Californian Blackout Fury: “It’s Not Just the Heat, It’s Also the Anti-Nuclear Power Stupidity”

California’s self-inflicted renewable energy debacle has attracted global attention. Policymakers have led with their chins by promoting chaotically intermittent wind and solar, all the while trashing ever-reliable nuclear power – with perfectly predictable results. With the (not-so) Golden State scrambling for power during a sweltering summer the decision to shutter nuclear plants looks positively criminal. […]

Dark Days & Darker Nights: California’s Wind & Solar Obsession Leaves Thousands Without Power

Having deliberately sidelined its reliable gas and nuclear plants, California is now stuck with sunshine and breezes. The results are as predictable as they were avoidable. Wind and solar obsessed policymakers have been begging the Feds to throw California a lifeline. The Department of Energy has responded to the Californian government’s desperate pleas by declaring […]

Code Black: Mass Blackouts Just Beginning of California’s Renewable Energy Debacle

California’s a place renowned for its woolly-headed thinking, not least its suicidal obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar. A couple weeks back, during a blistering Californian Summer, a spike in electricity demand (think millions of air conditioners running at full tilt) combined with calm weather, desert cloud cover and, later, sunset to leave millions […]

Getting Wasted: 30 Years – $Billions in Subsidies – Wind & Solar Deliver Paltry 18% of California’s Energy Demand

Constant claims that wind and solar are already meaningful power sources are just a little ‘overblown’. Despite hundreds of $billions in subsidies, pie in the sky targets and punitive mandates, 30 years on and their combined contribution to total energy demand is little more than a rounding error. Even in places like wind and solar […]