All Black Future: Intermittent Renewables Chaos Means Longer Blackouts, Much More Often

Pinning your power hopes on the weather requires more than just a leap of faith, it requires candles, torches and a sturdy backup generator. The hapless denizens of South Australia (Australia’s wind and solar capital) are now world-renowned for their (enforced) self-reliance and stoicism. In wind and solar obsessed Australia, couple a spike in demand […]

Another Wind Power FAIL: Big Winter Blow Leaves 75,000 UK Homes Powerless

It’s this simple, really: when your power supply depends wholly upon the weather, expect it to vary entirely at the whims of Mother Nature. Last year we brought you the story of what happened in Texas when Hurricane Harvey belted the Lone Star state: Last Man Standing: Nuclear Plants Power Texans During Deluge – Wind Turbines […]

Bleak House: Britain’s Erratic Wind Power Supply Forces Poor to Live in the Dark

The Victorian novelist and social critic, Charles Dickens gave life and colour to the miserable streets of working class London in the 19th century. Hand wringing tomes, like A Christmas Carol were designed to shock the conscience of London’s elite about the plight of the working classes, thereby shaming them into beneficent action with better […]