RE Contagion: Labor Promises to Take South Australia’s Energy Debacle Nationwide with 50% RET

That adding intermittent wind and solar sends power prices into orbit is a night follows day, kind of thing. Despite some recent propaganda efforts suggesting that South Australians are currently enjoying 1970s power prices, Australia’s renewable energy capital still pays the world’s highest power prices – thanks to its ludicrous 50% Renewable Energy Target. SA’s […]

Renewable Energy Zealots Furious: Australia’s New PM Determined to Slash Wind & Solar Subsidies and Exit Paris Climate ‘Deal’

Ever rocketing power prices were what scuttled Australia’s suicidal renewable energy policies. The National Energy Guarantee was an effort to expand (exponentially) and extend (indefinitely) Australia’s already crippling Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target. A mixture of hubris and overreach by those championing the NEG – which included the ex-PM (we seem to recall his name was […]

Fixing Australia’s Power Pricing & Supply Crisis Means Cutting Subsidies to Wind & Solar, Right Now

The last thing Australia needs is another MW of intermittent power generation, which means slashing subsidies to wind and solar, right now. Thankfully, the new Energy Minister, Angus Taylor is determined to do just that. Taylor’s shortest route home is to fix the power market dispatch rules, which give preference to intermittent wind and solar. […]

Doomsday: New Energy Minister – Angus Taylor Declares War On Subsidises for Wind & Solar

Angus Taylor’s elevation to Energy Minister is the beginning of the end for subsidised wind and solar in Australia. And the merry mix of zealots and profiteers that people the anti-carbon dioxide industrial complex, surely know it. As every history buff knows, the French Revolution kicked into gear when an angry mob overran the Bastille […]

National Energy Guarantee Spells Doom for Wind Power: Mere Threat of NEG Smashes Wind Power Outfits’ Share Prices

The wind industry in Australia is doomed, and it knows it. Power consumers who have received power bills since retail rates increased fully 20% in July, are furious; tens of thousands simply can’t pay them and have been put on ‘payment plans’, while thousands more have simply been disconnected from the grid, unable to pay […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Target: Pure Political Poison for PM, Malcolm Turnbull

Not for the first time and not for the last time, Australia’s PM, Malcolm Turnbull is facing a nemesis of his own creation. The first time round, as Liberal opposition leader, Turnbull’s innate desire to pander to inner-city lefties had him snuggle up to Labor (the party he was naturally designed to lead) and advocate […]

Brewing Voter Fury Guarantees End to Australia’s Renewable Energy Target

  Pensioners who can no longer afford power vote. The adult children of those pensioners vote. South Australian businessman, Stephen Scherer – owner of Plastic Granulating Services – who was forced to permanently shut the gates on an otherwise profitable business when his power bill went from $80,000 a month to $180,000 a month votes. […]