Growing Land War: Real Farmers Fight Back Against Wind & Solar Onslaught

Unreliable, intermittent and diffuse, wind and solar are collectively chewing up enormous tracts of once productive farmland. The simple explanation for which is the massive subsidies which wind and solar attract. They can’t compete in the electricity market without subsidies and mandated targets, nor can they compete in the market for land without the same […]

Pushing On String: Adding More Wind Turbines Doesn’t Mean More Power Gets Delivered

Wind power never adds up: it doesn’t matter how many turbines carpet your horizons, in calm weather total output always amounts to nothing. For sheer density, the Germans win hands down, with more than 30,000 of these things carpeted across Deutschland’s rural landscapes and, once pristine, forests. And yet, from late September, through October and […]

Grand Cover-Up: Sierra Club Conceals American’s Growing Hostility to Wind Power

The Sierra Club reckons wind power is the future, but hundreds of industrial wind projects have been canned across the USA, and plenty more are being quietly withdrawn, thanks to growing community resentment and hostility towards industrial wind power. The only way to prevent industrial wind power from destroying your hitherto peaceful and prosperous community […]

Destination Destruction: Wind and Solar ‘Transition’ Devouring Planet’s Dwindling Resources

Miners love wind and solar – demand for iron ore and coal has never looked rosier, and at the heart of every Electric Vehicle, solar panel and wind turbine there’ a bevy of rare minerals which are fast becoming rarer, thanks to our ‘inevitable transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future and the […]

Why Intermittent Wind & Solar Will Never Amount to Serious Power Sources

Calm weather, sunset and the impossibility of economically storing electricity at grid scale, render wind and solar practically useless. For every MW of wind and solar capacity there has to be an equal MW of dispatchable generation capacity somewhere in the system, to allow the grid to function without total collapse. The inherent and chaotic […]

Land Hunger Games: Biden’s Plan to Carpet America With Energy Diffuse Wind & Solar

It’s not just wind and solar power’s pathetic performance that makes the whole virtue signalling exercise so utterly pointless. It’s also the fact that, to generate anything other than a trivial amount of electricity, you need the best part of a continent’s land area to do it. To accommodate 2,000 MW of coal, gas or […]

Wilderness Wipeout: Giant Wind & Solar Farms Destroying Pristine Wildlife Habitats

  The scale of the environmental destruction wreaked by giant wind and solar farms is out of all proportion to the economic benefits they provide; if any. Apart from the subsidies they attract, STT can’t think of any. Wiping out entire forest habitats is all part of our ‘inevitable’ transition to a wind powered future. […]

Why Wind Power Can Never Work (Unless it’s Rocketing Power Prices & Environmental Destruction You’re After?)

Australian voters just rejected a massive increase in wind and solar, relegating Bill Shorten and his 50% RET to the dusty pages of history. Having had 20 years or so to convince Australians of the purported ‘merits’ of throwing more than $4,000,000,000 in subsidies at chaotically intermittent wind and solar each year, the rent seekers […]

Dead End Power Trip: Land Hungry Wind Power Always a Problem & Never a Solution

  Wind power is a problem without a solution. Output collapses when breezes turn to zephyrs and when bluster turns to a gale: wind turbines automatically shut off as wind speeds reach 25 m/s (90km/h, 55mp/h or 48 knots). As South Australians found out on 28 September 2016 – when the whole State went black, […]

Calculated Chaos: Renewable Energy Zealot’s Wind & Solar Plan for California Just Doesn’t Add Up

  Facts, reason and logic have never troubled the true believers in our ‘inevitable transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future. Trifling matters, like cost and reliability, are dismissed in an instant. The slaughter of millions of birds and bats, swept under the carpet. And the environmental havoc wreaked across countryside carpeted in […]