Coal Power Prevents Thousands of Germans from Freezing as Wind & Solar Output Plummets

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A couple of weeks back 90,000 South Australian families found themselves powerless and boiling in a heat wave when its 1,576 MW of wind power capacity started the day producing more than 1,000 MW, but which later collapsed suddenly to a trifling 70 MW, sending the grid into meltdown. Meanwhile in Germany, it was a […]

Turnbull Turns: Australia’s Federal Government Backs HELE Coal-Fired Power Plants

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*** Australia’s Federal government is led by the patrician and aloof, Malcolm Turnbull. A former investment banker and, before that, trusted Consigliere to media heavyweight, the late Kerry Packer, Turnbull is grappling with a renewable energy target that is set to destroy once profitable and productive Australian businesses and punish Australian families for generations to […]

Base-Load Matters: America Waking Up to its Wind Power Fantasy

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For a populous detached from the realities of power generation (or similarly detached from reality, in general) the concept of running on ‘free’ breezes and sunbeams has an almost natural attraction. In much the same way that infants fixate on the colourful, the shiny and the new. But, most infants tend to eventually grow up: […]

Tasmania’s LRET Inflicted Power Crisis: its 308 MW of Wind Power Capacity Deemed Utterly Worthless

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**** Lunatics, like those that people Australia’s Labor Party and the so-called ‘Greens’, continue to delude themselves that, not only is wind power a ‘meaningful’ power generation source, but also that, if we would all simply have faith and ‘believe’, our modern, first world economies could be run entirely upon the whims of the Wind […]

There’s Only One Problem with Claims that Wind Power ‘Kills Coal’: and that’s the Wind

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**** The fact that wind power depends on the ….. ahem … wind is the biggest bugbear to eco-fascist plans for giant fan domination across the globe; and their ultimate mission to go “fossil free” – they mean abstaining from the use of “fossil fuel”, rather than ceasing to rely on T-Rex and his – […]

Geothermal: a REAL Renewable Alternative

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**** STT is a huge fan of renewable energy – provided it can be delivered on demand (see our posts here and here). Wind power – through the efforts of crooks and hucksters, like Enron and Babcock & Brown aka Infigen – who set the up the RET rort in the first place – stole […]

Xenophon calls it: ultimately, this is a question about excessive noise

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Speech tabled on behalf of Senator Nick Xenophon, February 28, 2013 Hansard:  Australian Federal Senate Senator XENOPHON (South Australia) (10:32): The incorporated speech read as follows— This Bill seeks to amend the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act to give powers to the Clean Energy Regulator that ensure accredited wind farms do not create excessive noise. Under […]