Shredded: After 30 Years Wind & Solar ‘Industries’ Still Can’t Compete With Nuclear, Coal or Gas

Back in 1983 the American Wind Industry Association claimed that solar and wind would be “competitive and self-supporting on a national level by the end of the decade if assisted by tax credits and augmented by federally sponsored R&D”. That was 36 years ago. And there was no lack of assistance in the form of […]

Failed Experiment: Why Intermittent Wind & Solar Have Never Worked & Never Will

Three decades, massive subsidies and yet intermittent wind power’s contribution to world energy needs remains little more than a rounding error. Electricity that can’t be delivered as and when it’s needed has no commercial value; massive subsidies are the only ‘value’ that attracts investors to wind and solar. Cut the subsidies and wind and solar […]

Colossal Collapse: Wind & Solar Investment Plummets as Subsidies Subside

In the absence of endless subsidies, the wind and solar ‘industries’ would disappear in a heartbeat, which is precisely how things are panning out for renewable rent seekers in Australia. The idea that there is a natural market for electricity that can’t be delivered as and when it’s needed, is pure nonsense: hence the massive […]

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 […]

Government Surrenders: PM Hoists White Flag on Australia’s Self-inflicted Renewable Energy Crisis

  With Labor threatening a 50% RET and a giant carbon tax, Australian industry is ready to pack up stumps and leave. But, instead of fighting for those industries, businesses and the jobs they create, the Liberal/National Coalition has thrown in the towel. STT had high hopes for the Energy Minister, Angus Taylor when he […]

Australia’s Giant Renewables Rip-Off: Counting The Colossal Cost of Pointless Virtue Signalling

Australia’s obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar has absolutely nothing to do with the climate. Although, you could be forgiven for thinking the $70 billion in subsidies set to be squandered on that pathetic pair must have some kind of environmental benefit. Otherwise, what’s the point? When the sun sets and/or calm weather sets […]

Tall Texan Tales: Hyperbolic Claims About Wind & Solar Performance in Texas Are Pure Nonsense

It takes more than audacity to promote an all wind and sun powered future – it requires the deluded to make nonsense sound reasonable. When zealots start waffling about wonderful wind and solar ‘resources’, that the wind and sun are ‘free’ and if we all believed together, we’re just a heartbeat away from ditching fossil […]