No ‘Green’ New Deal: Rural America Rejects Wind Industry’s Community Wrecking Agenda

The wind industry’s efforts to destroy America’s rural communities have been brought to a shuddering halt. Across the States, well-organised pro-community and pro-reliable energy groups have won victory after victory, sending crony capitalists and subsidy-seeking carpetbaggers packing. That hard-working farmers and rural folk would reject the pitch that 600-700 foot high wind turbines and endless […]

Deathly Silence: Green Groups Complicit in Wind Industry’s Endangered Eagle Slaughter

So-called green groups that help cover up the wind industry’s rampant slaughter of birds and bats are just as guilty as those who directly profit from the carnage. A fair proportion of their practised acquiescence is explained by bags of cash – aka helpful “donations” from outfits such as NextEra to the likes of the […]

The Hard Data: Why Subsidised Wind & Solar Inevitably Drive Power Prices Into Orbit

The relationship between rocketing power prices and heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar couldn’t be clearer. Every country that’s embarked on the so-called ‘inevitable transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future is suffering from surging power prices. Add wind and solar generating capacity and watch power prices go into orbit, as […]

Plan to Fight/Fight to Win: Top Tips On How To Tackle Wind Developers Head On

Fighting back is the only way to tackle Big Wind when its goonish developers are threatening to wreck your community. America’s rural communities have won a string of victories by working together, getting organised and getting lawyers involved early. As a result, pro-community and pro-reliable energy groups are on the ascendant in the US. At […]

Hype-Dream: World’s Renewable Energy Storage Capacity Destined to Remain Totally Trivial

When they’re not bursting into toxic fireballs, the contribution made by giant lithium-ion batteries remains utterly trivial. They are, after all, electricity storage devices and don’t add a lick to electricity generation capacity, anywhere. The cost of battery storage, at scale, is out of all proportion to the benefits returned and we wouldn’t be having […]

Democrat’s Green New Deal: Part Energy Fantasy/Part Economic Suicide Pact

Hubris and arrogance are essential character traits for those pretending that we’re well on our way to an all-wind and sun-powered future. Helpfully, the terrible events unfolding in Ukraine have exposed that whopping lie, for all to see. Energy self-reliance is back on the agenda, with a vengeance, and that means fossil fuels and nuclear […]

Inconvenient Truths: Sunset & Calm Weather Mean Wind & Solar Can Never Power Us

No country has ever powered itself entirely on wind and solar; no country ever will. And the reason is very simple: sunset and calm weather. Pressed on the inherent intermittency of wind and solar, the acolyte starts muttering about “storage” as if it were a thing. It isn’t and, for reasons of physics and economics, […]

Dead End Street: There’s No High-Tech Fix For Wind & Solar’s Hopeless Intermittency

Europe’s obsession with intermittent wind and solar has left it exposed to an ambitious Russian who controls the oil and gas on which Europe critically depends. As Vlad’s Ukrainian adventure bogs down among shattered tanks and morale, his threat to chop oil and gas supplies to Europe increases, revealing just how dependent Europe has become […]

Green Dream Delivers Daily Reality: Power Rationing, Blackouts & Rocketing Power Bills

In the fantasy land occupied by green dreamers, the wind is always blowing and the sun is always shining. Not for them the reality of sunset and calm weather. It’s their truth, and they’re sticking with it. Destabilising grids and power markets, chaotically intermittent and heavily subsidised wind and solar may be beloved of crony […]

Power Price Punishment: Cost of Subsidised Wind & Solar Killing Productive Industry & Enterprise

Reliance on intermittent wind and solar guarantees rocketing power prices and chaotic supply. Price spikes and/or power rationing when the sun sets or calm weather sets in are the death knell for a range of energy-hungry businesses and industries. Manufacturing and mineral processing are usually the first to disappear, when the true costs of running […]