Alarm Call: Texan/Californian/South Australian Blackouts Herald End For Unreliable Wind & Solar

  By no stretch of the imagination can entirely weather/sunshine-dependent power sources be described as “meaningful” or “serious”. The tale about the naked Emperor beguiled by his acolytes into believing his ‘attire’ was perfectly suited to every occasion, springs to mind. The gag was, of course, that the Emperor never had any clothes. Likewise, chaotically […]

America’s Big Chill: Wind Turbines Frozen Solid & Solar Panels Plastered In Snow & Ice

America’s big freeze has wind and solar worshippers scrambling for excuses and shifting blame like snow from their driveways. Following on from Germany’s recent near-death experience, Americans are now realizing – with terrifying clarity – just how crazy brave relying on wholly weather-dependent power sources really is. Particularly when bitter Arctic weather blankets a continent […]

Frequency Freak-out: Chaotic Wind & Solar Threaten to Cripple Europe’s Power Grid

Electricity grids are like a living organism and their day-to-day survival is a finely tuned operation. Balancing supply to match demand on an instantaneous basis, is part of the trick. However, the maintenance of the required frequency (50Hz in most cases) within a narrow and defined tolerance has become a nightmare of continental proportions, thanks […]

European Emergency: Chaotic Wind & Solar Collapses Threaten Entire Europe-Wide Blackout

This winter is delivering wind and solar obsessed Europeans a banquet of consequences. Massive power price spikes in ‘wind powered’ Britain followed a period of dead calm, as the owners of Britain’s remaining dispatchable power plants cashed in: the wholesale price went from £40 to £4,000 per MWh. Across the ditch, a complete collapse in […]

Australia’s Subsidised Wind & Solar Rush Threatens Total Power Grid Collapse

Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy calamity was as perfectly predictable as it was perfectly avoidable. Now, amongst the myriad of energy commissars and boffins, it’s a case of avoiding responsibility for the disaster that everybody (save them) saw coming. For years the likes of Kerry Schott – head of the inaptly named Energy Security Board – […]

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 […]

Renewable Energy Reckoning: Wind & Solar Power Obsession Leaves Millions of Californians Sweltering In The Dark

Pin your energy hopes on the weather and prepare for disappointment. Sunset is a real thing; calm and/or cloudy weather is a real thing. And grid scale storage of wind and solar power is a total myth. In support of each of those propositions we give you the State of California. A place renowned over […]

Dark Ages: South Australia’s Solar Power Obsession Threatens Total ‘System Black’

Keen to rely on solar panels for your power? Then get ready for one hell of a bumpy ride. A maniacal reliance on chaotically intermittent wind and solar poses an existential threat to Australia’s power grid. So far, it’s been limited to “demand management” (a euphemism for controlled blackouts) and in wind and solar obsessed […]

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 […]

Renewables Deliver Grid Chaos As COVID-19 Lockdown Slashes Power Demand

Across the globe, all manner of businesses have been forced to shut their doors and their owners and employees now find themselves in forced lockdown at home, devouring Netflix and junkfood delivered by Uber-eats. The COVID-19 responses might vary in severity country by country, but the wholesale reduction in air-travel, transport, traffic, the movement of […]