Europe’s Energy Crisis: Counting the Staggering Cost of Subsidising Unreliable Wind & Solar

Adding inherently unreliable and heavily subsidised wind and solar to your grid is a guarantee of rocketing power prices. Every place in the world that got serious about wind and solar is being belted with serious increases in electricity costs. Wind and solar ‘powered’ Germany and wind ‘powered’ Denmark pay Europe’s highest power prices, by […]

Following False Prophets: Why Wind & Solar Can Never Replace Fossil Fuels

Sunset and calm weather mean wind and solar can and will never replace conventional power generators. By ‘conventional’ we mean coal, gas, nuclear and, where geography and geology permit, stored hydro and geothermal power. Show a picture like the one above – the entire output of every wind turbine connected to Australia’s Eastern Grid during […]

Run Aground: Intermittent Offshore Wind Power Costs 25 Times More Than Ever-Reliable Coal, Gas & Nuclear

Wind power is a pointless nonsense: 100% of its capacity must be backed up 100% of the time with a meaningful, conventional generation source: coal, gas, hydro or nuclear. That grouping never needs ‘backup’, ‘firming’, batteries or prayers to the Wind Gods and such like; they just work, whatever the weather, 24 x 365. Whereas, […]

Inevitable Transition: End to Subsidies Spells Armageddon for Ageing Wind Turbines in Europe

With wind power subsidies drying up across Europe, the prospects for RE rent seekers look bleaker than ever. It seems like only yesterday, that we were told that wind power was cheaper than coal, sustainable and would power us into the next millennium. Indeed, the transition was meant to be ‘inevitable’. Meanwhile, back on Earth, […]

America’s Wind Industry Squeals as Republicans Slash Massive Wind Power Subsidies

The wind industry is a lot like Peter Pan – the perpetual infant, hard-wired to fight, kick and scream to avoid the stark reality of adulthood. How often have we heard the yarn about wind power needing those life-giving subsidies (filched in their hundreds of $billions from taxpayers and power consumers) to continue for just […]

Wind ‘Powered’ Germans Reduced to Candles: Grid On the Brink of Collapse – 172,000 Power Outages in 2016 & Worse to Come

Wind ‘powered’ Germany, Denmark and South Australia pay the highest power prices in the world. And you’d be forgiven for thinking that a Rolls-Royce power price comes with a Rolls-Royce quality of service. Alas, South Australia continues to suffer daily blackouts, thanks to its obsession with sunshine and breezes. And Germany is no better. On […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Obsession Sends Business Power Costs Out of this World

As SA’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill purrs about his $150 million Elon Musk mega-battery that will power his economic backwater for all of four minutes – when the wind stops blowing – or blows too hard – meanwhile, back on earth, South Australian businesses have watched their power costs almost triple in three years. Large-scale […]