Oct 6, 2021
Here’s the List of 317 Wind Energy Rejections the Sierra Club Doesn’t Want You to See
A few weeks ago, I ran into a prominent employee of the Sierra Club who declared something to the effect of “we have to quit using coal, oil, and natural gas.” That, of...
Oct 6, 2021
Sierra Club Doesn't Want You to Know That 317 Communities Have Rejected Big Wind
Here a four-minute brief on my latest piece in Forbes about the Sierra Club's efforts to hide the raging backlash against Big Wind projects in rural America.
Sep 10, 2021
Get Ready for the Blackouts
Generac Power Systems , a company that produces home generators and other equipment, announced in July record sales of $920 million during the second quarter, a 68% jump over last...
Sep 1, 2021
Soaring Electricity, Coal Use Proving Once Again, Roger Pielke Jr’s ‘Iron Law of Climate’
As the Covid lockdowns are easing, the global economy is recovering and that recovery is fueling blistering growth in electricity use. The latest data from Ember, the...
Aug 27, 2021
GM’s $1.8 Billion Chevy Bolt Recall Shows Why Automakers’ EV Rollouts Could Be ‘on Fire’
The puns about the recall of the Chevrolet Bolt EV almost write themselves. Last week’s announcement by General Motors GM +2.9% that it was recalling some 73,000 Bolts at a...
Aug 24, 2021
California’s Energy and Climate Regulations Are “Green Jim Crow”
For decades, California has been viewed as a vanguard state, a province that leads America on things like entertainment, fashion, and politics. No longer. Instead, it has become a...
Jul 11, 2021
It’s Time to Unplug the Hype Over Electric Vehicles
For more than a century, the promise of electric vehicles (EVs) has been parked just beyond the nearest traffic light. In 1901, the Los Angeles Times declared “The electric...
Jun 24, 2021
Blackouts Loom in California as Electricity Prices Are ‘Absolutely Exploding’
Two inexorable energy trends are underway in California: soaring electricity prices and ever-worsening reliability – and both trends bode ill for the state’s low- and...
Jun 17, 2021
Why Was $66 Billion Spent on Renewables Before the Texas Blackouts? Because Big Wind and Big Solar Got $22 Billion in Subsidies
The oldest maxim in politics is “follow the money.” That maxim also applies to electric grids. Following the billions of dollars that have been spent on the Texas grid...
Jun 15, 2021
The Power Hungry Podcast: Rupert Darwall
Rupert Darwall is a fellow at the RealClearFoundation and the author of two books: Green Tyranny, and The Age of Global Warming. In this episode, Darwall talks to Robert about his...
May 25, 2021
The IEA’s ‘Roadmap’ for Net-Zero Is Full of Dead Ends
The academics and bureaucrats who create models that claim we can run the global economy solely on renewable energy live in a different world than you and me. In their world, there...
May 21, 2021
Steven Koonin: Author of Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What it Doesn’t, and Why It Matters
Steven Koonin is a theoretical physicist who has had a long career in academia, business, and government. In this episode, Koonin talks with Robert about his new book, Unsettled, why...
May 6, 2021
Rural America Gets Bad Vibrations From Big Wind
Apr 28, 2021
Why Fixing the Texas Power Grid Is So Complicated
In the two months since the end of the blackouts that crippled Texas, a few things have become clear: the storm was far deadlier than originally thought, the energy-related costs of...
Apr 26, 2021
After the Texas Blackouts, Follow the Wind and Solar Money – All $66 Billion of It
In the aftermath of the Texas blackouts, one thing became clear: Big Wind and Big Solar have nearly every media outlet in the country on speed dial. Indeed, in the days after the...
Apr 13, 2021
Low Income Folks Will Pay Most for Biden’s Wind Dreams
Last week, the Biden administration announced “a bold set of actions” that it said will “catalyze” the installation of 30,000 megawatts of new offshore wind...
Apr 2, 2021
Texas Ratepayers May Be on the Hook for $12 Billion
The invoices and proposals are still being sorted, but it appears that Texas ratepayers may eventually be on the hook for about $12 billion in electricity-related costs due to the...
Feb 23, 2021
Expert Meredith Angwin on the Texas Energy Crisis
Meredith Angwin is a chemist and author, most recently, of Shorting the Grid: The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid. In her second appearance on the podcast, Angwin explains why...
Feb 17, 2021
Blizzard Exposes Perils of Attempting to ‘Electrify Everything’
The massive blast of Siberia-like cold that is wreaking havoc across North America is proving that if we humans want to keep surviving frigid winters, we are going to have to keep...
Feb 10, 2021
Amazon Obscures Its Massive Energy Use
If this keeps going, Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -1.1%will take over the world. On Tuesday, the e-commerce and Internet-colossus reported record sales in 2020 of $386.1 billion as well as...
Jan 25, 2021
Biden’s Inaugural Climate Move? Save Nuclear Reactors
In his inaugural speech today, President Joe Biden spoke about “ a climate in crisis.” Biden has made it clear that climate policy will be one of his...
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