Nowhere Trip: New York’s Big Wind Push Delivering Risible Results

Just like everywhere else, New York State’s efforts to run on wind power have proved to be a dismal failure. Here’s the news: calm weather is a thing, always and everywhere. Whether it’s the fertile fields of northern Germany, the rolling hills of northern South Australia or farmland surrounding the great Lakes of North America, […]

Europeans Lament their Wind Power Fiasco

**** Hurrah! Windfarms produce whopping ONE PERCENT of EU energy The Register Lewis Page 27 July 2015 The colossal, hugely expensive windfarms that are spread across huge areas of Europe’s land and sea, which are projected to drive up household energy bills by more than 50 per cent in coming years, have achieved … almost […]

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 […]

Energy Policy Institute of Australia: no “ifs”, no “buts” – the RET must go NOW

With the RET review about to kick off shortly, anyone that’s anyone is lining up to make sure the most ridiculous energy policy ever cooked up and endorsed by an Australian Coalition government gets the axe. The Energy Policy Institute of Australia has just joined the queue – and for very good reason.  We’ll let […]

Herald Sun’s Terry McCrann: “The Climate Spectator’s a joke!”

**** The Herald Sun’s leading numbers man, Terry McCrann is clearly on the STT team – he came out swinging a while back with a call to can the fans – in no uncertain terms (see our post here). Well, Terry’s back and – from the way his latest piece reads – we think just […]

Wind Power: the “Joke” that just isn’t funny anymore

**** South-Eastern Australia enjoyed a few typically warm summers days last week and the weather pattern saw wind power output collapse – as it does more than 100 times every year.  In our post yesterday we covered the resulting spike in wholesale power prices and “load-shedding” that saw small business owners in Victoria’s coastal tourist […]