Global Warming Digest: The U.K.’s Big Freeze
From Wikipedia: The winter of 2009–2010 in the United Kingdom (also called The Big Freeze by British media) is an ongoing meteorological event that started on 10 December 2009, as part of the severe winter weather in Europe. A persistent pattern of cold northerly and easterly winds brought cold moist air to the United Kingdom with many snow showers, fronts and polar lows bringing snowy | Read More »
What Color Is Your Electricity? Green, Brown(out) or Black(out)?
The Problem: Wind farms located in the Great Plains will be a long distance from where the electricity they generate will be used. Wind energy is not a steady source of generation like coal or natural gas. A wind- and solar-based system will of necessity be located farther from population centers, requiring more power substations and more transmission lines. The tab for the upgrade to | Read More »
FERC Chief: King of the Land of Rainbow Stew
Everyone in the Obama Administration seems to be infected with the same disease: If we repeat this bulls*** long enough and loud enough, it just might come true! And never let facts get in the way of a really cool story! The most recent example is Jon Wellinghoff, the new Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has jurisdiction over utilities and pipelines. They | Read More »