Risible Renewables: Weather-Dependent Wind Power – Never There When You Need It Most

Pin your energy needs on the weather, and prepare for disappointment, over and over and over again. South Australians know it, Germans know it, Texans and Californians know it, all too well. In the latter part of 2021, as the Big Calm descended across Western Europe, Brits learned all about it, too. Quietly firing up […]

World’s Woeful Wind Power Output Spells Doom For Renewable Energy Rent Seekers

Don McLean’s American Pie was all about the day the music died; 2021 was all about the year that the wind industry died. Its well-worn claim that wind power is just a heartbeat away from replacing meaningful power sources – such as coal, gas and nuclear – took a battering across the globe last year. […]

UK’s Costly Grid Chaos Continues, As Wind Power Continually Fails to Deliver

Start placing serious reliance on wind power and you can safely place your bets on daily disappointment. Such it is in Britain, with month upon month of pitiful performance from its fleet of whirling wonders. During most of September and into October, Europe’s wind farms were the victims of the Big Calm. The Wind Gods […]

Quality Fail: Wind Power Output During COP26 Embarrasses Climate Industrial Complex

The climate grifters who descended on Glasgow to tout the purported benefits of wind power were done in by the weather, as wind power output collapsed for weeks across Europe in the lead up to COP26. During most of September and into October, Europe’s wind farms were the victims of the Big Calm, when the […]

Post-Renewables Reality: Nuclear Power Generation Easy Solution For Energy Starved World

Europe’s great wind drought has focused attention on the unassailable fact that wind power is an utterly meaningless power source. The demand for electricity is, always and everywhere, a ‘here and now’ kind of thing. Households and businesses couldn’t care less if there’s a roaring gale and plenty of wind power at 2 in the […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Irony Alert: Britain’s Coal Power Plants Outperform Wind Power During “UK Wind Week”!

  The British are masters of irony. Fitting then that during what was declared as ‘UK Wind Week’ its wind power output was utterly risible. Fitting too that it follows Boris ‘Bonkers’ Johnson’s announcement that he plans to run Britain entirely on breezes by the end of the decade. In an apparent contest of one-upmanship, […]