The Great Divide: Economy on the Brink – Australia’s Biggest Steel Manufacturer Set to Suffer 93% Increase in Power Costs

Energy firms gaming system: BlueScope Steel boss The Australian Matt Chambers 12 October 2017 BlueScope Steel chief executive Paul O’Malley says power prices will rise under a clean energy target if baseload sources such as NSW’s Liddell coal-fired power station close, and that a more urgent 10-year baseload transition plan is needed. Mr O’Malley, whose […]

Australia’s Rocketing Prices & Looming Summer Blackouts Ensure Coal-Fired Power has a Long Way to Run

  Reports of the ‘death of coal’ have been greatly exaggerated. Around 80% of Australia’s electricity comes from coal-fired plant; with most of the balance from gas and hydro, in that order. No amount of statistical finessing from the wind and solar industries can budge their presently risible contributions to Australia’s power needs above more […]

RET Driven Power Price Hike Bites: Cost of Australia’s Renewable Energy Madness Crushing Consumer Confidence

Australian power consumers have just started opening their winter power bills, which are fully 20% higher than this time last year. By comparison, Australia’s underlying rate of inflation is around 1.5%. The consequences for the economy, as a whole, are just starting to bite. Restaurants, bars and retailers are copping it from both ends. Business […]

Power Consumers’ Punishment Continues, as Energy Giants Chase Phoney ‘Green’ Dollars

  Green virtue signalling among Australia’s energy giants is now a ‘thing’. However, dig a little deeper and it’s clear that the thing is all about making money from a gullible proletariat, aided and abetted by a witless media. Fortunately, Terry McCrann isn’t among them. BHP displays suicidal tendencies in support of green policies The […]

Why Governments Refuse to Admit the True & Staggering Cost of Subsidised Wind & Solar

If the true and staggering cost of subsidised wind and solar power were public knowledge, there would be public outrage. For more than a decade the wind industry and its political enablers have trotted out mythical figures, all based on fanciful modelling, claiming that the total cost of renewable power to consumers is less than […]

Ian Plimer: The Climate Change Delusion and The Great Electricity Ripoff

Ian Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies. He has published numerous scientific papers, 7 books and is one of the co-editors of Encyclopedia of Geology. Ian also […]

Government Uses Fake Gas ‘Crisis’ to Force Suppliers to Guarantee Gas to Costly & Inefficient Peaking Power Generators

AGL shows why power generators shouldn’t be energy retailers The Australian Judith Sloan 26 September 2017 Former senior executives of AGL must surely be shaking their heads in dismay. As the oldest listed company in the country, AGL has a tradition of measured and conservative conduct, as would be expected of a utility in the […]