Sanity Shutdown: Staggering Cost of Australia’s Renewable Energy Policy

The economic destruction wreaked by Australia’s obsession with intermittent wind and solar was perfectly predictable and perfectly avoidable. Power prices have rocketed out-of-control, energy hungry industries are chopped from the grid whenever sunset and/or calm weather coincides with heavy demand during very hot or very cold weather. The boffins in charge of this calamity cynically […]

Labor’s 50% RET: Rocketing Power Prices Bring Guaranteed Economic Destruction

  Australia’s renewable energy policy is already a disaster. But Labor’s Bill Shorten promises total catastrophe with his National 50% RET. In yesterday’s post, STT picked up on economic analysis put forward by Dr Brian Fisher, which provided a wake-up call to Australians. The economic cost of current so-called ‘climate and energy policy’ is in […]

Crunch Time: Can Australia Escape its Self-Inflicted Renewable Energy Calamity Before It’s Too Late?

  Everything about Australia’s renewable energy calamity was perfectly predictable and perfectly avoidable. Throwing $60,000,000,000 in subsidies at chaotically intermittent wind and solar was a pretty good start. Placing lunatics in charge of the entire operation sealed the deal. Australia’s Eastern Grid (covering QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT & SA) is on the brink of […]

National Suicide: Australia’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crisis Driven by Wind & Solar Obsession

Australia’s energy policy reads like a National suicide note: power prices went from the lowest in the world to the highest, in little over a decade. Plotting the path to destruction is pretty easy: start by throwing $60 billion in subsidies at wind and large-scale solar, demonise cheap and reliable coal-fired power and put lunatics […]

How Subsidised Wind & Solar Destroyed Australia’s Economic Competitiveness

Chaotically intermittent and heavily subsidised wind and solar have sent power prices soaring in Australia. Barely a generation ago, Australians enjoyed the lowest power prices in the world, now they suffer the highest. And it took a little over a decade – see above. In a helpful exposition of Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and supply […]

Australia’s Monumental Wind & Solar Fail: Soaring Power Prices Just the Beginning

Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity is down to an obsession with heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar. With a Shorten led Labor/Green Alliance odds-on to win Federal Government this May, the disaster that is South Australia threatens to break the border and infect every other state in the Commonwealth: Shorten is pushing […]

Want Rocketing Power Prices? Just Add Intermittent Wind & Solar – South Australia Did

There’s something uncanny about the relationship between rocketing power prices and renewable energy: ask a German, Dane or South Australian. Despite some recent propaganda efforts suggesting that South Australians are currently enjoying 1970s power prices, Australia’s renewable energy capital still pays the world’s highest power prices – thanks to its ludicrous 50% Renewable Energy Target. The subsidies […]