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 […]

Where Do We Get Most Of Our Energy (Hint: Not Risible Renewables)

Notwithstanding the hundreds of $billions in subsidies thrown at wind and solar power, their combined contribution to world energy demand remains risible. Present the hard numbers and talk about the unstoppable ‘rise of renewables’ (if limited to wind and solar power) sounds more deluded, by the day. Pumped up lines about our ‘inevitable transition’ to […]

Long Way to Run: Fossil Fuel Powers the World Now & For Generations to Come

  The zealots that pump up the future for wind and solar power are programed to ignore the present and bound to ignore the past. For a few centuries in human history, windmills were the only game in town. Then, in the 18th Century, the captains of British scientific and engineering endeavour harnessed thermal power, […]