The trouble with ‘renewable’ energy | AEI
In the larger context, the opposition to conventional energy that is the core of the GND is fundamentally anti-human, because one major implication of the opposition to fossil fuels is an aversion to increases in the value of human capital and other parameters that have the effect of increasing the demand for conventional energy. Moreover, the authoritarian implications of the GND are serious, however unnoticed.
High costs are a major problem with wind and solar power. First, wind flows and sunlight are intermittent: Power generation from windmills and solar panels cannot be scheduled in advance, because the sun does not always shine and the wind does not always blow. This means that wind and solar “capacity factors” — the percentage of the time that wind and solar units actually produce electricity — are much lower than those for such conventional units as coal, gas, and nuclear, new installations of which have capacity factors of 85–90 percent. For onshore wind units, the figure is 40 percent or less, and it is 30 percent or less for solar facilities. Note that a massive expansion of wind and solar power as envisioned in the GND would drive those numbers downward, because the sites with the best wind and sunlight conditions are developed first, with new wind and solar farms necessarily sited at increasingly unfavorable locations. Accordingly, the wind- and solar-power industries would experience scale diseconomies — rising average costs — as more such capacity was added to the market.
New York Times Confirms: It’s Trump Versus the Deep State
The outcome increasingly looks binary, either liberty and middle America win this civil war or the forces of totalitarian oppression and serfdom win. There is no discernable middle ground.
It is past time to take a stand; stand and fight or flee and accept your enslavement.
Pray for peace and cooler heads, but prepare for war, the progressive left does not understand where they are headed or the probable outcome of their coup attempts.
Adam Schiff Accused of Witness Tampering
Schiff and the progressives are undertaking a Kafkaesque show trial a la the 1930s Soviet Union. All one needed to do during those halcyon days of hellish socialism was to offer up the man, the machine would find the appropriate crime soon enough. And, so, America has now stooped to the level of 1930s Soviet socialism.
An election looms, choose wisely.
Dan Crenshaw challenges entire premise of Ukraine impeachment efforts
Oops, his name is Dan Crenshaw, who knew?!!! My vote is as good as cast.
I've never seen Snake Plissken and Dan Crenshaw together, odd, no?!!!
It is the hunters, shooters, and outdoorsmen who preserve and protect the environment, not the environmentalists!
Instapundit » Blog Archive » HMM: How Democrats’ Gun Control Plans Would Wreck Wildlife Conservation. “Every current Democratic…
The hipster hikers and backpackers pay nothing to preserve the environment while denuding it!
Perhaps it is time to put a wildlife tax on all of the hipster fashion outdoor clothing and accessories.
They Live, We Sleep: Beware The Growing Evil In Our Midst
Most of the politicians of both parties want this outcome. We have met the enemy, it is us, at least the progressives among us.
"Jeffrey Epstein Was Strangulated", Famous Forensic Expert Says
Dead men tell no tales.
PayPal De-Platforms Conservative Street Artist Sabo, Holds His Funds for Six Months
We haven't seen anything yet. The worst is much further down the road and will be much worse. When the progressives lose in 2020, there is a reasonable chance they will ignite a civil war, if not then, they will almost certainly do so in the 2024 election. The progressive left cannot win nationwide elections if they tell the truth, so they lie. Now that their lies are apparent and their wins limited to small localized areas in the progressive cities, they will become frustrated with their lack of power. That frustration will blossom into anger, then hate, and finally, civil war against those standing in the way of the progressives power grab.
The next decade will be trying.
Trump's steel tariffs were supposed to save the industry. They made things worse
Just like in a sport where the competition is shackled, the unshackled competitors become fat and lazy, so the unfettered businesses with fettered competitors become uncompetitive.
If Trump is only laying on tariffs to protect US businesses, he is making those businesses uncompetitive and hastening their failure. I suggest that it is not his primary goal, it might be the most talked-about, but the real goals are the elimination of Chinese IP theft and foreign policy/military objectives like the end of the Chinese aggression in the South China Sea.
If I am wrong, the answer is zero tariffs. If I am right, Trump needs to stay the course; the foreign policy objectives are more important than the pain which results from the tariffs.