Hot Stuff: Power Prices Soar Whenever Hot Weather Combines with Wind & Solar Output Collapses

In wind and solar obsessed Australia it’s one thing to have electricity, it’s quite another to be able to pay the bill. STT helped draw attention to an event in January when 200,000 Victorian businesses and households were left sweltering during heatwave, as a collapse in wind power output led to widespread load shedding (ie controlled […]

Eve of Destruction: Australia’s Economy First Victim of Renewable Energy Fiasco

  If the objective of Australia’s energy policy is destroying its economy, we’re well on the way. With more than $70,000,000,000 squandered on subsidies to wind and solar, both large-scale and domestic, power prices rocketing out of control, routine, mass power cuts, whenever the sun sets and/or calm weather sets in, and the destruction of […]

100% Lunacy: Australia’s Power Policy Becomes Playground for Deranged Virtue Signallers

  Australia’s energy policy crisis is like Game of Thrones starring complete idiots – every crazy plot twist is matched by something crazier still. The latest comes from New South Wales. NSW Labor opposition leader, Michael Daley isn’t the first, and he won’t be the last, maniac to suggest the world can be powered entirely […]

Neighbourhood Theft: Why Your Neighbour’s Solar Panels Are Costing You a Fortune

Electricity generation started off as an extension of science. These days, it’s all about vanity and virtue signalling. Not least those millions of shiny solar panels, which we’ve all helped subsidise – to allow our neighbours to bask in their own virtuous glow. At the theoretical level – when the sun is up and the […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle: Government Mandates Economic Suicide

  Australia’s energy policy reads more like a Greek tragedy. An obsession with wind and solar has left Australians with rocketing power prices and an unstable grid. Renewable energy rent seekers have profited (obscenely) from the greatest government mandated wealth transfer in history: $70,000,000,000 worth of subsidies and soft loans will be thrown at wind […]

Renewables Reality Check: Giant Batteries No Solution to Wind Power’s Chaotic Delivery

South Australia is Australia’s wind and solar capital: resulting in an unstable grid and the world’s highest power prices. One wheeze in purported answer to the debacle above was Elon Musk’s giant 100 MW lithium-ion battery. It cost taxpayers a cool $150,000,000 and delivers occasional spurts of power to the grid, whenever the sun sets […]

Biggest Losers: Power Consumers Pay Insane Cost to Backup Intermittent Wind & Solar

Wind and solar collapses in SA and VIC on 24 and 25 January sent power prices into orbit, as conventional generators cashed in on the chaos. As wind and solar power output hit the floor, the spot price of power hit $14,500 per MWh. The additional cost to power consumers was in excess of $1,100,000,000 […]