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When the Wind Doesn't Blow

June 10, 2014 by Robert Rapier

Renewables and Intermittency

The average capacity factor - the percentage of time an electricity-producing asset is actually producing maximum power - is 40% for wind power in the US. The Hawi Renewable Development Wind Farm is better, at 45 percent, but for the 55% of the time it isn’t producing power, backup is required.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Renewable Energy is Fuel of the Past'

May 23, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Renewable Energy's Senescence?

Robert Bryce, a Senior Manhattan Institute Fellow, gave a vibrant talk recently in New York City at a gathering called to launch his latest book “Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper,” which he describes as a “rebuke to the catastrophists.”[read more]