Calculated Destruction: California’s $5 Trillion Plan to Wreck Its Power Grid With 100% Wind & Solar

California is synonymous with rocketing power prices and mass summer blackouts, courtesy of subsidised wind and solar. Last summer, whenever periods of peak demand coincided with sunset and calm weather, millions were plunged into sweltering darkness. But, for Californians, that indignity was simply a taste of things to come. That’s if California is truly serious […]

Relying on Weather-Dependent Wind & Sunshine-Dependent Solar? Then Stock Up On Candles

One of the greatest lies being told is that we’re well on our way to an all wind and sun powered future. Pitched as the ‘inevitable transition’, the 100% wind and solar story overlooks at least two inconvenient facts: sunset and calm weather. And when one or other or both of those phenomena materialise, the […]

Fantasyland Fiction: Batteries Will Never Solve Wind & Solar’s Hopeless Intermittency

For almost a century, electricity generation and distribution were treated as a tightly integrated system: it was designed and built as one, and is meant to operate as designed. However, the chaotic delivery of wind and solar have all but trashed the electricity generation and delivery system, as we know it. Germany, South Australia, Texas […]