Not In Anyone’s Backyard: The Truth Behind Rural America’s Great Wind & Solar Backlash

  Eco-zealots, like Bill McKibben reckon rural folk just can’t wait to get 240m high wind turbines whirling in their backyard; and that if they express any resistance to such a ‘golden opportunity’, it’s all down to the nefarious activities of ‘evil’ fossil fuel overlords and right wingers spreading “misinformation” about how wonderful it is […]

No Upside: Wind Developers Pull Plug On Massive Offshore Projects Deemed ‘Uneconomic’

Some of America’s biggest planned offshore wind projects have recently been axed, with more to follow. Deemed ‘uneconomic’, potential investors and financiers are running a mile from what portend to be enormous white elephants. Where the true cost of onshore wind power is phenomenal, the cost of the offshore stuff is astronomical. Going offshore brings […]

Total Bunkum: Why Running On 100% Wind & Solar Is 100% Impossible

No country in the world is running on wind and solar power alone; no country ever will. Calm weather and sunset guarantee it. Every routine collapse in wind and solar power output (for the reasons above) requires the total capacity lost in consequence to come from somewhere, and that ‘somewhere’ is going to be a […]

Frozen Wind Turbines & Solar Panels Leave Thousands of Americans Freezing In The Dark

Far from threatening human existence, coal and gas have, once again, literally saved thousands of American lives. A bout of what is now known as ‘extreme weather’ demonstrates how extremely stupid it is to rely upon sunshine and breezes for power. During December’s Big Freeze, millions of America’s solar panels were carpeted in snow and […]

Why Subsidised Wind & Solar Are Guaranteed To Destroy Our Wealth & Prosperity

Depriving your economy of reliable and affordable power is the fastest way to wreck it. Which is the very thrust of the policy that has been adopted by every country currently obsessed with subsidised wind and solar. The rent-seekers behind the greatest economic and environmental scam in history, still contend that there are millions of […]

Sucker Punched: Farmers Who Sign Up For Wind Turbines On Their Land Always Live to Regret It

When the wind industry fiasco inevitably grinds to a halt sometime in the next decade, those that entertained it – be it gullible farmers who traded 30 pieces of silver to destroy their communities or the local governments that rubber-stamped the planning applications that permitted it – are going to be left with a monumental cleanup […]

Plain Stupid: The Only Thing Dumber Than Wind Power Is Offshore Wind Power

Wind power comes with a staggering price tag, taking these things out to sea sends those costs into orbit: intermittent offshore wind power is six times the cost of gas-fired power that’s always available on demand. Placing giant industrial wind turbines miles offshore is costly enough, but the rising costs of attempting to maintain them […]

All At Sea: America’s Offshore Wind Industry Cans Projects Deemed No Longer Viable

Offshore wind power outfits are struggling to get their projects off the ground, notwithstanding the massive subsidies they’ve been able to gouge out of America’s taxpayers. The cost of offshore wind power is astronomical; more than six times the cost of gas-fired power which is, of course, available around-the-clock, regardless of the weather. The operating […]

Battle Lines: American Farmers Winning War Against Lying, Greedy Wind & Solar Outfits

Remember all those glowing stories about wind and solar power outfits being welcomed into rural communities with open arms? You know, tales about how farmers are dying to have turbines lined up all over their properties? How locals can’t wait to pick up some of the thousands of permanent, high paying jobs on offer? How developers […]

Gas Demand Driven By Need to ‘Back Up’ Wind & Solar Using Fast-Start Gas Turbines

Before the obsession with intermittent wind and solar took hold, gas was rarely used to generate electricity if coal, nuclear or hydro sources were available. Gas-fired electricity, in the main, was simply too expensive, by comparison with coal-fired power. Coal-fired generators are designed to run around-the-clock. Wind turbines and solar panels only run according to […]