Worse Than Useless: Chaotically Intermittent Wind Power Never There When It’s Needed Most

Subsidies aside, wind power has no natural commercial value simply because it cannot be delivered as and when power consumers need it. And the mythical notion of storing electricity at grid-scale doesn’t alter that equation, it simply makes wind power even more ridiculously expensive, than it already is. With wind and solar obsessed South Australia […]

The Power Hunger Games: Why Intermittent Wind & Solar Can Never Power the Planet

The prospect of a 100% renewable energy future is 100% pure, unadulterated myth. Placard waving teens fretting about the weather in 30 years’ time might demand it, but logic, physics, meteorology and economics will forever conspire against an all wind and sun powered future. And the idea that a transition to wind and solar is […]

Ever-Reliable Nuclear: For When the Wind Don’t Blow & the Sun Don’t Shine

  Sunset and calm weather and the reasons why wind and solar power have never worked; and never will. Cost-effective storage is a pipe dream. Talk about mega-lithium batteries is just so much propaganda, designed to avoid the inevitable conclusion that the world has squandered hundreds of billions of dollars on renewable energy, with nothing […]

Reality Check: Chaotically Intermittent Wind & Solar No Substitute for Ever-Reliable Coal-Fired Power

30 years, $trillions in subsidies and yet the combined output of wind and solar amounts to little more than a rounding error. Most sane adults would call that a monumental F-A-I-L. Meanwhile, ever reliable coal-fired power just keeps on delivering, where never-reliable wind and solar deliver nothing but a subsidy stream to their rent-seeking owners. […]

New ‘Green’ Deal Nonsense: 100% Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ Product of Pixie Dream Girl Fantasies

Whenever you see ‘transition’ in a sentence about energy, you know you’re being conned. The meme has it that the status quo is over, and now we’re off on an inevitable and inexorable path towards an all wind and sun powered future; not a matter of if, mind you, but simply when. Step back for […]

Following False Prophets: Why Wind & Solar Can Never Replace Fossil Fuels

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 and geothermal power. Show a picture like the one above – the entire output of every wind turbine connected to Australia’s Eastern Grid during […]

Minnesota Madness: Big Freeze Exposes Wind & Solar’s Deadly Flaw – Hopeless Intermittency

Power consumers pinning their hopes on the weather, inevitably learn to expect mixed results. 200,000 Victorian businesses and households learnt the hard way, as a sudden wind power output collapse left them sweltering during a summer heatwave. At the other end of the temperature spectrum, the risk of being powerless is even more serious. The […]