Grand ‘Renewables’ Delusion: Hard Reality Keeps Smashing Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ Myth

Zealots tout Germany as the benchmark for the ‘inevitable transition’ to wind and solar, but its energy system is a complete debacle; power rationing is the new normal and prices are through the roof. Indeed, any country that got serious about subsidising wind and solar is finding itself in serious trouble. Disastrous examples such as […]

Power Price Shock: Australia’s Renewables Disaster Proves Wind & Solar Ain’t Cheap

In a weather-dependent energy world, those lucky enough to get power when they need it are being forced to pay a king’s ransom for it. Having championed the use of tens of $billions in subsidies to destroy the coal-fired generators that gave Australia its reliable and affordable power supply, Australia’s new Federal Labor government is […]

Power Price Punishment: Cost of Subsidised Wind & Solar Killing Productive Industry & Enterprise

Reliance on intermittent wind and solar guarantees rocketing power prices and chaotic supply. Price spikes and/or power rationing when the sun sets or calm weather sets in are the death knell for a range of energy-hungry businesses and industries. Manufacturing and mineral processing are usually the first to disappear, when the true costs of running […]

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 […]

Dreamer’s Disease: No Way On Earth That Wind & Solar Can Provide 100% of Our Energy Needs

In their wilder moments, the wind and solar acolyte proclaims that an all-wind and sun-powered future is upon us.  Never mind sunset; never mind dead calm weather; and never mind the fact that the idea that giant lithium-ion batteries economically storing wind and solar power at grid-scale is pure hokum – for the dreamer, the […]

Endless Subsidies For Unreliable Wind & Solar are an Economic Suicide Pact

Australia’s renewable energy target has subsidised wind and solar to the tune of more than $60 billion, wrecked its grid and driven power prices through the roof. Its manufacturing industry is in tatters (tens of thousands of jobs have disappeared forever); energy-intensive mineral processors, such as aluminium, copper lead and zinc smelters are on life […]

Fossil Fuels Plug Renewables Gap: Gas Price Surges As Unreliable Wind & Solar Fail to Deliver

As wind and solar output collapsed during a bitter northern hemisphere winter, gas prices surged. Demand for natural gas – used to plug the growing gap between what wind and solar generators promise and what they deliver – has never been stronger. So much for our ‘inevitable transition’ from fossil fuels to an all wind […]

The Big Battery Myth: Why Battery Storage Can’t Save Intermittent Wind & Solar

For almost a century, electricity generation and distribution were treated as a tightly integrated system: it was designed and built as one, and is meant to operate as designed. However, the chaotic delivery of wind and solar have all but trashed the electricity generation and delivery system, as we know it. Germany, California and South […]

‘Green’ Energy Delusions: Promise of All Wind & Solar Powered Future Is Pure Fantasy

Anyone still talking about an ‘inevitable transition’ to wind and solar power must have skin in the game.  That wind and solar fail to deliver when consumers need power most, is hardly news.  STT has been laying it out on these pages since December 2012. Since then, sunset and calm weather have continued to smash […]

Banquet of Consequences: Time to Force Wind & Solar Worshippers to Rely Exclusively on Sunshine & Breezes

Anyone railing against nuclear, coal or gas-fired power hasn’t been forced to rely exclusively on hopelessly unreliable wind and solar. The anti-fossil fuel crowd are, of course, hypocritical and the anti-CO2/anti-nuclear mob are the most hypocritical of all. For those claiming they’re quite happy to do without coal and gas, wait till one of their […]