Kaput!: German Wind Farms Set for Dismantling as Subsidies Dry Up

Claims that wind turbines run on the smell of an oily rag and last for 25 years are a proven nonsense. What wind worshippers tend to forget is that these things have a useful (that is to say ‘economic’) lifespan of around 12 years. Subsidies are what built them. Subsidies are what run them. So, […]

Robert Bryce: the Insane Cost of Renewable Pipe Dreams – a Banquet of Consequences

Robert Bryce gets it. In the video above and the article below, Robert details the insane cost of attempting to power economies with sunshine and breezes; and does what policy makers have failed or refused to do: he connects the bitter consequences, born by the many, with the follies of the feckless few. Issues 2016: […]

Wind Power Disaster: South Australians Grapple with Rocketing Power Prices, an Unstable Grid & Rolling Blackouts

**** In Australia’s wind farm capital, South Australia the terms ‘chaos’ and ‘crisis’ are used to describe the aftermath of an energy policy ‘designed’ on desktops by dimwits, who haven’t got the faintest clue about how power generation works (or much else, for that matter). Wind power collapses and blackouts are now part of South […]

Why Weather Dependent, Intermittent & Unreliable Wind Power is as ‘Useful as a Chocolate Teapot’

**** There are 3 electricity essentials – that the power source and its delivery to homes and businesses be: 1) reliable; 2) secure; and 3) affordable. Which means that wind power – a wholly weather dependent power source, that can’t be stored and costs 3-4 times the cost of conventional power – scores NIL on […]

Britain’s Wind Power ‘Policy’: Betting on a Miracle

**** Britain’s energy policy: Betting on a miracle CAPX Rupert Darwall 1 December 2015 Ugly reality has broken into British energy policy. Last week’s speech by the climate and energy secretary Amber Rudd is a milestone that defines the end of the fantasy stage of the renewables fairy tale. Policy makers must now grapple with […]

China’s Wind Power ‘Dream’ Wilts as Subsidies Wound Back

*** In recent times – with the wind industry taking a belting around the planet – its spruikers have taken to clinging to any vestige of hope, with the anxious zeal of shipwreck survivors happening upon a little fortuitous flotsam. One such “hope”, is their belief that China provides the perfect example of what wind […]

Wind Power Dreamers Put Australians on Highway to Energy ‘Hell’

*** When Electricity Bill Shorten came out to announce Labor’s 50% renewable energy target, a month back back, Tony Abbott quite rightly jumped on it as an economy destroying policy, that would drive power prices through the roof; energy intensive businesses offshore; and households into a dim, dark electricity free future. And fair enough: Adam […]