Totally ‘Gored’: Texan Town Pays Heavy Price for 100% Wind & Solar Vanity Project

Keen to pay ridiculous amounts for power in an act of pointless vanity? – get your town to go 100% wind & solar. Georgetown, Texas did and its 71,000 citizens are paying a heavy price. Despite the hype, the town isn’t being exclusively powered by sunshine and breezes; quietly and ever so hypocritically the town […]

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, […]

Economic Fantasy: Battery ‘Solution’ to Intermittent Wind & Solar Would Cost $Trillions

It took the proletariat a nanosecond to work out that wind power cannot, and will never, work as a meaningful power generation source. Graphs like the one above – depicting the entire output of every wind turbine connected to Australia’s Eastern Grid (spread across four states, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia) – quickly gave […]

The Unhinged Unleashed: St Louis, Missouri Decrees City to Go 100% Renewable

The wild and wonderful claims about wind and solar power need to be taken with a liberal dose of pixie dust. The long-suffering power consumers of Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia have been told for more than a decade that wind power is free, and getting cheaper all the time. And yet, they suffer […]

Wind & Sun Undone: 100% Renewables Claims Complete Fantasy

In their sillier moments, wind and sun worshippers claim that, if only fossil fuel guzzling, climate-deniers would get out of their way, nature’s ‘wonder fuels’ could provide 100% of everybody’s energy needs, now and until kingdom come. However, in the global scheme of things, the contribution from wind and solar power barely registers, and amounts […]

Wind Power Fantasy: 100% Renewable Claims a Mixture of Magic & Pixie Dust

The Magic Pudding’s ability to return to his original form – no matter how many times he was eaten – is the stuff of delicious fantasy. Those pretending that whole economies can run on sunshine and breezes operate under similar economic parameters: summoning up beneficial breezes, when and where needed; conjuring up mythical mega-batteries; and […]

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 […]