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Permanent Part-Time Power: Wind Power Rush Leaves Texans Scrambling for Reliable Electricity

STOP THESE THINGS

Being a weather-dependent enterprise, no one thinks of promising their kids a kite flying holiday, ahead of time. So just how modern, Western economies ever thought they’d power themselves with occasional breezes is a mystery.

The inherent and chaotic intermittency that’s part and parcel of wind power is only compensated by the ability of dispatchable power sources to plug the yawning, routine daily gaps in wind power output. Those sources are, in order of priority coal, gas and nuclear and (where available) hydro.

The amount of power stored and re-delivered by grid-scale batteries is so risible it barely rates a mention.

In truth, the real heavy lifting is done by [insert trigger warning] fossil fuels, being inefficiently utilised in power plants, often given the misleading tag of “backup” power. Misleading because, before heavily subsidised wind and solar came on the scene, they did just fine, all by themselves, delivering power…

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Von Hippel on how we know when humans started wearing clothes

Why is Labour struggling to deliver?

Barrie Saunders

The two year media reviews of the Labour led coalition agree it is struggling to get enough runs on the board.   Why is this so?

After nine years of opposition it can be expected there would be a running in period.   However that doesn’t adequately explain why they are delivering less than they had hoped.

While it is natural to expect Labour would have a modest understanding of how business works, it was a surprise to me also, that far too few Ministers actually understand how Government works.  So many don’t understand the mechanisms of government which means they failed to make best use of their time in opposition.   Not only that, its apparent they don’t understand the most important law of all – the law of unintended consequences.

In opposition I had several meetings with Phil Twyford and found him to be personable and passionate about…

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Thomas Sowell: The Left Just Ignores These Basic Facts

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