BP’s ‘Green’ Hypocrisy: Why Big Oil Promotes Chaotically Intermittent Wind & Solar

Remember all that talk a few years back about wind and solar replacing fossil fuels, forever? No? That’s because they can’t, and never will. Sunset and calm weather mean wind and solar can and will never replace conventional power generators. By ‘conventional’ we mean coal, gas, nuclear and, where geography and geology permit, stored hydro […]

Renewables Work Just Fine – Provided There’s a Diesel in the Shed

A Diesel in the Shed Pickering Post Viv Forbes 14 April 2017 You can have your solar panels and your turbines on the hills; You can use the warmth of sunshine to reduce your heating bills. You can dream you’re self-sufficient as you weed your vegie bed; As long as you make sure to keep […]

Base-Load Matters: America Waking Up to its Wind Power Fantasy

For a populous detached from the realities of power generation (or similarly detached from reality, in general) the concept of running on ‘free’ breezes and sunbeams has an almost natural attraction. In much the same way that infants fixate on the colourful, the shiny and the new. But, most infants tend to eventually grow up: […]

Wind is ‘Free’: It’s Wind Power That Has Cost Us $BILLIONS

The wind cult keeps telling us that the wind is ‘free’ and, limited to that, there could be no quibble. However, what their tortured meaning extends to is the claim that electricity generated by allowing these things to caress the breeze is also free; or if not literally ‘free’, so cheap as to be truly […]

The Wind Industry’s Myth of Storing Mass Volumes of Power Busted (Again)

Desperation is a stinky cologne: and the wind industry is drenched in it. Having been rumbled over the fact that wind power depends on … wait for it … the WIND, the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers have resorted to wild claims about building giant batteries – that could soak up their product at […]

Wind & Solar Power can NEVER Replace Conventional Power Generation

**** The death of the wind industry didn’t come about because BIG Coal felt ‘threatened‘ and set out in some kind of John Grisham conspiracy to wreck it by fair means or foul. No. What kills it is the fact that a growing band of ‘eco-travellers’ – of the kind who once placed their faith […]

SA’s Wind Farm Fiasco: $Millions in Subsidies Thrown at GDF Suez to Reopen Mothballed Gas-Fired Power Plant

South Australia has the dubious honour of being referred to as “Australia’s wind farm capital”. That ‘accolade’ has brought with it rocketing power prices, an unstable grid and routine blackouts. As to the latter, South Australians are learning to live with daily ‘load-shedding’, that even its premier academic institutions have to suffer, along with thousands […]