If Wind and Sunshine are Free, Why Is It That Wind & Solar Power Are So Expensive?

Facts tend to flummox renewable energy zealots, especially the way adding wind and solar sends power prices into orbit (see above). After all, they keep telling us that the wind and sun are absolutely free, and getting cheaper all the time. Here’s America’s top green, Michael Shellenberger taking an axe to another RE furphy. A […]

What Subsidised Wind & Solar Power Really Costs: And It’s Simply Staggering

A story that emerged last week involved the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission making a botch of an ‘investigation’ into the causes of Australia’s rocketing power prices. There were plenty of solid efforts correcting the ACCC’s unforced errors, here’s one from Andrew Bolt. No, Journalists are wrong. Green schemes don’t add “just” 7% to Power […]

MIT Study Shows Wind Power Can NEVER Compete with Conventional Sources

In their sillier moments, the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers pitch the line that their pointless product is not only getting cheaper all the time, but go so far as to claim that wind power is already cheaper than gas and coal-fired power. Risible PR antics aside, the wind industry has always had a […]

Cost of Wind Power Outstrips Coal, Gas, Hydro & Nukes by a Country Mile

Wind worshippers continue to make wild claims about wind power already being “free” – and, apparently, getting cheaper all the time. Although, it appears that ‘selling’ a product with no commercial value (apart from the massive subsidies it attracts) is an unwinnable battle. Even the merest mention of a cut to subsidies has the wind […]

The Irish Wind Power Nightmare ‘An Expensive Mess’

**** As the wheels fall off the great wind power fraud around the Globe, we thought we’d head back to the future, with this prescient piece from the Emerald Isle from last year. Irish Energy Policy: An Expensive Mess The Sunday Times (Irish edition) Cormac Lucey 16 November 2014 In recent weeks political debate has […]

Wind Industry Welfare: How Crony Capitalism Drives the Great Wind Power Fraud

  ‘Wind PTC Action Hub’: Time to End Energy Cronyism Master Resource Robert Bradley Jr. 9 October 2015 “Without the PTC, any mandated wind generation would be an even bigger political problem because its cost inflation would be exposed. The wind-is-competitive-with-fossil-fuels hyperbole would be refuted in real time.” Congress enacted the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) in 1992 as a temporary measure […]

German Energy Giant E.On says: It’s Time for Wind Power to Grow Up

The wind industry is a lot like Peter Pan – the eternal child, who will fight, kick and scream to avoid the stark reality of adulthood. How often have we heard the yarn about wind power needing a fat pile of subsidies (filched from taxpayers and power consumers) for just that little bit longer to […]