South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle: Supermarkets Sacking Staff, While Sales of Portable Generators Boom

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Reliable, secure and affordable electricity is one of those things that the last few generations of Australians have largely taken for granted. Not so in Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’, South Australia. These days, Croweaters count their blessings if power is delivered at all and count their pennies every time they’re hit with a power […]

How Subsidised Wind Power Destroyed South Australia’s Once Reliable & Affordable Power Supply

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*** Another day, another total wind power output collapse, another statewide blackout. Sure the political spin doctors called it ‘load shedding’, but for the 90,000 families left boiling in the dark, watching their perishables perish the result is precisely the same. The wind cult and its fellow travellers descended into apoplexy, when conventional generators failed […]

South Australia Powerless (Again): Sudden 1,000MW Wind Power Output Collapse Leaves 90,000 Families Boiling in the Dark

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‘Smug’: adjective – having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements. Eg, “he was feeling smug after his win”. synonyms: self-satisfied, complacent, self-congratulatory, superior, puffed up, pleased with oneself, self-approving, well pleased, proud of oneself. Yes, that’s STT: but our sense of self-satisfaction is not gleeful. STT has been spelling out the […]

Memo to Malcolm: Scrap Australia’s Renewable Energy Target & Collect a Free Political Gift

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Malcolm Turnbull is a Prime Minister who has attempted to please everyone and thereby proved the adage that by doing so you end up pleasing no one at all. Conservatives within his own party fulminate every time Malcolm takes to the stump and delivers sops designed to appease inner-city hipsters: his past and plentiful platitudes […]

Wind Power Subsidies Become Turnbull’s Worst Political Nightmare: Australia’s RET Must Go Now

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*** At the risk of sounding like a broken record – or for the younger generation a stuttering CD or a corrupted MP3 file – STT has said it before and will keep saying it: any policy which is unsustainable will fail, crushed by its own imponderable weight or ignominiously scrapped by those who created […]

Wind Power Wilts: Brewing Voter Fury Means Coal-Power Set to Drive Australia’s Fossil Fuelled Renaissance

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*** In 2016 no two words struck more fear into the hearts of the city-bound, political elite than ‘Trump’ and ‘Brexit’. In both instances, ignorance amongst the media and political class meant that – for them – what were predictable, if not inevitable, results came as visceral, gut-wrenching, bewildering shocks. If there is a single […]

SA’s Wind Power Debacle: AEMO Cuts SA’s Access to Victorian Power to Protect the Grid

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SA’s plan to import electricity from Victoria a threat to stability: AEMO The Australian Michael Owen 21 January 2017 A plan for South Australia to import­ more baseload power from Victoria to ease its power crisis has been suspended by the national electricity market operator because of a “potential stabil­ity issue” linked to the state’s […]