Mission Critical: Coal-Fired Power Central to China & India’s Growing Economic Fortunes

China and India clearly didn’t get the memo that reckons coal-fired power is dead. Both are determined to drag their people out of agrarian poverty and both know precisely how to do it: cheap and reliable coal-fired power. Building new plants at a rate that incenses the climate cult intelligentsia, both countries have no interest […]

Fired-Up: Global Demand For Coal Defies Wind & Sun Cult’s Predictions of Doom

World energy markets keep defying the wind and solar cult’s prediction that coal’s days are over. The meme has it that ‘coal is dead’, but in reality it hasn’t suffered so much as a flesh wound. Indeed, thermal coal prices are off the charts, with record demand driving record prices: Australian thermal coal prices hit $US$400 […]

Why America’s Green Subsidies Are Making China’s Wind Turbine & Solar Panel Makers Rich

China is profiting nicely from the West’s maniacal obsession with subsidised wind and solar – it dominates the global market for solar panels, with plenty of unwilling assistance from its captive Uighur ethnic minority; and has picked up a solid share of the wind turbine market, thanks to cheap and reliable nuclear and coal-fired power. […]

Dirty Business: CCP Dominates Global Solar Panel Market Using Slave Labour

The fact that China dominates solar panel manufacturers using slave labour tends to take the smugness out of Western virtue signallers. Over time, a few journalists have been able to sneak a peek behind the CCP curtain and bring to light the manner in which China’s ‘employs’ its Uyghur and Kazakh minorities to manufacture the […]

Renewables Regret: Power-Starved Europeans Rue Their Governments’ Wind & Solar Obsession

Eating cold baked beans in the dark might not be everyone’s idea of fun, but power-starved Europeans are getting used to that kind of indignity. German households and businesses are already suffering Europe’s highest power prices; since Putin’s Ukrainian adventure began, German power prices have rocketed, further still, recently hitting a record 40 US cents per […]

French Method: China & Japan Follow French Lead On Nuclear Power Generation Renaissance

Nuclear power generation is back with a vengeance for two reasons: the evident nonsense of relying upon sunshine and breezes for reliable power; and the political desire to reduce carbon oxide gas emissions. True it is that even Germany’s Greens have dropped their CO2 emission reduction ambitions, but here in Australia the suicidal desire to […]

Cheap Energy Surge: Asia’s Economic Miracle Driven By Reliable & Affordable Coal-Fired Power

Between them, China and India have already dragged hundreds of millions out of abject poverty, thanks to cheap and reliable coal-fired power. There’s no mystery to it; having electricity as and when households and businesses need it is central to an ordered, prosperous and civil society. Cheap power is at the heart of manufacturing and […]

China’s Transition From Agrarian Poverty Fuelled By Mountains of Coal

China’s rise is built on the same black stuff that dragged Europe out of the dark ages: mountains of coal. While the ever inscrutable regime in China outwardly pays lip service to climate warriors railing against carbon dioxide gas, with a wink and a nod to its own wind and solar schemes, China is building […]

No Net-Zero: China’s Rise Built On Insatiable Demand for Cheap & Reliable Coal-Fired Power

The economic and military rise of China is based on coal-fired power, and a firm rejection of the suicidal net-zero emissions targets adopted by their Western opponents. China’s love affair with coal and nuclear power continues to flourish and, contrary to Western myth, the CCP has turned on unreliable wind and solar, with a vengeance […]

RE Bites Back: Europe’s Wind Turbine Makers Can’t Compete With Coal-Powered China

Victims of their own success, Europe’s wind turbine makers are being crushed by rocketing power prices – caused by reliance on intermittent wind and solar. Oh, the irony… The staggering surge in European energy costs has rendered them unable to compete with Chinese manufacturers, whose operations benefit from abundant supplies of nuclear and coal-fired power. […]