American Lunatics Destroying Australia’s Power Supply: AEMO Head, Audrey Zibelman Pushes RET Suicide Pact

Our overseas followers must regard Australia with complete bewilderment. Here’s a Country renowned for being among the world’s largest coal, gas and uranium exporters and, yet, it is in the midst of a self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity. Throwing $60 billion in subsidies at intermittent wind and solar power has all but destroyed the […]

Wind Power Fantasy: 100% Renewable Claims a Mixture of Magic & Pixie Dust

The Magic Pudding’s ability to return to his original form – no matter how many times he was eaten – is the stuff of delicious fantasy. Those pretending that whole economies can run on sunshine and breezes operate under similar economic parameters: summoning up beneficial breezes, when and where needed; conjuring up mythical mega-batteries; and […]

Unreliable Subsidised Wind & Solar – Destroyers of Worlds – Have Become Economic Death

Market fails to cope with the rise of the unreliables The Australian David Uren 14 September 2017 Creeping nationalisation to fix policy blunders would make Lenin smile In the former Soviet Union, electricity-generating plants were built with the architectural grandeur of cathedrals, some with stained glass windows. The leader of the Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin, […]

Killing Australia’s Renewable Energy Target an Essential Economic Reboot

Combining climate with energy in a single policy setting is like combining a running child with super-sharp scissors: an unhealthy mix, prone to disaster. The concept of cutting CO2 emissions from a system which is built (and continues to rely) on coal-fired power generation, has the necessary and inevitable result of killing that system. Wind […]

Government Mandated Theft: The Great Scottish Wind Power Racket Unwrapped

Dr John Constable is Director of the Renewable Energy Foundation. Matt Ridley is a journalist and author. In this well-crafted piece they pair up to unwrap the greatest State sponsored fraud in history; this time as it’s playing out in Scotland. The Scottish wind-power racket CAPX John Constable and Matt Ridley 10 August 2017 Imagine […]

The Sum of All Costs: Counting the True Costs of Intermittent Wind & Solar Power

Researchers have been underestimating the cost of wind and solar Our Finite World Gail Tverberg 22 July 2017 How should electricity from wind turbines and solar panels be evaluated? Should it be evaluated as if these devices are stand-alone devices? Or do these devices provide electricity that is of such low quality, because of its intermittency […]