Renewables Rejected: Demand for Reliable & Affordable Power Driving Asian Coal Renaissance

Among the nonsense spouted by wind and solar acolytes is the line that coal is deader than the dodo. While the demise of the hapless, flightless bird was clearly due to human intervention, it’s the demands of humans for reliable and affordable power that’s brought coal back to life, particularly across energy-hungry Asia. The UN/Climate […]

So Corrupt: Outrageous Attempt by Wind Industry to Influence Supreme Court Judge

A Supreme Court Judge started hearing the trial of a noise nuisance claim brought by farmers against a wind farm operator last week. The plaintiffs are seeking substantial damages, including aggravated and exemplary damages for over six years of nightly noise punishment. As we pointed out in an earlier post, the action was being pursued […]

Justice Looms: Wind Farm Operator Faces Liability for $Millions in Damages to Noise Nuisance Victims

  No one has to suffer endless sleepless nights caused by wind turbines without redress or compensation. It’s the law. On that score, a group of farmers has turned the tables on the wind farm operator who has been driving them mad since March 2015. Back then, Japan’s Mitsui and Co speared 52, 2 MW […]

Permanent No-Hopers: Never-Reliable Wind & Solar No Match For On-Tap Coal-Fired Power

Virtue signalling anti-coal/pro-wind and solar groups are picking a fight they can only lose. NWO/NGOs have launched rabid attacks on any company with the temerity to back coalmining and/or coal-fired power. The activists’ line goes that any company that isn’t telling its shareholders that coal and coal-fired power plants are already dead, is lying to […]

Endless Subsidies For Unreliable Wind & Solar are an Economic Suicide Pact

Australia’s renewable energy target has subsidised wind and solar to the tune of more than $60 billion, wrecked its grid and driven power prices through the roof. Its manufacturing industry is in tatters (tens of thousands of jobs have disappeared forever); energy-intensive mineral processors, such as aluminium, copper lead and zinc smelters are on life […]

Battery ‘Bombs’: More Giant Renewable Energy Batteries Explode in Toxic Fireballs

‘Bombs’ are designed to store and quickly release copious amounts of energy, so are the mega-batteries said to save wind and solar from their hopeless intermittency. The notion is that giant lithium-ion batteries will quell the power delivery chaos that comes with attempting to rely wholly weather-dependent wind power and wholly sunshine-dependent solar power; thereby […]

The Big Battery Myth: Why Battery Storage Can’t Save Intermittent Wind & Solar

For almost a century, electricity generation and distribution were treated as a tightly integrated system: it was designed and built as one, and is meant to operate as designed. However, the chaotic delivery of wind and solar have all but trashed the electricity generation and delivery system, as we know it. Germany, California and South […]

‘Green’ Energy Delusions: Promise of All Wind & Solar Powered Future Is Pure Fantasy

Anyone still talking about an ‘inevitable transition’ to wind and solar power must have skin in the game.  That wind and solar fail to deliver when consumers need power most, is hardly news.  STT has been laying it out on these pages since December 2012. Since then, sunset and calm weather have continued to smash […]

Crunch Time: Obsession With Unreliable Wind & Solar Threatens More Mass Blackouts

  Power grids are among the most sophisticated organisms on earth, but they were never designed for the chaos delivered daily by intermittent wind and solar. For power consumers the first realisation that there’s a problem comes with load shedding (controlled blackouts) or mass blackouts (when the grid manager loses control, altogether). When sudden and […]

Enough is Enough: Time to End (Endless) Gravy Train for Subsidised Wind & Solar

Countless $billions are being squandered on subsidies to unreliable wind and solar, every single day. Wind and solar power don’t run on sunshine and breezes, they run on a seemingly endless stream of subsidies – without which, we simply wouldn’t be having this discussion. The merest hint threat of a cut to the subsidies sends […]