PM’s Reliable Power Play Spells Disaster for Unreliable & Intermittent Wind Power

  Politics is a cruel caper, at the best of times. And, in Australia, power politics is merciless. A decade and-a-half of government intervention in the power market has left Australia with the highest power prices in the world and a grid on the brink of collapse. The disaster is largely down to distortions caused by […]

Wind Industry Lies About Falling Costs Backfire: MPs Demand End to Subsidies for Wind Power

The moral of the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ isn’t don’t lie, it’s don’t tell the same lie twice. Renewables rent-seekers continue to stick with the same grab bag of lies, myths and furphies, despite mountains of evidence revealing their marketing pitch is just so much polished propaganda. South Australia (Australia’s so-called ‘wind […]

All at Sea – Forget Wind Industry Spin: Offshore Wind Costs are Not Falling, They’re Staggering

Over the last year or so, the Australian wind industry, its parasites and spruikers have pointed to a number of proposals to spear mega-windmills offshore and out in the briny blue, including one monstrous boondoggle pitched for the waters off of the Victorian coast. These pie-in-the-sky plans are accompanied with the usual guff about wind power being […]

The Killing Season Begins: Renewable Energy Disaster Puts PM Malcolm Turnbull at Risk

In Canberra, political knives are being quietly sharpened in back rooms and corridors, with one target in mind. Malcolm Turnbull knifed sitting PM, Tony Abbott in September 2015, on the basis that Abbott had lost public support. Whatever Turnbull thought he might have done in power, if that included sorting out Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and […]

Time to Tear Up Australia’s Economic Suicide Note: Renewable Energy Target Must Go Now

  Malcolm Turnbull should come clean and explain to his party and the public that his son, Alex is heavily invested in wind power outfit, Infigen and did so at a time when it was on the brink of bankruptcy. In one of the luckiest bets of all time (see our post here), Alex Turnbull managed […]

Wind Industry’s Armageddon: Liberals Join Nationals to Demand an End to Subsidies

Yet again, Judith Sloan tackles the greatest policy disaster of all time, and yet again she hits the bulls-eye. Clean energy target a non-starter on road to affordable energy The Australian Judith Sloan 10 October 2017 You remember the bloke wanting to get to Dublin. He wasn’t in a good place to start his journey. […]

Experts Hope Summer Blackouts Bring Sanity to Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle

  If Australia’s energy policy debate was a theatre production, it would be labelled ‘high farce’. Throwing $60 billion to the sun and the wind, destroying a grid which was renowned for not only its expanse, but its reliability and sending power prices from the very bottom of the league table, all the way to […]