Irony Overdrive: Climate Alarmists Hate Burning Coal But Love Burning Up Entire Forests

  Now that climate alarmists have hijacked energy policy, insanity is generally the order of the day. Claiming that, one day soon, we’ll all be powered by sunshine and breezes is just the beginning. On the one hand, zealots fly into an apoplectic rage when anyone mentions the prospect of using what were once ancient […]

No Road Back: Obsession with Intermittent Renewables Causes Monster Power Price Surge

  Thanks to coal-fired power, Australia once enjoyed the world’s most reliable and affordable power supply. Not anymore. An obsession with wind and solar – expressed in the form of $70 billion in subsidies, $billions more in government underwritten soft-loans and mandated targets, backed up with punitive fines has sent power prices into orbit. The […]

Crookwell Cooked: NSW Planning Dept Slams Chinese Backed Wind Farm Project

The Gullen Range wind farm was a disaster from the get go (see our post here) – with hundreds of homes turned into sonic torture traps (see our post here). There are 32 non-involved residences within 1.5 km of turbines; about 60 within 2 km; and 118 within 3 km. Within 5 km there are […]

Reality Bites: Cheap Coal-Fired Power Killing Dreams of Australian Wind & Solar ‘Nirvana’

Wind and solar don’t compete with coal-fired power; never have, never will. You see, ‘competition’ involves starting from the same position, running the same race, over the same distance, without respite, laydown or let up. Calm weather and sunset don’t trouble coal-fired power plants (or gas or nuclear, for that matter). But the same can’t […]

Solar Stupidity: Subsidy Bonanza Delivers Mass Rooftop Solar Rollout & Grid Chaos

Heavily subsidised rooftop solar is an enormous middle-class welfare scheme, the consequence of a political class wedded to vacuous virtue signalling. At the theoretical level – when the sun is up and the sky is cloud free – solar panels are generating electricity around 6.5 hours a day (on average). During their most virtuous cycle, […]

Nuclear Power: Australia’s Happy to Sell it to the World – But Allergic to Using It

If you’re reading this in Australia, you’re doing so thanks to coal. You might be doing so thanks to nuclear power, but for the fact that the idiots that govern us banned it, years ago. Talk about wind and solar replacing conventional generation is just that. Talk. The dividend from Australia’s obsession with wind and […]

Renewables Reckoning: Intermittent Wind & Solar Guarantees Rocketing Power Prices

The relationship between intermittent renewables and rocketing power prices is pretty obvious, just ask a Dane, German or South Australian. These joints have a couple of things in common: heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent renewable energy and the world’s highest power prices. That, well-settled, relationship is universal, as Fancis Menton documents below. How Much Do […]