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 […]

Australia’s Massive Power Price Hike Caused by Intermittent Wind & Solar

The Australian Labor Party is funded by the Union Super funds that its faithful band of apparatchiks control. The likes of Bill Shorten, Greg Combet and Garry Weaven are all heavily invested in maintaining Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, because Union Super money, under their control, has been thrown into wind and solar power outfits like […]

Senator Calls Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle a National Emergency

Whether it’s the looming threat of mass blackouts and load shedding this coming summer, the 140% increase in the number of homes disconnected from the grid (families unable to pay power bills increasing at 20%, year-on-year) or thousands of pensioners freezing in the dark, Australia’s decade-long dalliance with sunshine and breezes just got serious. Hitherto […]

SOS: Kill the Renewable Energy Target Before It’s All Too Late

Starting next week, hard-pressed households and battered businesses will start receiving power bills which will be between 16 and 20% higher than the same time last year. In Australia, the underlying rate of inflation is around 1.5%. Punitive power bills have left 25% of households unable to heat their homes during the depth of an […]

Australia’s Renewable Policies an Economic Suicide Pact: Alan Finkel’s Report a ‘Death Wish’

  Among the leaders of fanatical death cults, Jim Jones was probably one of the more endearing and charismatic: in 1978, at ‘Jonestown’, Guyana he encouraged 910 of his followers to gulp down some grape-flavoured Kool Aid and the rest, as they say, is history (it certainly was for the faithful cordial consumers). The psychology […]

Renewable Energy Debacle: Alan Finkel’s Report a Lost Chance to End Australia’s Self-Inflicted Wind Power Calamity

*** Australia’s self-inflicted power market calamity has resulted in power prices which are now the highest in the world (as of 1 July 2017, South Australia officially tops the international list on that score, and by a comfortable margin) – a disaster for businesses and households in a country which once, not so very long […]

The Sting: How the Wind Industry Pulled Off the Greatest Con-Job in History

*** The 1973 Paul Newman (Henry “Shaw” Gondorff) and Robert Redford (Johnny “Kelly” Hooker) classic, The Sting – set in the heart of the 1930s Depression – pitted the bright and brazen young con-men against one of Chicago’s toughest mobsters in an effort to relieve him of his ill-gotten gains. The film reveals the protagonists’ […]