Germany’s Energiewende Nightmare: Grid Collapse Looms Due to Erratic Wind & Solar

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*** As it goes in South Australia, so it goes in Germany: the attempt to run on sunshine and breezes has led to rocketing power prices, energy poverty and a grid on the brink of collapse. Here’s NoTricksZone on the German debacle. ‘Manager Magazin’ Reports How Renewable Electricity Is Taking Germany On A Wild Ride […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle: Destroying an Already Battered Economy

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*** Insanity is a term that doesn’t even come close to capturing the mania that has gripped South Australia in the last few months. Its hapless Labor government refused to cut a deal to keep Alinta’s Port Augusta power plants up and running and, since their closure in May this year, South Australia has suffered […]

Blackouts & Bushfires: South Australia’s Wind Power Disaster Puts Thousands of Jobs & Lives at Mortal Risk

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After what, for now, can be referred to as South Australia’s most recent mass blackout, Adelaide’s The Advertiser has finally woken up to the fact that the South Australian obsession with wind power has placed the economically battered State in a category alongside North Korea, sub-Saharan Africa and Cuba. With the passing of Cuba’s long-time […]

Déjà Vu (All Over Again): Yet Another Wind Power Output Collapse Plunges 200,000 South Australian Homes into the Dark Ages

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Baseball Player, Manager and great American philosopher, Yogi Berra was famous for his in-eloquent, but somehow prescient and folksy quips. Lines such as “If you come to a fork in the road, take it” and “If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them”, might leave many scratching […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle: Blackout Spells the End for Wind Power

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*** Time for tilting at windmills is at an end (SA blackout shows need for energy security instead of windmills) The Australian Chris Kenny 8 October 2016 By plunging itself into darkness and flailing itself with prohibitive, self-imposed electricity costs, South Australia provides the nation with a critical warning about energy policy. It also demonstrates […]

‘GUILTY’: South Australia’s Statewide Blackout Caused by Deliberate Wind Farm Shutdown

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For STT, laying out the facts that disclose the greatest environmental and economic fraud of all time has been a labour of love. When we kicked off on Boxing Day 2012, STT was a lone voice in a vast wilderness: almost every man or woman claiming the mantle ‘journalist’ had ‘drunk the Kool-Aid’ – and […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle Killing Miners, Mineral Processors & Scarce Jobs

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*** In the aftermath of South Australia’s ‘Black’ Wednesday, its biggest miner – BHP Billiton – and last two mineral processors – Whyalla steel maker, Arrium and Port Pirie lead and zinc smelter, Nyrstar, were left powerless and thoroughly crippled as a result. We’ll start with a couple of pieces that appeared the day after. […]