Nothing Sustainable About Wind & Solar Power Generation – Except Massive Government Subsidies

After 30 years of operation, enterprises that would collapse overnight without massive subsidies ain’t “industries” – which is what wind and large-scale solar outfits spuriously claim to be. And when RE rent seekers talk about their “sustainable” business model, that’s just code for ensuring that those massive subsidies outlast religion. Following that theme, Robert Bradley […]

Totally Trashed: Debunking IEA Claims That Wind & Solar Can Replace Fossil Fuels

The wind and solar ‘industries’ were built on lies and run on subsidies. Sunset and calm weather are real things, but those troublesome facts are merrily glossed over by the crowd that tell us that coal, oil and gas are all doomed at the hand of sunshine and breezes. Massaging figures that literally turn night […]

Avoidable Self-Harm: Chaotically Intermittent Wind & Solar Destroying Australia’s (Once) Reliable Power Grid

  An obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar poses an existential threat to Australia’s power grid. So far, it’s been limited to “demand management” (a euphemism for controlled blackouts) and in wind and solar obsessed South Australia, plenty of uncontrolled blackouts, including the big one in September 2016 when the whole State went black: […]

Risible Renewables: World Finally Waking Up To Wind & Solar’s Nightmare of Nonsense

It’s 2020 and, if you believe the hype, we’re well on our way to an all wind and sun powered future. Except that – notwithstanding $trillions in subsidies, punitive mandates and punishing targets – the contribution of wind and solar to world energy demand remains risible. And – not simply because it’s fun to rain […]

Worse Than Useless: Chaotically Intermittent Wind Power Never There When It’s Needed Most

Subsidies aside, wind power has no natural commercial value simply because it cannot be delivered as and when power consumers need it. And the mythical notion of storing electricity at grid-scale doesn’t alter that equation, it simply makes wind power even more ridiculously expensive, than it already is. With wind and solar obsessed South Australia […]

The Power Hunger Games: Why Intermittent Wind & Solar Can Never Power the Planet

The prospect of a 100% renewable energy future is 100% pure, unadulterated myth. Placard waving teens fretting about the weather in 30 years’ time might demand it, but logic, physics, meteorology and economics will forever conspire against an all wind and sun powered future. And the idea that a transition to wind and solar is […]

Wanna Know What’s Really Powering Australia? It Ain’t Sunshine & Breezes – It’s Coal

  After almost 20 years and tens of $billions in subsidies, wind and solar’s combined contribution to Australian energy demand is risible. And that’s on average. Those pesky facts (sunset and calm weather) mean that there are hundreds of occasions each year when their combined contribution is a big fat zero. Meanwhile, back on Earth, […]

Totally Unreliable Wind & Solar: Deliver Occasional Power & Guarantee Constant Chaos

Talking about wind and solar capacity is like pointing to a giant bucket, with a whole in its bottom; what’s promised and what’s delivered never match. The consumption of electricity is a here and now kind of thing. No one cares about how many windmills and solar panels there are, only that power is delivered […]

Total Flop: 20 years & $60 Billion in Subsidies, Wind & Solar ‘Deliver’ Risible 7% of Australia’s Power Demand

The line that Australia’s rocketing power prices will soon plummet is just a cruel hoax. The subsidies for large-scale wind and solar under the Federal government’s Large-Scale RET will total more than $60 billion over the life of that scheme: the Renewable Energy Certificates issued under the LRET have already added more than $18 billion […]

Paltry Pair: After $Trillions in Subsidies & 30 Years, Wind & Solar’s Contribution Remains Risible

Believe the hype, and you’d think that we’re already being powered almost exclusively by sunshine and breezes. Well, the facts say otherwise. Despite squandering hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies, forcing power retailers to adhere to mandated targets etc, etc, over the last 30 years – the combined contribution of wind and solar remains […]