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  • Fossil Fuels Bail Out Colorado’s Grid Yet Again

    Fossil Fuels Bail Out Colorado’s Grid Yet Again0

    • January 4, 2023

    Coloradans might want to begin brushing up on their German. At least enough to be familiar with the word Dunkelflaute, which roughly translates to “dark doldrums.” The term describes a weather pattern of low wind and limited sunlight that makes generating electricity from renewables nearly impossible. The event is relatively common in northern and western Europe during

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  • Judith Curry on Climate Catastrophism, Wind and Solar Myopia, and the State of Modern Climate Activism

    Judith Curry on Climate Catastrophism, Wind and Solar Myopia, and the State of Modern Climate Activism0

    • December 28, 2022

    On the latest episode of the Power Hungry Podcast, energy journalist Robert Bryce interviews Judith Curry, a climatologist and former Earth and Atmospheric Sciences chair at Georgia Tech. The wide-ranging interview covers how alarmism surrounding climate change is causing real harm to the mental well-being of young people, how flawed energy modeling among academics leads

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  • Governor Polis Again Downplays Nuclear Energy…But with a Catch

    Governor Polis Again Downplays Nuclear Energy…But with a Catch0

    • November 18, 2022

    Colorado’s Governor may not be a huge proponent of nuclear energy, but he at least isn’t ruling it out either. Fresh off his resounding reelection victory earlier this month, Governor Jared Polis took to the national stage with an appearance on the popular HBO political talk show “Real Time with Bill Maher” last week. During

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  • Virginia Governor Offers Leadership on Nuclear Energy Innovation, A Balanced Approach to Decarbonization

    Virginia Governor Offers Leadership on Nuclear Energy Innovation, A Balanced Approach to Decarbonization0

    • October 10, 2022

    Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R.) released his 2022 energy plan early last week, and it offers a refreshing vision of sobriety on energy policy. The plan, designed to reevaluate that of his Democratic predecessor released in 2020, calls for an “all of the above” energy strategy using a variety of generation sources, from hydrogen to

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  • Gone with the Wind: Weather Dependent Energy Puts Residents at Risk

    Gone with the Wind: Weather Dependent Energy Puts Residents at Risk0

    • July 12, 2022

    The power grid in Texas is a little bit under the weather. A major heat wave has arrived just as the wind stopped blowing, creating a perfect storm for residents looking for relief from the blistering summer sun in the country’s second-largest state. As Bloomberg reports: Wind power — a key source of electricity in

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  • The Cost & Impact of a 100 Percent Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard for the State of Colorado

    The Cost & Impact of a 100 Percent Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard for the State of Colorado0

    • December 13, 2017

    As the 2018 Colorado governor’s race intensifies, two Democrat candidates have proposed extending Colorado’s existing Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) from 30 percent by 2020 to 100 percent by 2040. The purpose of this study is to highlight some of the main costs and impacts associated with a hypothetical 100 percent RPS in Colorado. Because few details have been released regarding the design of such a policy, this study evaluated the costs associated with two very different 100 percent RPS scenarios.

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