New Australian PM’s Energy Reboot Screaming Out for Nuclear Option, Now

If CO2 gas really is the existential threat it’s made out to be, then nuclear power is the only solution. That’s if you want to provide reliable and affordable electricity to all comers, rather than destroying businesses and punishing households? In 2018, with debacles like wind ‘powered’ Germany, South Australia and Victoria on show, for all the World […]

The Wind God’s New Clothes: Why Weather Dependent Power Generation Can Never Work

  The wind’s fickleness is no mystery to kite flyers and sailors, yet wind power still gets pumped as if it’s cutting edge technology. Those few places attempting to run on nature’s wonder fuels have become economic debacles. One of those, RE ‘superpower’, South Australia has suffered routine load shedding for years, and rocketing power […]

Australia’s Renewable Policy Destroying Jobs: Miners Facing Power Price & Supply Crisis

Australia’s enviable prosperity isn’t due to sunshine and breezes, it’s down to iron ore, coal and a bevy of other minerals including copper and uranium of the kind being gouged out of the ground by BHP Billiton at Roxby Downs in South Australia’s North (see above). How long Australia maintains its wealth is down to […]

Retailers’ Call for ‘Emissions Intensity Scheme’ Signals End for Australia’s Renewable Energy Target

Willing to be accused of stating the bleeding obvious, electricity retailers aren’t in the business of not selling power; they’re in the business of selling power, at a profitable margin, to as many customers as possible. Power retailers in Australia have just come to the horrifying realisation that, with rocketing power prices and an increasingly […]

Economic Carnage: SA’s Rocketing Power Prices Crippling Miners, Bakers & Brewers Alike

*** With the exception of the wind industry, South Australia’s hapless Labor government will never be accused of economic favouritism: it treats all of its business owners with utter contempt. Rocketing power prices, routine load shedding and blackouts affect miners, bakers and brewers, alike. BHP Billiton warns for crisis in power market The Australian Matt […]

Chaotic & Costly: Subsidised Wind Power Killing South Australian Business

BHP being battered by SA’s wind power obsession. *** As an economy, South Australia is so far under water it’s drowning, not waving. Battered by an erratic power supply and prices which have doubled in the last 12 months, South Australia’s few remaining industrial businesses are besides themselves. Power policies a threat to nation: business […]

South Australia’s Disastrous Wind Power Experiment: Business Crippled as Power Prices Double

*** Power costs spike short-circuits onshore abalone growth The Australian Michael Owen & Verity Edwards 5 December 2016 The largest onshore abalone growing company in the southern hemisphere, whose power bill is set to rise by $650,000, has joined mining giant BHP Billiton in warning that unreliable and expensive energy costs in the southern states […]