New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision Background Material

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.