New Normal: Brits Brace For More Routine Blackouts Thanks to Wind Power Obsession

If you’re pinning your power needs on the weather, then get set for mixed results. No country has ever powered itself on sunshine and breezes alone; no country ever will. Those that are attempting to do so, in earnest, have come unstuck – eg Australia’s wind and solar capital, South Australia, the only Australian state […]

Guilty: Giant UK Wind Farm Forced to Pay £4.5 Million to Compensate Its Blackout Victims

If unreliable, weather-dependent wind power isn’t a recipe for disaster, it’s most certainly a recipe for chaos. Electricity grids are complex critters, designed around strict tolerances to allow what’s dispatched to them by generators (supply) to perfectly match what’s taken out of them by customers (demand aka ‘the load’). For an explanation of what a […]

Short Supply: Sunset & Calm Weather Deliver Total Chaos Wherever Reliance Placed On Renewables

  No country has ever powered itself on sunshine and breezes; no country ever will. Those countries that have placed any substantial reliance on intermittent wind and solar are watching power prices rocket and face grids on the brink of total collapse. Australia’s wind and solar capital, South Australia set the pace. Now, that disaster […]

Lights Out: Millions of Brits Come to Grips With Wind ‘Powered’ Future – In the Dark!!

  Pinning your power needs on the weather? Then expect mixed results. South Australians living in Australia’s wind power blackout capital, know the drill, well-enough. And now their cousins in the UK have had a taste of what it is to be suddenly living in the Dark Ages, after a sudden output collapse at an […]

South Australia Powerless (Again): Sudden 1,000MW Wind Power Output Collapse Leaves 90,000 Families Boiling in the Dark

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Australia’s ‘Wind Power Capital’ – South Australia – Becomes the ‘Blackout State’

*** While STT was taking a well earned summer break, South Australians found themselves, yet again, groping around in the dark. In the lead up to Christmas, South Australians living on its West Coast in places like Ceduna were left powerless for close to 3 days, said to be the result of storm damage to […]

Merry Christmas to Stop These Things’ Followers & Happy Fourth Birthday to STT

Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings to all of our dedicated band of followers, all around the World. And it’s Happy Birthday to STT: Boxing Day 2016 marks 4 years of giving the beleaguered wind industry and its dwindling band of parasites and spruikers hell. We’ve clocked over 1,710,000 views and given our loyal readers 1,530 […]