2021’s Renewables Debacle In Review: Fickle Wind & Sun Face Bitter Accusations

Just when the ‘transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future was supposed to be in the bag, thoroughly calm weather dashed all hopes. $Trillions in subsidies have been thrown at wind and solar power outfits, with no end to the largess in sight. All the while, the rent seekers and propagandists have been […]

Risible Renewables: Weather-Dependent Wind Power – Never There When You Need It Most

Pin your energy needs on the weather, and prepare for disappointment, over and over and over again. South Australians know it, Germans know it, Texans and Californians know it, all too well. In the latter part of 2021, as the Big Calm descended across Western Europe, Brits learned all about it, too. Quietly firing up […]

Net Zero Madness: Why Wind Power Expansion Plans Don’t Add Up

Akin to pushing on string, you can keep building these things ad infinitum and add nothing in terms of meaningful power generation capacity. It doesn’t matter whether a wind power fleet comprises a hundred, a thousand or a million wind turbines, when the wind stops blowing, they will deliver an almighty, collective doughnut. And it’s […]

Battle for Britain: Brits Scramble For Reliable Energy After Repeated Wind Power Failures

Hardly anyone in Britain is talking about wind power as a serious generation source, anymore. Total collapses in wind power output that lasted for days and even weeks, starting back in September, put paid to that kind of loose chatter. Instead, Brits appear to have been struck with the stark realisation that their power generation […]

Boris Johnson’s Bizarre Persistence With Unreliable Wind Power Defies All Logic & Reason

Insanity is doing that same thing over and over again and expecting different results, which is why STT raises an eyebrow (or two) at Boris Johnson’s persistent love affair with heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind power. His belief that taking it all offshore will make a difference, only confirms that this man has a […]

Wanton Waste: World’s Largest Wind Farm = World’s Largest White Elephant

Want to make a small fortune? Then take a large one and put it into offshore wind power. The costs of generating sporadic electricity using wind are staggering; doing so offshore makes them astronomical. And, it seems, the bigger the boondoggle, the more costly it becomes for the unwitting taxpayers, who are always left to […]

UK’s Costly Grid Chaos Continues, As Wind Power Continually Fails to Deliver

Start placing serious reliance on wind power and you can safely place your bets on daily disappointment. Such it is in Britain, with month upon month of pitiful performance from its fleet of whirling wonders. During most of September and into October, Europe’s wind farms were the victims of the Big Calm. The Wind Gods […]

Wind Power ‘Droughts’ Mean Nuclear Power Key To Neutralising Net-Zero Madness

Europe’s persistent and ongoing wind drought spells the end for never-reliable wind power and the renaissance of ever-reliable nuclear. As a consequence of the Big Calm and a total collapse in wind power output across Western Europe and the UK, the Brits have now enlisted Rolls Royce to build a fleet of small modular reactors. […]

What Meeting Net-Zero Emissions Targets Without Nuclear Power Will Cost You

There’s a new definition of insanity: trying to satisfy net-zero carbon dioxide gas emissions targets without nuclear power. Australia’s PM, Scott Morrison’s energy policy falls well within that definition, which probably makes this country one of the largest lunatic asylums, on earth. Morrison headed off to Glasgow to join 25,000 virtue signallers, crony capitalists and […]

Totally Torched: Low-Cost Offshore Wind Power Claims Go Up In Smoke

Europe’s great wind drought continues, unabated. Adding to the wind industry’s woes, its claims that offshore wind power is ‘free’ and getting cheaper all the time have been totally torched – again. Over the last two years, Andrew Montford has been keeping a close eye on the financial reports produced by the UK’s offshore wind […]