Need Clean-Energy Innovation, and Lots of It
By Bill Gates | July 29, 2015


- are you left with the impression that Stocks' cherry-pick tries to convey? :rolleyes:

Then read the actual account of what happen on two Green resolutions in California -

http://www.mercuryne...te-change-taxes

- reading that, do you really believe that this spells the end of the steady march to renewables or is this just rear-guard action (e.g. oil companies buying off a few DEMs) to try to slow down the inevitable march to renewables?

The sheeple provide entertainment, but more importantly, they have thoroughly blinded themselves and provide easy pickin's in the markets to take their lunch money. :banana:
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Posted 14 October 2015 - 06:35 PM

Bill Gates: Renewable energy can't do the job.

Gates expressed his views in an interview given to the Financial Times yesterday, saying that the cost of using current renewables such as solar panels and windfarms to produce all or most power would be "beyond astronomical".

Bill Gates accuses environmentalists of making misleading claims about the comparative price of solar

He said: “What they mean is that at noon in Arizona, the cost of that kilowatt hour is the same as a hydrocarbon kilowatt hour. But it doesn’t come at night, it doesn’t come after the sun hasn’t shone, so the fact that in that one moment you reach parity, so what?”


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#18 diogenes227

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 09:02 AM

Solar and Wind Just Did The UnThinkable

 

Again.


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#19 Rogerdodger

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 11:33 AM

I'm still waiting to see if my job application has been accepted by Solyndra...Seems that their phone is off the hook.

I love command and control government, creating artificial markets based on fallacy and misinformation about carbon.

Works every time... on lemmings.

 

Greens faced with nightmare scenario at Supreme Court...

 

SunEdison, Facing More Legal Woes, Plunges to 14-Year Low

 

SolarCity is down 40 percent in the past 5 days after fourth quarter losses and weak guidance reported by the company.

 

Big Issues Facing the Solar Sector


Edited by Rogerdodger, 13 February 2016 - 11:46 AM.


#20 Rogerdodger

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 09:28 AM

Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down For Not Producing Enough Energy

Ivanpah, which got a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Obama administration, only produced a fraction of the power state regulators expected it would, after years of under-producing electricity — not to mention the plant was blinding pilots flying over the area and incinerating birds.

 

The Wall Street Journal.

 

"If just one Carbon was saved, the sacrifice was worth it."

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Edited by Rogerdodger, 19 March 2016 - 09:32 AM.