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 […]

Global Conspiracy: Climate Alarmists Predict Dismal Future for Wind Power as ‘The ‘Big Calm’ Looms

It takes a special brand of delusion to believe a modern economy can be powered by the weather. While weather forecasters struggle to get their daily predictions to match reality any more than 7 days in advance, climate warriors have no reticence in predicting the temperature 30 years from now. As American baseball and pop […]

Batteries Included: Wind + Solar + Batteries = Insanely Expensive Power

  Despite the hype from RE zealots, the chaotic and occasional delivery of wind and solar won’t be cured with batteries, large or small. Sure, at a technical level, it is possible to store large volumes of electricity for a period, such that it might be released when power consumers need it. However, were such […]