Renewables Reality Bites: Wind & Solar Power Chaos Threatens Complete Grid Collapse

The Australian summer is a few weeks away and with it comes the threat of mass blackouts, caused by the chaotic delivery of wind and solar. As temperatures soar, so does the demand for electricity, as businesses and households crank up their air conditioners to make life more tolerable indoors. When demand spikes in Australia […]

Wind Industry Myths Busted: Twenty-Five Reasons Why Intermittent Wind Power Fails

Wind power is a monumental failure: not just costly and chaotic, the claim that it amounts to a meaningful power source is pure nonsense. Notorious examples like South Australia, prove the point: this is the state that set and met its own 50% renewable energy target, became renowned as the wind power capital of Australia, […]

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’ […]

The Wind God’s New Clothes: Why Weather Dependent Power Generation Can Never Work

  The wind’s fickleness is no mystery to kite flyers and sailors, yet wind power still gets pumped as if it’s cutting edge technology. Those few places attempting to run on nature’s wonder fuels have become economic debacles. One of those, RE ‘superpower’, South Australia has suffered routine load shedding for years, and rocketing power […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Chaos Has Investors Clamouring For Coal-Fired Power Plants

  Remember all those stories about wind power replacing coal? No? STT has forgotten them, too. An idiotic obsession with wind and solar power, has sent power prices rocketing and placed Australia’s once perfectly reliable power grid on the brink of collapse. That those states connected to the Eastern Grid (QLD, NSW, SA, Victoria and […]

Another Wind Power FAIL: Big Winter Blow Leaves 75,000 UK Homes Powerless

It’s this simple, really: when your power supply depends wholly upon the weather, expect it to vary entirely at the whims of Mother Nature. Last year we brought you the story of what happened in Texas when Hurricane Harvey belted the Lone Star state: Last Man Standing: Nuclear Plants Power Texans During Deluge – Wind Turbines […]

Kaput!: German Wind Farms Set for Dismantling as Subsidies Dry Up

Claims that wind turbines run on the smell of an oily rag and last for 25 years are a proven nonsense. What wind worshippers tend to forget is that these things have a useful (that is to say ‘economic’) lifespan of around 12 years. Subsidies are what built them. Subsidies are what run them. So, […]