Wind & Solar ‘Transition’: Destroying The Global Village In Order to ‘Save’ It

Climate cultists reckon the wholesale environmental destruction wreaked by the wind and solar industries is all for the good of planet. It’s an argument that holds all the logic of amputating an entire leg to prevent a septic toe from doing any further damage, when a dose of penicillin would do the trick. Michael Moore’s Planet […]

There is Not a Wind/Solar Power Grid In The World Without Fossil Fuel Backup!

No country in the world has ever run itself on wind and solar power alone; no country ever will. Weather-dependent sources are simply no substitute for coal, gas or nuclear power which are available 24 x 7, on demand. And no amount of battery storage or pumped hydro will resolve the equation in favour of […]

Barking Mad: Germany’s Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ Built on Grand ‘Green’ Delusions

  Renewables zealots tout Germany as the benchmark for the ‘inevitable transition’ to wind and solar, but its energy system is a complete debacle. Germany’s so-called Energiewende (energy transition) has turned into a power pricing and supply calamity. Which was as perfectly predictable as it was perfectly avoidable. Germany’s obsession with intermittent wind and solar […]

Welcome to Crazytown: The Dangerous Delusion That Wind & Solar Can Power Us

When energy policy sounds like something from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass it’s because lunatics have overrun of the asylum. Sure, those with skin in the game will say and do anything that needs to be said and done to profit from the most obscene subsidy rort in history. But, their licence to operate […]

‘Cheap’ & Nasty: Never-Reliable Wind Power No Match for Ever-Reliable Coal, Gas & Nuclear

  Of the more ludicrous claims doing the rounds post coronavirus, the line that the economic recovery depends upon throwing more subsidies at chaotically intermittent wind and solar, takes the cake. Renewable energy rent seekers have been telling us how cheap wind and solar are compared to ‘evil’ fossil fuels – coal and gas – […]

The Big Subsidy Steal: Texan Taxpayers Fork Out $80,000,000,000 to Wind Power Outfits

When it comes to massive subsidies to wind power outfits in the US, the Lone Star State led the charge. Since 2006, the wind industry has managed to snaffle over $80 billion from Texan taxpayers, and they’ve only just begun. Generating a product that’s only ever available in chaotic fits and spurts, means that endless […]

A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations – Robert Bryce

More than a billion humans struggle through daily life without access to power at all, and two billion more are limited to a meagre trickle, because in developing countries it’s both unreliable and too expensive for all but the wealthy elites. The wind and solar obsessed in the first world are quite prepared to ensure […]

Keepin’ It Real: Intermittent Wind & Solar No Substitute for Coal, Gas & Nuclear Power

There might be a substitute to coal, gas and nuclear power out there somewhere. But it isn’t chaotically intermittent wind and solar, whether with or without mythical mega-batteries. Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans has done a couple of things. First, it’s sent the crony capitalists profiteering from subsidised renewable energy into a tailspin and […]

History Repeats: Taxpayers Fork Out Another $Billion on Another Giant Solar White Elephant

  When Crescent Dunes, the world’s biggest solar-thermal power plant went bankrupt, US taxpayers were left to pick up the tab, with their liability running into hundreds of $millions. South Australians (victims of their government’s obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar) can count themselves lucky that they didn’t end up with a carbon copy […]

Parasitic Power: Intermittent Wind & Solar Take More From Power Grid Than They Ever Add

Applying scarce resources so that the benefits always outweigh the costs is rational, but subsidised wind and solar will never fit that bill. Putting aside the minerals and the energy required to convert those minerals that is embodied in solar panels and wind turbines, it’s the fact that – no matter how much wind and […]