‘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 […]

Punishing Price Tag: Countless Trillions Being Squandered On Unreliable Wind & Solar

There’s a complete reality disconnect among those peddling the ‘inevitable transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future: physics, engineering and economics hardly feature in their starry-eyed worldview. So much is evident in the latest policy must have – the net-zero carbon dioxide emissions target. Put aside the fact that it’s yet another opportunity […]

Rapacious Renewables: How The Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ Is Devouring the Planet

Crony capitalists aren’t just promoting subsidised wind and solar, they see subsidised Electric Vehicles as yet another means of lining their pockets with taxpayers’ money. The marketing pitch is that this is all for the good of the Planet. Whirling wonders lovingly caressing breezes to capture ‘free energy’; energy-rich sunbeams falling gently onto sheets of […]

Black Days & Darker Nights: Engineers Spell Out Threat Posed by Increasing Reliance On Wind & Solar

Pin your power supply hopes on sunshine and breezes, and get prepared for mixed results. South Australians, Californians and Texans know what comes from an overreliance on the unreliables, with plenty of experience of weather-related load shedding and mass blackouts. Increasing dependence on chaotically intermittent wind and solar is the price we’ve paid for allowing […]

Calculated Destruction: California’s $5 Trillion Plan to Wreck Its Power Grid With 100% Wind & Solar

California is synonymous with rocketing power prices and mass summer blackouts, courtesy of subsidised wind and solar. Last summer, whenever periods of peak demand coincided with sunset and calm weather, millions were plunged into sweltering darkness. But, for Californians, that indignity was simply a taste of things to come. That’s if California is truly serious […]

Biden’s Rapacious ‘Green’ Dream: Green New Deal Devouring World’s Rare Earth Minerals

Clean’, ‘green’ wind and solar were meant to save the planet, but the obsession with the unreliables will only expedite its consumption. Every solar panel and every wind turbine are an aggregation of minerals, requiring mountains of real energy in their creation. Many of those minerals are scarce, generally referred to as “rare earths”. Thanks […]

Insatiable: Coal-Fired Power Continues its Dominance in Energy Hungry China

The anti-energy/anti-civilisation squad keep predicting the end of coal and coal-fired power. But in China and India the demand for the black stuff – and the cheap and reliable power it delivers – is insatiable, and rising. Notwithstanding a global economic wind down during the Covid-19 outbreak, Chinese demand for coal is about to reach […]

Relying on Weather-Dependent Wind & Sunshine-Dependent Solar? Then Stock Up On Candles

One of the greatest lies being told is that we’re well on our way to an all wind and sun powered future. Pitched as the ‘inevitable transition’, the 100% wind and solar story overlooks at least two inconvenient facts: sunset and calm weather. And when one or other or both of those phenomena materialise, the […]

How to Waste Mountains of Energy: Turn Wind & Solar Power Into Hydrogen Gas & Burn the Gas

The belief that wind and solar will soon power us is delusional, turning those intermittent sources into hydrogen gas is positively insane, on every level. Renewable energy rent seekers have seized on the concept of producing hydrogen gas using wind and solar as a way of converting useless, unpredictable and unreliable electricity into something that […]

Fantasyland Fiction: Batteries Will Never Solve Wind & Solar’s Hopeless Intermittency

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, South Australia, Texas […]