Fact Check: Debunking Claims That Britain Is 100% Wind Powered (Try Gas, Nuclear, Coal & Woodchips)

  It only takes a couple of windy days and the loons start heralding the end of coal-fired power. But, of course, when calm weather inevitably sets in, the same lunatics run silent until the next gale hits. A bit like the gambler who tells you all about his wins, but never about his losses. […]

Solar Totally Eclipsed: Sunny Queensland Powered By Ever-Reliable Coal-Fired Plants

  Despite the hype, the true contribution of solar power to Australia’s grid remains trivial and especially so from sunset to sunup. Oh, almost forgot, cloudy and inclement weather makes a pretty fair dent in solar output, too. Queensland is renowned as the Sunshine State. But, even there, the massive increase in subsidised solar panels […]

Save Our Jobs: Australia’s Economic Recovery Demands Reliable & Affordable Coal-Fired Power

Whatever policies are directed at recovering from the coronavirus lockdown, without reliable and affordable power Australia’s energy hungry businesses are doomed. With rocketing power prices, and an intermittent supply, mineral processors and manufacturers are terminal, and have been for years. Politicians and academic boffins have been giving lip service to improving Australia’s “resilience” and “self-sufficiency”, […]

Situation Critical: Massive Wind Power Collapses Threaten Australia’s Entire Eastern Power Grid

Wind power is the joke where the punchline is a mixture of rocketing power prices and a grid on the brink of collapse. None of which is particularly funny for those suffering from one and threatened by the other. As to the latter, this country’s maniacal obsession with heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and […]

Start Me Up: Cheap & Reliable Coal-Fired Power Only Path to Economic Recovery

  The Australian businesses under threat from insane renewable energy policies and rocketing power prices, have been finished off by government enforced lockdowns. With the Federal government outlining a plan to, ever so gradually, lift its COVID-19 restrictions on business, life and liberty, talk has inevitably turned to resuscitating an economy on life support. Earlier during […]

Want To Wreck A Power Grid? Add Chaotically Intermittent Wind & Solar Power

Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse battled over whether America would run on DC or AC power, but they never had to battle with the chaotic intermittency of wind and solar. Celebrated in the recently released film, The Current War, Westinghouse and Edison fought a pitched battle over technology, patents, media approval and the support of […]

Mission Possible: Building New Coal-Fired Power Plants Only Hope for Industry & Decent Jobs

  Power prices have rocketed and businesses and whole industries are under threat, thanks to a political obsession with intermittent wind and solar. And their unreliable and chaotic delivery also threatens to destroy the power grid that connects Australia’s Eastern States. If Australia was looking to de-industrialise, then squandering $60,000,000,000 in subsidies to wind and […]

Lost In Space: ‘Transition’ To Wind & Solar Powered Future Is Pure Science Fiction

Whether it’s 50% or 100% as the wind and solar target, the reality strikes after sunset on a breathless evening, when neither are contributing anything at all. As NSW One Nation Leader Mark Latham puts it, the concept of an inevitable transition from coal to sunshine and breezes – being peddled by Labor as rock […]

Renewable Energy Fail: Australia Needs to Get Serious About Serious Power Generation – Right Now!

  Intermittent wind and solar threatens to destroy the power grid that connects Australia’s Eastern States. Massive subsidies to wind and solar under the Federal government’s Large-Scale RET mean that conventional generators struggle to compete when the wind is blowing and the sun’s shining. And grid managers are struggling to manage the erratic delivery of […]

Reboot Required: Fixing Wind & Solar Debacle Means Winding the Clock Back 30 Years

Lamenting their rocketing power bills and dreading mass blackouts this coming summer, Australians can be forgiven for their sense of despair. Australians once enjoyed the world’s cheapest power, reliably delivered, just like running water. No one talked about their power bills at backyard barbecues, or kept promising themselves that must have diesel generator to keep […]