Quiet Achiever: While PM Keeps Talking About Gas, Coal Just Keeps On Powering Australia

The Federal Coalition’s ‘plan’ to power Australia with gas-fired power plants it has yet to build, with gas supplies it does not have sounds more like palliative care than a cure for its self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity. Having wrecked our once reliable grid by subsidising chaotically intermittent wind and solar, it seems it’s […]

What’s Chaos?: It’s When the Weather Determines Whether You’ll Get Power Or Not

STT often wonders which part of ‘calm weather’ wind power acolytes are still having trouble with? Over the last few months, the output from Australia’s wind power fleet has not only been erratic, it’s been utterly pathetic. Any other enterprise that delivered its goods on such a haphazard, sporadic and chaotic basis would be laughed […]

Wake Up Australia: Time to Kill Renewable Subsidies and Avoid California’s Wind & Solar Disaster

Those who ignore history are doomed to suffer it all over again, even if it’s the recent history of California’s mass blackouts. Of course, Australians need only look to South Australia (its wind and solar capital) for an understanding of how an obsession with subsidised renewables is guaranteed to send power prices into orbit and […]

Totally Choked: Australian Wind Power Investment Suffers Massive Collapse

Renewable energy rent seekers are fuming because Australia’s power grid can’t take any more of their chaotically generated wind and solar power. The massive daily spikes and collapses in wind and solar power output have made the grid manager’s life a living hell: Hopeless Joke: Australia’s Wind Industry Keeps On Failing to Deliver the Goods As […]

Dead Calm: Australia’s Wind ‘Industry’ Suffering From Prolonged Wind ‘Drought’

Australia’s wind industry has been suffering from the Big Calm – with dozens of occasions over the last month or so when the entire wind fleet’s battled to deliver more than a tiny fraction of its combined capacity. Depicted above – courtesy of Aneroid Energy – is the output delivered by Australian wind power outfits to […]

Wilderness Wipeout: Tasmania’s Pristine Environment Threatened By Monster Wind Farm

Tasmania’s rugged North is one of Australia’s natural wonders, but not for much longer if Chinese wind developers have their way. Tasmania’s rare and endangered Wedge Tailed Eagle is already under threat, being slice and diced with impunity by its existing wind farms on the North-West and North-East coasts. Now another monster wind farm is […]

Making Money From Power: How Virtue Signalling Corporations Profit From Unreliable Wind & Solar

Ignore the voluble pomposity and faux moral piety, the sole motivation driving the all wind & solar crowd 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 […]

Suicidal Tendencies: Australia’s Energy Policy Designed to Destroy Industry, Business & Jobs

  Even before the coronavirus lockdowns, Australian business was under threat from rocketing power prices and an unreliable supply, thanks an obsession with subsidised wind and solar. At a time when every industry and business is looking for some sign of sense and reason from policymakers, instead of delivering a raft of policies that just […]

Save Our Jobs: Australia’s Economic Recovery Demands Reliable & Affordable Coal-Fired Power

Whatever policies are directed at recovering from the coronavirus lockdown, without reliable and affordable power Australia’s energy hungry businesses are doomed. With rocketing power prices, and an intermittent supply, mineral processors and manufacturers are terminal, and have been for years. Politicians and academic boffins have been giving lip service to improving Australia’s “resilience” and “self-sufficiency”, […]

Situation Critical: Massive Wind Power Collapses Threaten Australia’s Entire Eastern Power Grid

Wind power is the joke where the punchline is a mixture of rocketing power prices and a grid on the brink of collapse. None of which is particularly funny for those suffering from one and threatened by the other. As to the latter, this country’s maniacal obsession with heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and […]