Living in Australia? Then You’re Being Powered By Coal – So Deal With It!

If you’re reading this post in Australia, you’re doing so thanks to coal-fired power. Don’t like it? Then get off the internet. And, while you’re at it, turn off your lights, your air-conditioner, let your smart phone run flat and, just for laughs, start tackling busy intersections without the benefit of traffic lights. Wind ‘powered’ […]

Renewable Energy’s Dirty Dozen: 12 Reasons Why Chaotically Intermittent & Heavily Subsidised Wind & Solar Power Make No Sense

It takes a special brand of delusion to believe that the world can run on sunshine and breezes. For wind and sun worshippers, disastrous examples like South Australia – where mass blackouts and load shedding have become the new normal – require not just practiced delusion but a form of self-flagellating stoicism, as well. Oh, […]

Chaotic Wind & Solar Power: A Pair of Guaranteed Grid Wreckers

There’s no place on the planet where wind and solar power perform anything like the overblown rhetoric that surrounds them. [Note to Ed: has it got something to do with the weather and the Earth’s rotation?] As wind and solar power capacity increases it becomes harder for RE zealots to hide the cruel and unassailable […]

Trump’s War on Wind Power: Access to Cheap & Reliable Power an Economic Fundamental

If the election of Donald Trump holds any lesson at all, it’s that energy costs and the security of its supply determine the economic and social health of any Nation, and ignoring that fact – by zealously pushing policies to the contrary – will end in tears for those foolish and arrogant enough to believe […]

Blackout Blues Continue: Australia’s Wind Industry Loses PR War for ‘Hearts & Minds’

The proponents of a pointless power source, abandoned centuries ago for pretty obvious reasons, which exists, and only exists by reason of massive subsidies drawn from power consumers and/or taxpayers have, from the outset, engaged in a well-orchestrated PR campaign aimed at winning ‘hearts and minds’. An industry that wouldn’t survive a nanosecond without mandated […]

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: […]

MIT Study Shows Wind Power Can NEVER Compete with Conventional Sources

In their sillier moments, the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers pitch the line that their pointless product is not only getting cheaper all the time, but go so far as to claim that wind power is already cheaper than gas and coal-fired power. Risible PR antics aside, the wind industry has always had a […]