Europe’s Epic Renewable Energy Fail Makes Transition to Nuclear Power Truly Inevitable

The fastest way to get people thinking about electricity, is to deprive them of it. Europe’s power pricing and supply calamity has sharpened thinking and provided a golden opportunity for engineers and free-market economists to wrest back control from ideologues and renewable energy rent-seekers. Until the Big Calm hit Western Europe last month – causing […]

Mad Max Rides Again: Post-Renewables Europe Desperate For Fossil Fuels

Western Europe’s wind drought has them scrambling for fossil fuels, like their lives depend upon it, and it’s as if they didn’t see it coming! Who would ever have thought that the wind might stop blowing for extended spells? The almost dystopian panic brings to mind George Miller’s post-Apocalypse action-thriller, Mad Max 2. Mel Gibson’s […]

Not-Zero: China’s Insatiable Demand For Real Energy Sends Coal, Oil & Gas Prices Soaring

The wind and solar cult reckon that coal is already dead and that gas is mortally wounded – energy markets say otherwise: the price of Australian coal has tripled since 2019; and gas and oil prices are off the charts. When it’s freezing cold and there’s not a breath of wind or shred of sunshine […]

When The Lights Go Out Across Europe: Wind Power Droughts Promise Mass Blackouts

The point has been reached when serious people are starting to talk seriously about serious power generation. Europe has been struck by an outbreak of calm weather and its wind power output has, predictably enough, plummeted. The disaster unfolding across the continent is like watching the same train wreck, over and over, again. The idea […]

Climate Short-Changed: Big Calm Heralds Britain’s Renewable Energy Crunch

Appears the climate doomsayers were right: the ‘Big Calm’ has struck Britain and Western Europe – slashing wind power output, without relent. Far from being the panacea for a changing climate, wind power generation is now, apparently, a victim. Over the last few months, wind power output has thoroughly collapsed in Germany, across Western Europe […]

‘Green’ Energy Delusions: Promise of All Wind & Solar Powered Future Is Pure Fantasy

Anyone still talking about an ‘inevitable transition’ to wind and solar power must have skin in the game.  That wind and solar fail to deliver when consumers need power most, is hardly news.  STT has been laying it out on these pages since December 2012. Since then, sunset and calm weather have continued to smash […]

Sunset & Calm Weather: Why Fossil Fuel Companies Love Intermittent Wind & Solar

The penny is starting to drop for the anti-fossil fuel squad: reliance on chaotically unreliable wind and solar guarantees dependence on fossil fuel. No bad thing in our view, mind you. The wind and solar acolyte started out believing that coal was already dead as the dodo and gas would soon follow. However, already 20 […]

Wind Power Fail: Britain’s Coal-Fired Power Plants Keep The Lights On During ‘Big Calm’

If having no power at all was the object of our ‘inevitable transition’ to an all wind and solar ‘powered’ future, then we’re well on our way. The bitter northern hemisphere winter just gone, has shown wind and solar for what they are: pointless and expensive vanity projects, that only a lunatic would promote and […]