The spin on wind, or, an example of bullshit in the field of energy policy

The Wall Street Journal recently opined against President Obama’s nominee for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman, Norman Bay, and in the process took a modest swipe at subsidies for¬†wind energy. The context here is Bay’s action while leading FERC’s enforcement division, and in particular his prosecution¬†of electric power market participants who manage to run afoul … More The spin on wind, or, an example of bullshit in the field of energy policy

Debating wind power cost estimates – 1

On the Morning of October 15 the Institute for Energy Research in Washington DC released a report I’d written about wind power cost estimates sponsored by the federal government. (Links available here.) Later that day the Michael Goggin of the American Wind Energy Association, the lobbying organization in Washington DC that represents the wind energy … More Debating wind power cost estimates – 1