Renewables Rejected: Demand for Reliable & Affordable Power Driving Asian Coal Renaissance

Among the nonsense spouted by wind and solar acolytes is the line that coal is deader than the dodo. While the demise of the hapless, flightless bird was clearly due to human intervention, it’s the demands of humans for reliable and affordable power that’s brought coal back to life, particularly across energy-hungry Asia. The UN/Climate […]

Nero Fiddles: China’s Nuclear Power Push Threatens Any Country Still Toying With Wind & Solar

America’s retreat from Afghanistan has left the door wide open to an increasingly belligerent China. China takes itself very seriously on every front; whether it’s the question of military power or power, period. Building coal-fired power plants, hand over fist, the CCP couldn’t give a fig about CO2 emissions of the kind that have weather-warriors […]

Starting Small: Nuclear Power’s Renaissance Begins with Small Modular Reactors

The world’s first small modular reactor (SMR) is under construction and, surprise, surprise, it’s energy-hungry China that leads the way. While China’s love affair with coal-fired power looks like a marriage that will last a lifetime, the CCP is also building nuclear plants, hand over first. And not just the 1,000MW plus industrial-scale reactors it needs […]

Endless Subsidies For Unreliable Wind & Solar are an Economic Suicide Pact

Australia’s renewable energy target has subsidised wind and solar to the tune of more than $60 billion, wrecked its grid and driven power prices through the roof. Its manufacturing industry is in tatters (tens of thousands of jobs have disappeared forever); energy-intensive mineral processors, such as aluminium, copper lead and zinc smelters are on life […]

Carbon Drive: Asia’s Economic Future Built on Cheap & Reliable Coal-Fired Power

Between them, China, India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam have plans for another 600 coal-fired power plants. Much to the horror of the West’s climate evangelists, Asian demand for coal knows no bounds. Pinning their belief that these countries would plump for “cheap” wind and solar, instead of “dirty, polluting” coal, the wind and solar acolytes […]

Economic Climate Change: China’s Wind & Solar ‘Industries’ Doomed as CCP Slashes Subsidies

As China’s love affair with coal and nuclear power flourishes, the CCP has turned on unreliable wind and solar, with a vengeance. Of course, you don’t become an economic and military power overnight relying upon sunshine and breezes for your energy. No doubt China will continue to flood the world with second-rate wind turbines and […]

Biden’s Big ‘Green’ Dirty Secret: America’s Solar Industry Depends on Slave Labour

Joe Biden and his Squad are eager to carpet America wall-to-wall with solar panels built by thousands of Uighur slaves under the control of the CCP. The reason that China is able to dominate the market for solar panels isn’t about superior manufacturing techniques or Confucian ideals. No, it’s about very cheap wages. So cheap […]

Russian Resurgence: Putin’s Grand Plan to Meet Insatiable Demand for Coal in Asia

As the wind and solar cult would have it, ‘coal is dead’ and wind and solar power are the gloating villains that killed it. Well, that’s the meme, anyway. Back on Earth, coal-fired power and the coal industry that fuels it are in very robust health, indeed. Outside of the virtue signalling Western nations that […]

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 […]

Growth Engines: Coal and Nuclear Powering China’s Economic Rise & Global Ambitions

No country ever got rich without abundant supplies of affordable energy. It’s all very well for the well-fed, smug and pompous to lecture others about the virtues of wind and solar. But when you’re dragging hundreds of millions out of agrarian poverty, virtue signalling runs a very poor second. And, so it is, with China. […]