Unreliable Subsidised Wind & Solar – Destroyers of Worlds – Have Become Economic Death

Market fails to cope with the rise of the unreliables The Australian David Uren 14 September 2017 Creeping nationalisation to fix policy blunders would make Lenin smile In the former Soviet Union, electricity-generating plants were built with the architectural grandeur of cathedrals, some with stained glass windows. The leader of the Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin, […]

Wind Industry Demands End to Subsidies: Wind Power Now Cheaper than Coal & Gas-Fired Power

Admit it, we had you there for a moment. No, our headline is definitely fake news. However, if the wind industry was taken at its word (unlikely) then the subsidies would have ended years ago. The likes of AGL, the Clean Energy Council and a whole band of wind worshipping lunatics have been telling us […]

The Obscene Cost of Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle

What a difference a 20% year-on-year hike in retail power bills can make. Add in the South Australian experience of routine load shedding and statewide blackouts. Top it off with the threat of widespread blackouts this Summer; and not just confined to SA, but likely to send Victorians back to the Victorian age and New […]

Government Brawl with AGL Signals End of Renewable Subsidies

All of a sudden, everybody is interested in electricity. As a result, Australia’s patrician and aloof PM, Malcolm Turnbull has been gifted with any number of self-appointed energy market advisors. The quality of the advice tends to vary, and the solutions proffered generally have something to do with whether the protagonist is invested in the […]

Killing Australia’s Renewable Energy Target an Essential Economic Reboot

Combining climate with energy in a single policy setting is like combining a running child with super-sharp scissors: an unhealthy mix, prone to disaster. The concept of cutting CO2 emissions from a system which is built (and continues to rely) on coal-fired power generation, has the necessary and inevitable result of killing that system. Wind […]

Australia’s Monumental Wind Power Fail: Rocketing Prices & Mass Blackouts Here to Stay

As an entry-level primer on the causes and consequences of Australia’s self-inflicted energy calamity, this article by The Australian’s Graham Lloyd is a pretty fair effort. However, as usual, Graham allows his instinct for journalistic ‘balance’ to take the edge off his own analysis. Wind fail: blow me down The Australian Graham Lloyd 8 September […]

The Nuclear Option: Atomic Solution to Australia’s Energy Crisis

In the blink of an eye, Australia’s media circus has finally woken up to the scale and scope of Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity. More ink has been spilt in the last few weeks on the subject than in the whole of the last decade. Wind power capital, South Australia’s blackouts and load […]