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The cost of displacing fossil fuels: some evidence from Texas

by Peter Hartley Although technological progress can alter the relative costs of different energy sources, depletion inevitably must raise the costs of fossil fuels leading to their displacement by alternative energy sources. What energy technology will likely be used when … Continue reading

Road to Climate Neutrality

by Judith Curry Spatial Requirements of Wind/Solar and Nuclear Energy and Their Respective Costs “In addition to the energy sector, the climate debate also needs a transition. From ideology and wishful thinking, to facts, figures and rationality.”

Looking forward: new technologies in the 2020’s

by Judith Curry Looking ahead towards new energy technologies, plus my own saga and rationale for transitioning my personal power generation and consumption.

Assigning Blame for the Blackouts in Texas

By Planning Engineer The story from some media sources is that frozen wind turbines are responsible for the power shortfalls in Texas. Other media sources emphasize that fossil fuel resources should shoulder the blame because they have large cold induced … Continue reading

Electricity in Texas. Part II: the cost of a 100% renewable grid

by Peter Davies While onshore wind generation has been relatively inexpensive for some time, solar PV and lithium ion battery storage costs have recently shown dramatic reductions. So can Texas, with excellent onshore wind and solar resources, be powered economically … Continue reading

Environmental Justice campaign to replace New York City peaking power plants

by Roger Caiazza Environmental justice organizations are currently a major driver of environmental regulation in New York. A new report “The Fossil Fuel End Game, A frontline vision to retire New York City’s peaker plants by 2030” illustrates the campaign … Continue reading

Rethinking the Social Cost of Carbon

by Judith Curry The Social Cost of Carbon is emerging as a major source of contention in the Trump Administration.

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that have caught my eye these past several weeks.

Economic impact of energy consumption change caused by global warming

by Peter Lang and Ken Gregory A new paper ‘Economic impact of energy consumption change caused by global warming’ finds global warming may be beneficial.

Climate’s uncertainty principle

by Garth Paltridge On the costs and benefits of climate action.

Apocalypse Never and False Alarm

by Judith Curry Two important new books to discuss.

Uncomfortable knowledge

by Judith Curry On the misuse of science and scientific authority.

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week

Estimating the cost to America of damage from climate change in the 21st century

  by Larry Kummer, originally posted at the Fabius Maximus website. Another peer-reviewed paper predicting disaster from climate change by misrepresenting and exaggerating the science. We can still learn much from it.

Discussion thread – Social Cost of Carbon

by David Wojick The Social Cost of Carbon is absurd but entrenched.

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye these past few weeks

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week

Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Electric System Reliability

by Judith Curry I recently participated in a Technical Conference sponsored by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my these past few weeks.

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Climate adaptation sense. Part III: Dynamic Adaptation Policy Pathways

by Judith Curry Best practices in adapting to sea level rise use a framework suitable for decision making under deep uncertainty.

COVID discussion thread IV

by Judith Curry My latest roundup of articles

Week in review – science edition

By Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye these past several weeks

Week in review – climate science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week — climate science & policy