Energy Minister Delivers Killer-Blow to Australian Industry: Mass Power Cuts Now Formal Government Policy

  An obsession with the ‘unreliables’ – wind and solar – has destroyed Australia’s once reliable and affordable power supply. Consistent with that theme, Australia’s Energy Minister has just given the two fingered salute to Australian business. Josh Frydenberg is pushing a National Energy Guarantee which (as pointed out in last night’s post) could have […]

Affordable Energy Wars: Australian MPs Determined to End Subsidies to Wind & Solar

  The solution to Australia’s self-inflicted energy calamity involves a battle between deluded zealots and pragmatic realists. In the former camp sits Audrey Zibelman (head of AEMO) and Kerry Schott (head of the Energy Security Board), along with a band of equally deluded fellow travellers. In the latter, it’s the 30 or so Liberal and […]

Big-Apple Blackouts Loom: Rush to Unreliable Renewables Threatens New York Power Grid

  New Yorkers are about to reap what their wind and solar obsessed Governor, Andrew Cuomo has sown. As South Australians and Germans are acutely aware, adding utterly unreliable and inherently intermittent wind and solar to a power grid, designed entirely around dispatchable sources, leads to chaos. That wind and solar superpower, South Australia, has […]

Atomic Reaction: Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle Prompts Push for Nuclear Power

  If CO2 gas really is the existential threat it’s made out to be, then nuclear power is the only solution. That’s if you want to provide reliable and affordable electricity to all comers, rather than destroying businesses and punishing households? In 2018, with debacles like wind ‘powered’ Germany, South Australia and Victoria on show, for […]

Cost & Reliability Winners: Coal & Nuclear Just Keep On Keeping On

Pin satisfaction of your power demands to the weather, and expect the results to vary just like the .. ahem .. weather. One of the paradoxes of energy generation is that the most reliable sources are the cheapest, by far. Coal and nuclear power generation don’t need a second system like pumped hydro, mythical mega-batteries […]

Dunce School: Electricity Generation 101 for the Wind & Sun Worshipper

It takes a special brand of ignorance to still believe that the world can run on sunshine and breezes. Whether you blame a breakdown in the education system or a Trotskyite takeover of the mainstream media, the results are the same: there’s a stubborn rump who continue to turn fantasy into ‘fact’; who are incapable […]

Wind Power Collapses Send Power Prices Into Orbit in Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia

Wind power outfits often claim that their particular operation ‘powers’ 30,000 homes; RE zealots even claim that South Australians get 50% of their power from the sun and wind. Whacked with the obvious retort of ‘when?’, the wind cultist changes tack and starts mumbling about mega-batteries (non-existent and insanely costly), pumped hydro (non-existent and costly) […]