Nowhere Trip: New York’s Big Wind Push Delivering Risible Results

Just like everywhere else, New York State’s efforts to run on wind power have proved to be a dismal failure. Here’s the news: calm weather is a thing, always and everywhere. Whether it’s the fertile fields of northern Germany, the rolling hills of northern South Australia or farmland surrounding the great Lakes of North America, […]

Reboot Required: Fixing Wind & Solar Debacle Means Winding the Clock Back 30 Years

Lamenting their rocketing power bills and dreading mass blackouts this coming summer, Australians can be forgiven for their sense of despair. Australians once enjoyed the world’s cheapest power, reliably delivered, just like running water. No one talked about their power bills at backyard barbecues, or kept promising themselves that must have diesel generator to keep […]

Short Supply: Sunset & Calm Weather Deliver Total Chaos Wherever Reliance Placed On Renewables

  No country has ever powered itself on sunshine and breezes; no country ever will. Those countries that have placed any substantial reliance on intermittent wind and solar are watching power prices rocket and face grids on the brink of total collapse. Australia’s wind and solar capital, South Australia set the pace. Now, that disaster […]

Overloaded: Australia’s Eastern Grid Threatened by Proposal for Monster Tasmanian Wind Farm

Electricity grids are finely balanced systems, which depend upon order and are wrecked by chaos; chaos of the kind these things deliver on a daily basis across Australia’s Eastern Grid. Pictured above – courtesy of Aneroid Energy – is the output of every wind turbine connected to Australia’s Eastern Grid, situated from Far North Queensland, […]

Lone Star Losers: Wind Power Collapses During Texan Heatwave & Power Prices Rocket

  No one cares much about electricity, until they don’t have it. For the best part of a century, proles in the industrialised world have enjoyed electricity on the same terms as running water; ubiquitous, cheap and always available. Infrastructure interruptions during electrical storms and wild weather aside, electricity has been generated and delivered on […]

Loser Pays: Making Wind & Solar Pay the Staggering Cost of their Chaotic Intermittency

All care and no responsibility, the wind and solar ‘industries’ have been allowed to destroy the grid and the power market without consequence. At least on their part; at least for now. The retailer reliability obligation put in place by Federal Energy Minister, Angus Taylor (which was the only part of the National Energy Guarantee […]

Blown Away: Actual Wind Farm Output a Chaotic Fraction of Total Capacity

The renewable energy zealot occupies a world somewhere between fantasy and delusion, ignoring the consequences of sunset and calm weather. The mainstream media headlines still scream about a surge in wind or solar capacity, what they never talk about is actual output. And there’s a good reason for that. The data above comes from Aneroid […]