Why Weather Dependent, Intermittent & Unreliable Wind Power is as ‘Useful as a Chocolate Teapot’

**** There are 3 electricity essentials – that the power source and its delivery to homes and businesses be: 1) reliable; 2) secure; and 3) affordable. Which means that wind power – a wholly weather dependent power source, that can’t be stored and costs 3-4 times the cost of conventional power – scores NIL on […]

Looking for Safe, Affordable, CO2 Free Power? Then it’s Nukes or Nothing

**** Let’s assume (as STT does, for the sake of argument) that the global warming/climate change Chicken Littles are right: the sky really is falling and it’s all CO2’s fault. So what the HELL are we doing pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into subsidies for wind power? The Wind Power Fraud (in pictures): Part […]

STT’s Take on the ‘Global Warming’ Story

**** Now and again, STT gets a comment that seeks to pin us down as “anti-wind”, “climate deniers”. Here’s one from Enough Already: I agree with your specific arguments against wind turbines, but even hosting AGW-denial articles puts me off. It perpetuates stereotypes of dumb bogans when we need all possible intelligence on this side! […]

Brits Belted by Insanely Expensive and Utterly Unreliable Wind Power

**** Britain’s political betters have set it up for one enormous gamble.  Britain is wagering its entire economic future on its – out of control – wind power boondoggle. Back in January, The Economist reported on the INSANE cost of delivering offshore wind power – where generators are guaranteed obscene returns – being able to […]

Brits Rumble Frightening Energy Fact: Wind Power Depends on the (ur, ahem) Wind …

**** Power from wind turbines slumps – due to lack of wind The Telegraph Emily Gosden 25 September 2014 Electricity output from UK wind farms falls by a fifth due to unusually low wind speeds Power produced by wind farms slumped by a fifth in the second quarter of this year, despite hundreds of new […]

Lunacy of Wind & Solar Power Policy: Political Incompetence or Conspiracy?

**** John Kutsch heads up the Thorium Energy Alliance an outfit that aims to see power generated using thorium enjoy a place at our reliable energy table. Thorium is an abundant silver-gray element named for the Norse god of thunder. It’s less radioactive than the uranium used to power conventional nuclear plants; it produces less […]

Senator Chris Back: Wind Industry must prove its CO2 abatement claims

**** In our last post we tipped a bucket on the central, endlessly repeated lie trotted out by the wind industry and its parasites, that Australia’s great wind rush has resulted in substantial reductions of CO2 emissions in the electricity sector. In Australia, the central object of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 is for […]