Road to Nowhere: Wind Power’s Pathetic Performance Continues All Across Europe

  With the wind always blowing somewhere, it’s claimed that if turbines are spread far and wide, there’ll be a constant supply of wind ‘energy’. Except whole countries and indeed vast tracts of whole continents face dead-calm weather on a routine and regular basis. South-eastern Australia is home to 5,000MW of wind power capacity, spread […]

Pointless Part-Time Power: Germany’s Readily Available Wind Power Capacity Less Than 1% of Total Installed Capacity

  When it comes to actually delivering wind power, the real and the ideal are a gulf apart. In Australia, the average capacity factor (the ratio between actual output and nominal capacity) is just on 28% across the Eastern Grid, where 1,800 turbines with a total capacity of 5,100 MW have been speared across four […]

Renewables Hoax: Australia’s Biggest Retailer, AGL ‘Gets Out of Coal’ By Spending $200m Fixing Coal-Fired Power Plant

  Renewables rent-seekers never talk about output, they only ever talk about capacity. Lines like the Windy Hill wind farm will power 30,000 homes, never come with the obvious caveat ‘sometimes’, and the rider that we can never say precisely ‘when’ that might be. Promoters of wind and solar, fixated on the hundreds of $billions thrown at […]

Europe Squanders €1.1 trillion on Wind & Solar: But Gets Only 4% of its Power from Sun & Wind

This piece was published last year, but the message is so stark it’s well-worth revisiting. Despite spending €1,100,000,000,000 on large-scale wind and solar generation, the amount of power being actually delivered in return is risible: The actual measured output by 2014 from data supplied by the Renewables Industry has been 38 Gigawatts or 3.8% of Europe’s electricity […]

The Colossal Cost of Intermittent & Unreliable Wind Power

**** 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 […]