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Germany’s Green Energy Failure Analysis Wind

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WASHINGTON – The Institute for Energy Research today released the first entry in a new series of case studies on Europe’s green energy programs. For years, some policymakers have pointed to Europe as an exemplar of good energy policy, arguing …

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Europe Slashing Renewable Subsidies Analysis Wind

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For years, Europe has claimed to be at the forefront in instituting policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to comply with the Kyoto Protocol.  As part of that, Europe has been at the forefront of setting mandates for wind and …

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Wind Choked When it was Needed Most Analysis Wind

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Reliable energy sources and a diverse fuel mix are integral to maintaining America’s electric grid and keeping the lights on. The electric grid must be carefully balanced at all times so that supply matches demand or otherwise blackout would occur. …

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Did Wind Really Save Texas from Rolling Outages? Analysis Wind

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On Monday, January 6, the system operator of the Texas electric grid, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), announced an Energy Emergency Alert and took steps to protect the grid. By 9:50 a.m., ERCOT was able to cancel the

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UK Wind Farms Paid not to Generate Electricity Analysis Wind

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UK wind farms were paid over £4.8 million ($7.88 million) to turn off their turbines over the holidays leaving tens of thousands of homes without power as storms hit the country. The payments, known as ‘constraint payments’, were paid because …

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EIA Forecast: Fossil Fuels Remain Dominant Through 2040 Analysis Wind

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The Energy Information Administration (EIA) just released its Annual Energy Outlook 2014 with projections through 2040. Although there is a major push by the Obama Administration to make renewable energy the fuel of choice, fossil fuels supply 80 percent of …

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