Bluff & Bluster: US Wind Industry Furious Over Trump’s Promise to Slash Massive RE Subsidies

Way back in 1984, wind cultist Christopher Flavin’s told us that “in a few years’ time wind energy will not need to be subsidised.” 34 years on, the subsidies just keep on flowing and, without those subsidies, the so called wind ‘industry’ would disappear like a snowflake in summer. No matter where they ply their […]

American Resistance: Rural Communities Reject Destructive & Disruptive Wind Power Projects

One wind industry myth is that farmers and families can’t wait to have 300 tonne wind turbines speared into their backyards. A raft of litigation, protests and open hostility to the wind industry, in general, and wind developers, in particular, suggests otherwise. As Robert Bryce details below, rural communities are not prepared to give up the […]

American Wreckers: Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘New Green Deal’ is an Economic Suicide Pact

  Out to destroy an entire economy? Start with energy. South Australia did. A 50% RET delivers the world’s highest power prices and the chaotic delivery of wind and solar has left the wind and solar capital an international laughingstock. Frequent and mass power cuts, along with Australia’s only statewide blackout, helped on that score. […]

Bill Gates Tackles Climate Barons: Getting Renewables & Batteries to Work Needs a ‘Miracle’

When the world’s richest entrepreneur says wind and solar will never work, it’s probably time to listen. When we posted this story – Bill Gates Slams Unreliable Wind & Solar: ‘Let’s Quit Jerking Around With Renewables & Batteries’ – a couple of weeks back, listen they did – that post went viral with over 40,000 […]

Minnesota Meltdown: Farmers Declare Wind Farms a ‘No-Win’ for Rural America

  Given the choice, no sentient being would ever tolerate an industrial wind turbine anywhere near their home or property. Merrily wrecking rural communities wherever it goes, the wind industry is facing real, red-blooded American resistance across the Midwest. In this piece from Minnesota’s The Globe, locals lament the day the wind industry rolled into […]

Fatal Attraction: America’s Big Freeze Reveals Deadly Danger of Unreliable Renewables

Relying on intermittent wind and solar requires a kind of blind faith that power might be delivered when needed most, such as the Big Freeze that hit America’s Mid-west last month, and the heatwave that hit Victoria and South Australia, the month before that. On that score, STT’s post – Minnesota Madness: Big Freeze Exposes […]

No Contest: Intermittent Subsidised Wind & Solar Most Expensive Electricity of All

Sunset and calm weather mean that wind and solar don’t compete with coal, gas or nuclear power, but that doesn’t stop pointless cost comparisons. Electricity generated when you don’t need it, is worthless – and wind or solar power that you can’t get, just when you need it most, can’t be bought at any price. […]