Renewables Retribution: Spiralling Power Prices Punish Poorest & Most Vulnerable

The relationship between rocketing power prices and intermittent wind and solar is pretty obvious. Just ask a South Australian, German or Dane. The USA is a relative Johnny come lately to the RE obsession bandwagon. There are a couple of obvious exceptions, namely Texas and California. But among the other 50 states, the wind and […]

Fatal Attraction: America’s Big Freeze Reveals Deadly Danger of Unreliable Renewables

Relying on intermittent wind and solar requires a kind of blind faith that power might be delivered when needed most, such as the Big Freeze that hit America’s Mid-west last month, and the heatwave that hit Victoria and South Australia, the month before that. On that score, STT’s post – Minnesota Madness: Big Freeze Exposes […]

Want Rocketing Power Prices? Just Add Intermittent Wind & Solar – South Australia Did

There’s something uncanny about the relationship between rocketing power prices and renewable energy: ask a German, Dane or South Australian. Despite some recent propaganda efforts suggesting that South Australians are currently enjoying 1970s power prices, Australia’s renewable energy capital still pays the world’s highest power prices – thanks to its ludicrous 50% Renewable Energy Target. The subsidies […]

Batteries Included: Wind + Solar + Batteries = Insanely Expensive Power

  Despite the hype from RE zealots, the chaotic and occasional delivery of wind and solar won’t be cured with batteries, large or small. Sure, at a technical level, it is possible to store large volumes of electricity for a period, such that it might be released when power consumers need it. However, were such […]

South Australia’s 50% Renewable Energy Fail: World’s Highest Power Prices Caused by Subsidised Wind & Solar

South Australians suffer the world’s highest power prices because they rely on heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind & solar. It’s a relationship for which the economic backwater has become world renowned. Along with its notoriety as a (notionally) first world economy with a third world power supply. If you’re looking to attack the infantile […]

Dumb & Dumber: Why Trying to Rely On Intermittent Wind & Solar Power Is Utterly Stupid

A nine-year-old knows the sun sets and the wind stops blowing, but a cohort remain convinced that that an all RE future is upon us. Which begs the question: which is dumber? Wind and solar power? Or those that believe they constitute meaningful power generation sources? Norman Rogers provides a helpful analysis below for those […]

Wind & Solar Built On Endless Lies, Broken Promises & Massive Subsidies

The greatest con job in history started with the idea that you can run an economy on sunshine and breezes. Sequentially, inevitably, every myth and lie put forward by renewable energy rent seekers and their shrinking band of acolytes gets busted and exposed. Lines like: wind power is cheaper than coal (it isn’t); the wind […]