Renewable Energy Regrets: Intermittent Wind & Solar Delivers Grid Chaos for Californians

The only thing that’s inevitable about the so-called ‘transition’ to wind and solar is rocketing prices and grid chaos. The inability to deliver electricity as and when it’s needed, mean wind and solar have no commercial value – apart from the massive subsidies they attract. Being commercially worthless is one thing, but dumping volumes of […]

System Upgrade: Bill Gates Backs New Wave Nuclear For World’s Clean Energy Future

  When the world’s richest entrepreneur says wind and solar will never work, it’s probably time to listen. Bill Gates made a fortune applying common sense to the untapped market of home computing. The meme has it that IBM’s CEO believed there was only a market for five computers in the entire world. Gates thought otherwise. Building […]

Turbine Trouble: School Board’s Wind Turbine ‘Investment’ Ends in Financial Disaster

  As Warren Buffett put it: “We get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.” Buffett might have continued, that it’s the only reason anyone invests in them. Apart from the subsidies they attract, wind turbines […]

Energy Essentials: Clean, Safe & Ever Reliable Nuclear Is The Obvious Choice

The well-worn meme about the dangers of nuclear power doesn’t stand first contact with reality. As Katie Tub details below, nuclear power not only delivers a reliable and affordable stream of electrons, it does so in a manner that’s a whole lot safer than anything else humans engage in. Katie tallies up the tiny number […]

Perpetual Infants: $100 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies and US Wind & Solar ‘Industries’ Still Want More

Three decades ago, wind and solar were treated as industrial ‘infants’, deserving of subsidies and support, on the premise that they’d be on their feet, in no time. Well, after 30 years and plenty of talk about being ‘competitive’ with coal, gas and nuclear, they’re still being treated like untamable toddlers. And, just like bawling […]

Filthy Future: The Staggering Cost of Cleaning Up ‘Clean’ Energy’s Toxic Mess

Wind turbines don’t run on wind, they run on subsidies: cut the subsidies and once these things inevitably grind to a halt, they’ll never be replaced. With an economic lifespan of something like 10-12 years (rather than the overblown 25 put forward by turbine makers and wind power outfits), over the next decade countries like Germany will be left […]

Permanent Part-Time Power: Wind Power Rush Leaves Texans Scrambling for Reliable Electricity

Being a weather-dependent enterprise, no one thinks of promising their kids a kite flying holiday, ahead of time. So just how modern, Western economies ever thought they’d power themselves with occasional breezes is a mystery. The inherent and chaotic intermittency that’s part and parcel of wind power is only compensated by the ability of dispatchable […]