Browsing All posts tagged under »Electrical Power Blackouts«

Careful What You Wish For If We Electrify Everything

November 22, 2022 by


By Robert Lyman and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Those who believe in an impending climate catastrophe often insist that the world must “decarbonize”, electrify the entire economy, and base future electricity generation entirely on renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric generation. Rarely, however, do these advocates address the risks of such […]

News Of NERC Is Not Good For Reliability

June 15, 2022 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ My last CFACT article pointed out that the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) mades and enforces the regulations governing grid reliability in America. The looming threat of numerous summer blackouts, which they just announced, is therefore their fault. They have obviously failed to maintain reliability, which is their specific […]

The Queensland Blackout – Tuesday 24 May 2021

May 26, 2021 by


By Anton Lang ~ Yesterday, here in my home State of Queensland, there was a major blackout, and media reports that perhaps half a million ‘homes and businesses’ had their power cut, and here that number is smaller for Government to say than the real number of people who were affected. I was in the […]

Texas’ Winter Electrical Grid Failures Highlight Nation’s Vulnerability To EMP Attacks

March 10, 2021 by


By Peter Brookes and Ryan Williams ~ During the blackout last month, several million customers were without power in Texas. Indeed, nearly half of the state’s electricity production was interrupted at one time as a result of the record cold temperatures. In the media, scenes flickered across our (well-powered) screens of the significant challenges facing […]

We May Never Learn The Truth About The Texas Blackout

March 1, 2021 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The reasons for the grid collapse are now a matter of intense debate. In the absence of detailed data the debate is mostly over general statistics, which do not establish causality. For example: Frozen wind turbines caused it. A gas shortage caused it. The gas shortage was caused by electrification […]

Reasons For Texas Blackouts And How Best To Avoid Them Going Forward

February 20, 2021 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ As millions of Texans suffer from a lack of electric power, heat, and water, the “never let a crisis go to waste” crowd is in full swing on both sides of the political aisle. Half-truths and misinformation have flooded social media outlets and policy discussions, blaming specific fuel sources, the deregulated structure […]

New York Can’t Buy Its Way Out Of Blackouts

December 26, 2020 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ New York City will soon be home to the world’s biggest utility-scale battery system, designed to back up its growing reliance on intermittent renewables. At 400 MWh this batch of batteries will be more than triple the 129 MWh world leader in Australia. The City of New York’s director of […]

The Blackouts Are Coming! The Blackouts Are Coming!

September 9, 2020 by


By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ The understatement of California’s trouble was announced by officials who admitted an over reliance on wind and solar power. The governor said there was not enough wind to keep the turbines going and cloud cover and night fall restricted solar power. The state has fallen thousands of megawatts behind its […]

Victorians Sweat Through A Great Green Hoax

January 26, 2019 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Lily D’Ambrosio, Victoria’s warmist Minister for Energy, in 2017 claimed Labor was helping to “deliver affordable, sustainable and renewable energy”. All three promises were broken yesterday. Affordable? Victoria actually had wholesale power prices hit $14,500 per megawatt hour – when prices used to average less than $40. Sustainable? Wind power generators […]

Renewable Power Australia – Coal And Gas Save NSW From Blackouts, But Labor Demands More Wind

February 13, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The Australian Labor Party wants to force the country to switch to 50 per cent green power – almost all of it unreliable wind and solar – by 2030, or just 13 years from now. How mad is that? New South Wales (NSW) was baked by a heat wave on the […]

Renewable Power Australia – South Australia Loses Power Again In Another Wind Farm Fail

February 9, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ South Australia’s wind farms fail again, grinding out just 2 per cent of its total Capacity of power when the wind’s die in a heatwave. Result: blackouts to 40,000 homes as the temperature soars above 40 degrees. And lives put in danger by this green madness. Widespread power blackouts were imposed […]

Renewable Power Australia – More Blackouts In South Australia. Where’s The Wind?

December 1, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ South Australia gets disconnected from the national electricity grid, meaning it must rely on its own electricity – including all that expensive wind power it boasts about. Result: blackouts affecting 200,000 people. About 200,000 people experienced power outages overnight after South Australia disconnected from the national electricity network. The Australian Energy […]

No To Coal Fired Power: How South Australia’s Labor Party Killed Reliable Power Supply

October 23, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ A new letter shows how South Australia’s Labor government, maddened by its global warming religion, refused a deal to save its last coal-fired power station. Result: electricity bills shot up and the whole state lost its power. Rebecca Puddy: The Weatherill Labor government has released a letter ­detail­ing negotiations with the […]

Renewable Power Australia – Report: Wind Power Caused The South Australia Blackout

October 20, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill – along with green energy interests and many journalists – claimed South Australia’s fault had nothing to do with the state’s wind generators. They were telling untruths. A new report into the disaster concludes the blackout was caused by wind farms suddenly going off line, while […]

Renewable Power Australia – Steven Marshall Should Have Listened And Blown Up A Wind Farm

October 10, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ It was three years ago that I advised South Australia’s Liberal Party Leader to get himself a stick of gelignite and blow up a wind generator. Yes, we were at a party but, no, I wasn’t drunk. I told the startled Steven Marshall this was the best way to cut through […]

Renewable Power Australia – Green Hypocrites Exposed By South Australia Storm

October 6, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Wow, the hypocrisy. Check the global warmists now attacking Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for making “political points” about the weather. Pot, meet kettle. How we laughed. Last week the Prime Minister pointed out South Australia had just lost its whole electricity supply in a storm despite having more wind power […]

Renewable Power Australia – Green Power Works When There’s A Daddy To Pay

October 4, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ South Australia ran to Canberra for subsidies to protect Arium Steel – which has now been shut down in part because of the state’s ruinously juvenile obsession with green power. Terry McCrann and Nick Cater expose how green power is killing South Australia. Terry McCrann: ABSOLUTE unmitigated, undiluted bullcrap: the desperate, indeed […]

How They Gloated When South Australia Blew Up Its Last Coal Fired Generator

September 30, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ South Australian Liberal leader Steven Marshall ignored the advice I gave him before the last election to blow up a wind tower to announce his state would be open for business if he won. My plan was too radical. But Labor then blew up a coal-fired generator and the ABC applauded. […]

Renewable Power Australia – South Australia Shows The World Why No One Should Invest There

September 29, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Background: Yesterday, at around 4PM, the whole of the State of South Australia lost power as the electricity grid failed totally. That is an area of around one and a half times the size of the State of Texas. However, because Australia is sparsely populated, the total population is only 1.8 […]

Electric Power Blackout: The Power of One

December 8, 2012 by


By Ken Chrosniak ~ There exists a clear and present danger to you, your family and your community; the loss of sustained electric power.  As of now, absolutely no government entity (except for the Department of Defense (DoD)) has initiated plans for survival from a catastrophic breakdown of our electric grid over multiple regions of […]