Eagles Go Legal: Audubon Society Sues to Shutdown California’s Golden Eagle Mincers

The rampant slaughter of millions of birds and bats, including America’s iconic bald and golden eagles, is met with a shrug by wind power acolytes, everywhere. When confronted, the wind industry simply resorts to lies and obfuscation and – when the corpses can no longer be hidden and the lying fails – issue court proceedings in […]

Europe’s Epic Renewable Energy Fail Makes Transition to Nuclear Power Truly Inevitable

The fastest way to get people thinking about electricity, is to deprive them of it. Europe’s power pricing and supply calamity has sharpened thinking and provided a golden opportunity for engineers and free-market economists to wrest back control from ideologues and renewable energy rent-seekers. Until the Big Calm hit Western Europe last month – causing […]

Environmental Disaster: Wind Turbines Continually Catch Fire, Throw Blades & Collapse

California’s wind power proponents promised a clean, green future – instead, they’ve delivered a wholesale environmental disaster. In the desert surrounding Ocotillo, locals have been putting up with wind turbines self-immolating, throwing their blades in all directions, leaking and spraying oil and collapsing to the desert floor, for years now (see our post here). Here’s […]

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 […]

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 […]