COP27 That!: African Leaders Reject ‘Renewables Reset’ & Press For Fossil-Fuelled Future

Once again, well-fed cynical Western elites are berating developing countries about their energy use, hoping to prevent them from using the very sources that drove the Industrial Revolution and dragged millions of Europeans out of agrarian poverty, two centuries ago. Pontificating windbags are railing against the prospect of real development in the poorer parts of […]

“Juice: How Electricity Explains The World” or ‘Why Economic Development Depends on Reliable & Affordable Power’

Want to know how important electricity is to modern life? Try living a comfortable and civilised life without it. More than a billion humans struggle through daily life without access to power at all, and two billion more are limited to a meagre trickle, because in developing countries it’s both unreliable and too expensive for […]

Hearts of Darkness: Richest Nations Push Unreliable Renewables to Keep Africans Forever Poor

There’s something altogether cynical about well-healed nations forcing the impoverished to embrace expensive and unreliable wind and solar. It is, of course, all done in the name of ‘saving the planet’. [Note to Ed: Not to mention saving the manufacturers of industrial wind turbines and solar panels, who are struggling back home]. As any economist […]