No Contest: Wind Power Can’t Compete With Coal-Fired Power On Cost, Or At All

The well-chewed ‘chestnut, about wind power being cheaper than coal or gas-fired power is a nonsense. Then there’s the fiction that wind power is actually ‘competing’ with conventional generation sources. ‘Competition’, in the wind industry’s eyes, is a pretty fluid concept: for most of life’s endeavours, it means a head-to-head race between all competitors, starting at […]

Run Aground: Intermittent Offshore Wind Power Costs 25 Times More Than Ever-Reliable Coal, Gas & Nuclear

Wind power is a pointless nonsense: 100% of its capacity must be backed up 100% of the time with a meaningful, conventional generation source: coal, gas, hydro or nuclear. That grouping never needs ‘backup’, ‘firming’, batteries or prayers to the Wind Gods and such like; they just work, whatever the weather, 24 x 365. Whereas, […]

Climate Con-Job: You Know It’s a Ponzi Scheme When Pure Fantasy Has a Colossal Price

The wind industry is just the latest and largest in a long line of great Ponzi schemes, like the South-Sea Bubble and Dutch tulip mania. In the wind industry, the scam is all about pitching bogus projected returns (based on overblown wind “forecasts”) (see our posts here and here and here and here); claiming that wind turbines will run for 25 years, without the need […]

Merry Christmas to Stop These Things’ Followers & Happy Sixth Birthday to STT

Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings to all of our dedicated band of followers, all around the World. And it’s Happy Birthday to STT: Boxing Day 2018 marks 6 years of giving an embattled wind industry and its dwindling band of parasites and spruikers hell. We’ve clocked over 2.8 million views and given our loyal readers […]

Indiana Insanity: Power Prices Set to Rocket with Grand Wind & Solar Power Push

  Renewable energy ‘champion’ South Australia blew up its last coal-fired power plant last year and now suffers the world’s highest power prices, mass load shedding and blackouts. In a case of déjà vu all over again, the Hoosier state, Indiana wants to follow SA’s idiotic example. Those behind it have no hesitation in turning […]

Collateral Damage: Poor Biggest Victims of Britain’s Insane Climate & Energy Policies

As a bitter British winter bites, spare a thought for its poor and vulnerable who can’t afford power, thanks to its suicidal energy policies. Principal amongst those policies is the Climate Change Act. 10 years on, Britain is counting the cost of the CCA: it’s staggering and it’s the poor that suffer most. The Climate […]

Batteries Included: Wind + Solar + Batteries = Insanely Expensive Power

  Despite the hype from RE zealots, the chaotic and occasional delivery of wind and solar won’t be cured with batteries, large or small. Sure, at a technical level, it is possible to store large volumes of electricity for a period, such that it might be released when power consumers need it. However, were such […]