‘Green’ Energy Fail: How Ideology Destroyed Australia’s Once Cheap & Reliable Power Supply

Wrecking a power market and a power grid is a piece of cake: just add massively subsidised, unreliable and intermittent wind and solar. Ontario, Denmark and Germany provide pertinent examples. But there’s none better than Australia, particularly because it’s blessed with abundant coal, gas and uranium reserves, the envy of the World. Hijacked by renewables […]

How Massively Subsidised Wind Power Destroys Power Markets & Economies

Wind and solar have destroyed the ability of the market to signal price The Telegraph Rupert Darwall 7 March 2016 Before the election, high electricity prices made the Big Six energy companies everyone’s favourite whipping boys. A report by the competition watchdog exonerated them. Government-driven social, environmental and network costs were the main drivers of […]

Britain’s Wind Power ‘Policy’: Betting on a Miracle

**** Britain’s energy policy: Betting on a miracle CAPX Rupert Darwall 1 December 2015 Ugly reality has broken into British energy policy. Last week’s speech by the climate and energy secretary Amber Rudd is a milestone that defines the end of the fantasy stage of the renewables fairy tale. Policy makers must now grapple with […]

Brits Waking Up to the Insane Cost of its Wind Power Disaster

**** Green targets ‘cost £214 a year’: Report says rush for renewable energy has been ‘most expensive policy disaster in modern British history’ Jack Doyle Daily Mail 18 March 2015 Shifting to wind and solar power has increased costs to consumers Ditching green energy targets would save households £214 a year Report into renewable energy […]

How Wind Power Subsidies Destroy Both Electricity Markets & Economies

**** Around the globe, the wind industry behaves like an enormous, bloodsucking leech – latching onto power consumers and taxpayers; and ever ready to drain its hosts dry and leave nothing but empty shells behind. In Australia, those soon to be empty shells will include what’s left of our manufacturing industries; mineral processors and the […]

Wind Power’s True & Hidden Costs: A Dirty Big Secret

Clean Energy’s Dirty Secret National Review Online Rupert Darwall 23 September 2014 Renewable energy has become a potent rallying cry uniting Hollywood and the Beltway. “We can move our economy town by town, state by state to renewable energy and a sustainable future,” Leonardo DiCaprio says in his eight-minute climate movie Carbon, released in August. […]