Ever Ascendant: True Cost of Unreliable Wind & Solar Continues to Rise Unabated

If wind and solar power were truly competitive with conventional generators, there would be no need for even a nickel in subsidies. The fact they continue unabated says it all. Claims that the cost of wind and solar generation are falling don’t stand a minute’s serious scrutiny. One group that has applied a blowtorch to […]

Hide & Seek: The Staggering Cost of Offshore Wind Power Revealed

Renewable energy rent seekers and their propagandists are diligent in their efforts to hide the true costs of wind power from the punters. Their smoke and mirrors ‘accounting’ religiously ignores the cost of providing power from a meaningful source, whenever calm weather sets in. And their ‘wind power is cheapest of all’ claims always gloss […]

Wind Industry Claims Scorched: Wind Power Costs Are Increasing Not Decreasing

The true cost of wind power is staggering and, despite wild claims to the contrary, is becoming more even expensive, not less so. Dr John Constable and Gordon Hughes have done what the mainstream media have never done and what renewable energy rent seekers would rather they didn’t: they’ve opened the books of account to […]

No Free Lunch: The Truly Gobsmacking Cost of Generating Offshore Wind Power

Effervescent claims that offshore wind power is cheap have fallen flat. When the rising capital cost of taking wind turbines offshore is accounted for, the power that they occasionally generate turns out to be the most expensive electricity of all, and by a very substantial margin. A couple of years back in the UK, rent […]

Daylight Robbery: UK Wind Farms Paid £9.3million To Shut Down Their Turbines For A Single Day

In the history of commerce, there’s never been a financial scam that comes anywhere near rivalling subsidised wind power. In the past, sharp, entrepreneurial types have made plenty of easy money from ‘selling’ the London Bridge and the Eiffel Tower to unwitting dupes. But scamming fools with too good to be true offers is nothing […]

Cash Cow: UK Wind Farms Paid £650,000,000 in ‘Constraint Payments’ To NOT Produce Power

In the history of commerce, there’s never been a financial scam that comes anywhere near rivalling subsidised wind power. In the past, sharp, entrepreneurial types have made plenty of easy money from ‘selling’ the London Bridge and the Eiffel Tower to unwitting dupes. But scamming fools with too good to be true offers is nothing […]

Colossal Cost: UK’s Wind Power Scam Leaves Brits With Rocketing Power Prices

The cost of Britain’s ‘green’ energy policies is staggering: power prices have surged and the worst is yet to come. Notwithstanding efforts from those in on the greatest scam of all time, the facts can’t be concealed: Britain’s heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind power fleet is responsible for power prices increasing at double-digit rates, […]

Wind Power: World’s Greatest Joke – UK Left Powerless During the ‘Big Calm’

The greatest joke ever played on the world is the idea that the wind can – and will soon completely – power modern economies. When the wind disappears for days and even weeks on end, those that promote it tend to get twitchy and change the subject. Sometimes it’s mutterings about mega-batteries (that don’t exist) […]

Lessons from the UK & SA – How to Destroy Power Supplies & Economies: Start with Subsidised Wind Power

Pinning its hopes to a wholly weather dependent power source – that requires 100% of its capacity to be backed up 100% of the time by conventional generation sources – Britain’s energy ‘policy’ was never going to end well. Already faced with an unstable grid and rocketing power prices thanks to its gamble on wind […]

Britain’s Wind Power ‘Policy’: Betting on a Miracle

**** Britain’s energy policy: Betting on a miracle CAPX Rupert Darwall 1 December 2015 Ugly reality has broken into British energy policy. Last week’s speech by the climate and energy secretary Amber Rudd is a milestone that defines the end of the fantasy stage of the renewables fairy tale. Policy makers must now grapple with […]