Want to Wreck Your Nation? Plug Into Intermittent Wind & Solar – Australia Did

A week or so back, we picked up on a brilliant article in The Australian by Henry Ergas – Professor of Infrastructure Economics at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility – in which he likened Australia’s renewable energy policies to a death wish (our post here). Henry’s back, this time on 2GB detailing the […]

Renewables Disaster Sees Australian Power Prices Jump Another 20% – With Worse to Come

Life coaches and self-help manuals talk about dreaming the life and living the dream. In Australia, as elsewhere, wind and solar power were touted as promising not only an end to the pesky habit of the Earth’s climate to change (a selfish obsession that our planet has been hard at for 4.5 billion years), but […]

Retailers’ Call for ‘Emissions Intensity Scheme’ Signals End for Australia’s Renewable Energy Target

Willing to be accused of stating the bleeding obvious, electricity retailers aren’t in the business of not selling power; they’re in the business of selling power, at a profitable margin, to as many customers as possible. Power retailers in Australia have just come to the horrifying realisation that, with rocketing power prices and an increasingly […]

UK’s Wind Power Gamble Ends in Power Supply Bankruptcy

Until David Cameron’s Conservatives took full control of the UK Parliament, Britain had lumped every last chip on wind power: apparently hoping that a wholly weather dependent power source, that requires 100% of its capacity to be backed up 100% of the time by conventional (dispatchable) power sources, would come up trumps and lead to […]

UK’s Wind Power Debacle to Dish Up Another ‘Winter of Discontent’

*** Electricity network in ‘uncharted territory’ as blackouts loom The Telegraph Andrew Critchlow 5 September 2015 As Britain loses one more power station, experts argue the grid has been left too exposed. Picture a cold and dark wintery evening in November and millions of householders across the country are switching on their kettles at the […]

US Wind Industry Wilts as Wind Welfare Gets Slashed

The wind industry exists – and ONLY exists – for one single purpose: to wallow in a massive subsidy stream that – in order to keep this monstrous Ponzi scheme alive – will need to outlast religion. In Australia, the – already overflowing – wind power subsidy trough is designed to be refilled with $3 […]

‘Green’ Power Myths Busted: Wind ‘Powered’ Danes & Germans Pay Europe’s Highest Power Prices By Far

Green Mythology and the High Price of European Electricity Energy Matters Euan Mearns 17 August 2015 The price of residential electricity in the EU is correlated with the level of renewable energy installed on a per capita basis. The data shows that more renewables leads to higher electricity bills. The notion that renewable energy is cheap […]