Familiar Territory: Chief Minister Busted Lying About Staggering Cost of Renewable Energy Roadmap

  Shamelessly promoting unreliable renewable energy is one thing, but barefaced lying about its cost, is quite another. Wherever wind and solar make up any significant proportion of a power supply, retail power prices soon rocket. Rising power prices are the guaranteed consequence of duplicating capital costs; additional system costs – including the greater need […]

Peak Stupid: Bizarre Plan to Carpet Australian Desert With Thousands of Wind Turbines & Solar Panels

In more proof that 2020 was the year that we reached ‘peak stupid’, renewable energy rent seekers have topped them all with a plan to convert chaotically intermittent wind and solar into hydrogen, then to convert that into ammonia for shipping, and then back into hydrogen for use in a market that doesn’t exist. You […]

Solar Smashed: French Solar ‘Industry’ Furious At Plan to Slash Annual €2 Billion Subsidy Bill

Wind and solar generators keep claiming their wares are the cheapest of all, which means the subsidies should end, now. If they were genuine, that is. But, much like a sharp poker player with a duff hand, renewable energy rent seekers stake their entire existence on no one ever having the temerity to call their […]

Irony Alert: Cloudier Climate Leaves Weather Worriers Panicking About Future for Solar Power

Apparently, not every cloud is silver lined, especially when it’s a bank of cumulonimbus stubbornly parked between your solar panels and the Sun. Since ‘global warming’ was rebadged as ‘climate change’, we’ve been told to expect all sorts of ‘unprecedented’ extremes. Which means there’s a possibility of more calm weather (with unprecedented calmness), which doesn’t […]

Totally Trashed: Debunking IEA Claims That Wind & Solar Can Replace Fossil Fuels

The wind and solar ‘industries’ were built on lies and run on subsidies. Sunset and calm weather are real things, but those troublesome facts are merrily glossed over by the crowd that tell us that coal, oil and gas are all doomed at the hand of sunshine and breezes. Massaging figures that literally turn night […]

Plugging In: The ‘Batteries Will Save Intermittent Wind & Solar’ Myth Goes Up In Flames

  Mobile device users dread the moment when their phone or tablet signals the end of what’s stored on board, prompting furtive efforts to reconnect to the power grid. Sure, over time, battery life has improved on smart phones and iPads, but hitting the natural limit of the power that can be stored in such […]

Hour of Power: $2 Billion Spent on Solar Panels to ‘Power’ State With Sunshine for 60 Minutes

  In the wacko wonderland of South Australia, a brief burst of sunshine managed to ‘power’ the economic backwater for a staggering 60 minutes. SA is venerated as Australia’s Wind and Solar capital; and the renewables cult is heralding this, apparently, momentous event as their ‘Hour of Power’. Their childish cheering, ignores the fact that […]

Time to Dump Subsidised Solar & Get Serious About Reliable & Affordable Power Generation

There’s not much wrong with solar power; except its exorbitant cost, limited and unreliable delivery and the toxic cocktail left behind when the panels expire after a decade of service, and end up crushed up in landfills. In remote locations, backed up with batteries and diesel generators, solar makes sense. However, in populated urban centres […]

Sunshine’s Free: But Solar Power’s More Than Double the Cost of Fossil Fuels and Nuclear

Sure, sunshine may be free, but solar power is the most expensive stuff around. And, of course, when the sky clouds up or the sun sets, solar power simply can’t be bought at any price. Assume, for the moment, the wind always blew and the sun always shone, then wind and solar power just might […]

Wind Industry Claims Scorched: Wind Power Costs Are Increasing Not Decreasing

The true cost of wind power is staggering and, despite wild claims to the contrary, is becoming more even expensive, not less so. Dr John Constable and Gordon Hughes have done what the mainstream media have never done and what renewable energy rent seekers would rather they didn’t: they’ve opened the books of account to […]