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, […]

Clueless: Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster Deepens as Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg Fudges & Fumbles

  On the battlefield for Australia’s wealth and future economic prosperity, the forces have been divided between those pushing for the retention of the suicidal renewable energy policies that have all but crippled Australian business – particularly energy hungry businesses, like mining, manufacturing and mineral processing – and those hoping to bring an end to […]

Want to Wreck Your Nation? Plug Into Intermittent Wind & Solar – Australia Did

A week or so back, we picked up on a brilliant article in The Australian by Henry Ergas – Professor of Infrastructure Economics at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility – in which he likened Australia’s renewable energy policies to a death wish (our post here). Henry’s back, this time on 2GB detailing the […]

Australia’s Renewable Policies an Economic Suicide Pact: Alan Finkel’s Report a ‘Death Wish’

  Among the leaders of fanatical death cults, Jim Jones was probably one of the more endearing and charismatic: in 1978, at ‘Jonestown’, Guyana he encouraged 910 of his followers to gulp down some grape-flavoured Kool Aid and the rest, as they say, is history (it certainly was for the faithful cordial consumers). The psychology […]

Renewable Energy Debacle: Alan Finkel’s Report a Lost Chance to End Australia’s Self-Inflicted Wind Power Calamity

*** Australia’s self-inflicted power market calamity has resulted in power prices which are now the highest in the world (as of 1 July 2017, South Australia officially tops the international list on that score, and by a comfortable margin) – a disaster for businesses and households in a country which once, not so very long […]

Wind Industry Says It’s Time to Cut the Subsidies: ‘Wind Power Cheaper than Coal’

STT loves an eye-catching headline. Today’s is, on one level, the kind of spoof headline dished out by Washington pranksters, The Onion: so outrageous, that no sentient being could accept the premise. However, half of our headline is quite literally true: the wind industry has been putting out figures claiming that it is not only […]

Rocketing Power Prices Mean Australia’s Renewable Energy Target is Unsustainable and Ready to Implode

*** Renewables rent-seeker, AGL has launched a propaganda war in Australia’s media, since the release of Alan Finkel’s fantasyland review of Australia’s power market calamity. Finkel’s report promised Australia’s very own Enron, among others, the opportunity to rape and pillage in a power market with an effective 42% RET, dominated by intermittent and unreliable wind […]