Killing Australia’s Renewable Energy Target an Essential Economic Reboot

Combining climate with energy in a single policy setting is like combining a running child with super-sharp scissors: an unhealthy mix, prone to disaster. The concept of cutting CO2 emissions from a system which is built (and continues to rely) on coal-fired power generation, has the necessary and inevitable result of killing that system. Wind […]

Australian Summer Forecast: More Blackouts & Rocketing Power Prices

Australia’s decade-long dalliance with sunshine and breezes is about to get really, really serious. South Australia’s reputation as both Australia’s wind power capital and the home of the highest power prices in the world, and mass load shedding and statewide blackouts is no coincidence. The implicit purpose behind Australia’s Federal Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target is […]

Australia’s Desperate Miners Demand End to Renewable Energy Madness: RET Must Go Now

Australia’s enviable prosperity isn’t due to sunshine and glinting solar panels or windmills flailing in the breeze, it’s down to iron ore, coal and a bevy of other minerals including copper and uranium of the kind being gouged out of the ground by BHP Billiton at Roxby Downs in South Australia’s North (see above). How […]

The Appalling Delusion of 100 Percent Renewables, Exposed

  For STT followers Robert Bryce needs no introduction. Here he is exposing the delusional belief that whole nations can be entirely powered by sunshine and breezes. The Appalling Delusion of 100 Percent Renewables, Exposed National Review Robert Bryce 24 June 2017 The National Academy of Science refutes Mark Jacobson’s dream that our economy can […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Nightmare Contagious: Power Pricing & Supply Calamity Spreads

Among other descriptions, the power pricing and supply calamity that is South Australia has been referred to as the ‘canary in the coal mine’, the consequence of its hell-for-leather renewable energy experiment. The ‘canary in the coal mine’ was, of course, destined to be sacrificed in order to save underground miners from the perils of […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Experiment a Monumental Disaster

Experience is the most expensive teacher there is. For those gifted with our good friends, logic and reason, the principal lesson learned from failures suffered is to avoid their repetition at all costs. Not so, when it comes to energy policy in Australia. Despite monumental and irreversible failures such as Australia’s so-called wind power capital, […]

Australia’s Great Shame: Renewable Energy Obsession Leaves Pensioners Freezing in the Dark

  Australia’s maniacal obsession with attempting to power itself on sunshine and breezes has led to ‘The Great Shame’: a 140% increase in the number of homes disconnected from the grid, no longer able to afford power prices rocketing, year-on year, at 16 to 20%, leaving 25% of households unable to heat their homes during […]