Psycho Simon: Renewable Energy Zealots Incite Terrorism Against Wind & Solar Critics

As a rule, RE zealots are not only stupid and selfish, they’re invariably nasty and prone to fits of outrage and violence. Leading the gang in Australia is silver-spooner, Simon Holmes a Court. Simon has a Masters in Smug, the result of the enormous pile accumulated by his (late) billionaire corporate-raider daddy, Robert. And claims […]

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 […]

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 […]

Battery Bollocks: Why Giant Batteries Won’t Solve Wind & Solar’s Chaotic Intermittency

Almost as soon as Joe Public worked out that wind and solar can never work, RE rent seekers started babbling about giant batteries saving the day. STT will keep smashing the line about giant batteries overcoming the chaotic delivery of wind and solar, while RE zealots keep pushing it. The pitch from RE zealots is […]

Lost in Transmission: Colossal Cost of Connecting Remote Wind & Solar

RE rent seekers aren’t satisfied with $trillions in wind and solar subsidies, now they want $trillions for power grids to the middle of nowhere. The Australian wind industry has a habit of spearing its turbines way beyond the back of beyond. Increasingly remote wind farm locations require serious upgrades to transmission infrastructure, adding hundreds of $millions […]

Worthless Wind Power: Why A Dollar Spent on Wind Power Capacity Is A Dollar Wasted

In the absence of subsidies there would not be a wind industry, period. As Warren Buffett said: “We get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.” Indeed! Every wind turbine on earth could be sucked into […]

Peter Pan Power: Wind & Solar Obsession = Destructive Juvenile Fantasy

The wind and solar ‘industries’ are a lot like Peter Pan – the eternal child, who will fight, kick and scream to avoid the stark reality of adulthood. How often have we heard the yarn about wind and solar power needing a fat pile of subsidies (filched from taxpayers and power consumers) for just that […]