Archive for February, 2014

Cost of Climate Change

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

The cost of climate change is becoming clearer. Anyone who thinks the weather isn’t getting strange must live – well I don’t know where they live, because our strange weather is happening pretty much everywhere. And the financial cost is very real.

Baseload Nuclear Plants

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Utilities, and the anti wind crowd often like to talk about the importance of “baseload” generation to an electricity system. Baseload generation is generation that is supposed to run 24/7, and provides level output. The anti wind crowd also like to talk about the need to build back up generation for when the wind doesn’t blow. But what about nuclear? How is it at providing baseload, and what sort of backup does it need? (more…)

Cost of Wind Energy in Ontario

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The OPA has released some information about electricity costs, as well as reams of other data they gathered as part of the Long Term Energy Plan. Critics of wind energy, especially the Conservative Party, have blamed it for the increase in power prices. But what are the facts? (more…)