Politics of Power: ‘Green’ Energy May Be ‘Wonderful’ – But Nobody Wants to Pay for Being ‘Green’ or Feeling ‘Wonderful’

  As that great frog-philosopher, Kermit reckoned, it isn’t easy being ‘green’. It is even harder when the cost of attempting to do so is, quite literally, crippling. Back in July, a family-owned specialist plastics recycling company in South Australia was forced to close its doors for good, with the loss of 35 jobs, after […]

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, […]

Wind Power: A Fraud Promulgated by Fools based on a Fantasy

Ian Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies. He has published numerous scientific papers, 7 books and is one of the co-editors of Encyclopedia of Geology. Ian also […]

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 […]

FAIL: PM’s Power Market ‘Game Changer’ Still Wedded in Delusion

Malcolm Turnbull’s attempt to save Australia’s electricity grid from imminent collapse has been tagged the National Energy Guarantee. Whether or not it guarantees that the lights stay on and the economy can keep limping along, is anybody’s guess. However, it is a guarantee of controversy. When the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers finally tumble […]

Renewables Debacle Rolls On: Power Politics Always & Everywhere About Power Prices

That a government decides to entertain a moment of self-congratulation – simply because the lights might stay on – would be understandable, if the Country in question was North Korea or Cuba. However, the primary purpose of Malcolm Turnbull’s National Energy Guarantee is just that: allowing the Federal government to claim ‘mission accomplished’, if Australia […]