No Mystery: Human Progress Begins & Ends With Access to Reliable & Affordable Power

The misanthropes who glue themselves to roads and berate us about the ‘horrors’ of nuclear, coal and gas-fired power aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed, to be sure. Living in a fact and consequence free zone, they’ve never stopped to think for a moment what life would be like without light, heat and power. […]

Nature’s Gifts: Fossil Fuels Essential For Peaceful, Prosperous, Safe & Healthy Modern Societies

Spend a week gathering dung and twigs to cook meals over a smoky fire in an unlit hut, and you’ll soon be screaming for fossil fuels. A propane-burning stove soon eliminates the smoke, soot and particulates that cause lung disease and more. Cheap and reliable electricity is better still. For development economists, it’s seen as […]

Morality Fail: Costly & Unreliable Wind & Solar Are Being Used To Keep Millions In Poverty

Electricity is a civilising force; once seen as a common good to be provided universally to those without it, but no longer. For the impoverished power is a path out of poverty and not just a means of lighting homes and cooking meals. The political class that trumpet global warming as the singular threat to […]

A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations – Robert Bryce

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 all but the wealthy elites. The wind and solar obsessed in the first world are quite prepared to ensure […]

Power Poor: Reliable & Affordable Electricity The Critical Path To Economic Salvation

The path out of poverty is always and everywhere about reliable and affordable energy. And entrenched poverty is best explained by its absence. 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 […]

“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 […]