Persistently Pathetic: Routine Total Collapses Mean Wind Power Remains A Total Joke

No matter how many wind turbines get added to the grid, when calm weather sets in, their combined output amounts to a doughnut. Europe has more on and offshore wind turbines per square kilometre than any other continent. And yet it continues to suffer month’s long wind droughts, such as the one that started in […]

Utter Madness: Trivial Energy Return For $Billions Squandered On Unreliable Wind Power

Despite the countless $billions in subsidies thrown at wind power, its contribution to world energy demand remains an accounting rounding error. Talk about wind power making a meaningful contribution to electricity supplies is pure delusion. And yet, those that pretend to govern us openly conspire with the rent-seekers stealing from us in their joint efforts […]

Fake News: Debunking Claims That Britain’s Set to Light Up Europe With Wind Power

Never short on audacity, Britain’s wind industry is now peddling the myth that it’ll soon be lighting up all of Europe. Notwithstanding the fact that it was forced to fire up its coal-fired power plants to overcome the Big Calm in the last months of 2021, when wind power output collapsed across the UK and […]

Europe’s Self-Inflicted Energy Catastrophe Driven By Hopelessly Unreliable Wind & Solar

Anyone looking for a taste of what the ‘transition’ to wind and solar might look like, need look no further than Europe. The best (worst) examples, Germany and the UK are in the middle of self-inflicted energy debacles, with many of their neighbours not far behind. Mass wind droughts – that lasted months at the […]

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 […]