Where Do We Get Most Of Our Energy (Hint: Not Risible Renewables)

Notwithstanding the hundreds of $billions in subsidies thrown at wind and solar power, their combined contribution to world energy demand remains risible. Present the hard numbers and talk about the unstoppable ‘rise of renewables’ (if limited to wind and solar power) sounds more deluded, by the day. Pumped up lines about our ‘inevitable transition’ to […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle Killing Miners, Mineral Processors & Scarce Jobs

*** In the aftermath of South Australia’s ‘Black’ Wednesday, its biggest miner – BHP Billiton – and last two mineral processors – Whyalla steel maker, Arrium and Port Pirie lead and zinc smelter, Nyrstar, were left powerless and thoroughly crippled as a result. We’ll start with a couple of pieces that appeared the day after. […]

South Australia: Proving Wind Power a Recipe for Social & Economic Disaster

The image above is taken from the Collins Picture Dictionary under the definition of ‘chaos‘: complete confusion and disorder : a state in which behavior and events are not controlled by anything. To be fair, South Australia’s power supply is ‘controlled’ ……  ‘controlled’ by the vagaries of the weather, that is. Renewables alone a recipe […]

South Australia – Wind Powered Train Wreck: Power Supply Chaos Strands Thousands of Commuters

South Australia’s wind powered economy is a picture of reliability (see above and below). In its capital, Adelaide, for 2 days in row (28 and 29 April) thousands of hopeful commuters were left to their own devices, as wild variations in wind power output wrecked the power supply to its Seaford/Tonsley electric train line. We’ll […]

Scots Demand an End to Government’s ‘Un-Democratic Fixation’ with Unreliable, Insecure & Unaffordable Wind Power

**** It took a little under a decade, but the message is finally getting out: THESE THINGS DON’T WORK – on any level. There are 3 electricity essentials – that the power source and its delivery to homes and businesses be: 1) reliable; 2) secure; and 3) affordable. Try to skimp on any one or […]