Green Energy: Future Blackouts the Norm

In publication after publication I have hammered the push for renewable power and the subsidies needed to support renewable energy sources.  Aside from costs, however, I have also noted the harmful environmental impact of renewables and their unreliability which makes the electric power supply less secure and more prone to blackouts.

When asked, even more than cost, the issue that concerns electric power users the most is reliability — the refrigerator and freezer have to keep running, the television and lights have to come on on command.  Yet, perhaps the least noted but most serious concern with green energy is its tendency to make on command electric power problematic.

Finally, the Los Angeles Times is catching on.

In the immortal words of Officer John McClane,   “Welcome to the party, Pal!”

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  1. CRS says:

    Though it is good that some major media are now recognizing the obvious, I am reminded of the phrase “Fools Rush In”. It is a sgame there are so many fools in government.

  2. Thomas says:

    The thing is, people fail to realize that industries like solar, wind, or nuclear are not inherently good. They are just less damaging than coal. But when you have wind subsidies running on overnight to beat out nuclear plants which can’t shut down and sell at negative prices, you’re cannibalizing a market that works against itself.

  3. Wayne says:

    Thoughts on the hydropower coming in from Canada?

  4. DW says:

    How do you tell your kids they can’t eat because of rolling blackouts due to too much cloudy weather? Or no heat because it hasn’t been windy enough.

    These technologies aren’t quite ready to be a primary source of energy.

  5. Mark says:

    I need my electricity to be there when I need it, not when its convenient for them to bring it to me.

  6. JD says:

    All for nothing. The sooner we get over “global warming” the better.

  7. Wiliam says:

    It seems like solar panels are only good for shaving a few bucks off your electric bill, not switching off the grid.