Ever Reliable: Nuclear & Coal-Fired Power Provide Germany’s Only Energy Salvation

Seems like only yesterday that Germany’s grand wind and solar transition was the talk of the town. Dubbed the “Energiewende”, it was meant to spell an inevitable end to nuclear and coal-fired power, which would soon be replaced by nothing other than forests of wind turbines and seas of solar panels. Well, that was what […]

Real Energy Rules: Germans Shred Wind Farm To Expand Critical Coal Supplies

Germans apparently aren’t keen on freezing in the dark, so they’ve started trashing wind turbines to expand the coal supplies that prevent that kind of misery. There are more than 30,000 wind turbines spread across Deutschland, with thousands more off the German coast. Notwithstanding brave talk about killing off their coal-fired power plants, made redundant […]

Wind & Sun Can’t Deliver: So Power-Starved Germans Demand Nuclear Plants Remain Online

Mass civil unrest is odds-on in power starved Germany and Britain this winter, thanks to the so-called wind and solar ‘transition’. With thousands likely to freeze to death, the collective sense of humour will soon evaporate, along with any remaining faith in the ability of wind and solar to deliver power, as and when it’s […]

Mystery Solved: Unreliable Wind & Solar Primary Reason For Rocketing Power Prices

That heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar are driving power prices into orbit has been proved beyond all reasonable doubt. No country that ‘invested’ in the unreliables (ie threw $millions in subsidies at wind and solar) has ever seen their retail power prices fall. No, the evidence on that score is all to […]

Reality Bites: Germany’s Wind & Solar Transition Declared Abject Failure

The German government’s cultish obsession with wind and solar is a mixture of wishful thinking and mass delusion. Both have collided with reality as Vlad Putin continues to put the squeeze on Europe’s gas supplies – gas which has been used to run the banks of fast-start-up gas turbines essential to backing up mammoth, sudden […]

Russia’s Ukrainian Invasion Equation: Europe Ditches Wind & Solar Transition

Like a jilted bride, wind and solar have lost all love and favour as Europe scrambles for reliable and affordable energy. Now it seems that the only inevitable thing about the ‘inevitable transition’ is that when people are forced to choose between electricity delivered reliably and affordably and the purportedly clean and green kind, they […]

Blown Away: Counting The Cost of Europe’s Self-Made Renewable Energy Crisis

Europe’s insatiable appetite for unreliable wind and solar has left Europeans hungry for any kind of power, provided it’s available on demand. The French have rebooted investment in their 56 existing nuclear plants and are planning a further 14 to add to their enviable fleet. The Brits and the Germans are stoking up their ‘ageing’ […]

Pushing On String: Adding More Wind Turbines Doesn’t Mean More Power Gets Delivered

Wind power never adds up: it doesn’t matter how many turbines carpet your horizons, in calm weather total output always amounts to nothing. For sheer density, the Germans win hands down, with more than 30,000 of these things carpeted across Deutschland’s rural landscapes and, once pristine, forests. And yet, from late September, through October and […]

Guilty: Intermittent Wind & Solar Responsible For Global Power Pricing & Supply Calamity

Europe’s ongoing wind drought (and corresponding wind power output collapse) is a wake-up call for anyone vaguely concerned about energy supplies. Starting in September last year and running for weeks on end, total collapses in wind power output across Western Europe and the UK, forced a wholesale rethink of the maniacal reliance upon wind and […]

When The Lights Go Out Across Europe: Wind Power Droughts Promise Mass Blackouts

The point has been reached when serious people are starting to talk seriously about serious power generation. Europe has been struck by an outbreak of calm weather and its wind power output has, predictably enough, plummeted. The disaster unfolding across the continent is like watching the same train wreck, over and over, again. The idea […]