Solar Totally Eclipsed: Sunny Queensland Powered By Ever-Reliable Coal-Fired Plants

  Despite the hype, the true contribution of solar power to Australia’s grid remains trivial and especially so from sunset to sunup. Oh, almost forgot, cloudy and inclement weather makes a pretty fair dent in solar output, too. Queensland is renowned as the Sunshine State. But, even there, the massive increase in subsidised solar panels […]

Sunset Industry: US Taxpayers Liable As Giant Solar-Thermal Power Plant (Crescent Dunes) Goes Bankrupt

  US taxpayers are on the hook for hundreds of $millions following the spectacular financial collapse of the world’s biggest solar-thermal power plant, Crescent Dunes, situated in the Nevada desert, north-west of Las Vegas. South Australians (victims of their government’s obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar) can count themselves lucky that they didn’t end […]

Perpetual Infants: $100 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies and US Wind & Solar ‘Industries’ Still Want More

Three decades ago, wind and solar were treated as industrial ‘infants’, deserving of subsidies and support, on the premise that they’d be on their feet, in no time. Well, after 30 years and plenty of talk about being ‘competitive’ with coal, gas and nuclear, they’re still being treated like untamable toddlers. And, just like bawling […]

Counting the Cost: Wind & Solar Obsession Means Californian Power Prices 50% Higher Than US Average

Claims that wind and solar are cheap, simply don’t add up. Glaring examples such as Germany, Denmark and South Australia tell the tale. Like night follows day, add heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar to your grid, and power prices are bound to spiral out of control. For RE zealots it’s one of […]

No Contest: Intermittent Subsidised Wind & Solar Most Expensive Electricity of All

Sunset and calm weather mean that wind and solar don’t compete with coal, gas or nuclear power, but that doesn’t stop pointless cost comparisons. Electricity generated when you don’t need it, is worthless – and wind or solar power that you can’t get, just when you need it most, can’t be bought at any price. […]