Government’s Grid Fix: Power Consumers Forced to Pay Coal-Fired Plants to Remain Online

  Having gouged $billions from power consumers and taxpayers to subsidise hopelessly unreliable wind and solar, the Federal government wants us to pay $millions more to undo the damage done to our once reliable power supply by its Renewable Energy Target. The point and purpose of subsidies and mandated targets favouring wind and solar was […]

Death Defying: Big Freeze Reveals Insanity of Relying on Weather-Dependent Wind & Solar

The northern hemisphere turns on bitter winters – getting wind turbines and solar panels to turn on in the midst of one, is another matter. Freezing Germans, desperate for coal-fired power, are probably having a good, hard think about their obsession with ‘green’ energy. Freezing Americans have already had a taste of their wind and […]

RE Enthusiasm Curbed: Grid Manager Shutting Off Wind & Solar To Prevent Mass Blackouts

When Mother Nature is working the controls, anything can happen; and, with wind and solar power generation, it usually does. Massive surges and collapses in wind and solar power output – think storm fronts followed by dead calm weather and/or that daily event referred to as ‘sunset’ – are something that the system we once […]