Wind & Solar’s Mega-Cost Delivers Mega-Failure: RE Supplying Less than 1% During Peak Demand

If you live in Australia, and you’re reading this post, you’re doing so thanks to coal. If you don’t like it, shut your device down now. The electricity that’s powering it, your home, the internet, etc, etc isn’t coming from sunshine and breezes. It’s coming from a coal-fired power plant. So, deal with it! Over […]

Crunch Time: Australia’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crisis Demands End to Wind & Solar Subsidies

What’s missing from Australia’s self-inflicted energy crisis, is reason and common sense. When you’ve dug yourself into a hole, the first remedial action is to stop digging. Instead, Australia has a PM, Malcolm Turnbull and an Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg, determined to wreck every last vestige of productive industry and enterprise in this country, while […]

Power Politics: Rocketing Power Prices Demand Immediate End to Wind & Solar Subsidies

The causes of Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy disaster are all political; and have nothing to do physics, engineering, the weather or some kind of fossil-fuelled conspiracy. The policies were deliberately designed to destroy Australia’s affordable and reliable power supplies. And, according to their purpose, they’ve done just that. Last week, the Australian Competition & Consumer […]

Generators Game Power Market Around Wind & Solar Output Collapses: Spot Prices Routinely Hitting $14,000/MWh

Australia’s self-inflicted power crisis has reached the point of full-scale disaster, with only one way out: killing subsidies to wind and solar. Australia’s competition watchdog, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has finally said what politicians are either too timid or too witless to even think. The chaos that’s been caused in the National Energy […]

Renewable Energy Wars: MP’s Push For Reliable Coal-Fired Power Means D-Day for Wind & Solar

Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results is insanity. And, so it is, with a gaggle of Australian MPs still wedded to the delusion that you can run an economy on sunshine and breezes. South Australia set the benchmark: with a grid on the brink of collapse and the world’s highest power prices, […]

Australia’s Runaway Power Prices Kill Renewables-Rent-Seekers’ Dreams

Those who have spent the last decade or so milking wind and solar subsidies, probably thought the rort would last forever. When the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target was upped to 41,000 GWh in 2010, renewables-rent-seekers thought that figure was set in stone. Until it wasn’t. Despite a hostile Senate and rats in his own ranks, […]

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 […]