Summertime Blues: Renewable Energy Chaos Guarantees More Dark & Sweaty Nights Ahead

Plug your energy hopes into the weather and expect mixed results. No country has ever powered itself using wind power; no country ever will. Australia’s attempt to do so has ended in a fiasco. The leader of the pack, South Australia – a state which set and met its very own 50% RET – suffers […]

Emerging From Darkness: Britain’s Mass Blackout Drives Push For Ever-Reliable Nuclear Power

It’s amazing how quickly millions of minds left freezing or boiling in the dark focus on the importance of having power as and when it’s needed. Wind and solar obsessed South Australians set the benchmark for blackouts and mass load shedding. Now the UK and had its first taste of the kind of grid chaos […]

Blackout Nation: Wind Power Output Collapse Leaves Millions of Brits Totally Powerless

Proving pride comes before a fall, UK’s wind industry was crowing about delivering 47% Britain’s power one-minute and ducking for cover the next, after the collapse of output at an offshore wind farm delivered 100% chaos for businesses, households, hospital patients and commuters. With its obsession for chaotic wind power running unabated, Brits can expect […]

Lost in Transmission: Colossal Cost of Connecting Remote Wind & Solar

RE rent seekers aren’t satisfied with $trillions in wind and solar subsidies, now they want $trillions for power grids to the middle of nowhere. The Australian wind industry has a habit of spearing its turbines way beyond the back of beyond. Increasingly remote wind farm locations require serious upgrades to transmission infrastructure, adding hundreds of $millions […]

Worthless Wind Power: Why A Dollar Spent on Wind Power Capacity Is A Dollar Wasted

In the absence of subsidies there would not be a wind industry, period. As Warren Buffett said: “We get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.” Indeed! Every wind turbine on earth could be sucked into […]

All Black Future: Intermittent Renewables Chaos Means Longer Blackouts, Much More Often

Pinning your power hopes on the weather requires more than just a leap of faith, it requires candles, torches and a sturdy backup generator. The hapless denizens of South Australia (Australia’s wind and solar capital) are now world-renowned for their (enforced) self-reliance and stoicism. In wind and solar obsessed Australia, couple a spike in demand […]

Captain Chaos: Intermittent Wind & Solar Destroying Australia’s Eastern Power Grid

  ‘System’ and ‘reliability’ were once synonymous with Australia’s power grid. Not so, anymore, thanks to chaotically intermittent wind and solar. In another “don’t say we told you so” moment, the lunatics that have taken charge of the Australian Energy Market Commission have been forced to concede that the so-called ‘transition’ to an all wind […]