Lights Out: South Africa’s Subsidised Wind & Solar Obsession Delivers New Dark Age

Pin your energy hopes on the weather and you’d better have candles and torches at the ready. Reliable and affordable electricity supplies are the cornerstone of economic development, around the globe. And, whereas, until recently at least, the wealthy West has tended to take 24 x 365 power for granted, developing economies are not so […]

Blackout Nation: Australians Latest Victims of Subsidised Wind & Solar Chaos

That Australia’s Eastern Grid is on the brink of collapse with a complete ‘system black’ on the cards comes as no surprise. The $7 billion in annual RET subsidies pocketed by wind and solar generators were designed to allow them to underbid Australia’s reliable and affordable coal-fired generators, destroying their profitability and, ultimately, driving them […]

Obsession With Intermittent Wind & Solar Spells R.I.P. For Reliable Power Supplies

Reliance on weather-dependent wind and sunshine-dependent solar means the end for reliable and affordable power supplies. Australia’s wind and solar obsession is beginning to bite, with power prices soaring out of control and power rationing the new normal. With a new band of hard-green-left lunatics in charge, things will only get worse. In America, things […]

Powering Down: Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ Mean End of Reliable & Affordable Power

Once upon a time, governments strived to ensure their citizens had access to reliable and affordable electricity. That was then. This is now. A cabal of wind and solar rent-seekers and their political enablers are determined to control every aspect of your daily life, by preventing you from having electricity, as and when you need […]

Worthless Wind & Solar: Once Again Output Totally Collapses During Freezing Weather

Keen to survive when dead-calm, freezing weather sets in? You’d better have access to nuclear or fossil-fuelled power sources, simply because wind and solar generators are bound to deliver absolutely nothing, at all. Texans and Germans know all about it. Now, Canadians are getting a taste of what it is when you pin your daily […]

Brace For Blackouts: World’s Reliance On Unreliable Wind & Solar Spells Energy Disaster

Topping the list of things that seemed like a good idea at the time sits wind and solar power. What, with the energy sources that drive them free and natural; with no visible emissions of spent gas or fumes; with their shiny panels harvesting the sun’s rays and delivering electricity for five or six hours […]

Winter’s Inevitable Wind & Solar Output Collapses Guarantee More Deadly Blackouts

As another northern winter bites, it’s worth revisiting the deadly renewable energy calamity that hit America’s heartland back in February. Hundreds died in freezing homes, left without electricity thanks to hundreds of iced-up wind turbines, left frozen solid, and breathless frigid conditions that meant the remainder delivered no power, in any event. Solar fared no […]

Quality Fail: Wind Power Output During COP26 Embarrasses Climate Industrial Complex

The climate grifters who descended on Glasgow to tout the purported benefits of wind power were done in by the weather, as wind power output collapsed for weeks across Europe in the lead up to COP26. During most of September and into October, Europe’s wind farms were the victims of the Big Calm, when the […]

Short-Changed: $Billions Spent On Wind & Solar Return Power Pricing & Supply Calamity

All cost and no benefit, chaotically intermittent wind and solar are proven net losers. And yet, the Climate Industrial Complex keeps telling us that the unreliables are central to ‘saving’ the planet. On that score, rather than coming straight out with it, crony capitalists and political elites use the euphemism ‘climate action’. What they really […]

DIY Light & Power: Home Generator Sales Soar, Thanks to America’s Wind & Solar Rush

People want power whenever they need it, not when the wind is blowing just right or the sun’s at its zenith in a cloudless sky. Any country that has added any significant wind and/or solar capacity to its grid is suffering increasing grid instability, load shedding aka ‘demand management’ (aka planned blackouts/brownouts) and mass blackouts. […]