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 […]

Waste in The West: Texans Have Already Squandered $66 Billion on Unreliable Wind & Solar

Texans suffering weather-caused power supply shortages might well query the $66 billion that’s already been squandered on the unreliables, $22 billion of which has been directly pocketed as subsidies by the wind and solar industries, with plenty more coming their way. Robert Bryce takes a look at where power-starved Texan taxpayers’ dollars are being directed. […]

Endless Resuscitation Required: Wind & Solar Simply Can’t Survive Without Massive Subsidies

As soon as the subsidies for wind and solar dry up, so does the investment in generating capacity, proving the point that neither wind nor solar can survive for very long without guaranteed, government-mandated support; whether in the form of Production Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Certificates or penalties and fines laid on retailers if they […]

Massive Subsidies For Wind & Solar ‘Industries’: The Never, Never, Never-Ending Story

Back in 1983 the American Wind Industry Association claimed that solar and wind would be “competitive and self-supporting on a national level by the end of the decade if assisted by tax credits and augmented by federally sponsored R&D”. That was over 37 years ago. And there was no lack of assistance in the form […]