Power Drain: Relying on Renewables? Get Ready For Mass Blackouts & Power Rationing

Hoping to be powered by sunshine and breezes is like musical chairs: the game designed to ensure that someone always misses out. Increasing reliance on the ‘unreliables’ means, however, that hundreds of businesses and hundreds of thousands of households get to miss out. Think wind and solar ‘powered’ Texas during its Big Freeze. Or think […]

Tell ‘Em They’re Dreamin’: Why Wind & Solar Can Never Replace Nuclear, Gas & Coal-Fired Power

Australia is not the only country in the grip of the grand delusion that sunshine and breezes will soon completely replace nuclear, gas and coal-fired power. With another large capacity coal-fired power plant signalling its exit from the market place, the renewable energy ideologues are rejoicing. The engineers that built and ran those plants – […]

Renewables Roulette: How Wind & Solar Generators Game the Power Market at Your Expense

Enron is synonymous with fake financials and wholesale fraud, but its gaming of the Californian power market set the tone for every crony capitalist wind and solar generator, who’s raped and pillaged, ever since. The story was laid out in the documentary The Smartest Guys In The Room. https://stopthesethings.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/enron-extract.mp4   Back then, Enron’s traders would […]