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 […]

Winter’s Inevitable Wind & Solar Output Collapses Guarantee More Deadly Blackouts

As another northern winter bites, it’s worth revisiting the deadly renewable energy calamity that hit America’s heartland back in February. Hundreds died in freezing homes, left without electricity thanks to hundreds of iced-up wind turbines, left frozen solid, and breathless frigid conditions that meant the remainder delivered no power, in any event. Solar fared no […]

Want Blackouts? Take Liberal Helpings of Wind & Solar, Add Subsidies & Stir

There’s nothing innately predictable about the weather, so trying to rely on it for your power needs doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Sure, solar panels might deliver somewhere between 4-6 hours of useful power on a sunny day. But, don’t expect much during periods of heavy rain and overcast conditions. Oh, and desert […]

Black Days & Darker Nights: Engineers Spell Out Threat Posed by Increasing Reliance On Wind & Solar

Pin your power supply hopes on sunshine and breezes, and get prepared for mixed results. South Australians, Californians and Texans know what comes from an overreliance on the unreliables, with plenty of experience of weather-related load shedding and mass blackouts. Increasing dependence on chaotically intermittent wind and solar is the price we’ve paid for allowing […]

Renewables Rethink: Americans Ready to Reject Wind & Solar After Big Freeze Blackouts

All of a sudden, everyone’s talking about wind and solar, and the chatter ain’t positive. Solar panels carpeted in inches of snow and ice; wind turbines frozen solid; and breathless, frigid weather led to total collapses in wind and solar output across central USA. Millions of notionally wind and solar ‘powered’ Texans copped the worst […]

TOTALLY GUILTY!!: Total Wind & Solar Power Collapses Responsible For Texan Blackouts

After America’s big freeze and the blackouts that followed, wind and solar acolytes are struggling to explain away the hard numbers, yet again. On 16-17 February – with hundreds of wind turbines frozen solid during breathless, freezing weather – Texan wind power output was a paltry 2% of installed capacity (see above and below). Solar […]

Glorious Fiction: Busting the Myth that Wind & Solar Will Soon Power the Planet

Delusions come in various sizes, but the biggest of all is the claim that we’ll soon be powered by nothing but sunshine and breezes. With the prospect of a Sleepy Joe Biden Presidency and the imposition of the Squad’s economy-wrecking New Green Deal the delusion is about to take on monstrous proportions. So, no time […]

Doomsday Prepping: Americans Told to Give Up ‘Selfish’ Demand for Constant Electricity

Wind and solar ‘powered’ Californians and South Australians know what it is to have their power cut when the sun sets and/or calm weather sets in. Mass blackouts and load shedding are part and parcel of our inevitable transition to an all wind and sun powered future. But now we are told, that none of […]