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“The number-one challenge of our times is to separate the wheat from the chaff.  To assist in this task, we are blessed with more information than ever before – but we are also simultaneously burdened with more misinformation than any prior generation has ever had to deal with.   34 more words

Energy And Power

A new record: 0.016% contribution of solar and wind to total load!

Can’t get enough of the (meaningless) metric of record contribution of solar and wind to total load. This time, I will go hunting for another such record myself, using the exact same data that leads to that cheered record. 799 more words

Energy

8.15.18 - Background document: NYSERDA study on New York State offshore wind jobs

The below study was issued by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in December, 2017. From the executive summary:

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) commissioned this analysis to evaluate new workforce opportunities in New York associated with large-scale development of offshore wind (OSW) electricity generation. 226 more words

Commentary: PRO: They are America’s aces in the hole in a competitive energy world

The key to ample supplies of energy resources rests with which are sustainable and which are not.

While oil and gas may be abundant now, that does not mean these fossil fuels will be all that available in the future. 41 more words

Bend Bulletin

Commentary: CON: Spending millions bailing out nuclear and wind producers will send consumer bills soaring

From The Wall Street Journal to the Los Angeles Times, electric grid operators to economic analysts, natural gas producers to renewable energy advocates, Democrats to Republicans — it’s hard to find anyone who supports bailing out unprofitable coal and nuclear plants at the expense of consumers. 28 more words

Bend Bulletin

AEP Cancels Plans for $4.5 billion U.S. Wind Farm

Power company scraps Wind Catcher project after rejection by Texas regulators

By  Erin Ailworth

July 27, 2018 5:30 p.m.

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