Renewables Transition: ‘Demand Management’ Means Accepting Bribes to Suffer Blackouts

When the bulk of your power needs are supposed to come from sunshine and breezes, get ready for a lot of disappointment. Total collapses in wind and solar output routinely lead to large-scale, controlled blackouts – euphemistically known as ‘demand management’. Where smart meters are in play, the grid manager helpfully does it for you; […]

Power Grab: Struggling British Households Forced to Install Pre-Paid Smart Meters

With power prices soaring out of control, it’s little wonder that thousands of British families can’t afford electricity. Every time Britain is hit with a bout of calm weather, wholesale power prices go through the roof. In response to soaring wholesale power prices, the retail price cap that kept a lid on power bills over […]

Frozen Wind Turbines & Solar Panels Leave Thousands of Americans Freezing In The Dark

Far from threatening human existence, coal and gas have, once again, literally saved thousands of American lives. A bout of what is now known as ‘extreme weather’ demonstrates how extremely stupid it is to rely upon sunshine and breezes for power. During December’s Big Freeze, millions of America’s solar panels were carpeted in snow and […]

Wind Power Collapses During Calm Weather Means Soaring Power Prices & Power Rationing

The British like to ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’, but panic sets in when calm weather hits and wind power output hits the floor. What follows is another round of opportunistic price gouging by the owners of Britain’s gas-fired power plants, and remaining coal-fired plants, able to charge ludicrous amounts for electricity simply because they’re […]

No Respite: Wind & Solar Driven Power & Pricing Calamity Can Only Get Worse

With the debacle playing out in Europe and the UK, it takes a special brand of delusion the claim that increasing reliance on wind and solar will inevitably result in falling power prices. And delusion, in that respect, is very much the order of the day amongst Australia’s Green/Labor Alliance. When it comes to anything […]

Vlad’s Victory: Europe Losing Energy War Thanks to Wind & Solar Obsession

Many a defeat is the product of a grand delusion; Europe’s obsession with wind and solar is just another example. Beaten by Vlad Putin’s ability to restrict the gas it needs to run fast-start-up gas peaking plants (essential to cover rapid and unpredictable collapses in wind output and rapid and wholly predictable collapses in solar […]

Deliberately Trashed: Why Biden’s Subsidised Wind & Solar Push Is Destroying America

Once the engineers were banished and the bureaucrats took charge, the fate of reliable and affordable energy supplies was sealed. Trashing coal-fired power plants, demonising nuclear power and squandering untold $billions on hopelessly unreliable wind and solar would have never happened if the engineers were left alone to run the show. The results are difficult […]

Crunch Time: Demand For Power On Demand Means Wind & Solar Craze All But Over

Power-starved Brits and Germans will soon tell you how important having power on demand truly is. And they’ll also tell you what it’s like to receive a power bill that you’ve absolutely no hope of paying. After years of telling us how cheap and easy our inevitable transition to an all-wind and sun-powered future would […]

Don’t Follow The Leader: How To Avoid Britain’s Wind & Solar Energy Disaster (Just Stop Now)

Britain’s power consumers (or what’s left of them) are brewing for a full-scale revolt. 12 months ago, the average annual energy bill was £1,400 ($2,400). Energy industry analyst Cornwall Insight forecasts that the British price cap will skyrocket and the average annual bill will reach £3,582 ($6,177) next month. By January, it predicts it will […]

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, […]