100% Lunacy: Australia’s Power Policy Becomes Playground for Deranged Virtue Signallers

  Australia’s energy policy crisis is like Game of Thrones starring complete idiots – every crazy plot twist is matched by something crazier still. The latest comes from New South Wales. NSW Labor opposition leader, Michael Daley isn’t the first, and he won’t be the last, maniac to suggest the world can be powered entirely […]

Déjà vu All Over Again: Liberal PM Determined to Squander $10 Billion on Pumped Hydro White Elephant

  Australia’s obsession with hopelessly intermittent wind and solar has rendered its power supply both unreliable and unaffordable: it’s time to stop digging. Except, on both sides of the political divide, it seems the obsession is one without reason or respite. Labor’s opposition leader, Bill Shorten is determined to destroy Australia’s economic prosperity – literally […]

Neighbourhood Theft: Why Your Neighbour’s Solar Panels Are Costing You a Fortune

Electricity generation started off as an extension of science. These days, it’s all about vanity and virtue signalling. Not least those millions of shiny solar panels, which we’ve all helped subsidise – to allow our neighbours to bask in their own virtuous glow. At the theoretical level – when the sun is up and the […]

Labor’s 50% RET: Rocketing Power Prices Bring Guaranteed Economic Destruction

  Australia’s renewable energy policy is already a disaster. But Labor’s Bill Shorten promises total catastrophe with his National 50% RET. In yesterday’s post, STT picked up on economic analysis put forward by Dr Brian Fisher, which provided a wake-up call to Australians. The economic cost of current so-called ‘climate and energy policy’ is in […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle: Government Mandates Economic Suicide

  Australia’s energy policy reads more like a Greek tragedy. An obsession with wind and solar has left Australians with rocketing power prices and an unstable grid. Renewable energy rent seekers have profited (obscenely) from the greatest government mandated wealth transfer in history: $70,000,000,000 worth of subsidies and soft loans will be thrown at wind […]

Renewables Reality Check: Giant Batteries No Solution to Wind Power’s Chaotic Delivery

South Australia is Australia’s wind and solar capital: resulting in an unstable grid and the world’s highest power prices. One wheeze in purported answer to the debacle above was Elon Musk’s giant 100 MW lithium-ion battery. It cost taxpayers a cool $150,000,000 and delivers occasional spurts of power to the grid, whenever the sun sets […]

Australia’s Obsession With Hopelessly Intermittent Wind & Solar Wrecking Entire Power Grid

Australians once enjoyed affordable power, reliably delivered: the chaotic delivery of wind and solar changed all that. Australian power prices have rocketed out-of-control: its wind and solar power capital, South Australia pays the highest electricity prices, in the world. Mass power cuts (aka load shedding and demand management) and mass blackouts are the new normal. […]