Australia’s Power Pricing & Supply Calamity Proves Promise of Cheap Renewable Power a Cruel Hoax

Chasing the dream of cheap and reliable ‘clean/green’ wind and solar power has turned out more like an LSD-fuelled Unicorn hunt. Any idiot can make a promise, but delivering is altogether another matter. The wind industry and its few remaining champions keep telling us that, one day soon, magical forces will align and power prices […]

Desperate Measures: Renewables Rush Leaves Australians Scrambling for Reliable Power

Act in haste, repent at your leisure: Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy fiasco has sent power prices through the roof and all but destroyed its once reliable power supplies. Over our Southern Summer, grid managers have been tearing their hair out, as they attempt to keep the lights on in South Australia, Victoria and New South […]

Wind Power Chaos Sets Up Rampant Price Gouging by Conventional Generators

There aren’t many guarantees in life (death and taxes usually top the list). However, after the debacle that’s played out in South Australia (the pinup girl for renewable energy zealots), there is nothing more certain than the relationship between subsidised renewables and rocketing power prices. Among energy market illiterates the argument goes that, because the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Australia’s Runaway Power Prices Kill Renewables-Rent-Seekers’ Dreams

Those who have spent the last decade or so milking wind and solar subsidies, probably thought the rort would last forever. When the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target was upped to 41,000 GWh in 2010, renewables-rent-seekers thought that figure was set in stone. Until it wasn’t. Despite a hostile Senate and rats in his own ranks, […]

Sheik-Down, Down-Under: Saudi Billionaire Pockets $300m in Renewable Subsidies

Saudi solar tycoon’s $300m handout The Australian David Crowe 19 September 2017 Australians are set to pay $300 million in subsidies to an outback solar farm owned by a Saudi Arabian billionaire in a new test of the federal government’s looming energy reforms, escalating a dispute over whether to cut the handouts to keep coal-fired […]