South Australia’s Ridiculous Wind Power Push Driving Business to Bankruptcy: Power Prices Triple (Again)

*** In Australia’s so-called wind power capital, South Australia, its hapless Labor government is crowing about having reached its ludicrous 50% renewable energy target. However, the cost of that vanity project is crippling what remains of South Australia’s productive enterprise. In our recent post – Economic Carnage: SA’s Rocketing Power Prices Crippling Miners, Bakers & […]

Subsidised Suicide: Wind Power Delivers Nothing But Rocketing Power Prices & Blackouts

*** In this pair of pearlers, James Delingpole spans the globe: firstly detailing the growing and staggering cost of subsidised wind power in Britain; and then turning his attention Downunder to the disaster that is Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia. Post-Brexit Britain Wants To Escape Its EU Renewables Targets. About Time Too Breitbart James […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster Was Both Predictable & Avoidable

*** In this collection from Quadrant, Jo Nova and The Australian one solid theme emerges: Australia’s energy crisis is entirely self-inflicted and thus it was perfectly avoidable. Among those who saw it coming was Matt Zema – then chief of the Australian Energy Market Operator, who shuffled off this mortal coil way too soon. Before […]

Australia’s Runaway Renewable Energy Crisis: the Product of Government, Not Market Failure

*** Governments’ renewable energy push to blame for crisis The Australian Financial Review Ben Potter 7 April 2017 The energy sector is in disarray because of government failure, not market failure, former Productivity Commission chairman Gary Banks says. He told Infrastructure Partnerships Australia the spectacle of South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill blaming the private sector […]

SA’s Wind Farms Guilty: 28 September ‘Black System’ Caused by Wind Power Output Collapse

*** Whichever way you slice it (and it’s been cut from every possibly exculpatory angle), South Australia’s infamous Statewide blackout on 28 September 2016 was due to the inability of its 18 wind farms to tough out a typically vigorous spring storm front. Where conventional generators have no difficulty chugging away in bad weather, ‘systems’ […]

Australia’s Suicidal RET: Eastern States Soon to Follow South Australia Over its Wind Power Cliff

Maurice Newman was the former head of Deutsche Bank, the ABC and ASX so you’d be forgiven for thinking that he might know a thing or two about economics and business. Maurice doesn’t mince his words about these things: calling wind power “a crime against the people” (see our post here). Maurice has also previously […]

Australia’s PM Fiddles While Rome Burns: Keeping Federal RET a Recipe for a National Energy Disaster

*** ‘inertia’: noun a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged; “the bureaucratic inertia of the various tiers of government” synonyms: inactivity, inaction, inactiveness, inertness, passivity, apathy, accidie, malaise, stagnation, dullness, enervation, sluggishness, lethargy, languor, languidness, listlessness, torpor, torpidity, idleness, indolence, laziness, sloth, slothfulness. If STT was called upon to provide a single word […]