Battered: America’s Hoary Bats Belted to Kingdom Come by Wind Turbines

Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centres is a non-profit organisation that feed, house and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in Canada. Brian Salt penned this plea for help, no doubt moved by the miserable plight of one of his patients. Salthaven’s Patient of the Week: Gone with the wind The Londoner Brian Salt 4 […]

Wind Industry’s Dirty Little Secret: Turbines to Generate 40 Million Tonnes of Toxic Waste

Environmentalists of the kind lovingly called ‘tree huggers’ (rather than wind turbine worshippers) are finally cottoning on to the fact that the wind industry is anything but the ‘clean, green’ energy source its proponents claim it to be. In this piece, Emily Wade makes her indignation palpable; it’s almost as if she’s been played for […]

The Sum of All Costs: Counting the True Costs of Intermittent Wind & Solar Power

Researchers have been underestimating the cost of wind and solar Our Finite World Gail Tverberg 22 July 2017 How should electricity from wind turbines and solar panels be evaluated? Should it be evaluated as if these devices are stand-alone devices? Or do these devices provide electricity that is of such low quality, because of its intermittency […]

American Backlash Against Big Wind: States Cut Subsidies & Ban New Wind Power Projects

If your understanding of the world is limited to what’s printed in the mainstream press, you’d be forgiven for thinking that rural folk can’t wait to nuzzle up to 300 tonne Vestas, with 70m blades towering 180m above them. Step out of the inner-city comfort zone, and the picture is just a little different. In […]

Debunking the 100% Renewables Fantasy: Running on Sunshine & Breezes – Pure Nonsense

  In the heavy metal mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap, the band’s himbo front man, Nigel Tufnel struggles with almost everything, including bringing his grating, 8 minute guitar solos to an end. For Nigel, 10 isn’t enough – his Marshall amp has to go one better (see the video above). The painful exchange between Tufnel […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle: Policy Insanity Overtakes ‘Green’ Hypocrisy

Australian politics is often a feast of the bizarre. And one of the more bizarre dishes on the menu was watching Al Gore (the original global warming alarmist profiteer) stand side-by-side with big Clive Palmer (the original overstuffed windbag, cum-political buffoon) back in June 2014. Back then, big Clive was at the top of his […]

Urgent Newsflash! Wind Power Utterly Dependent on the Wind: Texan Summertime Output Collapses (Again)

For STT followers the news that wind power critically depends upon the er … ahem … wind is hardly news, at all. Year after miserable year, Australia’s most notorious wind power outfit, Infigen (aka Babcock & Brown) whinges and moans that its pathetic financial performance is all due to malicious meteorological forces: Shock, Horror! Wind […]