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 […]

Wrecking Ball: Australia’s Fixation With Subsidised Renewables Guarantees Economic Disaster

If the object was wrecking every last manufacturing, mineral processing and mining job, then Australia’s renewable energy policy has delivered on time and under budget. Starting in 2001 with John Howard’s Renewable Energy Target (massively expanded by Kevin Rudd in 2009), the subsidies being squandered on intermittent wind and solar are now in the order […]

Big Battery Bunkum: Why Grid-Scale Storage of Renewable Energy Will Never Work

Banishing our good friends, logic and reason is essential to the notion of an ‘inevitable transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future. Ignorance of simple maths, the laws of physics, economics and meteorology helps, too. Which explains why the naïve and gullible are merrily swallowing the story that we’re just a few mega-batteries […]

Winter of Discontent: Brits Face Power Rationing as Wind Power Output Collapses (again and again)

Brits expecting their thousands of wind turbines to deliver the goods this winter have been disappointed, yet again. While Boris Johnson peddles his delusional plan to run the UK entirely on breezes and bluster, the typical (and wholly expected) collapse in wind power output across Britain this winter provides a taste of things to come. […]

Russia Revisited: Germany’s Winter Wind & Solar Drought Results in Soviet Style Power Rationing

Soviet shortages led to the gag about “what has 100 legs and eats cabbage?” 50 Muscovites lining up to buy sausage. Wind and solar obsessed Germans must feel a little like the USSR’s (unwilling) vegetarians at the moment. Their endless seas of solar panels are plastered thick with snow and ice and, accordingly, producing two […]

Hour of Power: $2 Billion Spent on Solar Panels to ‘Power’ State With Sunshine for 60 Minutes

  In the wacko wonderland of South Australia, a brief burst of sunshine managed to ‘power’ the economic backwater for a staggering 60 minutes. SA is venerated as Australia’s Wind and Solar capital; and the renewables cult is heralding this, apparently, momentous event as their ‘Hour of Power’. Their childish cheering, ignores the fact that […]

Climate Cult Would Take Californians Back to The Dark Ages With All Wind & Solar Future

If this Summer’s power rationing and rolling blackouts weren’t enough, California’s wind and solar worshippers are determined to deliver much more of the same. One of their hopes is to ban all household gas appliances, forcing families to use electric powered kit, instead. The premise is that all the power needed will come courtesy of […]

Impossible Dream: Why Promise Of All Wind & Sun Powered Future Is Complete Nonsense

The dream of an all wind and sun powered future is more like a recurring nightmare: chaotically intermittent, critically dependent upon massive and endless subsidies and environmentally destructive, the idea that millions of giant industrial wind turbines and seas of solar panels will somehow benefit the planet beggars belief. In two detailed and well-crafted videos […]

Pipe Dreams: Quest for All Wind & Solar Powered World Like Searching For Unobtanium

It takes a special brand of delusion to believe that we’ll soon all be powered by nothing but sunshine and breezes. Cynics might suggest that there’s a pretty strong correlation between wishful thinking and endless subsidies to wind and solar. But, apart from rent seeking crony capitalists, there’s still a fair proportion out there who […]

Keep It Simple Stupid: Why No Country Will Ever Be Powered By Wind & Solar Power Alone

Australia’s blackout capital, South Australia is what happens when hubris and ideology trumps sound engineering. After a run of mass blackouts, load shedding and a complete statewide blackout in September 2016, South Australia (Australia’s wind and solar capital) was forced to spend a fortune on diesel powered jet engines, open cycle gas turbines and, later, […]