All posts tagged: Green energy

It costs more to charge an EV, than fill a gas-powered vehicle in Britain

People promoting electric vehicles told us that they were cheaper to operate than gas powered vehicles. Well, that green dream may soon be coming to an end. A British study says it is now cheaper to fill up a gas-powered car in England than an electric one as the price of electricity in that country has soared, The Telegraph reports. According to a report by AA, electric vehicles cost more per mile to operate than gas-powered vehicle, a difference of 16.18 pence per mile for an EV compared to 14.45 pence per mile for gas. This is the equivalent of £10 more per fill. And with the British government considering a ban on the sale of petrol vehicles over the next few years, the demand for and cost of electricity will only continue to rise. READ: Nolte: Brits Pay More to Charge Electric Car than to Gas Up AND New peak rates mean charging electric cars more expensive than petrol Toppling windmills On a related note, the unreliability and ultimately the cost of green energy …

Are offshore wind farms impacting whale populations?

There have been calls for a moratorium on further offshore windmill developments after a seventh dead whale in just over a month washed ashore near such a project off the coast of New Jersey, the Western Journal reports. The latest death involved a humpback whale that washed up on a Brigantine beach on Jan 12, 2023, just six days after a similar incident a few miles down the shore at Atlantic City. At this point, the cause of these deaths is unknown. Calling it alarming, Cindy Zipf, the director of Clean Ocean Action, said she had never seen six dead whales washing ashore in just 33 days. Many are calling for a moratorium on further offshore wind development until studies have determined if they are having a negative impact on whale populations. READ: 7th Dead Whale Washes Up Near Planned Green Energy Hotspot – Are Offshore Wind Projects Killing Them? This is not the first time, concerns have been raised about the impact windmills have on wildlife. In Alberta, Canada, a windmill farm was asked …

Germany: Climate activists protest the moving of a hamlet to expand a coal mine

After being conned for several years by environmental extremists, the German government has finally come to its senses and is turning back to tried and true fossil fuels to head off potential blackouts caused by unreliable green energy. The most recent involves the tearing down of the small hamlet of Luetzerath in order to expand a coal mine, which has led to massive protests, VOA News reports. These protests were not taken up by the villagers, who had already sold their homes, but rather by climate change fanatics who occupied the empty houses and refused to leave. When police initially tried to remove the extremists, they pulled back after being confronted with a burning barricade, rocks, bottles, and fireworks. One person also glued themselves to a road. If the activists refuse to leave, the police have been authorized to remove them by force, if necessary, effective January 10th. READ: Climate Activists Protest as German Village to Make Way for Coal Mine As reported earlier, the German government had already torn down part of a windmill …

Germany dismantles windmill to expand coal mine

After going green and now facing a looming energy crisis, Germany is not only reopening coal-power plants, it allowed a coal mine in the country to expand. INCREDIBLY, part of this expansion included the dismantling of at least one windmill. Michael Kern explains: A wind farm is being dismantled in western Germany to make way for an expansion of an open-pit lignite coal mine in a “paradoxical” situation highlighting the current prioritization of energy security over clean energy in Europe’s biggest economy.   The dismantling of at least one wind turbine at the wind farm close to the German coal mine Garzweiler, operated by energy giant RWE, has already started. RWE says that lignite, or brown coal, has been mined from the Garzweiler coalfields for over 100 years. RWE also said at the end of September that three of its lignite-fired coal units that were previously on standby would return to the electricity market on schedule in October. READ: Germany Is Dismantling A Wind Farm To Make Way For A Coal Mine Of course, if …

Ex-Keystone pipeline employee blames Biden for energy crisis

A former welder who worked on the Keystone Pipeline, says President Joe Biden is to blame for America’s energy crisis in an interview with Fox Business. The pipeline that was intended to ship oil from Canada to refineries in Texas was shut down by President Biden as part of his move to green energy. Breitbart provides the details: “I don’t know how he gets away with keep saying that he doesn’t have anything to do with [high gas prices] when they’ve got everything to do with it,” Neal Crabtree said during an interview this week with Fox Business. Crabtree previously worked on the Keystone XL project and was among hundreds of others laid off after the president took office. Biden canceled the federal permit for the pipeline that would have brought vast amounts of oil on a daily basis from Canada down to the state of Texas. The move was meant to prioritize clean energy over fossil fuels. READ: Ex-Keystone XL Pipeline Welder: Biden Administration ‘Has Everything to Do’ with Rising Energy Costs Meanwhile, in Germany Climate …

Allegations Britain is stripping Canada’s old-growth forests

With its move to green energy, primarily wind and solar, one of Britain’s power plants has also converted a coal power plant to wood in order to go green and produce power. The BBC alleges that one of the sources of its wood is environmentally important ‘old-growth’ forests in British Columbia, Canada. The BBC explains: One of the Drax forests is a square mile, including large areas that have been identified as rare, old-growth forest. The provincial government of British Columbia says old-growth forests are particularly important and that companies should put off logging them. Drax’s own responsible sourcing policy says it “will avoid damage or disturbance” to primary and old-growth forest. However, the latest satellite pictures show Drax is now cutting down the forest. READ: Drax: UK power station owner cuts down primary forests in Canada It has been a busy couple of years for Canada as the country supplies the world with needed commodities. This included some of the world’s deadliest pathogens that were sent to the Wuhan Institute of Virology from Canada’s …

Environmental groups want natural gas banned in the US

Over two dozen environmental groups recently petitioned the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban natural gas in the US, the Denver Gazette reports. In his article for the Gazette, Scott Weiser writes: More than two dozen environmental organizations petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the use of natural gas for home heating nationwide, arguing the federal agency must regulate “deadly pollution from heating appliances.” The petition, sponsored by the Sierra Club, claims fossil fuel-fired home furnaces, water heaters, clothes dryers and stoves emit enough nitrogen dioxide (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) that they must be classified as “new stationary sources” of air pollutants, placing them in the same regulatory regime as power plants and factories. Critics suggest, that the inclusion of nitrogen oxide in the list of banned substances, would essentially eliminate the usage of natural gas across the US. If implemented, new homes would not be allowed to use natural gas. As well, owners of older homes would be required, at horrendous cost, to convert all natural gas appliances including furnaces, stoves, …

Europe’s energy crisis is due to green energy, not war, says report

With Europeans facing skyrocketing energy prices this winter, and warnings that they will have to cut back on energy consumption if they don’t want power blackouts, everyone is blaming the Russian-Ukraine war for the shortfall. However, research by Rystad Energy suggests that the real problem is in fact the move to green energy. Over the past several years, European politicians have been shutting down fossil fuel and nuclear power plants in favour of wind and solar, which are not only less reliable, but significantly more expensive. Fox News explains: Green energy policies in Europe designed to rapidly shift the continent away from fossil fuel dependence have contributed to soaring power prices in the region. The European benchmark index measuring future electricity prices increased to a record $993 per megawatt hour (MWh) on Monday, days after prices in France and Germany surged 25%, according to European Energy Exchange data compiled by Bloomberg. By comparison, the average price of electricity in the U.S. hit $129 per MWh in June, federal data showed. […] A Reuters analysis published …

Britain: Gov’t warns that people will have to lower thermostats & change eating times this winter

Over the past few years, the British government has been closing down coal power plants and nuclear energy in its move to green energy (solar and wind). READ: Britain goes coal free as renewables edge out fossil fuels READ: UK’s most productive nuclear power station to move into decommissioning by July 2022 The results of those decisions, compounded by the Russia-Ukraine war, are now coming home to roost. The government recently issued a warning, that its citizens will need to lower their thermostats and start changing the times when they have meals this winter, or millions of people will face rolling blackouts. Breitbart provides more detail: In order to prevent blackouts in the winter months, infrastructure tsar Sir John Armitt said that people should be told to turn down their thermostats and to not cook during peak hours such as 6 pm to 8 pm in order to reduce the national demand for gas supplies. “The Government could ask people to turn down their thermostats. I’d be amazed if the Government didn’t do this at some …

Americans facing rolling blackouts due to the rush to green energy

Experts are warning that many Americans could potentially face electrical blackouts this summer because energy companies may not be able to meet demands, Fox News reports. In an interview with Fox News, Daniel Turner, the executive director at Power the Future, said the blame for these rolling blackouts rests squarely on the rush to green energy, which has weakened the electrical grid. Fox News explains: The potential outages come as many states have moved to quickly take plants that produce traditional sources of energy such as coal and natural gas offline and switch production over to renewable energy sources, which currently do not have the capacity to keep up with the demand of a hot summer. Part of the issue with renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar is that it is dependent on variables outside human control, with some areas not having enough wind or sunshine to continuously produce power. Batteries are in development that could help store excess energy production for later use, but the technology is currently expensive and not …

What caused the power outages in New Zealand?

It is still winter in New Zealand, and last night there was a major power outage in the country, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power. Apparently, they use electricity to heat their homes, and last night was one of the coldest days of the year. And one of the major electrical providers is warning that more outages may be on the way, stating that, ‘that the emergency was far from over.’ Apparently, power supplies were running tight. So what could be the cause of these electrify shortfalls? Could it be the result of a woke Prime Minister, consumed by ideology and a lack of common sense, who has the country getting 84% of its power from expensive and unreliable green energy that only works when the wind is blowing and the sun is shining? Of course, the government is also pushing electric vehicles, and the country’s energy minister was quick to point out that these green vehicles, that are often recharged overnight, were not the cause of the shortfall. READ: Power outages: PM …

Did green energy cause the Texas freeze?

When you think of Texas, you think of a state full of oil and natural gas, so why are Texans experiencing energy blackouts in the midst of the coldest weather they had seen in decades. The answer: thinking green. Nearly half of Texas’ windmills that provide a significant percentage of the state’s electrical power froze up. Green energy didn’t cause the freeze of course, that was caused by man-made Global Warming (sarcasm). But this green energy failure is causing people to suffer the consequences of the freeze. The Houston Chronicle explains: Natural gas shortages and frozen wind turbines were already curtailing power output when the Arctic blast began knocking generators offline early Monday morning. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, which is responsible for scheduling power and ensuring the reliability of the electrical network, declared a statewide power generation shortfall emergency and asked electricity delivery companies to reduce load through controlled outages. More than 4 million customers were without power in Texas, including some 1.2 million in the Houston area, the worst power …