Ian Plimer: How Australia’s Renewables Obsession Destroyed its Reliable & Cheap Power Supply

Australia’s suicidal renewable energy policies have all but destroyed what was once an energy superpower. Rocketing power prices and a grid on the brink of collapse are the consequence of an obsessive desire to run an entire country on sunshine and breezes. Lunacy doesn’t cover it. How we got there and what it means to […]

Wind Industry Salvage Mission: Turnbull Government Set to Squander $10 billion on Snowy 2.0 Pumped Hydro Boondoggle

  The patrician and aloof Malcolm Turnbull continues as a parody of a PM. At a point when most political leaders would be reacting to the wholesale destruction of businesses and whole industries (along with tens of thousands of meaningful jobs) caused by spiralling power costs, Turnbull literally headed for the hills to pump his […]

Germany Squanders $Trillions on Subsidised Wind & Solar But CO2 Emissions Barely Budge

As we are continually reminded, CO2 emissions from fossil-fuelled power generators are all set to incinerate the planet. $Trillions in subsidies have been literally thrown to the sun and the wind, purportedly to kill coal, for good. To all but the most deluded, it’s fairly apparent that utterly weather dependent wind and solar will never […]

Australia’s Renewables Debacle Killing Business, Jobs & Whole Energy Hungry Industries

Australia’s suicidal renewable energy policies have driven power prices through the roof and are driving energy hungry businesses and whole industries to the wall. Those with their hands on the tiller, keep telling us that this is all part of an ‘inevitable transition’ to a world that runs entirely on nature’s wonder fuels: the sun […]

Renewables Debacle Double-Up: National Energy Guarantee Renders RET Redundant

Sometimes there is only room enough in town for a single gunslinger. As Gary Cooper demonstrated, more  than once, when it comes to a showdown, one or more of them has to go. Because Malcolm Turnbull’s proposal for a National Energy Guarantee is a policy directed at undoing the obvious and inevitable harm that the […]

Time to Tear Up Australia’s Economic Suicide Note: Renewable Energy Target Must Go Now

  Malcolm Turnbull should come clean and explain to his party and the public that his son, Alex is heavily invested in wind power outfit, Infigen and did so at a time when it was on the brink of bankruptcy. In one of the luckiest bets of all time (see our post here), Alex Turnbull managed […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Calamity: The Never Ending Story Continues

Australians probably feel like they’re stuck in the MA+ sequel to The Never Ending Story – a horror movie in which a band of lunatics, driven by greed, stupidity and ideology took a little under a decade to destroy a once wealthy and prosperous Nation, while their renewables rent-seeking mates pocketed more than $60 billion […]