Energy

Meteorological summer comes to an end on Monday, August 31st.  So, it’s a good time to take a look at the weather patterns we’ve been dealt this summer and where we go from here. But first, just a few random thoughts: As you are likely aware,...

Meteorologist Mike Smith gives us a look at the latest example industrial wind turbines blocking or interfering with Doppler radar signals during storm outbreak when that data is essential to the safety of residents who need the warnings! http://www.mikesmithenterprisesblog.com/2020/06/wind-turbines-pruitt-igoes-of-plains.html Kansas Governor Kelly recently announced another addition to...

COVID-19 has become a convenient excuse for almost anything you can think of. Now, the industrial wind industry is climbing on the bandwagon to attempt to extend their production tax credits for another year. They claim that the coronavirus outbreak delayed construction of industrial wind...

With over 33 million Americans out of work thanks to the shutdown of the due to COVID-19, there should be an increased focus on how and where we spend our tax dollars. Efficiency should be the primary concern for legislators if we are to recover...

Last night I spoke to a group of concerned citizens in Fort Scott, Kansas. It's one of many such communities and counties across the plains states  dealing with the issue of industrial wind companies taking over the rural landscape. To any of you unfamiliar with the variety of concerns...

Weather events can have serious impacts on the delivery of electricity to customers. The Energy Information Administration has an interesting research piece on the disruption caused by Hurricane Irma when it hit Florida in 2017. Interestingly, the nuclear power plants in Florida weathered the storm...

It is time to stop making energy policy based on virtue signaling. In case you are unfamiliar with the term, virtue signaling is: “To take a conspicuous but essentially useless action ostensibly to support a good cause but actually to show off how much more moral...