Into The Black: Wind & Solar Chaos Promise Return To A New (Very) Dark Age

Californians & South Australians know the drill: when the sun sets and/or calm weather sets in, be sure to have flashlights and diesel generators at the ready. The first few minutes of a mass blackout can be kind of exhilarating; the candles come out, adding romance to the evening Uber Eats dining experience and, with […]

Pure Unbridled Chaos: Why Unreliable and Intermittent Wind & Solar Destabilise Power Grids

The more intermittent wind and solar get added to the grid, the greater the risk that their chaotic delivery of power will wreck it. By which we mean the delivery of an entire ‘system black’ – of the kind that Australia’s wind and solar capital, South Australia became world-renowned for. Depicted above – courtesy of Aneroid […]

Parasitic Power: Intermittent Wind & Solar Take More From Power Grid Than They Ever Add

Applying scarce resources so that the benefits always outweigh the costs is rational, but subsidised wind and solar will never fit that bill. Putting aside the minerals and the energy required to convert those minerals that is embodied in solar panels and wind turbines, it’s the fact that – no matter how much wind and […]

Mexican Standoff: RE Outfits Furious As Mexican Government Blocks All New Wind & Solar

The only things ‘inevitable’ about the ‘transition’ to wind and solar are rocketing power prices and unstable power grids. As to the latter, the Mexican government has taken a stand that’s sent renewable energy rent seekers into a tailspin. As you read on, bear in mind that Bloomberg is the international propaganda outlet for wind […]

Renewable Energy Fail: Australia Needs to Get Serious About Serious Power Generation – Right Now!

  Intermittent wind and solar threatens to destroy the power grid that connects Australia’s Eastern States. Massive subsidies to wind and solar under the Federal government’s Large-Scale RET mean that conventional generators struggle to compete when the wind is blowing and the sun’s shining. And grid managers are struggling to manage the erratic delivery of […]

Ever-Dependable: Coal-Fired Power Keeps On Keeping On During Australia’s Bushfire Battle

Of the more delusional claims made by wind power proponents, the notion that wind power is more dependable and reliable than coal-fired power, takes the cake. Back in December, Victoria’s Premier, Daniel Andrews revealed his tenuous grip on reality when he made the very same assertion: Deranged & Delusional: Victorian Government Claims Wind & Solar […]

New Normal: Brits Brace For More Routine Blackouts Thanks to Wind Power Obsession

If you’re pinning your power needs on the weather, then get set for mixed results. No country has ever powered itself on sunshine and breezes alone; no country ever will. Those that are attempting to do so, in earnest, have come unstuck – eg Australia’s wind and solar capital, South Australia, the only Australian state […]

Sunset Industry: Solar Power Obsession Threatens to Destroy Western Australia’s Power Grid

When power demand is driven by the rhythm of human activity and its supply by the angle of the sun in the sky, expect mixed results. Of course, when the sun drops over the horizon and disappears for 10-12 hours or so, those claiming to depend on solar power can expect none at all. Then […]

Fading History: Britain’s Renewables Obsession Renders Reliable & Affordable Power Distant Memory

Back in August, Brits had their first taste of the kind of grid chaos inevitably delivered when you pin your hopes on the weather. Mass blackouts are the inevitable consequence of the notion that a modern economy can power itself on sunshine and breezes. As Brits are learning to their cost and consternation, electricity generation […]

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 […]