Simply Staggering: Gobsmacking Cost of Using Batteries to ‘Store’ Wind & Solar Power

  Rent-seekers would have us believe that battery storage will soon cure wind and solar’s hopeless intermittency, notionally smoothing out the highs and filling in the lows (aka sunset and calm weather). The only thing wrong with that narrative is the fact that it is an outright lie. Lithium-ion battery technology is probably as good […]

Exploding Force: Lithium Battery Bombs Just Another Part of Our ‘Inevitable Green Transition’

Giant lithium-ion batteries are touted as planet saviours, but make sure you’re on the other side of town when they explode into toxic fireballs that firefighters simply can’t extinguish. On the large-scale, it’s the kind of terrifying Tesla moment experienced by locals in Victoria when one of these lithium-ion wonders went up in flames and […]

New-Age Cargo Cult: Why Wind & Solar Push Continues to Deliver ‘Green’ Elephants

A new cargo cult is wedded to the notion that sunshine and breezes is all we need for peace and prosperity. When reality rattles the cult (eg sunset and calm weather), it tells us that a little mythical technology (think giant lithium-ion batteries or ‘green’ hydrogen) is all that stands between us and a veritable […]

Utopian Fantasyland: Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ Total Delusion Being Sold By Total Fools

The West’s obsession with the unreliables, wind and solar was guaranteed to end in tears – the weather-driven power rationing and rocketing power prices were as perfectly predictable, as they were perfectly avoidable. Every country that has hitched its energy future to sunshine and breezes is facing both a power pricing and supply calamity. Wind […]

Why Big Batteries Can’t Cure Wind & Solar’s Hopeless Intermittency

Politicos and the MSM are wedded to the myth that mega-batteries are all we need to overcome the chaotic delivery of wind and solar. The addition of which, we are told, is both imminent and cost-free. No country on earth has been able to crack the cost-effective grid-scale storage electricity. The laws of physics are […]

Storage Stories: Why Giant Batteries Can’t Solve Wind & Solar Power’s Natural Intermittency

It only takes a moment’s reckoning to appreciate that the grid-scale storage electricity generated by wind or solar is a perfect nonsense. It hasn’t occurred anywhere in the world; nor will it. The combined capacity of all of the batteries on Earth would store a trivial 10 minute’s worth of the World’s electricity needs. The […]

Numbers Game: Smashing The Wind & Solar Power Storage Myth With Arithmetic

Rent-seekers would have it that giant lithium-ion batteries are the simple answer to wind and solar’s hopeless intermittency, but that notion doesn’t stand first contact with the wind and solar industry’s nemesis: arithmetic. The wishful claim that we’ll all soon be powered by nothing but wind and solar is, of course, utter nonsense. And, as […]

The Great Green Lie: Wind & Solar Aren’t Saving The Planet, They’re Wrecking It

The idea that unreliable wind and solar can save the planet is one of the greatest lies, ever told. In touting their purported environmental credentials, the crony capitalists, rent-seekers and fawning advocates never take into account any of the associated costs. It’s all sunshine and suitably stiff breezes, as far as the wind and sun […]

Tesla’s Incendiary Mega-Batteries: The Bigger They Come, The Longer They Burn

Giant lithium-ion batteries are said to be the saviour of intermittent wind and solar. But their pesky habit of exploding into toxic fireballs suggests that they’re not really part of the ‘inevitable transition’ team, after all. ‘Bombs’ are designed to store and quickly release copious amounts of energy, so are the mega-batteries being rolled out […]

There Is No Plan B: Why Battery Storage Can’t Save Intermittent Wind & Solar

Carpetbaggers profiting from hopelessly intermittent wind and solar still claim that mega-batteries are the solution to their obvious lack of reliability. But it only takes a moment’s reckoning to appreciate that the grid-scale storage electricity generated by wind or solar is a perfect nonsense. It hasn’t occurred anywhere in the world; nor will it. David […]