Brits Squander £360 million Paying Wind Power Outfits to NOT Produce Power

Britain is suffering from the same diabolical wind turbine syndrome that wrecked South Australia, Germany, Spain and the like. However, with construction of the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant now underway, it seems that the Brits have finally worked out that you cannot hope to run an economy on wintery bluster and summer breezes. The […]

How Massively Subsidised Wind Power Destroys Power Markets & Economies

Wind and solar have destroyed the ability of the market to signal price The Telegraph Rupert Darwall 7 March 2016 Before the election, high electricity prices made the Big Six energy companies everyone’s favourite whipping boys. A report by the competition watchdog exonerated them. Government-driven social, environmental and network costs were the main drivers of […]

How Wind Power Subsidies Destroy Both Electricity Markets & Economies

**** Around the globe, the wind industry behaves like an enormous, bloodsucking leech – latching onto power consumers and taxpayers; and ever ready to drain its hosts dry and leave nothing but empty shells behind. In Australia, those soon to be empty shells will include what’s left of our manufacturing industries; mineral processors and the […]

UK Energy Policy: Complete Bedlam as the Lunatics take over the Asylum

  Since the 14th Century, the term “Bedlam” has been a well-worn figure of speech used to signify a state of madness, chaos, and the often irrational nature of the world. As any good Brit knows, Bedlam was a notorious mental institution – dating back to the reign of Henry III. In modern times, the […]

UK’s Wind Rush Leaves Grid Vulnerable to Collapse & Power Punters Foot the Bill

Like the Germans, the Brits are now reaping the whirlwind of their insane renewable energy policy. Not only have power prices skyrocketed, the perverse economics of that policy has left the UK grid vulnerable to complete collapse. Britain’s energy needs have been so mismanaged – and the incentives filched from taxpayers and power consumers and […]

If the Wind’s not Blowing – the Fans aren’t Going

**** STT has – once or twice – pointed out the bald meteorological FACT that the wind can be safely relied on for one thing only – that, at some point, it will inevitably stop blowing. Just when, and for how long, is the fundamental and insoluble problem with wind power. We’ve reported on the […]