South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle: Destroying an Already Battered Economy

*** Insanity is a term that doesn’t even come close to capturing the mania that has gripped South Australia in the last few months. Its hapless Labor government refused to cut a deal to keep Alinta’s Port Augusta power plants up and running and, since their closure in May this year, South Australia has suffered […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle Killing Miners, Mineral Processors & Scarce Jobs

*** In the aftermath of South Australia’s ‘Black’ Wednesday, its biggest miner – BHP Billiton – and last two mineral processors – Whyalla steel maker, Arrium and Port Pirie lead and zinc smelter, Nyrstar, were left powerless and thoroughly crippled as a result. We’ll start with a couple of pieces that appeared the day after. […]

Wind Power Debacle: South Australia an International Joke

*** South Australia is, thanks to its ludicrous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes, now on the World stage: for all the wrong reasons. With total and totally unpredictable collapses in its wind power output, SA is now accustomed to routine load-shedding (dropping suburbs and whole regions off the grid to keep the rest […]

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 Power Supply and Pricing Fiasco Leaves South Australians ‘Mad as Hell’

*** In yesterday’s post we drew attention to the fact that the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers are having a rather torrid time, as they try to deflect attention from South Australia’s unfolding power supply and pricing calamity. What is crushing their feeble spirits is the fact that, despite their very best efforts, the […]

No Salvation: South Australian Businesses Being Crushed by Wind Power Costs

Arrium Steel’s Gerard Mahoney: SA’s power play the last roll of the dice. *** South Australia’s unfolding energy calamity, has drawn all sorts of self-professed experts out of the woodwork; desk-bound boffins, who all seem to have ready-made answers to SA’s self-inflicted power supply and pricing disaster. However, most of their “solutions” involve spending hundreds […]

South Australia’s Wind Powered Train Wreck: SA’s Business Leaders Warn Other States – ‘It’s Your Turn Next’

Only the Germans could come up with a single word to capture the churlish sentiment of feeling a sense of malicious glee at another’s downfall.  However, to STT the gleeful component of ‘schadenfreude’ is tempered with the realisation that there is no escape for any Australian from the debacle, in which South Australians now find […]