Renewables Rejected: World’s Poorest Crave Reliable & Affordable Coal-Fired Power

Eco-zealots ram wind and solar power down the throats of Third World governments, purporting to save the planet and drag millions out of poverty. But it never takes their targets long to work out that wind and solar power are both insanely expensive and hopelessly unreliable; sitting in the dark, night after night, generally does […]

No Nonsense Solution: Nuclear Ultimate Answer to Powering an Energy Hungry World

Nothing focuses thinking on energy policy like not having heat, light and power on tap. With Europe now hostage to its aggressive Eastern neighbour – thanks to a maniacal obsession with intermittent wind and solar and the need to back it up with oil and gas – policy wonks of all descriptions have started talking […]

Wicked Waste: What the $Trillions Squandered on Wind & Solar Could Have Done for the Planet

Economics is all about the cost of opportunity; eg squander $trillions on wind and solar and you lose the chance of really saving the planet. It’s a point picked up by Bjorn Lomborg in this essay published by The Australian. Climate trillions frittered in the wind The Australian Bjorn Lomborg 20 July 2019 This year, […]

Where Do We Get Most Of Our Energy (Hint: Not Risible Renewables)

Notwithstanding the hundreds of $billions in subsidies thrown at wind and solar power, their combined contribution to world energy demand remains risible. Present the hard numbers and talk about the unstoppable ‘rise of renewables’ (if limited to wind and solar power) sounds more deluded, by the day. Pumped up lines about our ‘inevitable transition’ to […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Why Africa Needs Fossil Fuels, Not Wind Power & Wishes

**** Why Africa Needs Fossil Fuels Project Syndicate Bjørn Lomborg 22 January 2016 SANTIAGO – Africa is the world’s most “renewable” continent when it comes to energy. In the rich world, renewables account for less than a tenth of total energy supplies. The 900 million people of Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) get 80% of their […]

Bjørn Lomborg Counts the ‘Enormous’ Cost of the Wind Power ‘Mirage’

When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy, Bjørn Lomborg is one of the very few that provide balanced, detailed analysis; properly supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Climate Change “Fixes”? – the “Cure” is Worse than the “Disease”

**** When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy, Bjørn Lomborg is one of the very few that provide balanced, detailed analysis supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Wind Power – The Rich Man’s Curse on the Poor

When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy Bjørn Lomborg has always tried to provide balanced, detailed analysis supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be made taking into account […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Wind Power is a Vanity Project

*** When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy Bjørn Lomborg has always tried to provide balanced, detailed analysis supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be made taking into […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Want to Save the Planet? It’s a Gas.

When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy Bjørn Lomborg has always tried to provide balanced, detailed analysis supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be made taking into account […]