Category Archives: Energy

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 entirely by renewables in the 2030-40 time frame? This article brings together the available public material to estimate the cost.

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Electricity in Texas: is 100% renewables feasible? Part I

by Peter Davies

Scenarios to understand how load, wind, solar PV and storage interact and whether a 100% renewable grid for Texas is technically feasible.

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Renewable resources and the importance of generation diversity

by Planning Engineer

How feasible are calls for 100% renewable energy?

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Science Marchers, Secretary Perry’s Memo and Bill Nye’s Optimism

By Planning Engineer

On April 14th, 2017 Rick Perry wrote a memo headed “STUDY EXAMINING ELECTRICITY MARKETS AND RELAIBILITY” calling for study to investigate how long term energy trends my impact the grid.

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Skin in the game

by Judith Curry

Some reflections on my transition from academic climate research to private sector weather forecasting and regional climate change assessments.

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The two-faced ‘reality’ of a clean energy future

by Judith Curry

Michael Liebrich has written an extremely insightful (not to mention clever) article  entitled It’s a new year and time to face reality.

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Pragmatic energy policy recommendations for the Trump administration

by David Gattie

The need for pragmatism, stability and resilience in energy policy for the U.S. power sector.

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