Renewables Rejected: Demand for Reliable & Affordable Power Driving Asian Coal Renaissance

Among the nonsense spouted by wind and solar acolytes is the line that coal is deader than the dodo. While the demise of the hapless, flightless bird was clearly due to human intervention, it’s the demands of humans for reliable and affordable power that’s brought coal back to life, particularly across energy-hungry Asia. The UN/Climate […]

Endless Subsidies For Unreliable Wind & Solar are an Economic Suicide Pact

Australia’s renewable energy target has subsidised wind and solar to the tune of more than $60 billion, wrecked its grid and driven power prices through the roof. Its manufacturing industry is in tatters (tens of thousands of jobs have disappeared forever); energy-intensive mineral processors, such as aluminium, copper lead and zinc smelters are on life […]

Reliability Addiction: Despite Wind & Solar Surge, Europe’s Still Hooked on Coal

Germany’s efforts to ditch coal-fired power for good, is a little like St Augustine’s prayer asking his Lord to make him chaste, but just not yet. Back in April, a week after it forced the shutdown of 11 coal-fired power plants, it was forced to reopen them to avoid mass blackouts. Germany legislated a ban […]