Tag: wind power

Mark Mills joins Brian Anderson to discuss the enormous energy demands of the world’s modern information infrastructure—“the Cloud”—the subject of his new book, Digital Cathedrals.

“Tech companies confront an inconvenient fact,” writes Mills. “The global cloud uses more energy than is produced by all the planet’s wind and solar farms combined.” In fact, digital traffic has become the fastest-growing source of energy use. While nearly every tech company has pledged to transition to renewable energy sources, most data centers are physically connected to the conventional power grid, fueled by hydrocarbons. The modern economy won’t be exclusively powered by renewables any time soon.

Criticizing both the science and the economics, Richard Epstein makes the case for withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Richard Epstein looks at Donald Trump’s recent executive orders on energy and environmental issues, explaining how free-market economics can be reconciled with good environmental stewardship.

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Wind is fickle. Wind comes and goes as it pleases, and seems subject to no laws outside of those crafted by The Great Murphy. Populated areas can go days with still air, and be subjected to gale force winds at other times. Which makes it all the more surprising that people ever thought harnessing wind […]

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