Dangerous Ice Age Looms: Wind Turbines Freeze Up & Fail During Winter Cold Snaps

  A changing climate’s said to justify massive subsidies to wind turbines and solar panels, but they’re as useless in frigid weather as they are when the mercury soars. The northern hemisphere turns on bitter winters – getting wind turbines and solar panels to turn on in the midst of one, is another matter. Last […]

Deadly Serious: During Extreme Weather Unreliable Wind & Solar Threaten Life & Limb

There’s nothing funny about being frozen to death in the dark. More than half of the 200 Texans who died during the mass blackouts that struck the midwest during February this year died of hypothermia, thanks to a lack of power. In all some 4.5 million households were left freezing in the dark when solar […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]