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 […]

Numerical Nonsense: Why The Case For Intermittent Wind Power Never Adds Up

Because every MW of wind power capacity is matched with a MW of reliable coal, gas or nuclear power, the ‘case’ for subsidised wind will never add up Generating electricity 30% of the time – albeit that wind power outfits can never tell you in advance which 30% of the time that might be – […]

Boris Johnson’s Bizarre Persistence With Unreliable Wind Power Defies All Logic & Reason

Insanity is doing that same thing over and over again and expecting different results, which is why STT raises an eyebrow (or two) at Boris Johnson’s persistent love affair with heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind power. His belief that taking it all offshore will make a difference, only confirms that this man has a […]

Monumental Design Fail: Industrial Wind Turbines Simply Can’t Handle High Winds

When the weather turns nasty, giant industrial wind turbines simply turn off. When there’s no wind, they produce nothing; when winds hit gale force, they produce nothing. It’s as if their designers included Goldilocks, the porridge thief who wanted things “just right” and snubbed her nose at all that wasn’t. Modern industrial wind turbines do not […]

Short-Changed: $Billions Spent On Wind & Solar Return Power Pricing & Supply Calamity

All cost and no benefit, chaotically intermittent wind and solar are proven net losers. And yet, the Climate Industrial Complex keeps telling us that the unreliables are central to ‘saving’ the planet. On that score, rather than coming straight out with it, crony capitalists and political elites use the euphemism ‘climate action’. What they really […]

Nature’s Revenge: Europe’s Big Calm Reveals Wind Power’s Hopeless Unreliability

Being unable to deliver electricity as and when power consumers demand it means wind power will never be a meaningful power generation source. So much has been revealed by the burst of calm weather that struck Western Europe last month. Call it Mother nature’s revenge. Where the wind power acolyte waffles on about the percentages […]

No Solution to Wind Power’s Hopeless Intermittency: Cost Kills Big Battery Myth

The big wind drought in Europe has acolytes ranting about giant batteries saving the day. It’s a typical but delusional response to wind power’s hopeless intermittency. True enough, at the margins, it is possible to store electricity. But, the cost of doing so on any kind of scale is simply out of this world. Then […]

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 […]

Coal Saves Germany (Again): Weather Conspires to Cut Annual Wind Power Production by 25%

Germany’s inevitable transition to wind and solar, ain’t so inevitable, after all. Coal-fired power plants have been urgently press-ganged back into action, as the weather conspires to drive wind power output through the floor. Inherently unreliable, wind power has never powered any serious economy; and never will. The problem with relying upon the weather for […]

Power On: Wind and Solar Are No Substitute for Real Dependable Energy

It only takes a moment’s consideration to understand why wind and solar will never amount to meaningful power sources. Sunset is a daily phenomenon and repeated bouts of extended calm weather occur with remarkable regularity. While there’s plenty of lip service paid to the ‘inevitable’ renewable energy transition, the reality bites every day. Always clear […]