Category Archives: Energy

All megawatts are not equal

by Planning Engineer

Some of the Climate Etc. denizens have requested a post on the generation planning process to help them better understand cost issues surrounding the large scale addition and integration of renewable resources.

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Climate/Energy Policy and the GOP Congress

by Judith Curry

With the Republicans in majority for both Houses of the 114th Congress, what are the implications for U.S. climate and energy policy?

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More renewables? Watch out for the Duck Curve

by Planning Engineer

It can be very misleading to compare the energy costs for wind and solar to the energy costs for more conventional generation technology and assume the difference is the cost of providing for “clean” energy.

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Myths and realities of renewable energy

by Planning Engineer

Power System Planners do not have the expertise or knowledge to say whether or not the benefits of reducing carbon emissions are worth the costs.   However they should be respected as experts for obtaining a better understanding of what the implications and costs of such programs are.

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Lomborg’s Senate testimony

by Judith Curry

Because   there   is   no   good, cheap   green   energy,   the   almost   universal  political  choices   have   been   expensive   policies   that   do   very   little. There   is   much   greater   scope   for   climate   policies to   make   the   total   climate   cost   greater   through  the   21st   century. – Bjorn Lomborg

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U.S. climate policy discussion thread

by Judith Curry

On Monday, Obama’s administration will announce major new policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Coal and the IPCC

by Dave Rutledge

Now that Working Group 3 has put its chapters on line, all six thousand pages of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report have arrived. Coal is the specter that looms.

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