‘System Black’: South Australia’s Wind Power Experiment a Costly, Abject Failure

*** No other two word combination strikes more fear into the hearts of the wind industry and its political backers than ‘South Australia’. Rocketing power prices, routine load shedding and mass blackouts are the inevitable results of South Australia’s wind power experiment. Tom Quirk trained as a nuclear physicist at the University of Melbourne. He […]

Australia’s Energy Debacle: Politicians Fiddle While Rome Burns

*** Alan Moran needs no intro to STT followers. Here he gives the morally bankrupt idiots that pretend to govern us a well-deserved spray, over the energy debacle that has turned Australia – once an energy power house – into an international joke. Trump and Australian political dithering over energy costs Catallaxy Files Alan Moran […]

The Criminal Cost of the Federal Government’s Obsession with Wind Power

*** Alan Moran needs no intro for STT followers. Here’s another cracking piece, courtesy of Catallaxy Files Billions wasted in economy sapping energy regulations Catallaxy Files Alan Moran 16 December 2016 Each year the energy regulator, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), publishes data on the make-up of electricity costs for households. This breaks down […]

Wind Power Chaos: South Australia Bound to Suffer Summertime Blackouts & Victoria’s ALP Government Determined to Follow Suit

*** Given the scale and scope of the calamity, the media’s continued forensic focus on South Australia’s recent Statewide blackout is thoroughly justified. However, what occurred on 28 September this year (aka ‘Black Wednesday’) is not the first time that a precipitous collapse in wind power output in SA has caused a widespread blackout (see […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Obsession an Economic Suicide Pact

Alan Moran gets it. Setting a cult-like feel-good power policy, obsessed with wind power isn’t just fanciful nonsense, it’s nothing short of an economic suicide pact. Here’s how things are playing out in Australia’s “wind power capital”, South Australia. Renewable energy demanding a high price for unreliability The Australian Financial Review Alan Moran 29 July […]

Wind Power Calamity Leaves South Australia an International Laughing Stock

*** Only a few months ago, Labor Premier, Jay Weatherill was in Paris spruiking up SA’s wind powered credentials; and cooing about his plans for a 50% Renewable Energy Target. That was then, this is now.  His distraught Energy Minister, Tom Koutsantonis is at wits end, as he attempts to placate furious business leaders faced […]

Wind Industry Makes Absurd Claim that Wind Power Lowers Retail Power Prices

Wind industry propaganda is an artform, which works on the adage, once employed by a crazy little German with a funny mustache, that: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” The latest wind industry wheeze is to turn black into white, by claiming that occasionally adding […]

Labor to Throw $200bn to the Wind: Electricity Bill Shorten’s Economic Suicide Pact Unpacked

**** In the cutting British satire, Extras, the hapless Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) is always foiled by his gormless but lovable side-kick, Maggie Jacobs (Ashley Jensen). Maggie, when she’s not inadvertently ruining Andy’s romantic hopes and/or acting career prospects, poses puzzling rhetoricals such as “would you rather be trampled by elephants or eaten by lions?” […]

The Staggering Cost of Pointless Wind Power: Can Australia Avoid Economic Suicide?

South Australia has earned the unenviable title of Australia’s ‘Wind Power Capital’. For its sins it has seen power prices rocket (the forward price, at $90 per MWh is more than double its neighbour Victoria’s) and unemployment with it: worse is yet to come, on both scores. Then there’s the grid instability and state-wide blackouts […]

Labor’s Renewable Target is Pure Insanity: the Coalition’s Target is Simply Madness

 **** When Electricity Bill Shorten came out to announce Labor’s 50% renewable energy target, a couple of weeks back, Tony Abbott quite rightly jumped on it as an economy destroying policy, that would drive power prices through the roof; energy intensive businesses offshore; and households into a dim, dark electricity free future. And fair enough: […]