Body-Slamming The Poor! New Studies Show Renewable Energies “Have Virtually Doubled The Price Of Electricity”

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Some fresh new scientific papers are confirming that renewable energies, particularly wind and solar power, are not delivering what was promised – not by a long shot.

They likely will become far more of a burden than a benefit.

“Virtually doubled the price of electricity”

For example, Pereira et al., 2019  writes that “growth in the installed capacity of renewable energy has increased electricity prices, which raises the question of how households have withstood the cost of energy transition.”

The authors conclude that their paper “proves that both income and risk of household poverty are directly linked with renewable energies, in both the short- and long-run” and that the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources “has virtually doubled the price of electricity.”

Inefficiently located, “stranded assets”

Another paper by Greenstone and Nath, 2019 writes that “renewable power plants require ample physical space, are often geographically dispersed, and are frequently located away from population centers, all of which raises transmission costs above those of fossil fuel plants.”

Moreover the study found that adding new renewable installations to a mature grid infrastructure “may create a glut of installed capacity that renders some existing baseload generation unnecessary” and “the costs of these ‘stranded assets’ do not disappear and are borne by some combination of distribution companies, generators, and ratepayers.”

In other words, the location of renewable power systems are often just inefficient and a bad idea that doesn’t make economic sense. The paper also adds that batteries of the size and scope needed are unproven and not cost effective.

“Inhibits CO2 emissions insignificantly in Africa”

Nathaniel and Iheonu, 2019 look at renewable and non-renewable energy consumption on CO2 emissions in Africa. They conclude: “Renewable energy inhibits CO2 emissions insignificantly in Africa.”

Or in plain language: No benefit for a high cost on a continent that can ill afford it.

Toxic…could soon cause harmful effects to human health

Finally a study by Padoan et al., 2019 warns of a huge heap of waste coming from solar panels as they begin to be scrapped in earnest in 2036.

They write: “The improper disposal of these waste fluxes could cause harmful effects to human health and to economy of the manufacture sector by the dispersion of toxic elements and loss of valuable material resources including rare metals, respectively.”

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11 responses to “Body-Slamming The Poor! New Studies Show Renewable Energies “Have Virtually Doubled The Price Of Electricity””

  1. RickWill

    Doubling price in a decade is about as much as the populace can bear before the brakes are applied.

    Dispatchable ambient intermittents with current technology are realistically 8 to 10 times the cost of coal fuelled generation at the wholesale level. The ONLY RENEWABLE source of energy is managed forests. All other claimed forms of renewable energy are misnamed.

    If the efforts with wind, solar and storage were to continue then the price pain will continue until wholesale electricity price is 8 or more times what it was a decade ago. All technically possible but certainly not renewable generation.

    1. mikewaite

      Rick , you say:
      “Doubling price in a decade is about as much as the populace can bear before the brakes are applied”.
      But who would apply the brakes? Not the politicians , because they are the ones enabling the increase in costs, from which, through parliamentary benefits, they are insulated .
      The population? They have no control on legislation since the only power they have is that of the ballot. But no party is willing to reverse the renewable initiatives that have caused the cost increases.
      As we have seen with the collapse of Brexit, even an unequivocal democratic decision can be easily thwarted by a coalition of vested interests: financial, political and media.
      There is effectively no ceiling on the cost increases until the economy itself implodes.

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  3. Yonason

    No more middle class. No one but the self appointed elite are allowed to accumulate wealth or own anything. This is only one facet of planned redistribution of wealth from those who aren’t allowed to have it, to those who are.

  4. Yonason

    Very good interview with Dr. W.M.Briggs on the topic.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lCA8F1WBAI

  5. drumphish

    The basic rate for my electric service has increased more than 500 percent. What was an eight dollar monthly charge to have the meter move is now 49.75 usd each month.

    The rate increase was incremental beginning with 32 usd from the eight dollar charge and then to 39 and change, then the increase to the present 49.75 usd.

    After ten years of paying those increases in amount, you are feeling the pinch in some ways, your bank account sees less, not more.

    Here is how you can recycle spent solar panels.

    There are machines for everything, just build a machine to recycle solar panels.

    There will be plenty of employment in the recycling business.

    The positive is there will be jobs recycling solar panels, guaranteed, future employment is not a problem.

    You’ll need electricity by the gigawatt to get the job done, but it can be done.

  6. Georg Thomas

    And what do you get for your money? Anthropogenic global warming, not due to CO2 but due to renewables.

    See here (English)

    https://www.cell.com/joule/fulltext/S2542-4351(18)30446-X

    and here (German)

    http://mannikosblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/harvard-ingenieure-windstrom-warmt.html

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