It’s No Joke: Australia’s Electricity Supply Now Depends On Wind & Cloud Forecasts

If you’re looking for the reason why wind power has never worked and never will? Here it is: THE WEATHER. If you’re looking to wreck a grid and send power prices into orbit, then pin your power hopes to mother nature’s whims. South Australia did; it suffers the world’s highest retail power prices and became […]

Reaping the Whirlwind: Shutting Coal-Fired Power Plants Guarantees Rocketing Power Prices

  Australia’s wind and solar capital, South Australia destroyed its last coal-fired power plant and now suffers the world’s highest power prices. Its economy is already a basket case, with much worse to come. However, RE zealots seem to treat SA in the same way that gamblers treat their losses: they never mention them, and […]

Renewable Energy Meltdown: Heatwave Leaves Wind ‘Powered’ South Australians Sweltering In the Dark

If you’re relying on the weather for your power, prepare yourself to live without it: South Australians know the drill very well. In yesterday’s post, we focused on 25 January the day when Victorian wind power output struggled to produce 20% of its nameplate capacity, and 200,000 households struggled to survive without air-conditioning, or any […]

Worthless Wind Power: Australia’s RE Debacle Deepens With 200,000 Victorian Households Left Powerless During Heatwave

  In renewables obsessed Australia these days, whenever the sun sets and/or calm weather sets, the talk inevitably turns to blackouts. Last summer, load shedding caught power consumers short in South Australia, Victoria and NSW. Energy hungry businesses such as aluminium smelters and even hospitals were forced to power down during a run of scorching […]

Blackout Nation: Chaotic Delivery of Wind & Solar Causing Blackouts & Wrecking Australia’s Power Grid

  The chaotic delivery of wind and solar has left Australia’s Eastern Grid on the brink of collapse. The Eastern Grid connects Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Reliable coal-fired generators have been knocked out of the game, made uneconomic thanks to renewable energy policies that direct more than $3 billion a […]

D-Day For Australia’s Energy Debacle: End of Bipartisan Support Means End for Wind & Solar

As desperate as they are silly, Australia’s renewable energy rent-seekers and the zealots that do their bidding have called in an airstrike on their own position. Making nonsensical claims that adding even more heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar will lead to substantial reductions in retail power prices, has exposed these people for […]

Politics of Power: Spiralling Power Prices Signal End for Wind & Solar Subsidies

In Australia, nothing stops a barbecue like the topic of ever spiralling power prices. Across the country, retail power prices have been rising at double-digit rates for the last four years: across the NEM States and the ACT retail power prices have increased between 13 and 28% – year-on-year – over the last three years. More […]

Giant Renewable Energy Debacle Demands Even Bigger Lies: Boffins Claim More Wind & Solar Guaranteed to Cut Power Prices

Efforts by RE zealots to maintain control of Australia’s energy policy have turned to high farce. Working on the adage that the bigger the lie, the more often that it’s told, the more people are likely to believe it, the AEMO’s Audrey Zibelman and the Energy Security Board’s Kerry Schott have decided to take reality, […]

Energy Minister Under Siege: Australian Businesses Refuse to Shut Down During Wind Power Collapses

Business operators have just worked out that Australia’s renewable energy policies are deliberately designed to destroy them. Concepts such as ‘demand management’ (state-ordered deliberate blackouts) are the natural result of seeking to run an entire economy on sunshine and breezes. This country wouldn’t be debating Josh Frydenberg’s National Energy Guarantee, the Australian Competition & Consumer […]

Bureaucrats Backtrack: ‘Transition’ to Wind & Solar Now Deemed Impossible Before 2040

Suddenly, came the realisation that subsidised wind and solar will never replace Australia’s coal-fired power plants. The idea that they ever could was, of course, a perfect nonsense. Talk about being ‘technology agnostic’, ‘inevitable transitions’ and wind and solar actually ‘competing’ with coal, gas and hydro, say more about the protagonist’s state of mental health, […]