South Australia’s 50% Renewable Energy Fail: World’s Highest Power Prices Caused by Subsidised Wind & Solar

South Australians suffer the world’s highest power prices because they rely on heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind & solar. It’s a relationship for which the economic backwater has become world renowned. Along with its notoriety as a (notionally) first world economy with a third world power supply. If you’re looking to attack the infantile […]

Turnbull Trounced: RE Obsessed PM Ditched Over Ludicrous Plan to Double-Up on Subsidised Wind & Solar

  Malcolm Turnbull’s demise resulted from his delusional claims that doubling wind and solar would slash rocketing Australian power prices. Like the Boy Who Cried Wolf, the ex-PM’s problem didn’t result from telling a lie, he was done in by telling the same lie twice. Turnbull and his gormless Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg may have […]

Newsflash: Power Costs More With Intermittent Wind & Solar – A Whole Lot More

Australia’s renewable energy policy is doomed: and it was rocketing power prices that killed it. No State went harder or faster than South Australia, when it came to the rollout of solar panels and giant windmills. Notorious for mass load shedding events and a statewide blackout, that left parts of the economic backwater without power […]

Follow The Money: Self-Interested Fiction Supplants Hard-Coal-Facts in Mythical ‘Transition’ to All Wind & Solar Future

  Ignore the voluble pomposity and faux moral piety, the sole motivation driving RE zealotry is money. Lots and lots of other people’s money. And forget about saving the planet, this is about making a group of cynical, conniving and audacious rent-seekers fabulously, indeed filthy, rich. In what is the greatest, state-sanctioned wealth-transfer in human […]

PSST! Want to Wreck Your Economy? Just Add Heavily Subsidised & Chaotically Intermittent Wind Power

You can wreck a first world economy in a heartbeat by relying on heavily subsidised and chaotically delivered wind and solar power. Australia is well on the way to doing just that, and South Australia managed to destroy all vestige of private enterprise (we don’t count Commonwealth defence contracts, State make-work construction schemes and otherwise […]

Frydenberg’s Renewable Energy Fantasyland: Australian Households & Businesses Despair as Energy Minister Remains Off with the Fairies

  Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy disaster sometimes reads more like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – and on others like the work of a drug-addled Lewis Carrol, as he took us all down the rabbit hole with Alice & Co. Characters abound, bereft of worldy wit, prone to waffling nonsense and repeating the same hackneyed phrases (think […]

Australian Summer Forecast: More Blackouts & Rocketing Power Prices

Australia’s decade-long dalliance with sunshine and breezes is about to get really, really serious. South Australia’s reputation as both Australia’s wind power capital and the home of the highest power prices in the world, and mass load shedding and statewide blackouts is no coincidence. The implicit purpose behind Australia’s Federal Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target is […]