Sunshine’s Free: But Solar Power’s More Than Double the Cost of Fossil Fuels and Nuclear

Sure, sunshine may be free, but solar power is the most expensive stuff around. And, of course, when the sky clouds up or the sun sets, solar power simply can’t be bought at any price. Assume, for the moment, the wind always blew and the sun always shone, then wind and solar power just might […]

Why Wind & Solar Are Pointless: ‘Renewables Will Power Us’ Myth, Smashed Again

  It takes a special brand of delusion to believe that we’re a heartbeat away from an all wind and sun powered future. But that’s the premise advanced by wind and sun worshippers and the rent seekers that profit from the greatest subsidy scam in human history. Putting aside their chaotic intermittency, the staggering amount […]

Worse Than Worthless: Intermittent Wind & Solar Cost A Fortune, But Have No True Value

Electricity that can’t be delivered as and when power consumers need it, has no commercial value. Sure, the wind might be ‘free’ and the Sun may never send an invoice to solar panel owners, but wind and solar power are readily the most expensive way of generating chaotically intermittent electricity, known to man. And the […]

Simply Staggering: What Weather Dependent Wind & Solar Really Costs

Assume, for the moment, the wind always blew and the sun always shone, then wind and solar power just might make sense. That’s why those talking about an ‘all wind and sun powered future’ sound like they’re coming from another planet. Renewables rent seekers keep telling us how cheap wind and solar are, compared to […]

Why Subsidised Wind & Solar Are Sending South Africa’s Power Prices Into Orbit

Rocketing power prices and grid instability are two inescapable consequences of subsidised wind and solar. While sunshine and breezes might be free, attempting to run your power system using nature’s gifts, brings with it a raft of other costs which RE zealots tend to gloss over. The electricity generation and distribution system – which wind […]

‘Cheap’ & Nasty: Never-Reliable Wind Power No Match for Ever-Reliable Coal, Gas & Nuclear

  Of the more ludicrous claims doing the rounds post coronavirus, the line that the economic recovery depends upon throwing more subsidies at chaotically intermittent wind and solar, takes the cake. Renewable energy rent seekers have been telling us how cheap wind and solar are compared to ‘evil’ fossil fuels – coal and gas – […]

Pricing Vanity: Counting the Crushing Costs of Chaotically Intermittent Wind & Solar

The claim that renewables are cheaper than coal, gas and nuclear is simply nonsense. There’s a reason why wind and solar obsessed Germany, Denmark and South Australia fight it out for the honour of paying the world’s highest power prices. Where conventional generators can be counted on to deliver 24 x 7, wind and solar […]

Reality Check: Chaotically Intermittent Wind & Solar No Substitute for Ever-Reliable Coal-Fired Power

30 years, $trillions in subsidies and yet the combined output of wind and solar amounts to little more than a rounding error. Most sane adults would call that a monumental F-A-I-L. Meanwhile, ever reliable coal-fired power just keeps on delivering, where never-reliable wind and solar deliver nothing but a subsidy stream to their rent-seeking owners. […]

Reality Bites: Cheap Coal-Fired Power Killing Dreams of Australian Wind & Solar ‘Nirvana’

Wind and solar don’t compete with coal-fired power; never have, never will. You see, ‘competition’ involves starting from the same position, running the same race, over the same distance, without respite, laydown or let up. Calm weather and sunset don’t trouble coal-fired power plants (or gas or nuclear, for that matter). But the same can’t […]

No Dice: Democrats ‘New Green Deal’ Nothing More Than Costly Fantasy

That we’re on the brink of an all wind and sun powered future is an audacious wheeze that sits at the heart of the ‘New Green Deal’. Any sentient being, bothering to apply a little superficial consideration, understands that the claim that wind and solar will soon provide 100% of our electricity needs is complete […]