Rigged & Rotten: How Power Market Rules Were Bent to Benefit Intermittent Wind & Solar

Electricity that is not available as and when consumers need it has no natural commercial value. An ICU patient on life support isn’t interested in whether the weather is going to keep her alive. For that reason, chaotically delivered wind and solar just don’t add up. The only thing that adds up are massive (and […]

Senator Matt Canavan: Australia’s RET Policy: “Robin Hood visits Bizarro World”

**** Labor’s energy policy nothing but wind The Australian Matt Canavan 4 December 2014 GEORGE Orwell once said that political language was designed to “give an appearance of solidity to pure wind”. Step forward exhibit A and the Labor Party’s explanation for refusing to fix the mess that is Australian renewable energy policy. Mark Butler […]

Wind Power Sends German Power Market Into Chaos

*** With the introduction of unreliable and intermittent wind power comes the risk of widespread blackouts, social and economic chaos. However, to avoid the consequences, grid managers in Germany are paying conventional generators huge premiums to compensate for wind power “outages” – and the costs of doing so are starting to bite – not that […]