Billion Dollar Blowout: Counting Mounting & Astronomical Cost of Australia’s Wind Power Chaos

In Australia this summer, it’s one thing to have electricity, it’s quite another to be able to pay the bill. Over the last week or so, STT has focused on an event when 200,000 Victorian businesses and households were left sweltering during heatwave, as a collapse in wind power output led to widespread load shedding […]

Renewable Energy ‘Transition’: More Wind Power, Higher Prices, More Blackouts

The chaos that comes with intermittent wind and solar get serious in summer, when demand surges, the sun sets and/or calm weather sets in. This summer, the barbecue stopper will literally be another round of what’s euphemistically called “demand management”: Soviet era power rationing, an integral part of Australia’s ludicrous attempt to run on sunshine […]

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 […]

Nuclear Retreat Leaves Wind ‘Powered’ Germany’s Power Grid on the Brink of Collapse

Act in haste, repent at your leisure. Germany’s rush to wind and solar, while shutting down what was one of Europe’s largest and most reliable nuclear power generation fleets will go down as one of the greatest economic and environmental disasters of all time. Spooked by an incident at a nuclear reactor at Fukushima, resulting […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster Sends Government Scrambling for Reliable Power

Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy calamity has its Federal Coalition government in a state of perpetual panic. Sometimes panic is warranted, either by the gravity of the threat or the limited time within which to respond to the threat. In this case, time really is a factor. The AEMO has released a report that shows Australians […]

Appetite for Destruction: Wind Power Obsessed NSW Energy Minister Deluded & Dangerous

  Spanish philosopher, George Santayana was credited with the adage that ‘Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it’. But, as pointed out by American author, William Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” In Australia’s so-called wind power capital, South Australia, how its self-inflicted power pricing and supply […]

US Take On South Australia’s Wind Power Disaster: Mass Blackouts Make SA Butt of International Jokes

South Australia’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill presides over a self-inflicted social and economic calamity and rebukes his critics as “right-wing fu%@wits”; notwithstanding that his obsession with wind power has left his beleaguered State with the highest power prices in the world and a grid on the brink of total collapse. South Australia’s frequent load shedding […]