Lost in Transmission: Colossal Cost of Connecting Remote Wind & Solar

RE rent seekers aren’t satisfied with $trillions in wind and solar subsidies, now they want $trillions for power grids to the middle of nowhere. The Australian wind industry has a habit of spearing its turbines way beyond the back of beyond. Increasingly remote wind farm locations require serious upgrades to transmission infrastructure, adding hundreds of $millions […]

Worthless Wind Power: Why A Dollar Spent on Wind Power Capacity Is A Dollar Wasted

In the absence of subsidies there would not be a wind industry, period. As Warren Buffett said: “We get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.” Indeed! Every wind turbine on earth could be sucked into […]

Pointless Power: Why Wind Power Can Never Replace Coal, Gas, Nuclear or Hydro

Give a sentient being a few moments of uninterrupted consideration and they’ll soon work out why wind power can never work. Start with the weather. No one plans a weekend kite flying expedition a month in advance. And circumnavigating sailors know not to announce their arrival date at the time of departure, for much the […]

Bluff & Bluster: US Wind Industry Furious Over Trump’s Promise to Slash Massive RE Subsidies

Way back in 1984, wind cultist Christopher Flavin’s told us that “in a few years’ time wind energy will not need to be subsidised.” 34 years on, the subsidies just keep on flowing and, without those subsidies, the so called wind ‘industry’ would disappear like a snowflake in summer. No matter where they ply their […]

Blackout Fallout: Wind Power Debacle Leaves Thousands of Powerless Victorians Furious

Everyone ‘loves’ the idea of wind and solar power, until they’re sweltering in the dark. 200,000 Victorian homes and businesses left powerless – after a sudden and dramatic wind power output collapse on 25 January – have got a taste of what wind ‘powered’ South Australians have been putting up with for years. And they […]

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 […]

How Subsidised Wind & Solar Destroyed Australia’s Economic Competitiveness

Chaotically intermittent and heavily subsidised wind and solar have sent power prices soaring in Australia. Barely a generation ago, Australians enjoyed the lowest power prices in the world, now they suffer the highest. And it took a little over a decade – see above. In a helpful exposition of Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and supply […]