Reliability Addiction: Despite Wind & Solar Surge, Europe’s Still Hooked on Coal

Germany’s efforts to ditch coal-fired power for good, is a little like St Augustine’s prayer asking his Lord to make him chaste, but just not yet. Back in April, a week after it forced the shutdown of 11 coal-fired power plants, it was forced to reopen them to avoid mass blackouts. Germany legislated a ban […]

Cost Cover-up: German Government Hiding Massive Cost of Wind & Solar Subsidies

German power consumers now suffer Europe’s highest power prices, thanks to massive subsidies to unreliable wind and solar. With hundreds of thousands of households no longer able to afford power, and energy hungry, high-tech businesses shifting their operations to places like Singapore – where power is a tiny fraction of the cost – Germany’s renewables […]

Big Backpedal: A Week After Shutting its Coal-Fired Plants Germany Forced to Reopen Them

  Germany’s renewable energy ‘transition’ has turned into high farce: a week after it forced the shutdown of 11 coal-fired power plants, it was forced to reopen them to avoid mass blackouts. German power prices – already the highest in Europe (if not the world) – are running out of control. The recent legislated ban […]

Europe’s Fossil-Fuelled Future: Winter Wind & Solar Collapse Means Coal & Gas Here to Stay

  The zealots that pump up the future for wind and solar power are programed to ignore the present and bound to ignore the past. For a few centuries in human history, windmills were the only game in town. Then, in the 18th Century, the captains of British scientific and engineering endeavour harnessed thermal power, the Industrial […]