Money For Nothing: Europe Squandered $Trillions On Weather-Dependent Part Time Power

Despite Europe spending €1.2 Trillion on large-scale wind and solar generation, the amount of power being actually delivered in return is risible. Which is precisely what you’d expect from power generation sources which can only deliver anything like their nameplate capacity when the sun is up, in a cloudless sky, and the wind is blowing […]

Smoke & Mirrors: Claims About Wind & Solar Being Cheap Don’t Stand Contact With Reality

Renewable energy rent seekers keep spreading the lie about wind and solar being the cheapest form of power there is. Trouble is, there isn’t a shred of evidence to support claims about wind and solar being cheap. There never was. The position your country occupies on the table above is directly related to increased reliance […]

Critical Power Grab: How Putin Profits From The West’s Wind & Solar Obsession

Europe’s ‘inevitable’ transition to wind and solar is in tatters, as Vlad Putin rips up Ukraine and delivers an energy pricing and supply calamity to shellshocked Europeans. The idea that got them there was fairly simple: carpet Europe with millions of solar panels and wind turbines and use Russian oil and gas to keep the […]

Rebellion Against Extinction: Civilisation Always & Everywhere About Reliable & Affordable Energy

Try living a day without a reliable power supply; then try living a life-time without it. If the doomsday cult that’s thrusting hopelessly unreliable and insanely expensive wind and solar down our throats had its way, then that’s what a future ‘civilisation’ will look like. For those not willing to make an immediate sacrifice to […]

Dead-Calm Weather Killing ‘Inevitable’ Renewable Energy ‘Transition’

Wind power is, by definition, a wholly weather-dependent power source. So, it should come as no surprise that – whenever a burst of calm-weather hits – those charged with responsibility for delivering power, as and when we need it, scramble to obtain it from any convenient and, more importantly, reliable source. Which is why Germany […]

Power Market Manipulators Reap Windfall Whenever Wind & Solar Power Output Falls

When the sun sets and/or calm weather sets in, the price gouging by the owners of reliable power generation plant, begins. When those paragons of corporate virtue that ran Enron started ripping off Californian power consumers during the late 1990s, they did it by shutting down gas pipelines and pretending gas-fired power plants were off-line […]

Cost Cover-up: German Government Hiding Massive Cost of Wind & Solar Subsidies

German power consumers now suffer Europe’s highest power prices, thanks to massive subsidies to unreliable wind and solar. With hundreds of thousands of households no longer able to afford power, and energy hungry, high-tech businesses shifting their operations to places like Singapore – where power is a tiny fraction of the cost – Germany’s renewables […]

Industrial Devolution: Renewables Obsession Leaves German Industry Crushed By Rocketing Power Prices

No country went harder and faster with its renewable obsession than Germany. The rocketing power prices that inevitably followed are crushing its once thriving industries, including motor manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz. The idea that a critical input cost to manufacturing can be tripled without affecting profitability and employment is, as any student of that dismal […]

German Obsession with Wind & Solar Means Power Prices Set To Keep Skyrocketing

Germany’s renewable energy transition is an unmitigated disaster: 5 million households are struggling to pay their power bills and 340,000 have been cut from the grid, because they can’t. The push towards a mythical all wind and sun powered future continues apace. Notwithstanding it’s a technical and physical impossibility. Germans happily drain nuclear power generated […]

Europe Squanders $1.2 Trillion on Wind/Solar Subsidies & Still CO2 Emissions Soar

If “saving” the planet is – as we are repeatedly told – all about reducing man-made emissions of an odourless, colourless, naturally occurring trace gas, essential for all life on earth – then European energy/environmental policy has manifestly failed. And what an expensive failure it is. In the following pieces, the delicious term ‘irony’ springs […]