Renewables Reckoning: Close Coal-Fired Power Plants & Watch Power Prices Rocket

Adding massively subsidised and chaotically delivered wind and solar to a power grid is guaranteed to send power prices through the roof (see above). Witness a little economic backwater called South Australia which – due to a maniacal obsession with sunshine and breezes – suffers the highest retail power prices in the world, routine load […]

Economic Mercy Mission: Monash Forum’s Drive for Reliable & Affordable Power Gets Steamed-Up

  Coal powers Australia: not sunshine, not breezes and, if you’re told otherwise, you’re being conned. So, keeping big base-load power generators in the game matters. That’s if you’re concerned about having power available 24 x 365 at prices that both businesses and households can afford. It’s that simple metric that has motivated the Monash […]

Ticket to Oblivion: Australia’s $60bn Wind & Solar Subsidy Gravy Train Rolls Until 2031

A Country carpeted with wind turbines with its rooftops glistening with solar panels is the product of one thing: endless and massive subsidies. Cut the subsidies, and the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time, would resolve itself in a heartbeat. One myth that pervades political discourse in this Country at the moment, is […]

Sunset on Chaotic Renewables: Monash Forum Pushes Australia’s Reliable & Affordable Coal-Fired Future

  Australia isn’t powered by sunshine and breezes, it’s powered by coal. No amount of wishing, hoping or cursing is about to change that fact. Major retailers and generators are lining up to purchase coal-fired power plants, for that very reason. It’s quite simple really: power consumers (be they businesses or householders) want power as […]

Turnbull’s Energy Dilemma: Pro-Coal Monash Forum Threatens PM’s Tenuous Grip on Power

  Politics is a cruel caper and, in Australia, the politics of power is merciless. Malcolm Turnbull has just lost 30 Newspolls in a row; the apparently fatal number that gave him licence to knife a sitting PM, Tony Abbott in September 2015. In an election fought on Labor’s ‘Carbon Tax’ (a monstrously expensive tax […]

Australia’s Endless Renewable Energy Nightmare: Subsidies Worth $4bn a Year Run Until 2031

  The line that Australia’s rocketing power prices will soon plummet is just a cruel hoax. The subsidies for large-scale wind and solar under the Federal government’s Large-Scale RET will total more than $60 billion over the life of that scheme: the Renewable Energy Certificates issued under the LRET have already added more than $15 […]

Reaping the Whirlwind: Insane Cost of Renewables Destroying Jobs & Australia’s Economic Prosperity

Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity has a single, proximate cause: massively subsidised, intermittent, unreliable wind and solar power. The relationship is obvious to all but the deliberately obtuse and the rent-seekers that profit from it. Another obvious relationship is how Australia’s enviable wealth and economic prosperity depended upon reliable and affordable power supplies. Now […]