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Debunking Manhattan Institute’s “The ‘New Energy Economy’: An Exercise In Magical Thinking” — Part One

July 12th, 2020 | by Paul Fosse

I was discussing the dramatic drop in coal use in the US and the dramatic rise in renewable energy production and one of my many conservative friends* referred me to this report to explain why physics proves that there is no way we can transition to renewable sources affordably, that all the innovation is coming on the fossil fuel side, and that renewables have hit a brick wall and won't be improving much at all


IEA: Wind and Solar Intermittency NOT a Big Deal!

June 1st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Following up on a great guest post by Chris Varrone on wind intermittency and why it's not a big deal, apparently the International Energy Agency (IEA) now has a new book out, Harnessing Variable Renewables: a Guide to the Balancing Challenge, that tells us the same thing that Chris was explaining



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