A North Sea Auction Produces Big Plans for Scottish Wind Farms

Oil giants like BP and Shell propose to spend billions on renewable energy, bolstering Scotland’s efforts to move away from an economy based on fossil fuel.

#aberdeen-scotland, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bp-plc, #edinburgh-scotland, #energy-and-power, #germany, #great-britain, #iberdrola-sa, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #wind-power, #wood-mackenzie-ltd

A Widening Web of Undersea Cables Connects Britain to Green Energy

Linking one nation’s power grid with another’s is considered essential as more electricity is generated from solar and wind.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #hydroelectric-power, #norway, #wind-power

Biden Orders Federal Vehicles and Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050

The federal government would stop buying gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 and its buildings would be powered by wind, solar or other carbon-free electricity by 2050.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

In France, the People COP26 Forgot Seethe Over Rising Energy Prices

In one area of France, worries about rising energy prices trump anxiety about rising temperatures, raising fears of a resurgence of the Yellow Vest social uprising.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #france, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #wind-power, #yellow-vests-movement

Even as Biden Pushes Clean Energy, He Seeks More Oil Production

President Biden acknowledged “it seems like an irony” that he is asking energy-rich nations to boost oil production as he implores the world to tackle climate change.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #solar-energy, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-economy, #wind-power

Once a Leading Polluter, the U.K. Is Now Trying to Lead on Climate Change

On the eve of a global climate summit, Britain’s evolution from fossil fuels to clean energy is on display. But experts question whether its commitment is sufficient, and whether it can persuade other nations to meet meaningful goals.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #electricite-de-france-edf, #england, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #scotland, #thatcher-margaret-h, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #wind-power

Greece Pushes Green Energy Transformation to Fight Climate Change

As climate change bears down, Greece is upending its sources of energy and trying to reshape its economic destiny.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #electric-light-and-power, #greece, #labor-and-jobs, #mitsotakis-kyriakos, #solar-energy, #wind-power

N.Y. State Refuses to Expand Gas Power Plants in Queens and Newburgh

A decision to reject upgrades of two gas-powered power plants was a big win for climate advocates and was endorsed by Gov. Hochul.

#air-pollution, #astoria-queens-ny, #energy-and-power, #environment, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #newburgh-ny, #nrg-energy-inc, #solar-energy, #wind-power

On a Pacific Island, Russia Tests Its Battle Plan on Climate Change

President Vladimir V. Putin long dismissed the threat posed by global warming. But fires, disasters and foreign pressure have prompted him to change course.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #arctic-regions, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #gazprom, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrocarbons, #natural-gas, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #wind-power

Democrats Weigh Carbon Tax After Manchin Rejects Key Climate Provision

Faced with the likely demise of a central pillar of President Biden’s agenda, the White House and outraged lawmakers are scrambling to find alternatives.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #carbon-dioxide, #democratic-party, #federal-taxes-us, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #solar-energy, #wind-power

Biden administration plans for offshore wind everywhere

Image of a construction platform above the waves amidst wind turbines.

Enlarge / An offshore wind farm under construction. (credit: Charlie Chesvick/Getty Images)

Shortly after taking office, President Joe Biden announced a major effort to jump-start the offshore wind industry in the US, with the stated goal of going from roughly zero to 30 GW of capacity before the decade is over. To that end, the Biden administration has given final approval to Vineyard Wind near Massachusetts and has been involved with three large wind projects that will be sited off New Jersey.

But even with the massive size of those projects, the US would be left with about 4 GW of offshore wind—nowhere close to the 30 GW goal. So on Wednesday, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland laid out an ambitious roadmap that will see all coastal areas of the contiguous 48 states evaluated for leasing, with lease deals being completed before the end of Biden’s term in 2024.

A multi-year process

At the federal level, the leasing process is far more involved than simply finding a site that has strong, consistent winds. Federal regulators have to consider environmental impacts, conflicts with other users, damage to historical sites, and the needs of any Native American groups in the area, among other factors. It’s only after these hurdles are overcome that the lease sale can begin.

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#department-of-the-interior, #green, #green-energy, #offshore-wind, #science, #wind-power

Biden Administration Plans Wind Farms Along Nearly the Entire U.S. Coastline

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced that her agency will formally begin the process of identifying federal waters to lease to wind developers by 2025.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #east-coast-us, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #wind-power

Fossil-Fuel Use Could Peak in Just a Few Years. Still, Major Challenges Loom.

The world has made progress in the fight against climate change, with wind, solar and other clean technologies taking off. But more is needed to avert catastrophe, a new report finds.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-energy-agency, #solar-energy, #wind-power

Major Climate Action at Stake in Fight Over Twin Bills Pending in Congress

Legislation aimed at infrastructure and social programs also includes big changes in energy, transportation and disaster preparation. They would amount to the most significant climate action ever taken by the United States.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #solar-energy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

Are Tesla and Texas a Perfect Match? It’s Questionable.

While its C.E.O., Elon Musk, and the state’s conservative lawmakers share libertarian sensibilities, they differ greatly on climate change and renewable energy.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #austin-tex, #automobiles, #batteries, #california, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #law-and-legislation, #musk-elon, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #relocation-of-business, #silicon-valley-calif, #solar-energy, #tesla-motors-inc, #texas, #wind-power

China’s Power Crunch Exposes Tensions Ahead of Key U.N. Climate Summit

Keeping global temperatures from dangerous levels means China must pivot away from coal immediately. Its soaring energy demand and rolling blackouts mean it probably won’t.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #china, #coal, #dongguan-china, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #politics-and-government, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #solar-energy, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #wind-power, #xi-jinping

Scotland’s Oil Industry Is Fading as Wind Energy Beckons

Oil and gas production in the North Sea is not the economic juggernaut it once was. Can floating wind turbines offer an alternative?

#aberdeen-scotland, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #energy-and-power, #great-britain, #labor-and-jobs, #natural-gas, #north-sea, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #scotland, #wind-power

Europe’s Energy Prices Soar Amid Switch to Renewable Resources

Britain and the rest of Europe are watching natural gas prices and utility bills soar, and Russia is coming under pressure to provide more gas.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #europe, #gazprom, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-energy-agency, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russia, #wind, #wind-power

In the US, wind power is getting bigger and better, report says

A wide angle shot of wind turbines at the foot of a mountain.

Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images)

Wind power isn’t the largest part of the United States’ energy mix, but it grew over the last year, according to the Wind Technologies Market Report. The renewable energy source grew to more than 8 percent of the country’s electricity supply—reaching 10 percent in a growing number of states—and saw a whopping $25 billion in investments in what will translate to 16.8 gigawatts of capacity, according to the report.

Put out by the US Department of Energy, the sizeable report draws upon a variety of data sources for its finding, including government data from the Energy Information Administration, trade data from the US International Trade Commission, and hourly pricing data from the various system operators. “The report itself covers the entire gamut of the US wind industry,” Mark Bolinger, a research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and one of the authors of the report, told Ars.

Bigger is sometimes better

According to the report, the performance of wind power operations in the US has improved a great deal. We can measure this based on capacity factor, a ratio of the amount of energy a turbine actually produces compared to the amount it could have produced if it ran at its peak constantly. For recently constructed wind power projects, the average capacity factor has now cleared 40 percent. The biggest gains in this area, however, are seen in the US’ “wind belt,” a region that receives a large amount of wind, stretching from the Dakotas to Texas.

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#energy, #renewables, #science, #wind, #wind-power

A New Coal Mine for England Is Stirring Hopes and Fears

A mining company’s proposal has largely been embraced locally as an economic stimulus, but climate concerns may shelve the idea.

#coal, #conservative-party-great-britain, #cumbria-england, #energy-and-power, #friends-of-the-earth, #great-britain, #labor-and-jobs, #mines-and-mining, #whitehaven-england, #wind-power

IKEA will sell clean energy to Swedish homes

IKEA won’t just sell you smart lights — it’ll soon sell you the electricity to power those lights, provided you live in the right country. Electrek notes that IKEA has revealed plans to sell clean energy to Swedish homes through a Strömma subscription service. Pay the (as yet unmentioned) fee and you’ll get certified solar- or wind-generated electricity with usage you can track through a mobile app.

The home furnishings giant didn’t say whether it would expand the clean energy sales to other countries, although it hoped to let people “use and generate” renewable energy in “all our Ingka Group markets” by 2025. The company already sells solar panels.

The retailer is no stranger to eco-friendly efforts. It stopped selling non-LED lights and will soon drop non-rechargeable alkaline batteries. It’s even planning to turn a Swedish city into a sustainable community. And there’s little doubt this will help burnish IKEA’s public image. It can address concerns about the chain’s environmental impact by serving as a clean energy source.

It’s still a significant move, though, and we wouldn’t be surprised if other larger stores followed suit. It’s not just a feel-good effort that could reduce emissions — sales of excess clean energy could recoup costs and boost profits.

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on Engadget.

#column, #green-energy, #ikea, #renewable-energy, #solar-power, #tc, #tceng, #wind-power

Who Created the Renewable-Energy Miracle?

Was it luck, or was it good policy?

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #energy-and-power, #international-trade-and-world-market, #solar-energy, #wind-power

More Power Lines or Rooftop Solar Panels: The Fight Over Energy’s Future

The president and energy companies want new transmission lines to carry electricity from large solar and wind farms. Some environmentalists and homeowners are pushing for smaller, more local systems.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-light-and-power, #environment, #infrastructure-public-works, #law-and-legislation, #solar-energy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

New Jersey approves two 1 Gigawatt+ offshore wind projects

Image of massive concrete cones and cranes.

Enlarge / New Jersey hopes to be the home of scenes like this, where French workers are building the foundations for offshore wind turbines. (credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images)

By the end of the decade, New Jersey’s beaches are set to have a view of something other than crashing waves. The state is pushing for aggressive development of offshore wind, having already approved a 1.1 GW wind farm. Yesterday, the state more than doubled its planned projects, reaching agreements that will let two additional 1 GW+ wind farms go into the waters off the southern portion of the state.

Perhaps as significant in the long run, both projects include an agreement that will see critical components of the wind farm assembled in a New Jersey port that the state is promoting as a hub for future offshore wind developments.

A multinational effort

The earlier agreement New Jersey put into place was for a project called Ocean Wind, a joint project between the state’s major utility, PSE&G, and the Danish energy developer Ørsted, a major player in offshore wind. One of the projects approved yesterday is Ocean Wind II, which plans for another 1.1 GW of capacity supplied by using GE’s Halide X turbines. These projects will be sited to the east of Cape May, the southernmost part of the state.

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#energy, #green, #new-jersey, #offshore-wind, #renewable-energy, #science, #wind-power

Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Omits Big Climate Measures

Democrats hope to include climate and clean energy in a second bill. It could be Biden’s last chance to pass major global warming legislation.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carper-thomas-r, #democratic-party, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #senate, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #wind-power

Can Massive Cargo Ships Use Wind to Go Green?

Cargo vessels belch almost as much carbon into the air each year as the entire continent of South America. Modern sails could have a surprising impact.

#2021-climate-issue, #freight-cargo, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #sailboats-and-sailing, #ships-and-shipping, #wind-power

Shell Gets Greener, Even as Climate Advocates Say, ‘Go Faster’

Royal Dutch Shell, though still reliant on profits from fossil fuels, is investing more in renewable energy. Critics say the changes have to come quicker.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #limejump-ltd, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #solar-energy, #sonnen-gmbh, #ubitricity-gmbh, #wind-power

For Lease: Windmill Space in the Atlantic Between Long Island and New Jersey

The proposed lease sale is part of the Biden administration’s push to develop 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-ocean-energy-management-regulation-and-enforcement, #energy-and-power, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #wind-power

Offshore Wind Farms Show What Biden’s Climate Plan Is Up Against

The U.S. has fallen way behind Europe partly because of an old shipping law and opposition from homeowners and fishing groups.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #dominion-energy, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #merchant-marine-act-of-1920-jones-act, #orsted-as, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #wind-power

Colonial Pipeline Hack Shows Risk to US Energy Independence

The country relies less on foreign oil than it used to, but pipelines and grids are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks and extreme weather.

#colonial-pipeline-co, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #darkside-hacking-group, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #shale, #solar-energy, #united-states, #wind-power

U.S. Energy Independence Threatened by Hackers and Climate Change

The country relies less on foreign oil than it used to, but pipelines and grids are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks and extreme weather.

#colonial-pipeline-co, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #darkside-hacking-group, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #shale, #solar-energy, #united-states, #wind-power

After many delays, Massachusetts’ Vineyard Wind is finally approved

Image of a row of wind turbines in the ocean.

Enlarge / An offshore wind farm in the UK. (credit: Dave Hughes)

After years of delays, the federal government has approved what will be the third offshore wind project in the US—and the largest by far. Vineyard Wind, situated off the coast of Massachusetts, will have a generating capacity of 800 Megawatts, dwarfing Block Island Wind’s 30 MW and the output from two test turbines installed in Virginia.

Vineyard Wind has been approved a number of times but continued to experience delays during the Trump administration, which was openly hostile to renewable energy. But the Biden administration wrapped up an environmental review shortly before announcing a major push to accelerate offshore wind development.

The final hurdle, passed late Monday, was getting the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to issue an approval for Vineyard Wind’s construction and operating plan. With that complete, the Departments of Commerce and Interior announced what they term the “final federal approval” to install 84 offshore turbines. Vineyard Wind will still have to submit paperwork showing that its construction and operation will be consistent with the approved plan; assuming that the operators can manage that, construction can begin.

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#energy, #green, #offshore-wind, #renewable-energy, #science, #vineyard-wind, #wind-power

Final Approval Expected for Nation’s First Major Offshore Wind Farm

The Vineyard Wind project, off the coast of Massachusetts, is slated to generate enough electricity to power 400,000 homes.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #atlantic-ocean, #avangrid-renewables, #copenhagen-infrastructure-partners, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #marthas-vineyard-mass, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vineyard-wind-llc, #wind-power

The Wind and Solar Boom Is Here

The world is adopting renewable sources of power much faster than experts thought possible.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #griffith-saul-1974, #international-energy-agency, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #saudi-arabia, #solar-energy, #wind-power

The Exxon of Green Power: A Spanish Company and Its Boss Set Sky-High Goals

Iberdrola is a leader in wind and solar power, thanks largely to a bet its C.E.O. made 20 years ago.

#electric-light-and-power, #europe, #galan-jose-ignacio-sanchez, #iberdrola-sa, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #solar-energy, #spain, #wind-power

Should America Go Nuclear?

It’s carbon-free, but has a history of disasters. Investing more in nuclear power can help get us to carbon-neutral by 2050. But is it worth it?

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-regulatory-commission, #nuclear-wastes, #wind-power

Trump Abandoned the Climate. This Is Biden’s Moment.

The new president has promised to take the lead on climate. His plan does not disappoint.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #solar-energy, #wind-power

Indian Point Is Shutting Down. That Means More Fossil Fuel.

When the Indian Point nuclear power plant shuts, its lost output will be filled primarily by generators that burn fuels that contribute to climate change.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #buchanan-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #electric-light-and-power, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indian-point-nuclear-power-plant-ny, #new-york-city, #new-york-independent-system-operator-nyiso, #nuclear-energy, #shutdowns-institutional, #solar-energy, #wind-power

Amazon warns Texas: Don’t pass bill that would drive up wind power costs

Wind turbines in Colorado.

Enlarge (credit: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Fallout from Texas’ statewide power outages in February continues to spread. Today, the Texas House of Representatives is scheduled to debate a bill that would require power producers to bear the costs of services that help keep the electrical grid stable.

If the bill passes, it would “unfairly shift the cost of ancillary electric services exclusively onto renewable generators rather than all the beneficiaries,” according to a letter written by the Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (PREF), an industry group, and signed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Goldman Sachs, and a number of other firms. 

Amazon and other big tech firms have invested heavily in renewable power, seeking to spruce up their images while cutting their power bills. Costs for wind and solar have dropped precipitously in recent years, making investments in wind farms and solar plants attractive to power-hungry data center operators like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. 

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#amazon, #grid-storage, #policy, #renewable-energy, #texas, #wind-power

Biden administration launches big push for offshore wind

Moderate seas surround an offshore wind farm.

Enlarge / Sights like these may be more common in the US before long. (credit: Nathan Stirk / Getty Images)

On Monday, the Biden administration announced a major effort to kickstart the offshore wind industry in the US. While offshore installations have been booming in Europe, the US is still limited to a single, small offshore farm, with new projects seeing repeated delays during the previous administration. Now, the US is laying the groundwork to see 30 GW of offshore capacity installed over the decade, with extensive growth possible in the decades beyond.

The effort involves the coordinated activities of multiple agencies, including everything from accelerated permitting of planned projects to research funding intended to lower future costs.

And end to delays

While the US is one of the global leaders in wind power, almost all of its turbines are on land. Here, the logistics of installation and required support hardware are substantially simpler and less expensive. That has allowed wind power prices to eclipse nearly every other option for generating electricity. But offshore wind is far more challenging, and it’s only recently that costs have dropped to the point where offshore wind is competitive with nuclear and coal.

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#biden, #energy, #government, #green, #green-energy, #science, #wind-power

Biden Administration Announces a Major Offshore Wind Plan

The White House said the program could create tens of thousands of new jobs while moving the country toward clean energy

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-ocean-energy-management-regulation-and-enforcement, #energy-and-power, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #long-island-ny, #new-jersey, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

A Wind Farm in Coal Country

Wind energy has become a popular target for Republican leaders and pundits. So why are some local conservative lawmakers embracing wind farms?

#energy-and-power, #global-warming, #rawlins-wyo, #wind-power, #wyoming

Wyoming Coal Country Pivots, Reluctantly, to Wind Farms

In the heart of coal country, the town of Rawlins will soon be home to one of the nation’s largest wind farms. But pride in the fossil fuel past remains a powerful force.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mines-and-mining, #wind-power, #wyoming

California Condors Get an Assist From an Unlikely Source: A Wind Power Company

Federal wildlife authorities in California are working with a wind energy company to breed the endangered birds in captivity to replace any that may be killed by turbine blades. Conservationists are skeptical.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #avangrid-renewables-llc, #biodiversity, #birds, #breeding-of-animals, #california, #condors, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #energy-and-power, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #wind-power

Pure nonsense: Debunking the latest attack on renewable energy

Image of wind turbines.

Enlarge / Miraculously, the video at issue did not accuse wind turbines of causing cancer. (credit: Pictures Alliance / Getty Images)

Our editor-in-chief obviously hates me. That’s the only conclusion I could reach after he asked me to watch an abysmal attack video targeting renewable energy—a video produced by a notorious source of right-wing misinformation.

But despite its bizarre mishmash of irrelevancies and misdirection, the video has been widely shared on social media. Perhaps you’ve seen it, or maybe you just to want to be ready when a family member brings it up in an argument. What, if anything, is true in this farrago of bad faith?

Yes, it’s awful

The video is hosted by “Prager University.” My only previous exposure to the organization’s videos had been this excellent one on the Confederacy by Colonel Ty Seidule, a professor of History at West Point who has since been placed on the Pentagon commission that will examine bases named after Confederate generals. Seemed legit!

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#energy, #green, #renewable-energy, #science, #solar-power, #wind-power

Can You Believe This Is Happening in America?

We used to dream big. Now we’re increasingly thinking short term.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #global-warming, #mars-planet, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weather, #wind-power

The Lessons of the Texas Power Disaster

The entire nation’s energy delivery system needs an overhaul.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #global-warming, #solar-energy, #texas, #wind-power

Ted Cruz’s Excellent Adventure

At least he didn’t bring up the Green New Deal.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #cawthorn-madison, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruz-ted, #energy-and-power, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

Texas, Land of Wind and Lies

When post-truth politics meets energy policy.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #electric-light-and-power, #natural-gas, #politics-and-government, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #texas, #wind-power

Texas Storms, California Heat Waves and ‘Vulnerable’ Utilities

Power failures have cast a spotlight on whether energy companies and regulators are doing enough to prepare for climate change and natural disasters.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #california, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #solar-energy, #texas, #weather, #wind-power

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