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Old-Growth Trees Razed For Wind-Farm Power Lines

Rainforest trees 200 years old have been cleared to make way for a wind farm transmission line in Tasmania’s Tarkine, prompting claims of green “hypocrisy”. Myrtle and sassafras trees were among those felled along a 10.5km corridor widened for transmission…

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #24

Latest Posts Archives Climate Hustle Posted on 15 June 2019 by John Hartz A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Jun 9 through Sat, June 15, 2019 Editor’s…

Renewable Energy Capacity Now Exceeds Coal in U.S.

Renewable energy now generates more electricity in the United States than coal.  Solar, wind, hydropower, biomass, and geothermal totaled 21.56 percent of U.S. generating capacity as of April, according to a report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Coal,…

Does Trump understand how global warming works? – The Washington Post

Demonstrators gathered outside the White House last June to protest President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. (Susan Walsh/AP) Philip Bump National correspondent focused largely on the numbers behind politics June 5 at 10:12…

If Seeing the World Helps Ruin It, Should We Stay Home? – The New York Times

The glaciers are melting, the coral reefs are dying, Miami Beach is slowly going under. Quick, says a voice in your head, go see them before they disappear! You are evil, says another voice. For you are hastening their destruction….

Costly Wind Power Menaces Man And Nature

Wind energy can never replace fossil fuels, despite claims of environmentalists and advocates of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (GND). It’s not environmentally friendly either. Indeed, wind power is hampered by many limitations, including: its intermittent and inefficient nature insufficient…

IEA:  Low-Carbon Spending Must ‘More than Double’ to Meet Climate Goals

Investment in low-carbon energy sources, such as wind, solar and nuclear, must more than double by 2030 if the world is to meet its Paris Agreement climate goals, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). This is one of the…

Department of Energy to Fund Wind Energy Research

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DThe green energy revolution is in full spring. The technology is there and ready to use whenever city planners and engineers want to adopt it. So, why are we still so reliant on fossil fuels to power our municipalities and homes? Is it because Big Energy has such a monopoly on the market that there’s […]

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Why You Don’t Always See Megawatt-Hours (MWh) In Reporting

New EnglandMeasuring generation capacity of a solar or wind farm, for instance, is relatively simple — you can refer to its base figure or its peak figure (which is why you sometimes see MW or GW followed by a “p”). However, the same cannot be said for energy storage, as base capacity is, while a valuable figure, not the most valuable figure. Unsurprisingly, the figure people want to know for energy storage projects is how long it can provide power — which is where megawatt- or gigawatt-hours (MWh/GWh) come in; how many megawatt-hours can your new energy storage provide