Inconvenient Truths: Sunset & Calm Weather Mean Wind & Solar Can Never Power Us

No country has ever powered itself entirely on wind and solar; no country ever will. And the reason is very simple: sunset and calm weather. Pressed on the inherent intermittency of wind and solar, the acolyte starts muttering about “storage” as if it were a thing. It isn’t and, for reasons of physics and economics, […]

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. […]

Fake News: Debunking Claims That Britain’s Set to Light Up Europe With Wind Power

Never short on audacity, Britain’s wind industry is now peddling the myth that it’ll soon be lighting up all of Europe. Notwithstanding the fact that it was forced to fire up its coal-fired power plants to overcome the Big Calm in the last months of 2021, when wind power output collapsed across the UK and […]