Wind & Solar Subsidies: High Time To End The Never-Ending Story of Wasted $Billions

Death and taxes are certainties, so too the wind and solar industry’s critical dependence on massive and endless subsidies. Those pushing wind and solar keep telling us that the power they produce is ‘free’ and getting cheaper all the time. Every so often, rent seekers and their political enablers are faced with the retort that, […]

Why Heavily Subsidised & Utterly Unreliable Wind & Solar Will Wreck Your Economy

The wind and solar cult will never admit it, but coal-fired power is the backbone of Australia’s electricity grid. Without it, this country would descend into Stone Age chaos in next to no time. With the announcement that another reliable coal-fired power plant will be shuttered in a few years’ time, the response from our […]

Chasing Net-Zero Targets Without Nuclear Power Amounts to Assisted Economic Suicide

With no defined benefit and undisclosed costs, net-zero carbon dioxide gas emissions targets amount to an assisted economic suicide pact. Countries serious about their economic future – eg China, India, Russia, Brazil and countless others – have no interest in signing up to a scheme that will merely enrich rent-seekers and crony capitalists but guarantee […]

Backing Net-Zero Emissions & Not Backing Nuclear Power Generation: You Can’t Be Serious

The anti-capitalist, anti-progress, anti-human climate zealot reveals himself by backing net-zero emissions while rejecting nuclear power generation. The crony capitalist pursuing a net-zero target is, of course, easy to spot; with him, it’s a case of follow the money. Whip up the fear and imminent climate catastrophe and then point to the only ‘solution’ on […]

Growing Up: Nuclear Powered Submarine Deal Paves Way For Nuclear Powered Future

The growing military threat posed by China has forced a little maturity upon Australia’s political betters. This week, the PM announced plans to scrap the contract to purchase a dozen diesel-powered French submarines (aka the ‘dud subs’) that were set to cost Australian taxpayers around $100 billion and which wouldn’t be delivered much before 2040. […]

Destination Destruction: Australia’s Wind & Solar Policy A National Suicide Pact

Australia’s energy policy is a self-inflicted calamity driven by an obsession with intermittent wind and solar. Only a complete collapse of the grid will cause those who pretend to govern us to get a grip. But, thankfully, a complete ‘system black’ is on the cards this coming summer. The Federal Energy Minister, Angus Taylor has […]

Emergency Response: Wind & Solar Debacle Forces Government to Build Gas-Fired Power Plants

Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy calamity was as perfectly predictable, as it was perfectly avoidable. The cancer started in wind and solar obsessed South Australia; renowned for Australia’s highest retail power prices and its most unreliable power delivery. But the disease soon spread, which is not surprising given that it all started with the Federal government’s […]

Government’s Grid Fix: Power Consumers Forced to Pay Coal-Fired Plants to Remain Online

  Having gouged $billions from power consumers and taxpayers to subsidise hopelessly unreliable wind and solar, the Federal government wants us to pay $millions more to undo the damage done to our once reliable power supply by its Renewable Energy Target. The point and purpose of subsidies and mandated targets favouring wind and solar was […]

S-O-S: Coal-Fired Power Only Answer to Australia’s Power Pricing & Supply Calamity

  Faced with rocketing power prices and a grid on the brink of collapse, the Morrison Federal government remains committed to the policies that caused the debacle. Instead of ensuring the survival of Australia’s extensive coal-fired power fleet and building new High Efficiency Low Emissions coal-plants, the PM and his Energy Minister have selected a […]

Gassed Up: All-In Policy Brawl Over Renewables Driven Power Pricing & Supply Calamity

  The adage that success has a thousand fathers, whereas failure’s an orphan applies to Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy disaster, one that no one wants to own. The Federal Coalition’s ‘plan’ to power Australia with gas-fired power plants it has yet to build, with gas supplies it does not have, sounds more like the ‘last […]