Renewables Rejected: World’s Poorest Crave Reliable & Affordable Coal-Fired Power

Eco-zealots ram wind and solar power down the throats of Third World governments, purporting to save the planet and drag millions out of poverty. But it never takes their targets long to work out that wind and solar power are both insanely expensive and hopelessly unreliable; sitting in the dark, night after night, generally does […]

Lights Out: South Africa’s Subsidised Wind & Solar Obsession Delivers New Dark Age

Pin your energy hopes on the weather and you’d better have candles and torches at the ready. Reliable and affordable electricity supplies are the cornerstone of economic development, around the globe. And, whereas, until recently at least, the wealthy West has tended to take 24 x 365 power for granted, developing economies are not so […]

Russian Resurgence: Putin’s Grand Plan to Meet Insatiable Demand for Coal in Asia

As the wind and solar cult would have it, ‘coal is dead’ and wind and solar power are the gloating villains that killed it. Well, that’s the meme, anyway. Back on Earth, coal-fired power and the coal industry that fuels it are in very robust health, indeed. Outside of the virtue signalling Western nations that […]

Jumbo Noise Problem: Africa’s Elephants Hate Thumping Droning Wind Turbine Noise

Thumping, grinding wind turbine noise has always been the elephant in the room for the wind industry. Now, it’s the elephants themselves who’ve signalled just how annoying low-frequency wind turbine noise is. Renowned for their acutely sensitive hearing in the lower frequency register, the long-distance communication between Africa’s elephants is being drowned out by an […]

Why Subsidised Wind & Solar Are Sending South Africa’s Power Prices Into Orbit

Rocketing power prices and grid instability are two inescapable consequences of subsidised wind and solar. While sunshine and breezes might be free, attempting to run your power system using nature’s gifts, brings with it a raft of other costs which RE zealots tend to gloss over. The electricity generation and distribution system – which wind […]

Hearts of Darkness: Richest Nations Push Unreliable Renewables to Keep Africans Forever Poor

There’s something altogether cynical about well-healed nations forcing the impoverished to embrace expensive and unreliable wind and solar. It is, of course, all done in the name of ‘saving the planet’. [Note to Ed: Not to mention saving the manufacturers of industrial wind turbines and solar panels, who are struggling back home]. As any economist […]

People Power-Up: Kenyan Government Shuts Down Wind Power Outfit’s Illegal Land Grab

Stealing land is, apparently, seen as good business practice by the wind industry; wherever it goes, Africa no exception. In Africa it’s able to profit from long-held animosity between tribes and racial groups, exploiting old rivalries in its quest to wrest control over the land its needs to spear these things all over African soil.  […]

Wind Power in Africa is ‘Callous, Immoral Eco-Manslaughter’

Powering Countries, Empowering People: A Case Study Master Resource Paul Driessen 20 September 2016 For 16 years, in a scene out of pre-industrial America, Thabo Molubi and his partner made furniture in South Africa’s outback, known locally as the “veld.” Lacking even a stream to turn a water wheel and machinery, they depended solely on […]

Africa’s Wind Power Scandal: Vestas Uses Tribal Rivalry to Steal Kenyan Farmland

**** Having watched five episodes of Danish docu-drama Follow the Money, STT is certain that the wind scamming outfit under investigation for investor fraud, Energreen, was modelled on Vestas. Just like Energreen, Vestas has infiltrated every level of social and political life in Denmark; and just like Energreen has been the subject of criminal investigations, […]

Australia’s Macquarie Group JV Loses $66M: Furious Kenyan Locals Kill Outrageous Wind Power Project

**** Back in February last year we covered the story of how a wind farm developer’s efforts to steal land from under the noses of Kenyan farmers led to a local uprising, that ended in the murder of an innocent teenage boy. Since then, local farmers have only intensified their rage in response to more […]