Renewable Energy Armageddon: Australia’s Self-Inflicted Power Pricing & Supply Calamity

Chaotically intermittent and heavily subsidised wind and solar are at the heart of Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity. Like a runaway train, the disaster is unfolding before the passengers’ very eyes, with state and federal politicians apparently incapable of bringing the disaster to a halt and ever-present rent seekers throwing the throttle wide open. […]

Blown Away: Actual Wind Farm Output a Chaotic Fraction of Total Capacity

The renewable energy zealot occupies a world somewhere between fantasy and delusion, ignoring the consequences of sunset and calm weather. The mainstream media headlines still scream about a surge in wind or solar capacity, what they never talk about is actual output. And there’s a good reason for that. The data above comes from Aneroid […]

Just Deserts: Wind Power Outfits Sued For Causing South Australia’s Statewide Blackout

On 28 September 2016, the automatic shutdown of wind turbines in South Australia during a spring storm delivered a statewide ‘system black’. South Australia’s hapless Premier, Jay Weatherill led the wind industry’s propaganda charge, claiming that the collapse of a couple of power pylons in the state’s mid-North was what done it. The collapse of […]

Red Faces: Mainstream Journos Quietly Drop Support For Intermittent Wind & Solar

Often wrong, never in doubt, the mainstream press is responsible for the idea that we’re well on our way to an all wind and sun powered future. The need for massive and endless subsidies is ignored; and the chaotic intermittency of wind and solar, brushed aside with waffle about mega-batteries saving the day. The mainstream […]

Swedish Shutdown: Shift from Ever-Reliable Nuclear to Never-Reliable Wind Leaves Swedes Scrambling for Power

Attempting to replace always-on nuclear with weather-dependent wind power was always going to end in tears. Sweden – renowned for cheerful pop groups like Abba, Vogue-ish furniture and meatballs – has been hijacked by maniacs who’ve resolved to wind down its enviable nuclear power generation capacity, claiming it can be readily replaced with the chaotic […]

Pathetically Pointless: Massive Increase in German Wind Power Capacity Adds Nothing to Power Output

Adding wind power generating capacity is one occasion when ‘more’, truly means ‘less’. No matter how much of other people’s money gets spent spearing wind turbines all over the countryside, the result is the same: whether it’s 10,000 or 100,000 MW of available wind power capacity, when calm weather sets in, the combined output adds […]

Kiwi Wind Farms ‘Lazy as Bro’: New Zealand’s Wind Turbines Produce Nothing 80% Of The Time

  Never there when you need it, often there when you don’t, wind power is, at best, an infantile joke. Promised output figures are rarely realised. What’s referred to as the “capacity factor” of any given wind farm is said to represent a proportional, and meaningful, contribution to electricity demand. Except, instead of powering the […]