It’s Ever-Reliable Coal-Fired Power That’s Powering Australia & Will Be For Years to Come

Another burst of calm weather has proved the point: anyone who believes wind power is a meaningful power source, is delusional. The wind and solar cult keep telling us that we’re a heartbeat away from an all wind and sun powered future. The same crowd also claims that coal-fired power is dead as the dodo. […]

Not Cool: Another Reason to Reject Unreliable Wind Power – Iced Up Blades Totally Disables Turbines

During the recent Big Freeze, thousands of Texan wind turbines were frozen solid, incapacitated by burst of frigid winter conditions. Dead calm weather meant that those that weren’t frozen stiff, added practically nothing to the grid. While the internal workings of wind turbines (gearboxes, generators, yaw and blade pitch controls) can be kept operable with […]

‘Inevitable Transition’: Get Ready For the Insane Cost of Attempting to Rely on Wind & Solar

Want rocketing power prices and an unreliable supply? Then, subsidised wind and solar is just made for you. The very point of subsidies to wind and solar is to knock reliable, dispatchable generation sources, out of the game. In wind and solar obsessed South Australia, that’s already occurred, with a vengeance: it blew up its […]

Home Truths: Heavy Reliance on Wind & Solar Turn California Into ‘The Blackout State’

The sweeping blackouts that struck California last summer are a fair indication of what happens when sound engineering gets trumped by woolly-headed ideology. An obsession with intermittent wind and solar left millions of Californians sweltering in the dark, and wind and solar spin doctors working overtime to shift the blame. The state-wide blackout that struck […]

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, […]

No More Waste: Time To End Obsession With Intermittent & Unreliable Wind Power

The arguments against wind power are myriad, but the simplest and most obvious is that it simply doesn’t work: never has; never will. Keen to avoid the power pricing and supply calamity that’s beset wind and solar obsessed California – the Benton Public Utility District has come out swinging, declaring that there is no place […]

Intermittent Wind Power Simply Can’t Match Ever-Reliable Steam Power – It Never Has & Never Will

Wind power acolytes are a strange bunch; bereft of reason and logic and completely out of touch with the history of human development. Modern, civilised society critically depends on having affordable electricity, available around-the-clock, whatever the weather. Successfully harnessing thermal power was the technical breakthrough that literally sparked the Industrial Revolution. Millions were dragged out […]

Hopeless Joke: Australia’s Wind Industry Keeps On Failing to Deliver the Goods

Over the last few months, the output from Australia’s wind power fleet has not only been erratic, it’s been utterly pathetic. Any other enterprise that delivered its goods on such a haphazard, sporadic and chaotic basis would be laughed out of town. But not the wind industry. No, instead, its inherent unreliability is being rewarded […]

Wicked Waste: Why Every New Wind Turbine Built Is Costing You Serious Money

Adding wind turbines to a power grid is like pushing on string; the effort applied rarely matches the output at the other end of the line. Australia has one the world’s largest interconnected grids, covering Queensland, NSW, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia – with wind turbines plastered far and wide across every one of […]

There is Not a Wind/Solar Power Grid In The World Without Fossil Fuel Backup!

No country in the world has ever run itself on wind and solar power alone; no country ever will. Weather-dependent sources are simply no substitute for coal, gas or nuclear power which are available 24 x 7, on demand. And no amount of battery storage or pumped hydro will resolve the equation in favour of […]