DIY Light & Power: Home Generator Sales Soar, Thanks to America’s Wind & Solar Rush

People want power whenever they need it, not when the wind is blowing just right or the sun’s at its zenith in a cloudless sky. Any country that has added any significant wind and/or solar capacity to its grid is suffering increasing grid instability, load shedding aka ‘demand management’ (aka planned blackouts/brownouts) and mass blackouts. […]

Daily Disaster: Blackouts Only Reward For California’s Wind & Solar Nightmare

If insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results, then California’s a clear candidate for the asylum. Over the last 20 years, its maniacal wind and solar obsession has cost Californians dearly: they suffer America’s highest power prices and, when the mercury soars, are lucky to get any power, at all. Energy […]

The Hidden Victims of ‘Green’ Virtue Signalling: Renewable Energy Costs Crushing Working Poor

Subsidised wind and solar is a playground for the vain, rich and cynical, and its victims are always on the wrong side of the tracks; unseen and unheard. Energy poverty is now an entrenched feature of first-world economies wherever wind and solar play any prominence in power systems. And it’s not simply the fact that […]

Terminal Power Policy: California’s Wind & Solar Crusade Destined for Epic Failure

Those claiming that we’ll soon be exclusively powered by wind and solar clearly failed arithmetic. To keep an electricity grid functioning requires a precise volume of power to be generated and transmitted that precisely matches the volume of power consumed, over time and at all times. Sunset and/or calm weather have the, rather obvious, effect […]

Shifting Deckchairs: Unreliable Wind & Solar Responsible For California’s Titanic Energy Disaster

When a notionally first world economy can’t keep the lights on, you’ll find an overreliance on wind and solar at the heart of it. So it is in California. As in Germany, as in South Australia, Californians are victims of a maniacal obsession with wind turbines and solar panels.  The consequences are as perfectly predictable, […]

Dreamer’s Disease: No Way On Earth That Wind & Solar Can Provide 100% of Our Energy Needs

In their wilder moments, the wind and solar acolyte proclaims that an all-wind and sun-powered future is upon us.  Never mind sunset; never mind dead calm weather; and never mind the fact that the idea that giant lithium-ion batteries economically storing wind and solar power at grid-scale is pure hokum – for the dreamer, the […]

California’s Renewable Energy Meltdown: Power Prices Rocket Amidst Rolling Blackouts

Want unaffordable and unreliable power? Then wind and solar are just the ticket. With their grid on the very brink of collapse, Californians are suffering from rocketing power prices – all thanks to a ludicrous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes. Even when the sun is shining, the wind is blowing and power is […]

Another Summer of Discontent: Wind & Solar Obsession Leaves Californians Scrambling for Reliable Power

The sweeping blackouts that struck California last summer are back with a vengeance; another heatwave, another scramble for reliable power. The power rationing debacle that is plaguing Californians once again, is precisely what you’d expect when woolly-headed thinking overtakes sound engineering. The state-wide blackout that struck in mid-August 2020, was put down by officials to […]

Wind & Solar ‘Powered’ Texans & Californians Face More Forced Power Rationing

Texans and Californians now have a choice between no power and getting their own diesel generators. Mass blackouts and power rationing are now the norm, thanks to an obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar, in both cases. Back in February, it was a big freeze that froze turbines and plastered solar panels with blankets […]

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 […]