Dark Ages Deliverance: Australia’s Energy Minister Contracts Coal-Fired Power to Avoid More Mass Blackouts

Intermittent wind and solar guarantee power supply chaos and are a recipe for mass load shedding and blackouts: ask South Australians. While the Federal Energy Minister, Angus Taylor’s public focus has been on reducing power prices, in reality his ‘mission-critical’ is ensuring that there is enough reliable electricity generating capacity in the system to prevent […]

Coal Wins Power Price ‘War’: Adding Storage Renders Cost of Wind & Solar Astronomical

The myth that wind and solar are meaningful power sources was busted long ago. Quite apparently incapable of operating on their own, what purports to be the future of electricity generation turns out to be a pair of complete duds. [Note to Ed: is this the part where we point out tricky facts such as […]

Zero Sum Game: Wind Power Always Needs Gas, But Gas Can Always Go It Alone

Wind power is like that annoying tight-wad cousin who stays for a week, drinks your beer fridge dry and then leaves in the dead of night. We’re constantly told that the ‘transition’ to wind power is inevitable. But, in the same breath, we are also told that, at least for a while, it will need […]