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Fact Check: Missoulian – “New solar jobs far outpace coal”

A March 28, 2016 Missoulian article titled, “GEORGE OCHENSKI: New solar jobs far outpace coal” recently caught my attention as the author goes to great lengths to disparage coal-fueled electricity and to compare the relative competitive capabilities of coal vs. solar, … Continue reading

02. April 2016 by Jason Hayes
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Can we rely on Wind and Solar?

27. October 2015 by Jason Hayes
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The social costs of renewable energy

An interesting study was recently published by University of California Davis researcher, Katherine Ingram that questions the impact of the wind industry on bats, and by extension, the agriculture industry. As one email headline linking to a Daily Caller article on this … Continue reading

16. October 2015 by Jason Hayes
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A renewable fantasy

This July 6th WSJ editorial on the fantasy of relying on renewable energy is a must read. Here’s a few good quotes from the article to get you started. Recently Bill Gates explained in an interview with the Financial Times why … Continue reading

24. July 2015 by Jason Hayes
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The true cost of wind power

Here is another article that looks at the true costs of generating electricity from wind. As I have noted in many previous Coalblog posts, we consistently hear how wind generation has achieved “cost parity” with fossil fuels. However, a closer … Continue reading

16. April 2015 by Jason Hayes
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Tom Kiernan, AWEA: Wind will “fall off a cliff” without PTC renewal

Reading EENews.net’s January 26, 2015 interview with the CEO of the American Wind Energy Association is an eye-opener. Despite repeated assurances that the U.S. wind industry is “vibrant” and competitive, Tom Kiernan flatly admits that without further extensions of decades … Continue reading

02. February 2015 by Jason Hayes
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National Renewable Electricity Standard

Why raise electricity prices? Steve Goreham, Climate Science Coalition of America  Last month, Representatives Jared Polis (D Colorado), Ben Ray Luján (D New Mexico), and Ann Kuster (D New Hampshire) introduced the National Renewable Electricity Act of 2013 (RES Act),into the U.S. … Continue reading

20. December 2014 by Jason Hayes
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Solar-powered protest fail

Solar energy can’t even handle an anti-fossil fuels blow up toy. This protest presents the world with a powerfully ironic statement on what happens when you expect renewables (even with battery backup) to provide reliable power. The video is funny and … Continue reading

10. October 2014 by Jason Hayes
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A German coal binge

Most people just don’t know that Germany, the darling of the European renewables industry, is in the middle of a massive build-up of its coal-fueled generation fleet. Some, as this WSJ author does, might call it a “coal binge.” Berlin’s … Continue reading

30. September 2014 by Jason Hayes
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Earth-friendly?

Deroy Murdock’s recent NRO article on the ‘green-ness’ of so-called green energy takes renewable energy head on. His article demonstrates, once again, that all forms of energy have impacts on the environment. It is, therefore, the job of the energy industry, … Continue reading

30. September 2014 by Jason Hayes
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