Overview summaries of renewable energy feasibility
Road to Climate Neutrality The EU’s 2050 climate neutrality strategy involves a high risk of ineffectiveness. The anticipated energy transition, however, can hedge against this risk by deploying ‘no regrets’ solutions that are resistant to climate-related ineffectiveness. Nuclear power is such a solution.
Australian wind energy intermittency in three parts:
- Analysis for the South Eastern area of South Australia, and the Central West area of Victoria is where. the largest number of wind plants are located in AEMO grid. By constructing MORE wind plants in that area, it has not been part of the solution of this perceived problem of intermittency. They have in fact made the problem WORSE.
- There were large power losses over short time frames. Analysis showed power losses over three short time frames, (a) in less than one hour, (b) in one hour, and (c) between one and three hours were due to high wind speeds.
- There were even larger power losses over sustained long time frames. Power generation falls away continuously, and just keeps falling, sometimes to the point where very little power is being generated by the whole range of EVERY wind plant in the Country,
Video from Mark Mills and Prager is a great summary explaining the key points with wind and solar deployment
The concept of renewable energy is problematic and should be abandoned in favor of more unambiguous conceptualization
Can renewable energy sources supply the world with a large share of the energy it requires? While some environmentalists advocate the total replacement of fossil fuels by solar, wind and battery power, Dr Lars Schernikau explains why this is impossible.
Biden’s Not-So-Clean Energy Transition The IEA assembled a large body of data about a central, and until now largely ignored, aspect of the energy transition: It requires mining industries and infrastructure that don’t exist. Wind, solar and battery technologies are built from an array of “energy transition minerals,” or ETMs, that must be mined and processed. The IEA finds that with a global energy transition like the one President Biden envisions, demand for key minerals such as lithium, graphite, nickel and rare-earth metals would explode, rising by 4,200%, 2,500%, 1,900% and 700%, respectively, by 2040. The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions IEA, May 2021