Command & Control: Subsidised Wind Power Central to Britain’s Great Socialist Reset

As Margaret Thatcher put it: “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” That adage, however, doesn’t appear to trouble Britain’s current PM, Boris Johnson, whose plan to squander a further £50,000,000,000 on subsidies and over-the-market contracts for intermittent offshore wind power beggars belief. But that colossal crony-capitalist boondoggle, […]

Brits Biggest Losers: China Biggest Winner From Boris Johnson’s £50bn Wind Power Plan

Offshoring jobs and lining the pockets of foreign wind turbine makers is part and parcel of Britain’s giant wind power scam. Boris Johnson’s plan to squander a further £50,000,000,000 on subsidies and over-the-market contracts for intermittent offshore wind power is positively bonkers. At a time when Britain needs all the help it can get to claw itself […]

Some Transition!: Europe’s Power Prices Rocket Whenever the Sun Sets & Calm Weather Sets In

  Europe’s ‘inevitable transition’ to wind and solar is not looking so ‘inevitable’, after all. A burst of cold, calm weather has grid managers panicking as to where their next megawatt might come from. Those opportunistic ‘devils’ who command reliable, fossil-fuelled power generation sources are making out like veritable bandits. While power punters are bracing […]

Irony Alert: Britain’s Coal Power Plants Outperform Wind Power During “UK Wind Week”!

  The British are masters of irony. Fitting then that during what was declared as ‘UK Wind Week’ its wind power output was utterly risible. Fitting too that it follows Boris ‘Bonkers’ Johnson’s announcement that he plans to run Britain entirely on breezes by the end of the decade. In an apparent contest of one-upmanship, […]

Economically Unhinged: Bonkers Boris Johnson’s Green Fantasy Guaranteed to Bankrupt Britain

Boris ‘Bonkers’ Johnson’s plan to ‘power’ Britain on wishes, sunshine and breezes is more like Alice’s trip down the rabbit hole. Intriguing and fascinating, yes. But also a complete and utter fantasy. The concept smacks of delusion, at every level. Neil Collins tackles the topic from the economic perspective. This green fantasy will bankrupt us […]

Starry-Eyed Dreams v Economic Reality: Why The Wind Industry’s Numbers Can Never Stack Up

Take away the massive subsidies, guaranteed fixed price contracts, soft loans, mandated targets, etc and the wind industry would disappear in a heartbeat. Those matters, all the product of meddling governments, are the only reason we are having this discussion, at all. After 30 years and hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies – redirected […]

New Data Shows Boris ‘Bonkers’ Johnson’s Wind Power Plans Are Completely Ridiculous

The pathetic energy density of wind power is just another reason why it is so insanely expensive, compared to any meaningful power source. The bigger turbine, the further apart they need to be spread – so that the dirty wake of one turbine doesn’t affect the airflow to any turbine downwind and, thereby, reduce its […]

Obsession With Unreliable Wind Power Turns Britain’s Power Supply Into 90 Pound Weakling

Pin your energy hopes to the weather and prepare for sudden and unpredictable disappointment. Britain’s done just that: an obsession with chaotically intermittent wind power has left its grid in terminal condition turning its once reliable power supply into a 90 pound weakling; blackouts are odds-on this winter and power prices are set to rocket. […]

Boris Blown Away: True Cost of PM’s Offshore Wind Power Plan is Absolutely Staggering

A MW of intermittent offshore wind power capacity costs up to 17 times the cost of a thoroughly reliable MW of gas-fired power generation. And, whereas, the latter is available around-the-clock, the former is available when Mother Nature deems fit. And she tends to be a temperamental, old cow. One particular wheeze among Britain’s renewable […]

Reliable Energy Extortion Racket: French Threaten to Leave Britain Powerless Over Fishing Squabble

  So-called ‘interconnectors’ are what allows wind and solar obsessed states and countries to leech off their neighbour’s reliable power supplies. Australia’s wind and solar capital, South Australia does it, by quietly siphoning off coal-fired power from Victoria and New South Wales, whenever the sun sets and/or calm weather sets in. Wind power obsessed Britain, […]