Wrong Bet: Unreliable, Intermittent, Subsidised Wind & Solar Odds-on Losers

It’s said that you can’t keep a good man down and, in that respect, Ian Plimer is simply irrepressible. His latest book, The Climate Delusion and The Great Electricity Rip-off is jumping off the shelves. A précis (and where to purchase it) appears in our post here: Ian Plimer: The Climate Change Delusion and The […]

Subsidised Wind & Solar: Guaranteed Path to Rocketing Prices & Blackouts

Australia’s diabolically destructive renewable energy policies have led to rocketing power prices and a grid on the brink of collapse. Australian power consumers currently connected to the Eastern Grid (that connects Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania) have no idea just how close they are to watching their first total ‘system […]

Renewable Chaos Shock Treatment: Australia’s Politicians Panic at Threat of Looming Blackouts

Australia’s self-inflicted energy ‘crisis’ is the consequence of considered and deliberate action that promoted weather dependent wind power and time-dependent solar power at the expense of the secure, reliable and affordable stuff. As the political panic spreads, it’s quite apparent, that those who created the disaster have almost no idea how resolve it. The PM, […]

Australia’s Self-Inflicted Renewable Energy Fiasco: Product of Political Treachery

Last Sunday, STT detailed the workings of Malcolm Turnbull’s National Energy Guarantee and the associated Emissions Obligation faced by power retailers. Not that we were out to defend it. Indeed, while it has some promise of restoring stability to Australia’s electricity grid (being pushed to the brink of collapse by a ludicrous attempt to run […]

PM’s Reliable Power Play Spells Disaster for Unreliable & Intermittent Wind Power

  Politics is a cruel caper, at the best of times. And, in Australia, power politics is merciless. A decade and-a-half of government intervention in the power market has left Australia with the highest power prices in the world and a grid on the brink of collapse. The disaster is largely down to distortions caused by […]

Experts Hope Summer Blackouts Bring Sanity to Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle

  If Australia’s energy policy debate was a theatre production, it would be labelled ‘high farce’. Throwing $60 billion to the sun and the wind, destroying a grid which was renowned for not only its expanse, but its reliability and sending power prices from the very bottom of the league table, all the way to […]

Former PM Tony Abbott Slams Insane Cost of Unreliable Wind & Solar as Economic Suicide

  Here’s the speech that sent wind and sun worshippers into melt-down. Address to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Westminster London Hon. Tony Abbot MP 10 October 2017 Thank you for giving me the same platform that you’ve previously given to fellow Australians John Howard and George Pell. I will strive to be worthy of […]