Known as SaskPower’s Boundary Dam 3, the project has been plagued by multiple shutdowns, has fallen way short of its emissions targets, and faces an unresolved problem with its core technology. The costs, too, have soared, requiring tens of millions of dollars in new equipment and repairs.
Just substitute Mississippi Power for Pacific Gas and Electric and Kemper for green. “From the Department of Retarded Economics and the Pacific Gas and Electric company comes this unbelievable offer that asks if I want to pay more for electricity to be part of the “in” green sustainability crowd.”
“You try to solve a non-existent problem by replacing reliable coal/gas powered electric generation with an energy source that works 30% of the time and you come up with a crisis. Well duh!
Mississippi Development Authority: Rumpelstiltskin not.
…take hydro out and see how far growth in wind, solar and biomass has carried us…. July 18, 2014 by Anthony Watts | WhatsUpWithThat.com Summed in in one graph that says it all. Roger Andrews writes: If decarbonization is to be achieved by expanding renewables the expansion will have to come in wind, solar and biomass. […]
Green agenda is to tax and harass “bad” energy sources (coal, oil, etc.) while subsidizing “good” energy (solar, wind, biofuels, clean coal, etc.) This drives investments away from “bad” but efficient energy generation to “good” but inefficient and expensive energy. Australia just killed the carbon tax. It’s is a victory for reason and shows that […]
Facts are often suppressed because the establishment dictates what we “should” believe… whomever has the largest grant tends to have the largest opinion. Kelley Williams, Chair Bigger Pie Forum, June 12, 2014 You got your mind right, Luke? In 1616 the church told Italian astronomer Galileo not to teach that the earth orbited the sun. […]
Public electric utilities: These legal monopolies get to be the only show in town in exchange for having regulators set their prices. In turn, the regulators are supposed to set fair rates that are affordable to customers and compensate power companies enough to incentivize them to do business. Public electric utilities: These legal monopolies get […]
Environmentalism seems to spawn corruption and cronyism on both sides of the Atlantic, according to John Hinderaker of Power Line blog. He provides an excerpt from the Daily Mail, which reports on its three-month investigation of renewable energy corruption on the other side of the pond. Environmentalism seems to spawn corruption and cronyism on both […]
Taxpayers, watch out. Cronyism is risky business. An article from the Wall Street Journal bemoans the workings of cronyism in the green energy field. It notes that several companies authorized for $9.5 million in Department of Energy grants just before the federal government shutdown had the same investor in common: Khosla Ventures, run by Vinod […]