Solar Subsidies: Can Create an ‘Industry’, But Can’t Make the Sun Shine

The reason for the chaotic delivery of wind and solar is hardly a mystery: sunset and/or calm weather have been with us, forever. Ah, comes the retort from RE zealots, ‘why, batteries will fix it’. Except, to get battery storage at anything like the scale necessary would involve colossal cost and, of course, even more […]

Want Rocketing Power Prices? Just Add Intermittent Wind & Solar – South Australia Did

There’s something uncanny about the relationship between rocketing power prices and renewable energy: ask a German, Dane or South Australian. Despite some recent propaganda efforts suggesting that South Australians are currently enjoying 1970s power prices, Australia’s renewable energy capital still pays the world’s highest power prices – thanks to its ludicrous 50% Renewable Energy Target. The subsidies […]

No Contest: Wind Power Can’t Compete With Coal-Fired Power On Cost, Or At All

The well-chewed ‘chestnut, about wind power being cheaper than coal or gas-fired power is a nonsense. Then there’s the fiction that wind power is actually ‘competing’ with conventional generation sources. ‘Competition’, in the wind industry’s eyes, is a pretty fluid concept: for most of life’s endeavours, it means a head-to-head race between all competitors, starting at […]

Reliable Power Play: Monash Forum Australia’s Last Best Hope for Sensible Energy Policy

  Australia’s mainstream media occupy a fact and consequence free zone, where the sun always shines and the wind always blows. How else can their cult-like veneration of wind and solar power be explained? With a growing group of National and Liberal MPs joining the Monash Forum, and dictating the terms about Australia’s energy future, […]

The Unhinged Unleashed: St Louis, Missouri Decrees City to Go 100% Renewable

The wild and wonderful claims about wind and solar power need to be taken with a liberal dose of pixie dust. The long-suffering power consumers of Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia have been told for more than a decade that wind power is free, and getting cheaper all the time. And yet, they suffer […]

South Australia’s Risible RET Rescue: Giant $150m Tesla Battery to Power SA for 4 Minutes

*** South Australia’s wind powered energy calamity hit high farce in the week just gone. Its vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill proved the adage that when you’re in a hole it’s best to stop digging; except that he didn’t – and, instead, determined to dig into taxpayers’ empty pockets. Faced with a looming electoral disaster 12 […]