Markets Reject ‘Coal is Dead’ Mantra: Global Thermal Coal Prices Surge to All New Record

Mark Twain noted reports of his death had been greatly exaggerated. So too, the ‘death’ of coal-fired power. For years, the wind and sun cult have been bleating triumphantly that ‘coal is dead’. Energy markets, however, don’t share their peculiar worldview. Thermal coal prices are off the charts, with record demand driving record prices: Australian thermal […]

Murder – Not Suicide: Europe’s Renewable Energy Policy Threatens Lives & Livelihoods

When it comes to Europe’s wind and solar disaster, ignorance is no longer a defence.  As STT has been pointing out for over a decade, the power pricing and supply calamity that follows any serious effort to rely on wind and solar is the only thing ‘inevitable’ about the so-called ‘transition’. What’s happened in Germany, […]

Sun Cult Exuberant Over Brief Moment When Solar Delivered: Then Came Sunset…

  The infantile mentality of the renewables cult is on vivid display when they crow about wind or solar adding something meaningful to the grid. Always brief and fleeting, the 60 minutes when solar or wind did something special, is always trumpeted as if no one else cares about their power needs for the other […]

Big Green Lie: Why Endless Subsidies to Wind & Solar Won’t Make The Weather Any Better

If climate change is a problem, then wind turbines and solar panels aren’t a solution: heavily subsidised and unreliable wind and solar are an economic and environmental disaster. When climate alarmists managed to hijack energy (and with it economic) policy it was a case of lunatics taking over the asylum. In every breath, they exhort […]

Renewable Energy Madness: Why Net-Zero CO2 Targets Herald New Miserable Dark Age

Wisdom comes with experience: people soon wise up to the reality of the wind and solar ‘transition’ once they’ve spent time freezing or boiling in the dark. Over time, the experience will be shared by more of our compatriots on planet Earth. Obsessive, indeed maniacal, renewable energy policies are a guarantee of crippling power bills […]

Wind & Solar Transition Means Transition to Power Rationing & Rocketing Power Bills

When the sun sets and calm weather sets in, wind and solar power can’t be bought at any price. Increase the capacity of the unreliables connected to your grid and get ready for not only rocketing power bills, but routine power rationing. Once upon a time, electricity was cheap and it flowed like running water. […]

No Contest: Coal-Fired Power Outright Winner In Reliable & Affordable Energy Wars

China, India and Indonesia are building hundreds of coal-fired power plants because they deliver electricity all day, every day at prices that everyone can afford. The reason for backing coal-fired power is that simple. And yet thanks to a mixture of mercenary self-interest on the part of renewable energy rent seekers and the wilful ignorance […]

Australia’s Power Pricing & Supply Calamity All Down To Wind & Solar Chaos

  Australia’s unfolding power pricing and supply calamity reveals just how critical our coal-fired power plants are if we want power as and when we need it. Sure, there’s a choice between virtue signalling about your love of wind and solar and visceral hatred of “dirty” coal-fired power. But allow the deluded wind and sun […]

Dumb & Dumber: Continued Wind & Solar Obsession Defies All Logic & Reason

The renewable energy pit deepens, but there’s no indication the dolts in charge will ever stop digging. The, by now obvious, consequences of attempting to rely on sunshine and breezes include another annual power price increase of over 20% this month and routine power rationing by postcode. In response, there’s a growing groundswell of hostility […]

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 […]