South Australia’s Wind Power Crisis Continues: Gas Generators Forced to Fire Up to Prevent Another Statewide Blackout

*** South Australians wake up to a nightmare every day. Its hapless Labor government’s obsession with wind power has destroyed the reliability of its electricity grid and sent power prices through the roof. Here’s why. SA power: Gas generators ordered on as South Australia’s wind production peaked ABC News Nick Harmsen 26 April 2017 The […]

Power Costs Crippling Business: Australia’s Renewable Target is an Economic Suicide Pact

In much the same way that a multiple truck and car pileup on a freeway draws a growing throng of gawping onlookers, Australia’s energy debacle is attracting a whole new class of journalist to the mounting carnage. The latest to join them is the dour and humourless Paul Kelly. Kelly, Editor-at-Large for The Australian has […]

Germany Curbs Chaotic Wind Power Output to Prevent Total Grid Collapse

Germany Aims To “Throttle” Wind Energy To Avert Grid Overloading …Branch In Uncertainty No Tricks Zone Pierre Gosselin 23 November 2016 Germany’s national business daily Wirtschaftswoche here reports that the country’s Economic Minister/Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel aims implement a plan that will throttle the expansion of north Germany’s onshore wind parks — due to the […]

Blackouts Beckon as Cost of Britain’s Wind Powered Energy ‘Transition’ Rockets

*** Britain went into wind power almost as fast and hard as Germany: the costs have been colossal and the effects on its power grid chaotic. Fortunately, however, David Cameron’s Conservatives followed an election manifesto, slashed subsidies to onshore wind power and gave planning veto rights back to communities. Inevitably, the construction of proposed onshore […]

SA’s Wind Power Debacle a ‘Poisoned Chalice’ for Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg

The Federal Energy and Environment Minister seems to hold a belief that he can tiptoe around the toxic political quagmire that is South Australia’s power supply and pricing calamity. As they say ‘well, good luck with that!’ Already the target of sniggering Australian satire, South Australia’s wind power ‘experiment’ has turned it into an international […]

SA Wind Farms Trigger South Australian Power Crisis

**** In one sad and sorry respect, South Australia resembles Germany: both went into wind power with a vengeance; and the householders and businesses of both are watching their economic prosperity wither under the combined effect of crippling (and escalating) power prices and increasingly unreliable power supplies: Wind Industry’s Armageddon: Wind Farm Output Collapse Leaves […]

Scots Demand an End to Government’s ‘Un-Democratic Fixation’ with Unreliable, Insecure & Unaffordable Wind Power

**** It took a little under a decade, but the message is finally getting out: THESE THINGS DON’T WORK – on any level. There are 3 electricity essentials – that the power source and its delivery to homes and businesses be: 1) reliable; 2) secure; and 3) affordable. Try to skimp on any one or […]