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German Study Proves Its Combined Wind & Solar Capacity Must be 100% Backed by Coal/Gas/Nuclear 100% of the Time

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
Coal-fired plant, Westfalen: where Germany’s power really comes from. ? Amongst wind and sun worshippers, Germany is held in a kind of reverent awe. However, like everything held dear by the renewables cult, the ideal and the real are worlds apart. For years we were told that if you…

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Monumental, Unsustainable Environmental Impacts

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
A line of turbines on metal lattice legs catch the breeze at the Cowley Ridge wind farm in southern Alberta. The 23-year-old facility, Canada’s first commercial wind project, is being decommissioned. TED RHODES / CALGARY HERALD Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy would inflict major land, wildlife, resource…

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Hackers built proof-of-concept malware that can spread from turbine to turbine to paralyze or damage them.

Originally posted on ajmarciniak:
ON A SUNNY day last summer, in the middle of a vast cornfield somewhere in the large, windy middle of America, two researchers from the University of Tulsa stepped into an oven-hot, elevator-sized chamber within the base of a 300-foot-tall wind turbine. They’d picked the simple pin-and-tumbler lock on the turbine’s…

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Ontario Energy Board news release: cherry-picked facts and conflicting information

Originally posted on Parker Gallant Energy Perspectives:
Glaring omissions from the OEB about the “Fair Hydro Plan” Hydro One’s “low-density” customers pay more —way more  The June 22, 2017 news release from the Ontario Energy Board tells Ontario ratepayers about the wonders of the “Fair Hydro Plan” and how much rates would have increased without…