The following pages provide background information on various aspects of New York’s climate initiatives. Each page includes links to information developed by others and relevant posts I have developed.
Climate Change Impacts – The over-riding reason to transition the energy system away from fossil fuels is the alleged threat of a climate driven existential threat that is being observed now. However, the proof of that is far from settled.
Renewable Energy Systems Background – There is a perception that wind and solar development can simply replace fossil-fired generation but to understand why that is not the case background information is needed.
Renewable Energy Feasibility – Overview articles discussing the feasibility of a transition to an energy system dependent upon renewable energy
Clean Energy – While “green” energy is commonly portrayed as clean and without faults, there is another side to that story.
Dispatchable Emissions Free Resources – A new category of generating resources called Dispatchable Emissions-Free Resources (DEFR) is necessary to keep the lights on during periods of extended low wind and solar resource availability. Links are provided that descibe this resource.
Wind Energy – Links are provided to articles on environmental, health and costs of wind energy development.
Solar Energy – Links are provided to articles on environmental costs of solar energy development.
Solar Energy Development Issues – This page consolidates my posts regarding solar development and impacts to the agricultural sector in New York.
Energy Storage – Because renewable energy is intermittent energy storage is needed and this page lists links related to that requirement.
Electric Heating – In order to meet societal net-zero goals heating systems need to be transitioned away from fossil fuels, but that is a challenge for many reasons.
Hydrogen Issues – Because hydrogen can be stored and generated by wind and solar, advocates claim that it might be a viable source of energy in the future, but these articles suggest otherwise.
REV Green Energy Costs – Articles on the costs of green energy
Electric Vehicle Issues – Articles describing the problems of a transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles.