Renewables Rethink: Americans Ready to Reject Wind & Solar After Big Freeze Blackouts

All of a sudden, everyone’s talking about wind and solar, and the chatter ain’t positive. Solar panels carpeted in inches of snow and ice; wind turbines frozen solid; and breathless, frigid weather led to total collapses in wind and solar output across central USA. Millions of notionally wind and solar ‘powered’ Texans copped the worst […]

TOTALLY GUILTY!!: Total Wind & Solar Power Collapses Responsible For Texan Blackouts

After America’s big freeze and the blackouts that followed, wind and solar acolytes are struggling to explain away the hard numbers, yet again. On 16-17 February – with hundreds of wind turbines frozen solid during breathless, freezing weather – Texan wind power output was a paltry 2% of installed capacity (see above and below). Solar […]

Nuclear Nudge: Everyone Talking About Nuclear Power After America’s Deadly Big Freeze

Shattered dreams, dashed hopes and heavy hearts are the order of the day amongst wind and solar acolytes – thanks to the avoidable energy disasters playing out in America and Germany, during a bitter northern hemisphere winter. Sure, there are a desperate few still hanging on to the hope that it will all blow over, […]

American & German Renewables Disasters Drive Demand for Ever-Reliable Nuclear Power

The total collapse in wind and solar output during the big freezes that first struck Germany and then America provides a wake-up call for any policymaker still promoting that dangerously unreliable pair. Indeed, any politician or policy wonk still pushing wind and solar as meaningful power sources is likely to be welcomed to a facility […]

America’s Big Chill: Wind Turbines Frozen Solid & Solar Panels Plastered In Snow & Ice

America’s big freeze has wind and solar worshippers scrambling for excuses and shifting blame like snow from their driveways. Following on from Germany’s recent near-death experience, Americans are now realizing – with terrifying clarity – just how crazy brave relying on wholly weather-dependent power sources really is. Particularly when bitter Arctic weather blankets a continent […]