Simply Staggering: Gobsmacking Cost of Using Batteries to ‘Store’ Wind & Solar Power

  Rent-seekers would have us believe that battery storage will soon cure wind and solar’s hopeless intermittency, notionally smoothing out the highs and filling in the lows (aka sunset and calm weather). The only thing wrong with that narrative is the fact that it is an outright lie. Lithium-ion battery technology is probably as good […]

Planned Failure: Wind Power Obsession Leaves Britain’s Power Supply On Brink Of Collapse

You know policymakers have lost the plot when they start waxing lyrical about battery storage and ‘green’ hydrogen; neither of which exist at any scale; neither of which are even vaguely economic, even with massive taxpayer-funded subsidies to prop them up. English dictionary doyen, Samuel Johnson reckoned that patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels, […]

Daily Delivery Fails: Why Weather-Dependent Wind Power Will Always Be Utterly Pointless

Electricity that can’t be delivered as and when households and businesses need it, has absolutely no commercial value. Hence the massive and endless subsidies to chaotically intermittent wind and solar and the punitive mandates that force retailers to take it, ahead of the reliable and affordable stuff. Random 3,000 to 4,000 MW wind power output […]

Hype-Dream: World’s Renewable Energy Storage Capacity Destined to Remain Totally Trivial

When they’re not bursting into toxic fireballs, the contribution made by giant lithium-ion batteries remains utterly trivial. They are, after all, electricity storage devices and don’t add a lick to electricity generation capacity, anywhere. The cost of battery storage, at scale, is out of all proportion to the benefits returned and we wouldn’t be having […]

Diesel Driven: World’s First “Net-Zero” Wind Power/Pumped Hydro System A Dismal Failure

The climate/RE cult’s latest mantra “net-zero”, apparently means wind and solar connected to batteries or pumped hydro. The notion has it that wind and solar’s hopeless intermittency can be overcome by a few TWh’s worth of giant lithium-ion batteries or, where geography and hydrology permit, pumped hydro systems. The latter model involves using wind and […]

Goodbye Glasgow – Hello Energy Poverty: The Staggering True Cost of Wind & Solar

If the Climate Industrial Complex gets its way, kiss goodbye to reliable and affordable energy. The apparent answer all our woes is more of the same: endless subsidies to hopelessly chaotic wind and solar, with even greater subsidies to pie-in-the-sky ‘green’ hydrogen and insanely expensive giant lithium batteries. If you’re not already suffering the consequences […]