Category Archives: Electrical Power Grid

Wind Power’s Limits to Growth

Every technology contains an innate “economy of scale” for the system within which it operates. As seen in the graph below, grid-scale wind energy is beginning to run into inherent limits of applicability in US power grids: The amount of … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: Alone Against the Apocalypse?

Fighting Chaos with Chaos? Trump as “Chaos-Master” Faces Down Forces of Doom From its start, the Trump administration has been plagued by charges of “chaos.” From the revolving door of senior staffers — including two secretaries of state, three national … Continue reading

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Unrepentant Failed Doomer Paul Ehrlich After 50 Years: Still Predicting Total Collapse of Civilisation “Any Day Now”

Stanford biologist Paul R. Ehrlich published the book of doom “The Population Bomb” 50 years ago, with his wife. According to Ehrlich, catastrophic global collapse was inevitable by the 1970s — or the 1980s at the latest. Ehrlich has managed … Continue reading

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Where Would We Be Without Renewable Energy?

Big wind and solar were supposed to replace coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants . . . any time now. And yet, something is happening to global investment in big wind and solar that calls the entire “renewables revolution” … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuels Beat Greens Into Submission

Continue to Supply Over 80% of World’s Energy Needs Every year since 1971, more than 80% of all our energy has come from fossil fuels. That’s still true today, which is surprising for two reasons. Most nuclear power plants came … Continue reading

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How California Can Secede from US, and the World

Kim’s Missiles Can Reach California With this year’s revelation that North Korea’s nuke-tipped missiles could likely reach the West Coast of United States, a more insidious threat has gained prominence—an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. While not deadly on its own, … Continue reading

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Solar Panels: 300X More Toxic Waste Than Nuclear

Governments of Europe and California are willing to lay waste to their economies in pursuit of unreliable and destructive forms of energy — big solar and big wind. We already knew that these untrustworthy forms of energy bring instability to … Continue reading

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This’ll Kill Ya: They’re Coming For Your Electric Power

Up to 90% of the inhabitants of advanced nations would die within one year, if all electrical power were lost. No, I Am Not Talking About Electromagnetic Pulse Although both North Korea and Iran are steadily working to build the … Continue reading

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Making Your Home Self Sufficient in Power and Heat

Making Your Own Heat and Electricity In Any Climate or Location Suddenly it is becoming possible to make all the electricity and heat for your home that you could need — no matter your latitude or weather conditions. Using “micro … Continue reading

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There Is No Future Without Power

What Does Energy Suicide Look Like? With the best of stated intentions, Germany is cutting its own throat. The unfolding disaster called Energiewende is slowly but surely destroying the foundations of Deutschland’s industrial base, thus destroying Germany’s economy in a … Continue reading

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Green Energy is an Unimitigated Disaster

Germany, Australia, and Ontario — among other jurisdictions — made catastrophic errors in judgment when they committed their constituents to a dependency on unreliable, unaffordable, poor quality wind and solar energy. Now, these governments are beginning to pay the price … Continue reading

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Why the World is Turning to Coal: It Works!

Per a report from the World Coal Association, there [are] currently 861 billion tons of proven coal reserves worldwide, implying that there is enough coal to last nearly 112 years at current rates of production. In comparison with this, proven … Continue reading

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Climate Apocalypse Cult; Green Energy Swindle

The Mainstream Offers You Fantasy; The Reality is Much More Interesting The corrupt scam begins to unfold Climate Apocalypse Cult More charts at source A nice summary of the climate controversy Green Energy Swindle Adding More Erratic Intermittently Unpredictable Energy … Continue reading

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Future Power: Particle Beams and Solid Ion Conductors

Without Abundant, Reliable, Affordable High Quality Power, Humans Have No Future Today’s article looks at some technologies that can make power systems more reliable, affordable, and more prolific creators of high quality power. To create an abundant and expansive human … Continue reading

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Small Nuclear Reactors to Power Homesteads and Survival Compounds

Personal Power for the Coming Anarchy Western societies are aging, losing expertise and internal cohesion, and allowing the foundations of their civilisation to crumble. To survive, modern societies need to make their vital infrastructure as robust as they can. Instead, … Continue reading

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German Bundesrat Moves Closer to Banning Human Beings

The German legislature has voted to ban all motor vehicles — except “zero-emission” vehicles — by the year 2030. As we see from the graphic above, almost all CO2 emissions come from natural sources, including human beings. It makes no … Continue reading

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Shoddy Chinese Steel: Australia the Latest Chump

Why Did South Australia’s Power System Collapse and Blackout? 80% of fabricated steel from China is shoddy and not safe and fails Australian standards…[WTIA] One of the reasons that South Australia suffered a recent grid collapse and blackout is the … Continue reading

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Green Billionaires Threaten Foundation of Modern Societies

Warren Buffet, billionaire and major investor in wind energy, has admitted that wind isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. “The only reason to build them [wind farms]” is the subsidies; “They don’t make sense without” them. … As … Continue reading

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Boosting Power Supply Resilience: Islanding via Microgrid

Basic Microgrid Concepts First of all, microgrids have nothing to do with unreliable intermittent energy schemes such as big wind farms and industrial solar power arrays. Microgrids are about building robust resilience into larger power systems. They are also about … Continue reading

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Nightmare on Your Street: Could You Survive the Loss of the Power Grid?

The Power Grid Has Gone Down and Will Not Come Back Up: What Do You Do? Stores are closed. Cell service is failing. Broadband Internet is gone. Hospitals are operating on generators, but rapidly running out of fuel. Garbage is … Continue reading

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Power to Coerce, Power to Disrupt

Hackers Hit Banks, Power Grids, Air Traffic Control Systems Anything that is connected to the net is susceptible to being hacked — for purposes of espionage, theft, vandalism, or sheer deadly destruction. Global Financial Network “SWIFT” Regularly Robbed of $Millions … Continue reading

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Lose Your Power, Lose Your Life!

The Electric Power critical infrastructure is unique in that it supports all 17 other critical infrastructure and key resource sectors. Today’s complex, digital world simply requires electric power for all or certain aspects of most business and consumer activities.  __ … Continue reading

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Time to Stop Worshiping the Fickle Ancient Gods of Wind and Sun

Advanced, safe, clean, affordable, reliable nuclear power is the future. Unless advanced human societies all collapse, wind and solar will always be the fickle gods of the past. Wind and solar energy are weather-dependent, variable and intermittent, i.e., therefore not … Continue reading

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A Modern Civilisation Without Working Power Grids and Internets?

The Congressional EMP Commission has repeatedly warned that a nuclear Scud missile launched from a freighter could prompt a U.S. blackout that would … last for at least a year, but kill nine in every 10 Americans. There are nearly … Continue reading

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Batteries of the Future

Better batteries are needed for several modern needs. All of us would like to be able to run our mobile phones, laptops, tablets, cordless power tools, electric cars, and a host of other electric appliances and vehicles for longer periods … Continue reading

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