Subsidised Suicide: How Wind & Solar Carpetbaggers Trashed Australia’s Energy Grid

With abundant supplies of coal, gas and uranium Australia ought to be renowned as an energy superpower. It isn’t. In less than 20 years it deliberately destroyed the most reliable and affordable power generation and delivery system, on earth. It started with subsidies; massive subsidies to wind and solar – both domestic and large-scale – […]

No Serious Contest: Never-Reliable Wind Power Simply Can’t Beat Ever-Reliable Coal-Fired Power

Any country serious about its energy future soon gets serious about coal-fired power. China, India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam are in the process of building 600 new coal-fired power plants, between them, adding to a fleet of hundreds of plants which have been operating for generations. And there’s a reason: coal-fired power is reliable and […]

Utterly Shameless: Solar Plant Operators Rip-Up & Desecrate Hundreds of American War Graves

Land-hungry, diffuse, intermittent and wholly sunshine-dependent large-scale solar generators exist for one reason: massive subsidies. Devouring whole tracts of countryside, often from horizon to horizon, to produce a trickle of electricity for no more than six hours a day (in the US the average capacity factor for solar is 24.7%), is bad enough. But the […]

Nero Fiddles: China’s Nuclear Power Push Threatens Any Country Still Toying With Wind & Solar

America’s retreat from Afghanistan has left the door wide open to an increasingly belligerent China. China takes itself very seriously on every front; whether it’s the question of military power or power, period. Building coal-fired power plants, hand over fist, the CCP couldn’t give a fig about CO2 emissions of the kind that have weather-warriors […]

‘Green’ Energy Myths Busted: Putting Solar’s Massive Upfront Energy Cost In The Frame

There’s no such thing as “free energy”: both wind and solar generators start their productive life with substantial energy deficits. Of course, their owners and operators are only interested in the subsidies they generate. But others are keen to take full account of the amount of energy employed before wind turbines or solar panels get […]

Overshadowed: Giant Industrial Wind Turbines Deliver Daily Dose of Misery For Neighbours

Having 260m high industrial wind turbines speared into people’s backyards often renders their homes unlivable. For those unfortunates forced to live cheek-by-jowl with these things, it isn’t just incessant turbine-generated low-frequency noise and infrasound that drives neighbours nuts. At sunrise or sunset, those with turbines on their doorstep find shadow flicker – the pulsing beams […]

Exciting Energy Future: ‘Green’ Hydrogen Primed & Ready to Explode Onto Wind & Solar Scene

Hydrogen gas is volatile, reactive and – when it goes up – it does so with an almighty bang. Producing hydrogen gas using chaotically intermittent wind and solar is only the latest hoax being peddled by renewable energy rent seekers and other crony capitalists. That class of characters will never be accused of having a […]

Terminal Power Policy: California’s Wind & Solar Crusade Destined for Epic Failure

Those claiming that we’ll soon be exclusively powered by wind and solar clearly failed arithmetic. To keep an electricity grid functioning requires a precise volume of power to be generated and transmitted that precisely matches the volume of power consumed, over time and at all times. Sunset and/or calm weather have the, rather obvious, effect […]

Epic Fail: How Wind & Solar Caused America’s Big Freeze Blackouts & Killed Hundreds

Wind and solar’s hopeless intermittency delivered a deadly lesson during America’s big freeze last winter: hundreds died in freezing homes left without electricity thanks to hundreds of wind turbines that were frozen solid and breathless frigid conditions that meant the remainder delivered no power, in any event; and thousands of solar panels plastered in snow […]

Destination Destruction: Australia’s Wind & Solar Policy A National Suicide Pact

Australia’s energy policy is a self-inflicted calamity driven by an obsession with intermittent wind and solar. Only a complete collapse of the grid will cause those who pretend to govern us to get a grip. But, thankfully, a complete ‘system black’ is on the cards this coming summer. The Federal Energy Minister, Angus Taylor has […]