All Pain/No Gain: Why Intermittent Wind & Solar Can Never Really Power Us

Calm weather and sunset mean that wind and solar will never amount to meaningful power sources. And mythical grid-scale electricity storage won’t save them, either. Never to be defeated by facts, reason and logic, wind and solar acolytes are quick to point to a rare occasion when their combined output is equal to, or greater […]

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 – […]

Bloody Expensive: Counting Staggering True Cost of Worthless Wind Power

Wind power has no economic value simply because it cannot be delivered as and when power consumers need it. Hence the massive and seemingly endless subsidies to a power source which is meaningless and, accordingly, worthless. In the absence of subsidies, there would be no wind industry, at all. But worthless does not mean ‘cheap’ […]

Hide & Seek: The Staggering Cost of Offshore Wind Power Revealed

Renewable energy rent seekers and their propagandists are diligent in their efforts to hide the true costs of wind power from the punters. Their smoke and mirrors ‘accounting’ religiously ignores the cost of providing power from a meaningful source, whenever calm weather sets in. And their ‘wind power is cheapest of all’ claims always gloss […]

Cuomo’s Con-job: Governor’s Bogus Claims About New York’s All Wind & Solar Powered Future

No country has ever powered itself entirely using wind and solar, no country ever will. Andrew Cuomo appears to think that New York State can defy the laws of nature, physics and economics. The Governor is ready to trash his State’s reliable and affordable electricity supply, claiming he can replace it with a ‘system’ powered […]

New York’s RE Debacle Deepens: Offshore Wind Power All-at-Sea Without Massive Subsidies

Where the cost of onshore wind power is staggering, the cost of offshore wind power is astronomical. Of course, in either case, in the absence of massive and perpetual subsidies, there would never have been a single turbine constructed on land or at sea, ever, period. New York State’ Governor, Andrew Cuomo is just the […]

Subsidised Wind & Solar Power Wrecking California’s Power Grid

While it’s probably little consolation to South Australians, now well-accustomed to routine load-shedding and Statewide blackouts, every-time wind power output collapses on a total and totally unpredictable basis, the Golden State, California is in the same boat. These Off-The-Books Government Regs Are Propping Up Wind And Solar Daily Caller Andrew Follett Off-the-books government regulations heavily […]

Wind Power Alert: Americans Out to Avoid Europe’s Power Price Disaster

America has some perfect examples of what not to do, if it wants to remain an industrial and manufacturing power-house, with a standard of living that much of the World can only envy. South Australia has set the pace with spot prices that rocket in minutes from $70 per MWh to $2,000 to $4,000 and […]

Americans Count the Insane Costs of Trying to Run On Wind Power

Americans enjoy the cheapest electricity in the World – thanks to ultra-cheap gas, plenty of nuclear power and a fair share of hydro among their power mix. However, how long its natural advantage over countries who have tied their hopes on the Wind Gods lasts, depends entirely on how soon it can pull the rug […]

US Threat to Wind Power Subsidies Reveals Last Great Ponzi Scheme

STT has likened it to the great corporate Ponzi schemes, pointing out, just once or twice, that the wind industry is little more than the most recent and elaborate effort to fleece gullible investors, in a list that dates back to “corporate investment classics”, like the South-Sea Bubble and Dutch tulip mania. In the wind […]