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 […]

Want Blackouts? Take Liberal Helpings of Wind & Solar, Add Subsidies & Stir

There’s nothing innately predictable about the weather, so trying to rely on it for your power needs doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Sure, solar panels might deliver somewhere between 4-6 hours of useful power on a sunny day. But, don’t expect much during periods of heavy rain and overcast conditions. Oh, and desert […]

Want to Know Why Wind Power is Causing Blackouts in Britain? (It’s called “the Weather”)

No country has ever powered itself entirely with wind and solar power; no country ever will. In Britain, the threat of blackouts now looms every time the wind drops off, thanks to an overreliance on unreliable wind power. Back in August 2019 we reported on a mass blackout that struck Britain, when an offshore wind […]

Black Days & Darker Nights: Engineers Spell Out Threat Posed by Increasing Reliance On Wind & Solar

Pin your power supply hopes on sunshine and breezes, and get prepared for mixed results. South Australians, Californians and Texans know what comes from an overreliance on the unreliables, with plenty of experience of weather-related load shedding and mass blackouts. Increasing dependence on chaotically intermittent wind and solar is the price we’ve paid for allowing […]

Avoidable Self Harm: Dogged Reliance On Intermittent Wind & Solar Guarantees Power Supply Chaos

Sign up for wind and solar and receive power supply chaos as just one of the added extras, along with rocketing power prices and a wave of social and environmental havoc. Australia has been on the path since 2001 when Federal Liberal PM, John Howard introduced his Renewable Energy Target. The Target was greatly expanded […]

Dark Future: Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ Means Learning to Live Without Power When You Need It

If you thought the ‘transition’ to wind and solar meant having power on demand, think again. Like the fine print on an insurance contract, the ‘deal’ being offered by renewable energy rent seekers comes with a nasty catch. When the chips are down, you simply won’t be covered. While wind and solar acolytes are keen […]

Alarm Call: Texan/Californian/South Australian Blackouts Herald End For Unreliable Wind & Solar

  By no stretch of the imagination can entirely weather/sunshine-dependent power sources be described as “meaningful” or “serious”. The tale about the naked Emperor beguiled by his acolytes into believing his ‘attire’ was perfectly suited to every occasion, springs to mind. The gag was, of course, that the Emperor never had any clothes. Likewise, chaotically […]

Biden’s Blackout Nation: ‘Green’ New Deal Promises More Time Freezing or Boiling in the Dark

Sitting freezing or boiling in the dark provides a moment to consider where one’s electricity comes from. Californians, South Australian and now Texans have all enjoyed the experience, one way or another. The common thread, of course, is an obsession with sunshine-dependent solar and/or weather-dependent wind power. The belief that we’re just a heartbeat (and […]

TOTALLY GUILTY!!: Total Wind & Solar Power Collapses Responsible For Texan Blackouts

After America’s big freeze and the blackouts that followed, wind and solar acolytes are struggling to explain away the hard numbers, yet again. On 16-17 February – with hundreds of wind turbines frozen solid during breathless, freezing weather – Texan wind power output was a paltry 2% of installed capacity (see above and below). Solar […]

Frequency Freak-out: Chaotic Wind & Solar Threaten to Cripple Europe’s Power Grid

Electricity grids are like a living organism and their day-to-day survival is a finely tuned operation. Balancing supply to match demand on an instantaneous basis, is part of the trick. However, the maintenance of the required frequency (50Hz in most cases) within a narrow and defined tolerance has become a nightmare of continental proportions, thanks […]