Busting The Renewable Energy ‘Storage’ Myth: It’s All About The Numbers (And The Weather)

Promoters reckon the hopeless intermittency of wind and solar can cured by “storing” it – using insanely expensive lithium batteries or pumped hydro or something vaguely resembling a perpetual motion machine. None of the charlatans pushing the grid-scale storage of electricity generated by subsidised wind and solar have apparently cottoned on to the laws of […]

Bonfire Bonanza: Giant Lithium Batteries Literally Ready to Explode On Energy Scene

Boosters assert that the hopeless intermittency of wind and solar will soon be remedied by the addition of giant lithium batteries. Well, that’s the marketing pitch tossed up by renewable energy rent seekers, anyway. The volume of electricity stored by these so-called ‘giant’ batteries is risible, and their cost astronomical, such that the grid-scale storage […]

Dark Future: Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ Means Learning to Live Without Power When You Need It

If you thought the ‘transition’ to wind and solar meant having power on demand, think again. Like the fine print on an insurance contract, the ‘deal’ being offered by renewable energy rent seekers comes with a nasty catch. When the chips are down, you simply won’t be covered. While wind and solar acolytes are keen […]

Renewables Driven Demand for Rare Earths Leaves America Vulnerable to CCP Extortion

Every wind turbine, every all EV and every solar panel critically depends upon a myriad of so-called ‘rare earths’. The minerals in question have become ‘rare’, of late, as a consequence of the Western world’s insatiable appetite for ‘feelgood’ electricity generated by sunshine and breezes, occasionally stored in giant lithium batteries, as well as the […]

Power Drain: Relying on Renewables? Get Ready For Mass Blackouts & Power Rationing

Hoping to be powered by sunshine and breezes is like musical chairs: the game designed to ensure that someone always misses out. Increasing reliance on the ‘unreliables’ means, however, that hundreds of businesses and hundreds of thousands of households get to miss out. Think wind and solar ‘powered’ Texas during its Big Freeze. Or think […]

Let’s Get Serious: Unreliable Wind & Solar No Way to Power Any Serious Economic Power

The wind and solar debacles playing out in the US, UK and Germany have finally brought reality to bear and exposed the renewable energy ideologues as outright frauds. And, from our perspective, about time, too. The acolytes chanting about our ‘inevitable transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future are like the overly optimistic […]

Tell ‘Em They’re Dreamin’: Why Wind & Solar Can Never Replace Nuclear, Gas & Coal-Fired Power

Australia is not the only country in the grip of the grand delusion that sunshine and breezes will soon completely replace nuclear, gas and coal-fired power. With another large capacity coal-fired power plant signalling its exit from the market place, the renewable energy ideologues are rejoicing. The engineers that built and ran those plants – […]

Great Socialist Reset: ‘Inevitable’ Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ Means No Future for YOU

Wind and solar isn’t about providing power to the people, it’s about depriving people of reliable and affordable power, and lining the pockets of crony capitalists with massive and endless subsidies. Australia is no exception. The subsidies to wind and solar here will top $60 billion by the end of this decade.  And, if rent […]

Power Battle: Common Sense Abandoned With Push For More Intermittent Wind & Solar

Our good friends’ logic and reason were sacrificed long ago by the High Priests of the wind and solar cult. Attempt to point out the inevitable effect of sunset on solar output and/or calm weather on wind power output and you’ll be branded ‘heretic’, before you know it. You’ll be sent off to an education […]

Technology Tease: On The Cruel Promise of a Renewables/Hydrogen Fuelled Future

  The wind and solar industries were built on lies, run on myth and are fuelled by subsidies, so the only way forward is more of the very same. It took politicians and punters around a decade to cotton on to the hopeless unreliability and chaotic intermittency of solar and wind power.  Which required an […]