Waste in The West: Texans Have Already Squandered $66 Billion on Unreliable Wind & Solar

Texans suffering weather-caused power supply shortages might well query the $66 billion that’s already been squandered on the unreliables, $22 billion of which has been directly pocketed as subsidies by the wind and solar industries, with plenty more coming their way. Robert Bryce takes a look at where power-starved Texan taxpayers’ dollars are being directed. […]

Deadly Serious: During Extreme Weather Unreliable Wind & Solar Threaten Life & Limb

There’s nothing funny about being frozen to death in the dark. More than half of the 200 Texans who died during the mass blackouts that struck the midwest during February this year died of hypothermia, thanks to a lack of power. In all some 4.5 million households were left freezing in the dark when solar […]

Follow The Money: How Texas Squandered $66 Billion on Unreliable Wind & Solar

When wind and solar output plummeted during America’s big freeze, rent seekers and acolytes shrugged and blamed conservative ideologues, fossil fuels and Trump. None of which had anything at all to do with millions of solar panels plastered thick in snow and ice, or thousands of wind turbines frozen solid with the balance producing practically […]

Rocketing Power Prices & Grid Chaos: Germany’s Energy ‘Transition’ an Unmitigated Disaster

If the object of its renewable energy ‘transition’ was World’s highest power prices, it’s mission accomplished for Germany’s ‘Energiewende’. More than 30,000 wind turbines and millions of solar panels have made Germany the wind and solar cult’s favourite pinup girl. But there is not so much enthusiasm for Germany’s ‘green’ energy turn amongst businesses forced […]

Renewable Energy Retreat: Texas Targets Unreliable Wind & Solar With Punitive Fees & Charges

After America’s big freeze, Texan legislators are determined to restore reliable power generation sources, by hitting unreliable wind and solar with a raft of punitive fees and charges. Whereas wind and solar have enjoyed massive subsidies (in the US, principally the Production Tax Credit, as well as state-mandated feed in tariffs), the reliable generators (nuclear, […]

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 […]

Enough is Enough: Time to Pull the Plug on Endless Wind & Solar Subsidies

No subsidies. No wind and solar industries. It’s that simple. Back in 1983 the American Wind Industry Association claimed that solar and wind would be “competitive and self-supporting on a national level by the end of the decade if assisted by tax credits and augmented by federally sponsored R&D”. That was 36 years ago. And […]