Dark Ages Transition: Wind & Solar Obsessed Germans Left Freezing In the Dark

The renewable energy cult raves about the ‘inevitable transition’, pointing to Germany as the shining example, which it is, if your point is that heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar will inevitably drive power prices through the roof and leave hopeful power consumers freezing in the dark. No country went harder and faster […]

Wind & Solar Power Chaos: Australia’s Renewable Energy Capital Spending Millions to Prevent Total Grid Collapse

Like Germany, South Australia was held up as the exemplar of what a transition to wind and sun powered future would look like. Like Germany, that so-called ‘transition’ has turned into a costly debacle. Already suffering the world’s highest retail power prices (right up there with those suffered in Germany), South Australians are now paying […]

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 […]

Terminal Diagnosis: Wind & Solar Chaos Places Australia’s Power Grid On Life Support

Australia’s self-inflicted wind and solar calamity has just got serious; very serious. Managing electricity grids is a finely balanced affair, requiring the ability to control what goes in and what goes out on a second-by-second basis. The generation and distribution of electricity was relatively simple when synchronous, dispatchable conventional generation sources (in Australia, coal, gas […]

Retro-Power: Australia’s Wind & Solar Obsession Delivers Third World Power Supply

Australia’s obsession with intermittent wind and solar is delivering a power supply you’d expect to find in the darkest corners of the Third World. Yet again, peak power demand in summer has renewable energy zealots berating consumers for having the temerity to turn on air-conditioners, dishwashers and appliances. Yet again, the same zealots waffle on […]

Dangerous Fantasy: Sierra Club’s 100% Wind & Solar Push Threatens US Power Supply

An obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar means not only spiralling retail power prices, but guarantees widespread load shedding (aka “demand management”) and blackouts (‘demand mismanagement’), whenever demand peaks and wind and solar output collapses around sunset and calm weather. The only way of explaining the push for subsidised wind and solar is money. And […]

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 […]