Power to the People: Australian Voters Demand Reliable & Affordable Electricity & Coal Just Keeps on Delivering

The 2019 Federal Election was billed as a referendum on ‘Climate Change’. The Green/Labor Alliance promised an all wind and sun powered future, starting with a 50% RET and a crippling carbon dioxide gas tax, dressed up as a 45% CO2 emissions reduction target. Every political pundit from Perth to Penrith picked Labor to win […]

Regressive Renewables: Chaotically Intermittent Wind & Solar Deliberately Designed to Destroy Wealth & Prosperity

Australia’s Renewable Energy Target reads like a National suicide note, but the land of Oz is no orphan in that regard. If the enemies of state were looking for insidious, all-pervasive policy perfectly designed to wreck an economy from within (while barely raising a murmur amongst the proles), they need look no further than ratcheting […]

Renewables Retribution: Spiralling Power Prices Punish Poorest & Most Vulnerable

The relationship between rocketing power prices and intermittent wind and solar is pretty obvious. Just ask a South Australian, German or Dane. The USA is a relative Johnny come lately to the RE obsession bandwagon. There are a couple of obvious exceptions, namely Texas and California. But among the other 50 states, the wind and […]

No Road Back: Obsession with Intermittent Renewables Causes Monster Power Price Surge

  Thanks to coal-fired power, Australia once enjoyed the world’s most reliable and affordable power supply. Not anymore. An obsession with wind and solar – expressed in the form of $70 billion in subsidies, $billions more in government underwritten soft-loans and mandated targets, backed up with punitive fines has sent power prices into orbit. The […]

Peter Pan Power: Wind & Solar Obsession = Destructive Juvenile Fantasy

The wind and solar ‘industries’ are a lot like Peter Pan – the eternal child, who will fight, kick and scream to avoid the stark reality of adulthood. How often have we heard the yarn about wind and solar power needing a fat pile of subsidies (filched from taxpayers and power consumers) for just that […]

Renewables Reckoning: Intermittent Wind & Solar Guarantees Rocketing Power Prices

The relationship between intermittent renewables and rocketing power prices is pretty obvious, just ask a Dane, German or South Australian. These joints have a couple of things in common: heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent renewable energy and the world’s highest power prices. That, well-settled, relationship is universal, as Fancis Menton documents below. How Much Do […]

Power Poverty: Subsidised Wind & Solar Means 5 Million Germans Struggle To Pay Rocketing Power Bills & 340,000 Families Cut From Grid

Germany’s wind and solar experiment has failed: the so-called ‘Energiewende’ (energy transition) has turned into an insanely costly debacle. German power prices have rocketed; blackouts and load shedding are the norm; and once bucolic farmland has been turned into industrial wastelands (see above). Hundreds of billions of euros have been squandered on subsidies to wind and solar, […]