Into The Black: Wind & Solar Chaos Promise Return To A New (Very) Dark Age

STOP THESE THINGS

Californians & South Australians know the drill: when the sun sets and/or calm weather sets in, be sure to have flashlights and diesel generators at the ready.

The first few minutes of a mass blackout can be kind of exhilarating; the candles come out, adding romance to the evening Uber Eats dining experience and, with TVs inoperable, the potential for a little uninterrupted conversation.

Then the portable devices run flat – mobile phones and tablets run out of juice and, should the blackout last more than a couple of hours, the mobile phone network itself runs dead.

Dimly lit romance, soon turns to a “what do we do, next?” form of panic.

Before we started our love affair with wind and solar, it would take a violent (often electrical) storm to deliver mass blackouts. Now a burst of calm and/or cloudy weather will do the job.

Of course, windmills and…

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