Hearts of Darkness: Richest Nations Push Unreliable Renewables to Keep Africans Forever Poor

There’s something altogether cynical about well-healed nations forcing the impoverished to embrace expensive and unreliable wind and solar. It is, of course, all done in the name of ‘saving the planet’. [Note to Ed: Not to mention saving the manufacturers of industrial wind turbines and solar panels, who are struggling back home]. As any economist […]

Wicked Waste: What the $Trillions Squandered on Wind & Solar Could Have Done for the Planet

Economics is all about the cost of opportunity; eg squander $trillions on wind and solar and you lose the chance of really saving the planet. It’s a point picked up by Bjorn Lomborg in this essay published by The Australian. Climate trillions frittered in the wind The Australian Bjorn Lomborg 20 July 2019 This year, […]

The Fantasy of Running On Sunshine & Breezes: Why Wind & Solar Power Are So Utterly Pointless

  After a generation of claiming to be not only competitive with, but cheaper than, every form of conventional generation there is, wind and large-scale solar generators are still unable to wean themselves off the massive stream of subsidies that created their so-called ‘industries’ – simply because, without those subsidies – coupled with mandated targets […]

Wind Turbines Provide Zero% of Global Energy: Despite $Billions Squandered on Subsidies

*** Matt Ridley defines pragmatism and common sense. If – as the wind cult constantly exhorts us – generating power without generating CO2 emissions is the object, then wind power offers no solution. Matt correctly points out the path to CO2 reductions in the power sector involves gas, for now, and investing in an atomic […]

India Becomes Wind Industry’s Latest Killing Fields: Farmer Murdered Trying to Save His Land

Taiwanese recount their bruising encounter with the wind industry. *** Having reported repeatedly on the thuggery, bullying and general readiness of the wind industry to literally sink the boots in to get its way, nothing much surprises STT now. In Taiwan, wind power outfits routinely let their muscle loose on anyone with the slightest (and […]

India’s Quest for ‘24/7 Reliable Power’ Means Munching More Coal, Not Praying for the Wind to Blow

**** Among the selfish conceits peddled by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers is the notion that a wholly weather dependent power source – which is 4 times the cost of coal-fired power and which will always require 100% of its capacity to be backed up 100% of the time by conventional generation sources […]

Mexican Wind Farm Madness: Wind Industry Crime & Corruption Crush an Ancient Culture

*** Renata Bessi is a freelance journalist and contributor the Americas Program and Desinformémonos. She has published articles in Brazilian media: The Trecheiro newspaper magazine, Página 22, Repórter Brasil, Rede Brasil Atual, Brasil de Fato, Outras Palavras. Santiago Navarro is an economist, a freelance journalist, photographer and contributor to the Americas Program, Desinformémonos and  SubVersiones. Together they […]