Power On: Wind and Solar Are No Substitute for Real Dependable Energy

It only takes a moment’s consideration to understand why wind and solar will never amount to meaningful power sources. Sunset is a daily phenomenon and repeated bouts of extended calm weather occur with remarkable regularity. While there’s plenty of lip service paid to the ‘inevitable’ renewable energy transition, the reality bites every day. Always clear […]

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 […]

Ever Ascendant: True Cost of Unreliable Wind & Solar Continues to Rise Unabated

If wind and solar power were truly competitive with conventional generators, there would be no need for even a nickel in subsidies. The fact they continue unabated says it all. Claims that the cost of wind and solar generation are falling don’t stand a minute’s serious scrutiny. One group that has applied a blowtorch to […]

Reliability Addiction: Despite Wind & Solar Surge, Europe’s Still Hooked on Coal

Germany’s efforts to ditch coal-fired power for good, is a little like St Augustine’s prayer asking his Lord to make him chaste, but just not yet. Back in April, a week after it forced the shutdown of 11 coal-fired power plants, it was forced to reopen them to avoid mass blackouts. Germany legislated a ban […]

How Green Was My Valley: Big Solar’s Big British Land Grab Continues Unabated

To generate anything other than a trivial amount of electricity using wind and solar, you need the best part of a continent do it. But, if your ‘continent’ is little more than a postage stamp to begin with, then carpeting the productive and/or prettiest parts of it with an endless sea of solar panels is […]

Punishing Price Tag: Countless Trillions Being Squandered On Unreliable Wind & Solar

There’s a complete reality disconnect among those peddling the ‘inevitable transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future: physics, engineering and economics hardly feature in their starry-eyed worldview. So much is evident in the latest policy must have – the net-zero carbon dioxide emissions target. Put aside the fact that it’s yet another opportunity […]

Relying on Weather-Dependent Wind & Sunshine-Dependent Solar? Then Stock Up On Candles

One of the greatest lies being told is that we’re well on our way to an all wind and sun powered future. Pitched as the ‘inevitable transition’, the 100% wind and solar story overlooks at least two inconvenient facts: sunset and calm weather. And when one or other or both of those phenomena materialise, the […]

Total Joke: Australian Wind Farms Regularly Deliver Tiny Fraction of Their Total Capacity

If Australia’s wind turbine fleet hadn’t cost power consumers $20 billion to build, the joke would almost be funny. Spread from Far North Queensland to the West Coast of South Australia, on the Eastern Grid, Australia’s wind farms are located in 5 States: Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Queensland (see below). In SA they’re […]

Punishing Price of ‘Virtue’ Signalling: Canberra Power Price Surge Follows 100% RE Push

  When George Orwell described ‘doublethink’ and ‘doublespeak’ he surely had the renewable energy zealot in mind. In the Nation’s capital, Canberra the swamp is lined with renewable energy rent seekers – always on the prowl for more and more extensive subsidies, soft loans and favourable treatment from the Federal government – and populated by […]

Busting The Renewable Energy ‘Storage’ Myth: It’s All About The Numbers (And The Weather)

Promoters reckon the hopeless intermittency of wind and solar can cured by “storing” it – using insanely expensive lithium batteries or pumped hydro or something vaguely resembling a perpetual motion machine. None of the charlatans pushing the grid-scale storage of electricity generated by subsidised wind and solar have apparently cottoned on to the laws of […]