Renewable Energy Obsession Means Brits Pay £10.8 Billion in Wind & Solar Subsidies Every Year

Unreliable, inefficient and insanely costly, there’s plenty to dislike about subsidised wind and solar. British power prices have rocketed; ‘reliability’ is now just a catchphrase; energy poverty is the new normal; and its PM, Boris Johnson apparently couldn’t care less. Indeed, he seems even more fixated on unreliable and unaffordable power, than his predecessors. Dr […]

Massive Subsidies For Wind & Solar ‘Industries’: The Never, Never, Never-Ending Story

Back in 1983 the American Wind Industry Association claimed that solar and wind would be “competitive and self-supporting on a national level by the end of the decade if assisted by tax credits and augmented by federally sponsored R&D”. That was over 37 years ago. And there was no lack of assistance in the form […]

Renewables Rethink: Wind & Solar Obsessed Texans Scrambling For Reliable Power

Anyone placing the words ‘reliable’ and ‘wind’ or ‘solar’ in a sentence needs urgent help. Take them kite flying on a dead calm day show them a sunset, or two. Take them to Texas or Germany in the middle of frigid, still weather when hundreds of wind turbines end up frozen solid and there is […]

Renewable Energy Retreat: Texas Targets Unreliable Wind & Solar With Punitive Fees & Charges

After America’s big freeze, Texan legislators are determined to restore reliable power generation sources, by hitting unreliable wind and solar with a raft of punitive fees and charges. Whereas wind and solar have enjoyed massive subsidies (in the US, principally the Production Tax Credit, as well as state-mandated feed in tariffs), the reliable generators (nuclear, […]

Suicide Pact: Subsidised Wind & Solar Designed to Wreck First World Economies

One of China’s principal strengths is its ability to harness cheap and reliable nuclear and coal-fired power. Contrast that with Australia’s energy policies deliberately hostile to coal and nuclear power, and it’s hard not to conclude that our political betters are in cahoots with the CCP. The Roman Empire didn’t collapse because the barbarians to […]

Great Socialist Reset: ‘Inevitable’ Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ Means No Future for YOU

Wind and solar isn’t about providing power to the people, it’s about depriving people of reliable and affordable power, and lining the pockets of crony capitalists with massive and endless subsidies. Australia is no exception. The subsidies to wind and solar here will top $60 billion by the end of this decade.  And, if rent […]

Wind & Solar Scam Always and Everywhere About Massive & Endless Subsidies

  Wind and solar don’t run on sunshine and breezes, they’re powered by massive and endless subsidies. Remove the subsidies and both so-called ‘industries’ would disappear in a heartbeat. The perpetual claims about wind and solar competing with dispatchable generation sources, such as coal, gas and nuclear, ring hollow when talk turns to reducing the […]

Nothing Sustainable About Wind & Solar Power Generation – Except Massive Government Subsidies

After 30 years of operation, enterprises that would collapse overnight without massive subsidies ain’t “industries” – which is what wind and large-scale solar outfits spuriously claim to be. And when RE rent seekers talk about their “sustainable” business model, that’s just code for ensuring that those massive subsidies outlast religion. Following that theme, Robert Bradley […]

Renewables Can’t Save the Planet, So Why Let Wind & Solar Industries Keep Destroying It?

  A moment’s employment of our critical faculties reveals just why wind and solar will never be meaningful power sources. STT is dedicated to explaining why. But, for the uninitiated, we’ll simply mention sunset and calm weather as the most obvious starting points. Explaining how readily the naïve and gullible have been taken in by […]

Solar Smashed: French Solar ‘Industry’ Furious At Plan to Slash Annual €2 Billion Subsidy Bill

Wind and solar generators keep claiming their wares are the cheapest of all, which means the subsidies should end, now. If they were genuine, that is. But, much like a sharp poker player with a duff hand, renewable energy rent seekers stake their entire existence on no one ever having the temerity to call their […]