Terminal Diagnosis: Wind & Solar Chaos Places Australia’s Power Grid On Life Support

Australia’s self-inflicted wind and solar calamity has just got serious; very serious. Managing electricity grids is a finely balanced affair, requiring the ability to control what goes in and what goes out on a second-by-second basis. The generation and distribution of electricity was relatively simple when synchronous, dispatchable conventional generation sources (in Australia, coal, gas […]

Retro-Power: Australia’s Wind & Solar Obsession Delivers Third World Power Supply

Australia’s obsession with intermittent wind and solar is delivering a power supply you’d expect to find in the darkest corners of the Third World. Yet again, peak power demand in summer has renewable energy zealots berating consumers for having the temerity to turn on air-conditioners, dishwashers and appliances. Yet again, the same zealots waffle on […]

Deranged & Delusional: Victorian Government Claims Wind & Solar More Reliable Than Fossil Fuels

  Victorians can thank their dangerous and delusional Labor government for their power pricing and supply calamity. Last summer saw mass blackouts and load shedding, following sudden, routine and total collapses in wind and solar output (calm weather and sunset does it every time). Back then its Premier, Daniel Andrews and Energy Minister, Lily D’Ambrosio […]

Service Failure: Australians Swelter During Summer Heatwave Because Intermittent Wind & Solar Simply Can’t Deliver

Thanks to its obsession with intermittent wind and solar, Australian’s power is neither reliable, nor affordable. A warm spell across Australia this week – with temperatures in the 40°C range – has seen the demand for electricity hit the roof. Across South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Queensland air-conditioners have been cranked into furious action to […]

Blackout Refugees: Businesses Plan Summer Escape From Victoria’s Renewable Energy Chaos

Pin your power needs to the weather and expect results to vary. Last summer saw mass load shedding and blackouts across Victoria, South Australia and NSW, when spikes in demand combined with collapses in wind and solar output. Demand patterns are as predictable as the delivery in wind and solar are chaotic. That chaos is […]

Power Supply Crunch: Mass Blackouts Guaranteed When Demand Spikes Coincide With Wind & Solar Collapses

  Pin your power needs to the weather and expect results to vary. Last summer saw mass load shedding and blackouts across Victoria, South Australia and NSW when spikes in demand combined with collapses in wind and solar output. Demand patterns are as predictable as the delivery in wind and solar are chaotic. That chaos […]

Reboot Required: Fixing Wind & Solar Debacle Means Winding the Clock Back 30 Years

Lamenting their rocketing power bills and dreading mass blackouts this coming summer, Australians can be forgiven for their sense of despair. Australians once enjoyed the world’s cheapest power, reliably delivered, just like running water. No one talked about their power bills at backyard barbecues, or kept promising themselves that must have diesel generator to keep […]

Daily Debacle: Intermittent Wind & Solar Guarantee More Summertime Blackouts

An obsession with intermittent wind and solar is the prime cause of Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity. A ludicrous Federal Renewable Energy Target laid the foundation; Green/left Labor State Governments in South Australia and Victoria doubled down, and did the rest. Wind and solar obsessed South Australians suffer the world’s highest power prices and […]

Worse Than Useless: Chaotically Intermittent Wind Power Never There When It’s Needed Most

Subsidies aside, wind power has no natural commercial value simply because it cannot be delivered as and when power consumers need it. And the mythical notion of storing electricity at grid-scale doesn’t alter that equation, it simply makes wind power even more ridiculously expensive, than it already is. With wind and solar obsessed South Australia […]

Victorian Vortex: Wind & Solar Obsession Guarantees Mass Summer Blackouts & Power Prices Soar (Again)

  Following South Australia’s lead on wind and solar was never going to end well. The State that set and met its very own 50% RET is renowned for mass load shedding and Australia’s only statewide blackout. SA also suffers the world’s highest power prices. So, it should come as no surprise to Victorians that […]