Post-Renewables Europe: Coal Prevents Mass Blackouts As Great Wind Drought Continues

While hot air output shot up in Glasgow, Europe’s great wind drought continues unabated. Wind power output amounted to a trickle through most of September and into October. We dubbed it the ‘Big Calm’. Well, the Big Calm appears now to be less of an anomaly than the new normal. In Britain, grid operators are […]

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 […]

Pump It Up: Wind ‘Powered’ Britain Draining Europe’s Coal-Fired Plants via French Interconnector

Britain’s energy supply is in perfect chaos, the natural result of its increased reliance on totally unreliable wind power. Ostensibly, the UK has the benefit of its ‘superio’ offshore wind ‘resource’, providing what’s pitched as practically free electricity, caressed lovingly from mother nature. Behind-the-scenes, however, the story of what’s keeping the lights on in Britain […]

Perfect Storm: Renewables Obsession Leaves Europeans Vulnerable During Bitter Winter

Wind and solar are meant to be the solution to our looming weather woes. The truth is that the weather-dependent ‘unreliables’ have increased our mortal vulnerability to mother nature’s vagaries. Europe is in the grip of a bitter winter and, with routine and total collapses in both wind and solar output, its electricity grid is […]