Starry-Eyed Dreams v Economic Reality: Why The Wind Industry’s Numbers Can Never Stack Up

Take away the massive subsidies, guaranteed fixed price contracts, soft loans, mandated targets, etc and the wind industry would disappear in a heartbeat. Those matters, all the product of meddling governments, are the only reason we are having this discussion, at all. After 30 years and hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies – redirected […]

Obsession With Unreliable Wind & Solar Becomes Western Civilisation’s Economic Suicide Pact

If economic suicide was the object, then our current obsession with chaotically intermittent and heavily subsidised wind and solar will surely deliver it. Rocketing power prices, power rationing and rolling blackouts are all part and parcel of any serious attempt to run on sunshine and breezes. Ask a Californian or South Australian: both suffer power […]

‘Green’ Magic: Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ The Greatest Con Job in History

Sunset and calm weather mean that wind and solar will never be meaningful power sources. Talk about ‘storage’ overcoming their chaotic intermittency, is just that: talk. The sum total of the world’s grid scale storage capacity for electricity is risible. The biggest single battery in the world, sits in a sheep paddock in South Australia’s […]