Energy Matters: Why Wind & Solar Make Trivial Contribution to World’s Energy Needs

Notwithstanding the $billions in subsidies directed to wind and solar, their joint contribution to energy demand amounts to little more than a rounding error. Oil and gas still account for more than 80% of world energy demand and talk about an ‘inevitable transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future, remains just that. Energy […]

Rapacious Renewables: Wind & Solar’s Insatiable Demand For Minerals Beyond Belief

Economics is about using scarce resources to meet insatiable wants; in contrast wind and solar devour scarce resources and provide nothing much in return. Diffuse, intermittent and unreliable wind and solar are utterly pointless as power sources – because they can’t deliver power as and when we need it. However, as a source of insatiable […]

Fat Cat Shakedown: Crony Capitalists Begging Governments for $Billions for ‘Green’ Hydrogen

Crony capitalists are begging for massive taxpayer-backed subsidies to produce ‘green’ hydrogen gas using wind and solar as a way of converting useless, unpredictable and unreliable electricity into something that might be used as and when consumers need it; rather than something that depends on the whims of mother nature. The majority of hydrogen available […]

French Resistance: Couple Collect €100,000 In Damages For Wind Turbine Noise Nuisance

The grinding, thumping cacophony generated by giant industrial wind turbines delivers wholly unnecessary misery worldwide. Sleep deprivation is first among the list of adverse health effects caused by these things and the pulsing low-frequency noise they generate. The wind industry has fought tooth and nail to avoid the consequences of the harm it dishes out, […]

Totally Torched: Low-Cost Offshore Wind Power Claims Go Up In Smoke

Europe’s great wind drought continues, unabated. Adding to the wind industry’s woes, its claims that offshore wind power is ‘free’ and getting cheaper all the time have been totally torched – again. Over the last two years, Andrew Montford has been keeping a close eye on the financial reports produced by the UK’s offshore wind […]

Chaos Costs: Why Intermittent Delivery of Wind & Solar Causes Crippling Power Prices

Add intermittent wind and solar to a power grid and crippling power prices follow, as night follows day. When power generation and delivery was in the hands of engineers, coal and gas-fired plants ran efficiently and costs were low. Now that ideology reigns instead, and lunatics are firmly in charge of the asylum, the efficient […]

Bloody Expensive: Counting Staggering True Cost of Worthless Wind Power

Wind power has no economic value simply because it cannot be delivered as and when power consumers need it. Hence the massive and seemingly endless subsidies to a power source which is meaningless and, accordingly, worthless. In the absence of subsidies, there would be no wind industry, at all. But worthless does not mean ‘cheap’ […]

Nobody’s Fools: Angry Locals Reject Wind Power Outfit’s Massive Cash-For-Silence Deal

No one in their right mind sells their souls, but that’s what wind developers attempt to purchase on a daily basis. Leases with farmers who ‘host’ the turbines and so-called “good neighbour” agreements with their neighbours who would otherwise suffer the torment from incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound without any compensation for their […]

Quality Fail: Wind Power Output During COP26 Embarrasses Climate Industrial Complex

The climate grifters who descended on Glasgow to tout the purported benefits of wind power were done in by the weather, as wind power output collapsed for weeks across Europe in the lead up to COP26. During most of September and into October, Europe’s wind farms were the victims of the Big Calm, when the […]

Party’s Over: Unreliable Wind & Solar Ditched In Favour of Ever-Reliable Nuclear & Gas

Once the belles of the ball, wind and solar are being treated like cheap tarts: now it’s nuclear and gas that are attracting all the attention. And it’s all thanks to the massive wind drought – aka the Big Calm – that struck Western Europe in September, and lasted for weeks, sending gas and power […]