Total Flop: After 30 Years & Massive Subsidies, Wind & Solar Satisfies 1.1% of Global Energy Demand


The idea that one day soon we’ll all be powered by sunshine and breezes is infantile nonsense. No modern economy has ever powered itself entirely with wind and solar power. Still, we’re continually berated with the notion that our ‘transition’ to all wind and sun powered future is ‘inevitable’.

Step back for a moment and consider that the wind and solar industries have received hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies over the last 30 years, and yet their combined output amounts to little more than an accounting rounding error.

While wind and solar output at a global level is trivial, the cost of propping up this pathetic pair is far from it.

In Australia alone, the subsidies to wind and solar under the Federal government’s Large-Scale RET will exceed more than $60 billion by the time that scam expires in 2030. Subsidies to domestic rooftop solar will add another…

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2 thoughts on “Total Flop: After 30 Years & Massive Subsidies, Wind & Solar Satisfies 1.1% of Global Energy Demand

  1. I am surprised you would forward this rubbish. This is an anti-scientific blog where the author has yet to understand new solar is the same cost as old coal ( and half the cost of new coal).
    nor do they understand that in Australia units of coal powered power stations broke down once every three days. Of course we saw in Victoria what occurs when too many break down


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