In their more deluded moments, wind and sun worshippers claim that, if only fossil fuel guzzling, climate-deniers would shrivel up and die, nature’s ‘wonder fuels’ could easily provide 100% of everybody’s energy needs, now and until kingdom come – and do so absolutely free.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, even on their best days, the contribution from wind and solar power barely bumps the energy production register and, even after 30 years and hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies, their combined global output still amounts to little more than an accounting rounding error.
Ironically it’s those dastardly ‘extreme weather events’ that demonstrate how ridiculous is the idea that one day the world will get all its electricity from the wind and the sun.
Whether it’s scorching, breathless summer weather in Australia when wind power output collapses leaving thousands boiling in the dark, or still, frosty nights in North America, wind and solar power are guaranteed failures.
Here’s an example of the latter from Canada.