Today: 19.Oct.2018

Benny Peiser, Global Warming Policy Forum: Germany’s utopian dream of transforming itself into the world’s green powerhouse is collapsing as its political and media establishment is mugged by reality. The country’s climate obsession has turned into one of the country’s biggest political and economic handicaps, making Germany almost ungovernable.

Michel Gay: Le nucléaire tient depuis longtemps une place de choix dans la thématique "énergie et environnement". Pour les antinucléaires, c'est généralement le côté négatif de cette technique qui est souligné. Le discours le plus fréquemment relayé par les médias est de considérer que la production électronucléaire est potentiellement porteuse de dangers encore pire que ceux du changement climatique, du gaz et même du charbon. Il faudrait donc s'en passer au profit des éoliennes et des panneaux photovoltaïques notamment.

Published in Nuclear

Michel Gay: Le projet de loi sur la transition énergétique contient, dans son article premier, une réduction à 50% de la part du nucléaire dans la production d’électricité par rapport à 2012, et une montée de la part des énergies renouvelables intermittentes, notamment l'éolien et le solaire.

Published in Several energy types

John Hinderaker, POWERLINE blog: Minnesota is a poor place for solar power, so its renewable policies have focused on wind. Minnesota has gone whole hog for wind energy, to the tune of approximately $15 billion. It is noteworthy that demand for electricity in Minnesota has been flat for quite a few years, so that $15 billion wasn’t spent to meet demand. Rather, it replaced electricity that already was being produced by coal, nuclear and natural gas plants. Wind energy is intermittent and unreliable; it can only be produced when the wind is blowing within certain parameters, and cannot be stored at scale. It is expensive and inefficient, and therefore patently inferior to nuclear, coal and natural gas-powered electricity, except in one respect–its “greenness.”

Published in Wind and Solar

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