Lunatic’s Paradise: SA Voters’ Last Chance to Curb Renewable Energy Insanity

  South Australia is renowned as a renewable energy ‘superpower’, which has left it with the highest retail power prices in the world and the most unreliable grid on the planet (Burkina Faso, Cuba and North Korea aside). As this post goes to air, officials will soon start counting votes in SA’s State election. Pundits […]

Avoiding Disaster: Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle Signals Warning to Energy Rich Americans

  Laconic crocodile hunters aside, Australia doesn’t often register in the US of A, but its self-inflicted renewable energy fiasco has clearly placed it on the American radar. News of wind ‘powered’ South Australia’s statewide blackout in September 2016 rendered it an international laughing stock. It also set it up as an example of what […]

Renewables Hoax: Australia’s Biggest Retailer, AGL ‘Gets Out of Coal’ By Spending $200m Fixing Coal-Fired Power Plant

  Renewables rent-seekers never talk about output, they only ever talk about capacity. Lines like the Windy Hill wind farm will power 30,000 homes, never come with the obvious caveat ‘sometimes’, and the rider that we can never say precisely ‘when’ that might be. Promoters of wind and solar, fixated on the hundreds of $billions thrown at […]

‘Green’ Energy Fail: How Ideology Destroyed Australia’s Once Cheap & Reliable Power Supply

Wrecking a power market and a power grid is a piece of cake: just add massively subsidised, unreliable and intermittent wind and solar. Ontario, Denmark and Germany provide pertinent examples. But there’s none better than Australia, particularly because it’s blessed with abundant coal, gas and uranium reserves, the envy of the World. Hijacked by renewables […]

Move Over Cuba: Australia’s Renewables Debacle Leads to Mandated Power Rationing

One mark of a developed economy, is its ability to deliver affordable power, without fail. Resource rich Australia once enjoyed the cheapest power prices in the world, blackouts were almost exclusively the result of catastrophic storms, and there was no such thing as mass load shedding. Now, Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy debacle has left it […]

System Reboot Required: Undoing Australia’s Self-Inflicted Renewable Energy Disaster

  For some strange reason, wind ‘powered’ Victoria and South Australia suffer wholesale prices around double what’s paid in coal-fired Queensland and NSW? Could it be that massively subsidised, intermittent and unreliable wind power has wrecked power markets in Daniel Andrew’s Victoria and Jay Weatherill’s SA? The graphic above appeared in The Australian, a few […]

SA Premier Promises to Double Power Prices & Destroy Grid: 75% RET = 100% Lunacy

  Looking for an example of how to destroy an economy? Look no further than wind ‘powered’ South Australia. Where Australia’s other capital cities are growing so fast that they look like bursting, Adelaide’s population is shrinking; the best and brightest exit as fast their Commodores can carry them, leaving an ageing population and a […]