Australia’s Self-Inflicted Renewable Energy Crisis: 200,000 Families Can’t Afford Power

Relying on subsidised, intermittent and unreliable wind and solar results in rocketing power prices. Rocketing power prices results in a cycle of grinding, daily misery for the poorest and most vulnerable.

More than 100,000 Australian families had their power cut off last year, and a further 100,000 are on payment plans with their power retailers – all thanks to Australia’s diabolical obsession with wind and solar power.

South Australia tops the list above, for one reason, and one reason only: its ludicrous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes.

Craig Kelly heads up the Monash Forum, a group of 30 Liberal and National MPs determined to arrest the disaster. Here’s Craig.

Energy policy as shameful as the Soviet’s
The Spectator Australia
Craig Kelly
21 May 2018

“I told myself it was beneath my dignity to arrest a man for pilfering firewood. But nothing ordered by the party is beneath the dignity of any man, and the party was right: One man desperate for a bit of fuel is pathetic. Five million people desperate for fuel will destroy a city.’’

Communist General Yevgraf Zhivago, Dr Zhivago, (film), 1965

One of my favourite movies of all time is the classic Dr Zhivago set against the backdrop of the turmoil of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia.

And I’ve always been haunted by the scene where Yuri – played by Omar Sharif – returns home from work early and admonishes his wife for not keeping the heating on. His wife then breaks down in tears telling Yuri they have no fuel to keep it alight.

Later that evening Yuri sneaks out into the night scavenging for wood to take home and burn to heat his home and keep his family warm. In the darkness of night, Yuri rips off a few wooden planks from a fence which he hides under his heavy overcoat, while his half-brother, Communist General Yevgraf Zhivago watches from the shadows.

However, not being able to heat one’s home in winter, and scavenging the streets looking for a few pieces of wood to burn for a little warmth is not something restricted to chaos and confusion of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia.

Here in modern-day Australia, one of most energy-rich nations in the world, last financial year a total of 109,000 households had their electricity disconnected, unable to afford their electricity bills inflated by over $3 billion in subsidies for Chinese made solar panels and wind turbines.

And add to those 109,000 homes where the electricity was cut-off, a further 100,000 plus more homes are on electricity hardship programs, plus the millions of Australians that this winter won’t turn their heaters on for fear of being unable to afford what is now almost the most expensive electricity in the world — and we to have many people scavenging the streets looking for pieces of wood to burn to try and keep their homes warm.

Recently, I’ve heard stories of people stealing wooden pallets from industrial areas to take home to burn for a little warmth. I also constantly hear stories people going in bushland to fill the boot of their car with firewood because they can’t afford electricity. And we’ve even had examples of people resorting to burning barbecue heat beads indoors to try and heat their homes – only to be poisoned by noxious gasses emitted.

But to the climate change zealots, having hundreds of thousands of their fellow Australians unable to heat their homes in winter is simply a necessary sacrifice in their virtue-signalling against “global warming’’.

As Yuri Zhivago says to Bolshevik commander upon finding an old Russian peasant suffering from starvation and lack of warmth; “It would give me satisfaction for to hear them admit it”.
The Spectator Australia

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  1. TroyGale says:

    This is one of the saddest stories about “Green Energy” I’ve ever heard. There never was anything which could be done about Global Warming, it isn’t being caused by man. In 4.5 billion years the Earth has often been hotter, and often been colder. Were I you folk, I would see which of your Pols made money on this scam, because no one is this stupid except Eco Nuts. Perhaps charges can be preferred against these People, and I’d bet more than one is involved. You good folk have been swindled, only fools would feel differently.

  2. Safe and affordable energy is the highest imperative of a democratic government that is committed to the well being and success of the people who they are paid to protect. Any government that does not provide this is betraying the public trust.

  3. Terry Conn says:

    No prizes for guessing why the Turnbull liberal party is desperate to have this man (Kelly) disendorsed from preselesction in the seat of Hughes – a man with a heart, a man with the common sense to actually see what the absurd bipartisan ‘renewable energy’ policies are actually doing to Australian citizens and care about it.

  4. swan101 says:

    Reblogged this on UPPER SONACHAN WIND FARM and commented:
    …and this when the Chinese have moved to contain their solar industry by removing subsidies & reining in expansion etc., See: ​Chinese Solar Stocks Plunge As Beijing Pulls The Plug. South China Morning Post, 4 June AND,,, Germany’s task force for phasing out coal was meant to launch this week, but yesterday the government quietly announced it is delaying the kick-off. It is the third time the coal exit commission’s launch has been delayed. The task force has become so controversial – even before it comes into existence – that the government can’t get it started. –Dave Keating, Forbes, 1 June 2018 Both these items from the excellent Global Warming Policy Forum’s newsletter.

  5. Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    SEE now what their panic-making has inspired – symbolic global warming schemes that have hurt us infinitely more than any slight, and most probably beneficial, global warming ever could…

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