Regressive Renewables: California’s Wind & Solar Obsession Crushing the Poor & Vulnerable

Californian punk outfit, the Dead Kennedys sang about killing the poor. California’s renewables obsession is doing just that: power prices are now well out of reach for the working poor and its minorities are most affected. Over the last 20 years, Californian policymakers have shovelled billions in subsidies to intermittent wind and solar. The result: […]

Monstrous Morality: ‘Progressives’ Love Costly & Unreliable Wind & Solar But Detest The Poor

So-called ‘progressives’ are long on moral posturing, but short on human compassion. Enamoured with costly wind and solar, and determined to outlaw every last reliable power source, they couldn’t care less about the inevitable spike in power prices that follows, that disproportionately punishes the least fortunate souls among us. Letting granny freeze in the dark […]

Heartless: Renewable Energy Advocates Hate the Poor & Want to Keep Them That Way

Since World War II affordable power was regarded as a birthright: RE obsessed virtue signallers have destroyed that notion in a heartbeat. In California, compassion is a rare commodity among those promoting and profiting from subsidised wind and solar. Seminal Californian Punk outfit, the Dead Kennedys seem to have foreshadowed their State’s insane energy policy with […]

Power Poor: Reliable & Affordable Electricity The Critical Path To Economic Salvation

The path out of poverty is always and everywhere about reliable and affordable energy. And entrenched poverty is best explained by its absence. Want to know how important electricity is to modern life? Try living a comfortable and civilised life without it. More than a billion humans struggle through daily life without access to power […]

“Juice: How Electricity Explains The World” or ‘Why Economic Development Depends on Reliable & Affordable Power’

Want to know how important electricity is to modern life? Try living a comfortable and civilised life without it. More than a billion humans struggle through daily life without access to power at all, and two billion more are limited to a meagre trickle, because in developing countries it’s both unreliable and too expensive for […]

Hearts of Darkness: Richest Nations Push Unreliable Renewables to Keep Africans Forever Poor

There’s something altogether cynical about well-healed nations forcing the impoverished to embrace expensive and unreliable wind and solar. It is, of course, all done in the name of ‘saving the planet’. [Note to Ed: Not to mention saving the manufacturers of industrial wind turbines and solar panels, who are struggling back home]. As any economist […]

Wicked Waste: What the $Trillions Squandered on Wind & Solar Could Have Done for the Planet

Economics is all about the cost of opportunity; eg squander $trillions on wind and solar and you lose the chance of really saving the planet. It’s a point picked up by Bjorn Lomborg in this essay published by The Australian. Climate trillions frittered in the wind The Australian Bjorn Lomborg 20 July 2019 This year, […]

Brits Belted: Renewables Deliver Wholesale Energy Poverty – Poorest Families Left Power-less

RE zealots reckon that an uptick in the number of frozen grannies is a small price to pay for our ‘inevitable’ wind and solar powered future. As Brits brace for another frigid winter, spare a thought for the hundreds of thousands who – thanks to rocketing power prices driven by Britain’s renewables obsession – will […]

Power Poverty: Subsidised Wind & Solar Means 5 Million Germans Struggle To Pay Rocketing Power Bills & 340,000 Families Cut From Grid

Germany’s wind and solar experiment has failed: the so-called ‘Energiewende’ (energy transition) has turned into an insanely costly debacle. German power prices have rocketed; blackouts and load shedding are the norm; and once bucolic farmland has been turned into industrial wastelands (see above). Hundreds of billions of euros have been squandered on subsidies to wind and solar, […]

Collateral Damage: Poor Biggest Victims of Britain’s Insane Climate & Energy Policies

As a bitter British winter bites, spare a thought for its poor and vulnerable who can’t afford power, thanks to its suicidal energy policies. Principal amongst those policies is the Climate Change Act. 10 years on, Britain is counting the cost of the CCA: it’s staggering and it’s the poor that suffer most. The Climate […]