House of Cards: Wind & Solar ‘Transition’ Delivers Total Energy System Collapse

Posted: June 18, 2022 by oldbrew in Critique, Energy
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Power generation is becoming power degeneration thanks to the renewables obsession of government climate worriers.


A house of cards has more structural integrity than a power generation system that depends on sunshine and breezes. Australia’s unfolding renewable energy debacle is a case in point.

Total daily collapses solar output (aka ‘sunset’) and total collapses in wind power output (aka ‘calm weather’) are at the heart of a power pricing and supply calamity, with daily power rationing the new normal.

The massive subsidies to wind and solar were designed to destroy the profitability of reliable coal-fired generators, which they duly did.

The political brains trust and their apologists in the MSM have been railing against coal-fired power as “dirty” and the personification of “evil” for years now. And yet, when a coal-fired power plant takes one or two of its several generating units off-line for repairs or maintenance, the same mob howls ‘blue murder’, accusing the plant’s owners of an underhand conspiracy aimed at undermining the…

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  1. Saighdear says:

    Well, I said t’other day: about the 3 little pigs. …. and the Big Bad Wolf: and we brought down the steel curtain to allow the Wolf in. and now there is more outcryu about illegal immigrants than the corruption and stupidity of our Blubberment. nor any word about the Bio-Labs in Ukraine, etc.
    I told youo I told , I could have told you a LOOONg time ago: in the 70’s as the GrandParents w ould have said when Vestas was promoting WindMills. the few around didn’t do an awful lot – not much changed when the wind don’t blow. Fish anyone? Haven’t seen a Heron for a while, the stork is off to the marsh meadows and following the Mowers for Frogs, etc and the Herringboats ? ….. And it’s been SOooh windy here this past week -10 days – too windy for safe application of herbicides, threshing and trashing of fruit on the trees ( Flaming june / June-drop terms of note to the Horticulturists) but losing the few fruit that survived the late frosts / cold winds. .. Could write a book on how to set up a population to Starve.
    I am only indoors this now since it IS so windy that all blows away – fine to dry the hay, but no use trying to windrow (That word ! ) the crop for further drying and Baling. At least we can accept the weather for all it is in the knowledge that WE did not cause it. Sleep at night and accept it is Mother Nature ( Maybe Mother was watching the recent tv discussions on HRT etc !! )

  2. oldbrew says:

    The more we rely on renewables, the more variability and potential for dysfunction there will be.

    Environmentalists and their allies in big business have argued that batteries solve this problem.

    Possible if you’re measuring in seconds or maybe minutes, but hours – not so much.

  3. oldbrew says:

    The opposite of an energy ‘transition’…

    IEA forecasts global oil demand to reach 101.6 mb/d in 2023; non-OECD countries lead expansion
    18 June 2022

    Following gains of 1.8 mb/d this year, world oil demand is forecast to expand by 2.2 mb/d to 101.6 mb/d in 2023.
    – – –
    Any reduced demand for oil in EV-buying countries will be snapped up elsewhere.

  4. Bazz says:

    No one asks when and where will you get the power to recharge those big batteries ?

  5. Gamecock says:

    The purpose of batteries is to convince the masses that renewables are viable. The objective is not to back up wind/solar power, it is to convince people than wind/solar are viable sources of electricity.

    “Don’t worry about intermittency, batteries will fix it.”

  6. oldbrew says:

    Seagreen Wind Farm Cabling in Angus Completed

    Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm off the Angus coast has passed a significant milestone.

    The installation of more than 11 miles of onshore cabling has been completed for the Seagreen wind farm.
    . . .
    Seagreen, scheduled to enter operation next year, is a £3 billion joint venture project between SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies.

    The first of 114 turbines at Seagreen, 17 miles off the Angus coast, was installed late last year.

    In March, another landmark was celebrated as the huge topside – which weighs about 4,800 tonnes – was installed.

    Its role is to collect and manage 1,075MW of power generated by the wind turbines.

    Once operational this site will become Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest fixed bottom offshore wind farm.

    It will provide enough clean power for around two thirds of all Scottish homes. [bold added]
    – – –
    £3 billion!

  7. stpaulchuck says:

    (on Seagreen:)
    “It will provide enough clean power for around two thirds of all Scottish homes.” for about 15 minutes a week, ha ha ha

    From what I’ve read over the years about windmills and solar arrays, they only put out about one-third the rated output on average and then intermittently. It’s all a gigantic scam.

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