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 […]

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, […]

Determined to Destroy Cheap Power Supplies – Renewables Zealots Out to Kill the Poor

Those smug know-it-alls that champion wind and solar power persistently claim the high moral ground, but religiously ignore the inevitable victims of their faux eco-zealotry: the poorest and most vulnerable in society, for whom paying for power has become an existential battle. To the billions in the Third World, where electricity has for too long […]

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 […]