Solar Power Scam Revealed: Why Renewables Can Only Survive With Massive Subsidies

There is no market for power that cannot be delivered on demand. Which is why, in the absence of subsidies, there wouldn’t be a solar panel or wind turbine in sight. Sure, there are remote locations where a solar panel hooked up to a system of batteries and diesel generators make perfect economic sense. Here […]

Under My Wheels: Why Solar ‘Roadways’ Turned Out to Be An Epic Engineering Fail

Whatever happened to solar roadways? A few years back, embedding PV cells into road surfaces was going to be the next big thing. And then, all of a sudden, it wasn’t. True it is, that the wind and solar cult attracts all sorts of cranks and crackpots, promoting all sorts of harebrained schemes and subsidy-backed […]

Utterly Shameless: Solar Plant Operators Rip-Up & Desecrate Hundreds of American War Graves

Land-hungry, diffuse, intermittent and wholly sunshine-dependent large-scale solar generators exist for one reason: massive subsidies. Devouring whole tracts of countryside, often from horizon to horizon, to produce a trickle of electricity for no more than six hours a day (in the US the average capacity factor for solar is 24.7%), is bad enough. But the […]

‘Green’ Energy Myths Busted: Putting Solar’s Massive Upfront Energy Cost In The Frame

There’s no such thing as “free energy”: both wind and solar generators start their productive life with substantial energy deficits. Of course, their owners and operators are only interested in the subsidies they generate. But others are keen to take full account of the amount of energy employed before wind turbines or solar panels get […]

Environmentally Conscious Amish Farmers Reject Toxic Large-Scale Solar Power Projects

The Amish community has already declared war on wind power, now it’s solar’s turn. A more devout and God-fearing bunch, you’d be hard to find. Shunning many of the trappings of modern society, the Amish might seem backward to some. However, when it comes to taking on America’s rent-seeking wind and solar industries, they’re in […]

Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ Means Mountains of Toxic Rubbish Dumped in Local Landfills

The millions of solar panels headed for landfill are a veritable toxic cocktail of gallium arsenide, tellurium, silver, crystalline silicon, lead, cadmium, and heavy earth material. Then there’s the landfill legacy being created by wind turbine blades, with the First World cynically using the Third World as its dumping ground: ‘Green’ Energy’s Poisonous Legacy: Millions of Toxic Turbine […]

Toxic Heavy Metal Cocktail: What’s Really Inside Solar Panels

The RE acolyte is all care and no responsibility, which helps to explain his obsession with solar power. With millions of solar panels already at the end of their useful lives and off to be crushed and dumped in local landfills, it’s probably a good time to find out precisely what’s inside them. For the […]

Renewable Energy Rubbish: Who Pays to Clean Up ‘Green’ Energy’s Colossal Mess?

Wind turbines and solar panels produce rubbish energy and, after a decade or so, they’re simply rubbish. Where wind and solar lack constancy in their ability to produce power as and when we need it, they make up for it in their ability to produce a constant stream of toxic waste. Here’s one from the […]

Wind Turbines & Solar Panels Deliver Tiny Fraction of Their Total Capacity

There’s a yawning gulf between what wind turbines and solar panels are capable of delivering and what’s actually delivered. Sunset and calm weather will do it every time. Terms like “capacity factor” and the “Levelized Cost Of Energy” are bandied about with great scientific certitude by renewable energy rent-seekers. As to the first, wind and […]

Why Everything You’ve Heard About Solar Is Wrong: What the Media Don’t Want You to Know

The mainstream press would have you believe that we’re already being exclusively powered by wind and solar, and that neither of them have any downside, at all. Michael Shellenberger knows otherwise. Michael, with his properly reasoned support for nuclear power, draws plenty of heat from the pro-unreliables hacks in the MSM for his equally reasoned […]