‘Investing’ in Wind & Solar Power: Always and Everywhere – It’s About the Endless Subsidies

The so-called wind and solar ‘industries’ will last for as long as the subsidies keep flowing, and not one second more. Every time the subsidy reins get tightened, the rent seekers howl, claiming that they need them to run for just that little bit longer. Notwithstanding repeatedly crowing about wind and solar already being cheaper […]

Follow The Money: How Texas Squandered $66 Billion on Unreliable Wind & Solar

When wind and solar output plummeted during America’s big freeze, rent seekers and acolytes shrugged and blamed conservative ideologues, fossil fuels and Trump. None of which had anything at all to do with millions of solar panels plastered thick in snow and ice, or thousands of wind turbines frozen solid with the balance producing practically […]

History Repeats: Taxpayers Fork Out Another $Billion on Another Giant Solar White Elephant

  When Crescent Dunes, the world’s biggest solar-thermal power plant went bankrupt, US taxpayers were left to pick up the tab, with their liability running into hundreds of $millions. South Australians (victims of their government’s obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar) can count themselves lucky that they didn’t end up with a carbon copy […]

Gobsmacking Audacity: Wind & Solar Industries Demand $Billions in Handouts From COVID-19 Stimulus Package

America’s renewable energy rent seekers sought to snare $billions from Trump’s $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus and failed. Now they’re back with a vengeance, and hard at it again. The wind and solar ‘industries’ have always exhibited their very own gobsmacking version of audacity. But, with America facing an economic calamity of a magnitude not seen […]