In their wilder moments, the wind and solar acolyte proclaims that an all-wind and sun-powered future is upon us. Never mind sunset; never mind dead calm weather; and never mind the fact that the idea that giant lithium-ion batteries economically storing wind and solar power at grid-scale is pure hokum - for the dreamer, the … Continue reading Dreamer’s Disease: No Way On Earth That Wind & Solar Can Provide 100% of Our Energy Needs
Tag: End of fossil fuels
New Green Deal’s Punishing Price: Ditching Fossil Fuels Would Cost Americans $29 Trillion
Green New Deal Democrats claim that America will soon be powered by nothing but sunshine and breezes and, thereafter, never use fossil fuels, again. Part of the premise involves creating an all-electric society, where every household or business is exclusively powered by electricity. The idea has been around for some time, but it appears renewable … Continue reading New Green Deal’s Punishing Price: Ditching Fossil Fuels Would Cost Americans $29 Trillion
Keepin’ It Real: Intermittent Wind & Solar No Substitute for Coal, Gas & Nuclear Power
There might be a substitute to coal, gas and nuclear power out there somewhere. But it isn’t chaotically intermittent wind and solar, whether with or without mythical mega-batteries. Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans has done a couple of things. First, it’s sent the crony capitalists profiteering from subsidised renewable energy into a tailspin and … Continue reading Keepin’ It Real: Intermittent Wind & Solar No Substitute for Coal, Gas & Nuclear Power
Fossil Fuelled Salvation: Costly & Unreliable Wind & Solar No Answer To COVID-19 Shut Down
Barely weeks ago, they were gluing themselves to roads, crying ‘doom’ if we didn’t ditch fossil fuels altogether. Oh, the irony. Now, with human beings facing a real and present threat in the form of a novel coronavirus, it’s fossil fuels that offer mankind its only serious hope. Whether it’s the medicines, medical equipment, PPE … Continue reading Fossil Fuelled Salvation: Costly & Unreliable Wind & Solar No Answer To COVID-19 Shut Down
Fossil Fuelled Future: How On Earth Do They Expect Wind & Sunbeams To Power Us?
In their sillier moments, renewable energy zealots pontificate about the end of fossil fuels, to be inevitably replaced by wind and solar (albeit, these days with the addition of $trillions worth of mythical mega-batteries). No country has ever powered itself on wind and solar alone; no country ever will. Instead, modern economies will continue to … Continue reading Fossil Fuelled Future: How On Earth Do They Expect Wind & Sunbeams To Power Us?
Half-Baked Hoax: Claims For All Wind & Solar Powered Future Are Pure Fantasy
No country has ever powered itself entirely with wind and solar. No country ever will. The image above is not the crazed doodlings of a maniac, it’s the combined output of every wind turbine connected to Australia’s Eastern Grid last month thanks to Aneroid Energy. Note the numerous occasions when output plummets by 2-3,000MW in minutes, … Continue reading Half-Baked Hoax: Claims For All Wind & Solar Powered Future Are Pure Fantasy