Living in Australia? Then You’re Being Powered By Coal – So Deal With It!

If you’re reading this post in Australia, you’re doing so thanks to coal-fired power. Don’t like it? Then get off the internet. And, while you’re at it, turn off your lights, your air-conditioner, let your smart phone run flat and, just for laughs, start tackling busy intersections without the benefit of traffic lights. Wind ‘powered’ […]

Blackout Blueprint: German Study Reveals What Really Happens When Power Supplies Fail

Wind and solar ‘powered’ South Australians know what it is to do without power for days on end. Having experienced plenty of load shedding lasting for 5 hours or more, South Australians got a real taste of the dark ages in September 2016, when the whole State went black. A sudden collapse in wind power […]

Wind Power’s Mega-Fail: Hot Calm Weather Forces Nuclear Power Reboot in Taiwan & Japan

Anyone still banging on about CO2 emissions in the electricity generation sector, ought to be banging on about nothing other than nuclear power. Nuclear power is the only, stand-alone generation source that can deliver reliable, affordable power without generating CO2 gas, in the process. The fact that politicians in this Country talk about anything but […]

Power Crisis Panic: Australia’s Energy Regulator Warns More Renewables Means More Blackouts

  ‘Panic’ and ‘delusion’ sum up the results of Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy disaster. Panic at the threat posed by the occasional and chaotic delivery of wind and solar power to the grid; a threat already realised in Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia, which suffers the highest power prices in the world and is […]

True & Staggering Cost of Intermittent & Unreliable Wind Power – Unplugged

The total cost of attempting to incorporate intermittent, unreliable and chaotic wind power into a grid designed around stable, controllable, dispatchable power generation is utterly staggering. In those places attempting to run on sunshine and breezes, grid managers are forced to regularly intervene, compelling the owners of conventional fossil-fuelled generation plant (coal and gas) to […]

Another Wind Power FAIL: Big Winter Blow Leaves 75,000 UK Homes Powerless

It’s this simple, really: when your power supply depends wholly upon the weather, expect it to vary entirely at the whims of Mother Nature. Last year we brought you the story of what happened in Texas when Hurricane Harvey belted the Lone Star state: Last Man Standing: Nuclear Plants Power Texans During Deluge – Wind Turbines […]

Wind ‘Powered’ Germans Reduced to Candles: Grid On the Brink of Collapse – 172,000 Power Outages in 2016 & Worse to Come

Wind ‘powered’ Germany, Denmark and South Australia pay the highest power prices in the world. And you’d be forgiven for thinking that a Rolls-Royce power price comes with a Rolls-Royce quality of service. Alas, South Australia continues to suffer daily blackouts, thanks to its obsession with sunshine and breezes. And Germany is no better. On […]