Terrible Twins: Subsidised Wind & Solar Guaranteed Grid and Market Wreckers

Adding unreliable and intermittent wind and solar to your grid is like inviting Tasmanian devils to a baby shower; sit back and get ready for total chaos. Whether it’s wrecking the reliability of the grid or generating market distortions that make it impossible for conventional generators to dispatch their wares to the grid, subsidised wind […]

Hide & Seek: Market Distorting Subsidies Conceal True & Staggering Cost of Renewables

Electricity that can’t be delivered as and when it’s needed has no commercial value; in the absence of massive subsidies, there’d be no market at all for intermittent wind and solar. As soon as the subsidies to wind and solar get cut, the ‘investment’ in new capacity evaporates, entirely. But it’s those subsidies that distort […]

Kaput!: German Wind Farms Set for Dismantling as Subsidies Dry Up

Claims that wind turbines run on the smell of an oily rag and last for 25 years are a proven nonsense. What wind worshippers tend to forget is that these things have a useful (that is to say ‘economic’) lifespan of around 12 years. Subsidies are what built them. Subsidies are what run them. So, […]

Germany’s Wind Power Debacle Worsens: Too Much Power One Day, None the Next

*** Like South Australians, Germans are attempting to run on sunshine and breezes and in both places the results have been an unmitigated disaster. When power output depends on the weather and whether the sun is up and the sky isn’t clouded up, results can, as they say in marketing blurbs, ‘vary’. During January of […]