Powerful Nonsense: Even With Mythical Mega-Batteries 100% Renewable Energy Remains 100% Fantasy

No country has ever powered itself entirely on sunshine and breezes. But that doesn’t deter the delusional from claiming it can be done. With the kind of fanatical zeal that led to virgins being thrown into volcanoes, politicians announce their commitment to an all sun and wind powered future, as if such a thing was […]

Hype-Power: Renewables Zealots’ Claims that SA’s Mega-Battery Saves Grid Pure Bunkum

  With Australia’s renewable energy crisis running totally out of control, whenever you hear the word ‘battery’ you know you’re being conned. Pumping power into and then taking it out of a battery results in inevitable exchange losses, power gets chewed up during that process and is dissipated as heat energy. And then there’s the enormous […]

Industrial-Scale Battery Storage of Wind & Solar Power Does Not Exist & May Never Exist

With the world now alive to the fact that entirely weather dependent wind and solar power will never stand on their own 2 feet; and that intermittency really does matter, renewables rent-seekers have been banging on about mega-batteries saving the day. Australia’s ‘wind power capital’, South Australia – having destroyed its once reliable and affordable […]

Renewable Industry’s Giant Battery Claims Unplugged

*** With Californian carpet-bagger, Elon Musk swooping on South Australia to scoop up as much as he can of the $550 million its hapless Labor government is about to squander on non-fixes for its self-inflicted wind power disaster, it’s time to put pen to paper to work out just how risible is SA’s plan to […]

Bulk Battery Storage of Wind Power a Myth: With No Storage California Dumps Mountains of Wind & Solar Power

As the wind power debacle unfolds in South Australia – leaving it with an erratic power supply and rocketing power prices – one of the mythical solutions being peddled is that South Australia need only pop out to the shops and pick up a few terawatt/hours worth of battery storage. The way it is being […]

The Wind Industry’s Myth of Storing Mass Volumes of Power Busted (Again)

Desperation is a stinky cologne: and the wind industry is drenched in it. Having been rumbled over the fact that wind power depends on … wait for it … the WIND, the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers have resorted to wild claims about building giant batteries – that could soak up their product at […]

As Germany’s Energiewende Implodes, China Plans to Export Affordable Power to Power-Starved Germans

Famously, in 1793 the Emperor Qianlong penned a letter for the benefit of the entourage led by English Ambassador, Lord George McCartney, informing him and his King, George III that “we possess all things. I set no value on objects strange or ingenious, and have no use for your country’s manufactures.” Things have moved on […]