Persistently Pathetic: Routine Total Collapses Mean Wind Power Remains A Total Joke

No matter how many wind turbines get added to the grid, when calm weather sets in, their combined output amounts to a doughnut. Europe has more on and offshore wind turbines per square kilometre than any other continent. And yet it continues to suffer month’s long wind droughts, such as the one that started in […]

The Great Green Lie: Wind & Solar Aren’t Saving The Planet, They’re Wrecking It

The idea that unreliable wind and solar can save the planet is one of the greatest lies, ever told. In touting their purported environmental credentials, the crony capitalists, rent-seekers and fawning advocates never take into account any of the associated costs. It’s all sunshine and suitably stiff breezes, as far as the wind and sun […]

Europe’s Insatiable Demand for Gas Driven by Total Wind Power Output Collapses

Gas producers love wind power because of its hopeless intermittency, which drives demand for gas and raises prices across the board. No better example has been Europe’s months-long wind drought, when wind power output was little more than pitiful and the demand for gas, accordingly, went through the roof. Craig Mackinlay explains the relationship below. […]

Unreliable Wind & Solar Show Everything Depends On Reliable & Affordable Power Supplies

2021 was the year when the inherent unreliability of wind and solar revealed how everything depends upon reliable and affordable power supplies. The wind and solar ‘industries’ talk a big game; and in their wilder moments even claim to be capable of replacing conventional coal, gas and nuclear generators, altogether. Europe’s months-long wind drought in […]

The Weather: Why Wind Power Will Always Be Hopelessly Intermittent & Unreliable

Here’s the news: wind power critically depends upon the wind, without which there ain’t no wind power. Simples. Beyond seven days meteorologists are little more than glorified soothsayers when it comes to predicting the weather. How many times do we see revised forecasts given the day before, when only a week before that, the maximum […]

Subsidised Suicide: 2021 Revealed Wind & Solar To Be Unreliable & Utterly Useless

Wind and solar are said to be ‘cheap’, but then so’s talk. 2021 was the year when wind and solar were revealed to be thoroughly useless, thanks to their inherent intermittency and general lack of reliability. Starting in September last year, for months on end, Europe’s wind power fleet struggle to produce any consistent power […]

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 […]