Energy Secretary Rick Perry wants to know if wind and solar are compromising the reliability of the grid and hurting coal power. The answer lies in his home state of Texas.
The "pause" in global warming since 2001 can be explained by the discovery of unusually strong winds in the Pacific, climatologists
Perhaps the biggest shortcoming of solar and wind power is their intermittency. In locations like Hawaii, where I live, wind and solar power are already competitive on price. My fossil-fuel supplied electricity typically costs above 40 cents a kilowatt-hour, and wind and solar power can compete with that. But since they can't supply power that is available on demand (firm power) they must be backed up by power sources that can provide power when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing.
Don't believe the common myths about renewable energy. Real-world experience is shattering long-held assumptions every day.