Wind Power Output Collapses Send Power Prices into Orbit: The World’s Biggest Joke Just Got Serious

Intermittent wind and solar are a natural guarantee of grid chaos and rocketing power prices. The debacle that started in the renewable energy ‘superpower’, also known as South Australia has broken the border and is spreading fast. New South Wales is now being treated to a lesson on how increasing reliance on the ‘unreliables’ inevitably […]

Affordable Energy Wars: Australian MPs Determined to End Subsidies to Wind & Solar

  The solution to Australia’s self-inflicted energy calamity involves a battle between deluded zealots and pragmatic realists. In the former camp sits Audrey Zibelman (head of AEMO) and Kerry Schott (head of the Energy Security Board), along with a band of equally deluded fellow travellers. In the latter, it’s the 30 or so Liberal and […]

Cost & Reliability Winners: Coal & Nuclear Just Keep On Keeping On

Pin satisfaction of your power demands to the weather, and expect the results to vary just like the .. ahem .. weather. One of the paradoxes of energy generation is that the most reliable sources are the cheapest, by far. Coal and nuclear power generation don’t need a second system like pumped hydro, mythical mega-batteries […]

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 […]

Postcards from The Edge: The Naked Insanity of Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle

  Australia’s self-inflicted energy crisis is an IQ test for anyone game to take the challenge. Published every day, the results provide a permanent record for future generations, enabling them to praise the scholars and punish the dunces. Over the last few weeks, Australia’s Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison entered the contest and earned a spectacular […]

Reliable Power Play: Monash Forum Australia’s Last Best Hope for Sensible Energy Policy

  Australia’s mainstream media occupy a fact and consequence free zone, where the sun always shines and the wind always blows. How else can their cult-like veneration of wind and solar power be explained? With a growing group of National and Liberal MPs joining the Monash Forum, and dictating the terms about Australia’s energy future, […]

Monash Forum’s Renewables Revolt: Australian MPs Demand End to Subsidised Wind & Solar

Common sense rarely needs an advocate. But when the subject is Australian energy policy, common sense left the building years ago. Now, it’s returned with a vengeance: 30 Nationals and Liberal MPs have formed the Monash Forum, to demand an end to the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time: massively subsidised, utterly unreliable […]