Getting Serious About Serious Power Generation: China Leads Global Nuclear Power Push

Any student of economics wondering how important reliable and affordable electricity is to economic growth and industrialisation, need only look at China. The CCP may not be the flavour of the month at the moment, but its role in China’s economic success can’t be dismissed so readily. In less than 25 years, China has dragged […]

Mission Possible: Building New Coal-Fired Power Plants Only Hope for Industry & Decent Jobs

  Power prices have rocketed and businesses and whole industries are under threat, thanks to a political obsession with intermittent wind and solar. And their unreliable and chaotic delivery also threatens to destroy the power grid that connects Australia’s Eastern States. If Australia was looking to de-industrialise, then squandering $60,000,000,000 in subsidies to wind and […]

Full-Steam Ahead: China Rejects Wind & Solar Power and Heads For Coal-Fired Future

No industrial economy has ever powered itself on sunshine and breezes; no country ever will. Wherever in the world the subsidies begin to dry up, so too has investment in new wind and solar capacity. Nowhere has that collapse been more prominent than in China. Which doesn’t quite fit with the meme that’s been run […]

Fossil Fuelled-Fury: Record Demand for Australian Coal Drives ‘Greens’ Totally Insane

  If you’re reading this post in Australia, you’re doing so thanks to coal. So, deal with it. Notwithstanding that their very lives depend upon it, the very mention of that Carboniferous mineral gives the climate cult foaming-at-the-mouth conniptions. This is a cohort who believe that humans are little more than cockroaches determined to devour […]

Renewables Rejected: More Countries Get Serious About Serious Power Generation

Countries serious about their economic prosperity are getting serious about serious power generation. Ontario, China and Japan have slashed subsidies and mandated targets for wind and solar; between them China and Japan are building hundreds of high-efficiency, low emissions coal-fired plant at home and even more across South-East Asia. Germany’s transition to an all wind […]

Full-Steam Ahead: China & Japan Snub Intermittent Wind & Solar to Build Hundreds of New-Age Coal-Fired Plants

One hackneyed myth propounded by RE zealots is that China is well on its way to an all wind and sun powered future. The reality differs. Instead of worshipping nature’s wonder fuels, China is flat out building hundreds of high-efficiency, low-emissions coal-fired plant, in a concerted effort to drag itself out of the grinding agrarian […]

Renewables Rejected: Modern Coal-Fired Plants Powering Asian Prosperity

Australia’s enviable prosperity is the product of reliable and affordable energy. The path out of poverty starts and ends with cheap and readily available electricity. A bit over a generation ago China determined to leave behind its agrarian misery and to modernise, with a view to becoming an industrial superpower. It’s achieved that status, thanks […]

Stable, Reliable Coal-Fired Power Still the Cheapest By a Country Mile

You’ve got to hand it to the wind cult. Australia’s dwindling band of wind industry spruikers keep telling us that the answer to cheaper power prices is out there blowin’ in the wind. The more deranged among their number have been telling us that wind power is actually cheaper than coal-fired power, for years. There’s […]

Renewables Retreat: China Slaps Ban on New Wind Power Projects

Plenty of what Westerners know about the Middle Kingdom is more marvellous myth than solid fact. Fitting squarely within that category is the idea peddled by wind worshippers that China is working at a furious pace to carpet itself with millions of these things. In truth, instead of squandering billions on a technology that was […]