Solar Showdown: Indian Villagers Reject Greenpeace’s Useless Fake Electricity

The wind and solar obsessed in the first world are quite prepared to ensure the World’s poorest stay that way. With economic development agencies peddling ridiculously expensive solar panels – seen as ‘fake electricity’ by those lumbered with it – and forcing tinpot governments to sign up to costly and pointless wind and/or solar power schemes, the […]

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 […]

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 […]