Wicked Waste: Nothing to Show From $3.8 Trillion Squandered On Intermittent Wind & Solar

The wild claims about wind and solar replacing, coal, gas and nuclear power don’t stand first contact with reality. Over the last 20 years, trillions of dollars have been squandered on subsidies, tax breaks, mandates, penalties, and other state-directed efforts to make chaotically intermittent wind and solar serious contenders on the world energy scene. Their […]

Fossil Fuel Dragged Us Out of Poverty & Delivers Prosperity For Everyone, Every Day

Fossil fuel is the catalyst for modernity: coal, then oil and gas, have driven the mechanization and industrialisation responsible for lifting billions out of agrarian poverty, and all in the space of little more than a century. A reliable supply of electricity allows the impoverished to escape the daily drudgery and misery of a life […]

Big Green Lie: Why Endless Subsidies to Wind & Solar Won’t Make The Weather Any Better

If climate change is a problem, then wind turbines and solar panels aren’t a solution: heavily subsidised and unreliable wind and solar are an economic and environmental disaster. When climate alarmists managed to hijack energy (and with it economic) policy it was a case of lunatics taking over the asylum. In every breath, they exhort […]

Never Brighter: Energy Starved Economies Guarantee Endless Demand For Fossil Fuel

The renewable energy cult reckons “coal is dead”, but the market says otherwise. Thermal coal prices are off the charts, with record demand driving record prices: Australian thermal coal prices recently hit $US$400 ($548 a tonne), with prices still on the rise. The crowd that tells us that we’re only a heartbeat away from an all wind […]

Coal Hard Fact: Fossil Fuel The Central Foundation For Modern Human Civilisation

The miserable misanthropes and neo-Marxists reckon that fossil fuels are an evil to be driven back to the depths from whence they came. Except, of course, when it comes to their own selfish energy needs. Spend a week gathering dung and twigs to cook meals over a smoky fire in an unlit hut, and you’ll […]

Nature’s Gifts: Fossil Fuels Essential For Peaceful, Prosperous, Safe & Healthy Modern Societies

Spend a week gathering dung and twigs to cook meals over a smoky fire in an unlit hut, and you’ll soon be screaming for fossil fuels. A propane-burning stove soon eliminates the smoke, soot and particulates that cause lung disease and more. Cheap and reliable electricity is better still. For development economists, it’s seen as […]

Brace For Blackouts: World’s Reliance On Unreliable Wind & Solar Spells Energy Disaster

Topping the list of things that seemed like a good idea at the time sits wind and solar power. What, with the energy sources that drive them free and natural; with no visible emissions of spent gas or fumes; with their shiny panels harvesting the sun’s rays and delivering electricity for five or six hours […]

Energy Matters: Why Wind & Solar Make Trivial Contribution to World’s Energy Needs

Notwithstanding the $billions in subsidies directed to wind and solar, their joint contribution to energy demand amounts to little more than a rounding error. Oil and gas still account for more than 80% of world energy demand and talk about an ‘inevitable transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future, remains just that. Energy […]

Mad Max Rides Again: Post-Renewables Europe Desperate For Fossil Fuels

Western Europe’s wind drought has them scrambling for fossil fuels, like their lives depend upon it, and it’s as if they didn’t see it coming! Who would ever have thought that the wind might stop blowing for extended spells? The almost dystopian panic brings to mind George Miller’s post-Apocalypse action-thriller, Mad Max 2. Mel Gibson’s […]

Not-Zero: China’s Insatiable Demand For Real Energy Sends Coal, Oil & Gas Prices Soaring

The wind and solar cult reckon that coal is already dead and that gas is mortally wounded – energy markets say otherwise: the price of Australian coal has tripled since 2019; and gas and oil prices are off the charts. When it’s freezing cold and there’s not a breath of wind or shred of sunshine […]