What’s Chaos?: It’s When the Weather Determines Whether You’ll Get Power Or Not

STT often wonders which part of ‘calm weather’ wind power acolytes are still having trouble with? Over the last few months, the output from Australia’s wind power fleet has not only been erratic, it’s been utterly pathetic. Any other enterprise that delivered its goods on such a haphazard, sporadic and chaotic basis would be laughed […]

Into The Black: Wind & Solar Chaos Promise Return To A New (Very) Dark Age

Californians & South Australians know the drill: when the sun sets and/or calm weather sets in, be sure to have flashlights and diesel generators at the ready. The first few minutes of a mass blackout can be kind of exhilarating; the candles come out, adding romance to the evening Uber Eats dining experience and, with […]

Renewable Energy Reckoning: Wind & Solar Power Obsession Leaves Millions of Californians Sweltering In The Dark

Pin your energy hopes on the weather and prepare for disappointment. Sunset is a real thing; calm and/or cloudy weather is a real thing. And grid scale storage of wind and solar power is a total myth. In support of each of those propositions we give you the State of California. A place renowned over […]

System Down: California’s All Wind & Solar Dream Turns to Deadly Nightmare

In a ‘don’t say we told you so moment’, wind and solar obsessed California has just suffered another run of weather induced mass blackouts. Like clockwork, wind power output collapsed just as the summer heat and demand for electricity rose – leaving a million or more Californians sweltering in the dark. Anyone wondering what an […]

Mexican Standoff: RE Outfits Furious As Mexican Government Blocks All New Wind & Solar

The only things ‘inevitable’ about the ‘transition’ to wind and solar are rocketing power prices and unstable power grids. As to the latter, the Mexican government has taken a stand that’s sent renewable energy rent seekers into a tailspin. As you read on, bear in mind that Bloomberg is the international propaganda outlet for wind […]

Renewables Deliver Grid Chaos As COVID-19 Lockdown Slashes Power Demand

Across the globe, all manner of businesses have been forced to shut their doors and their owners and employees now find themselves in forced lockdown at home, devouring Netflix and junkfood delivered by Uber-eats. The COVID-19 responses might vary in severity country by country, but the wholesale reduction in air-travel, transport, traffic, the movement of […]

Mind The Gaps: Wind Power Delivers Massive Daily Output Collapses Across Australia

There’s nothing like wind power when it comes to delivering grid chaos. It’s all about the weather, really. If a picture’s worth a thousand words, what’s depicted above and below speaks volumes about just how pathetic is the ‘performance’ of Australia’s wind power fleet. Spread from Far North Queensland, across the ranges of NSW, all […]

Dark Ages Transition: Wind & Solar Obsessed Germans Left Freezing In the Dark

The renewable energy cult raves about the ‘inevitable transition’, pointing to Germany as the shining example, which it is, if your point is that heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar will inevitably drive power prices through the roof and leave hopeful power consumers freezing in the dark. No country went harder and faster […]

Wind & Solar Power Chaos: Australia’s Renewable Energy Capital Spending Millions to Prevent Total Grid Collapse

Like Germany, South Australia was held up as the exemplar of what a transition to wind and sun powered future would look like. Like Germany, that so-called ‘transition’ has turned into a costly debacle. Already suffering the world’s highest retail power prices (right up there with those suffered in Germany), South Australians are now paying […]

Renewable Energy Fail: Australia Needs to Get Serious About Serious Power Generation – Right Now!

  Intermittent wind and solar threatens to destroy the power grid that connects Australia’s Eastern States. Massive subsidies to wind and solar under the Federal government’s Large-Scale RET mean that conventional generators struggle to compete when the wind is blowing and the sun’s shining. And grid managers are struggling to manage the erratic delivery of […]