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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Universal Self Harm: Rejecting Nuclear Power Poses Real Extinction Threat

The only thing worse than talking about a nuclear-powered future, is not talking about one. Australians watching power prices go through the roof and suffering through power rationing during summer – thanks to the hopeless intermittency of wind and solar – are finally getting the message. Given the unrelenting attack on reliable coal-fired power, the […]

Intermittent Wind & Solar Power No Match For Around-the-Clock Nuclear Power

Part-time power is worse than having no power at all: our industrial heartbeat and the timing of daily chores hasn’t been dictated by the weather for more than a century. Harnessing thermal power set us on the road to the modern, ordered and (largely) civil society we presently enjoy. For a refresher course Google up […]

Back-off Boris: Australia in No Mood for Lecture on Energy Policy from Brits

Boris ‘Bonkers’ Johnson is running energy policies that were written by and for the Greens. Touting an all-wind powered future and an end to fossil fuels, his little island nation has already experienced mass blackouts courtesy of its obsession with wind power and is set for a whole lot more if Johnson’s plans get anywhere […]

Want Blackouts? Take Liberal Helpings of Wind & Solar, Add Subsidies & Stir

There’s nothing innately predictable about the weather, so trying to rely on it for your power needs doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Sure, solar panels might deliver somewhere between 4-6 hours of useful power on a sunny day. But, don’t expect much during periods of heavy rain and overcast conditions. Oh, and desert […]

Burning Cash: Renewable Energy Slush Fund Wasting $Billions of Taxpayers’ Money

If massive subsidies tacked onto your power bill and directed to wind and solar generators wasn’t enough, there’s a government backed slush fund channelling hundreds of $millions into the wind and solar scam, as well. In Australia the Clean Energy Finance Corporation is a Federal government backed outfit that has been doling out soft money […]

Subsidy Bonanza: Wind Industry Demands Even More Subsidies for Pointless Transmission Lines

Wind power will never truly compete with reliable generators, hence the endless subsidies. Now, the wind industry wants even more subsidies to pay for the transmission lines that would allow it to send its chaotic wares halfway across Australia. The claim is that another so-called ‘interconnector’ will help South Australian wind power outfits to deliver […]