New Dark Age: Wind & Solar Transition to State-wide Blackouts & Unaffordable Power Prices

Renewable energy rent-seekers and politicos have been gripped by a sense of palpable panic: the mob won’t tolerate blackouts for very long, and repeated power rationing will have the same incendiary effect on public sentiment. The destruction of reliable and affordable power supplies caused by chaotically intermittent and heavily subsidised wind and solar was perfectly […]

Dumb & Dumber: Continued Wind & Solar Obsession Defies All Logic & Reason

The renewable energy pit deepens, but there’s no indication the dolts in charge will ever stop digging. The, by now obvious, consequences of attempting to rely on sunshine and breezes include another annual power price increase of over 20% this month and routine power rationing by postcode. In response, there’s a growing groundswell of hostility […]

Lights Out: South Africa’s Subsidised Wind & Solar Obsession Delivers New Dark Age

Pin your energy hopes on the weather and you’d better have candles and torches at the ready. Reliable and affordable electricity supplies are the cornerstone of economic development, around the globe. And, whereas, until recently at least, the wealthy West has tended to take 24 x 365 power for granted, developing economies are not so […]

Blackout Nation: Australians Latest Victims of Subsidised Wind & Solar Chaos

That Australia’s Eastern Grid is on the brink of collapse with a complete ‘system black’ on the cards comes as no surprise. The $7 billion in annual RET subsidies pocketed by wind and solar generators were designed to allow them to underbid Australia’s reliable and affordable coal-fired generators, destroying their profitability and, ultimately, driving them […]

Blackout Blame Shifting: Wind & Solar Collapses Responsible For Unplanned Power Outages

Wind and solar generators happily take credit when the sun’s up and the wind’s blowing, but dodge all criticism when blackouts follow sunset and/or calm weather. The standard trick is to point in every direction – except the obvious – when power rationing (euphemistically called “demand management”) or unplanned power rationing (aka widespread blackouts) follows […]

Continued Reliance On Wind & Solar Leaves Texans Vulnerable to More Mass Blackouts

Total collapses in wind and solar output during last year’s big freeze meant that hundreds of Texans froze to death. 12 months on and, apparently, little’s been learnt. During America’s big freeze last February, wind turbines were frozen solid across Texas and breathless frigid conditions that meant the remainder delivered no power, in any event. […]

Brace For Blackouts: World’s Reliance On Unreliable Wind & Solar Spells Energy Disaster

Topping the list of things that seemed like a good idea at the time sits wind and solar power. What, with the energy sources that drive them free and natural; with no visible emissions of spent gas or fumes; with their shiny panels harvesting the sun’s rays and delivering electricity for five or six hours […]

Green New Deal Gamble: Democrats Playing Russian Roulette With America’s Energy Future

Across the globe, the quest for wind and solar power domination has taken on all the menace of a friendly round of Russian roulette. The front runners in the USA, California and Texas, have already experienced life-threatening wind and solar output collapses; during statewide heatwaves in the former, and during last February’s Big Freeze, in […]

DIY Light & Power: Home Generator Sales Soar, Thanks to America’s Wind & Solar Rush

People want power whenever they need it, not when the wind is blowing just right or the sun’s at its zenith in a cloudless sky. Any country that has added any significant wind and/or solar capacity to its grid is suffering increasing grid instability, load shedding aka ‘demand management’ (aka planned blackouts/brownouts) and mass blackouts. […]

Crunch Time: Obsession With Unreliable Wind & Solar Threatens More Mass Blackouts

  Power grids are among the most sophisticated organisms on earth, but they were never designed for the chaos delivered daily by intermittent wind and solar. For power consumers the first realisation that there’s a problem comes with load shedding (controlled blackouts) or mass blackouts (when the grid manager loses control, altogether). When sudden and […]