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 […]