Downfall: Germany’s RE ‘Transition’ Leaves Grid on the Brink of Collapse

For those pumping the perceived merits of wind and solar power, the laws of nature can be a real bitch. Meteorology, physics, economics have all conspired against nature’s wonder fuels: the sun and wind. The disasters that are playing out in RE superpowers like South Australia and Germany, provide the perfect ‘how not to’ examples. […]

Chaos Reigns Supreme: Erratic Wind and Solar Destroy Australia’s Once Reliable Power Grid

  The natural result of plugging into wind and solar power is absolute chaos. It’s like inviting the Hells Angels to your daughter’s 21st birthday party and not expecting mayhem. Those that kid themselves otherwise, fall into roughly 2 camps: dreamy, eco-zealots, happy to ignore everything the real world throws at them (especially facts antithetical […]

Out to Wreck Your Economy & Punish the Poor & Vulnerable? Try Intermittent Wind & Solar

A generation or so back, the ‘green’ was a well-meaning tree-hugger. Then along came CO2 gas which resulted in a new shade of ‘green’. Gone was any vestige of human empathy, let alone compassion, both replaced by a maniacal belief that humans are literally ‘cockroaches’, devouring planet Earth. Instead of hoping to improve the environment […]

Cost & Reliability Winners: Coal & Nuclear Just Keep On Keeping On

Pin satisfaction of your power demands to the weather, and expect the results to vary just like the .. ahem .. weather. One of the paradoxes of energy generation is that the most reliable sources are the cheapest, by far. Coal and nuclear power generation don’t need a second system like pumped hydro, mythical mega-batteries […]

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 […]

Debunking the 100% Renewables Fantasy: Running on Sunshine & Breezes – Pure Nonsense

  In the heavy metal mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap, the band’s himbo front man, Nigel Tufnel struggles with almost everything, including bringing his grating, 8 minute guitar solos to an end. For Nigel, 10 isn’t enough – his Marshall amp has to go one better (see the video above). The painful exchange between Tufnel […]

California’s 100% Renewables Claim ‘Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics’

*** On a train bound for nowhere, I met up with a Gambler… A little while back, that great philosopher, Kenny Rogers spelt out the rules for Gamblers in clear and simple terms: You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, Know when to walk away and know when to […]