Bureaucrats Backtrack: ‘Transition’ to Wind & Solar Now Deemed Impossible Before 2040

Suddenly, came the realisation that subsidised wind and solar will never replace Australia’s coal-fired power plants. The idea that they ever could was, of course, a perfect nonsense. Talk about being ‘technology agnostic’, ‘inevitable transitions’ and wind and solar actually ‘competing’ with coal, gas and hydro, say more about the protagonist’s state of mental health, […]

Wind & Solar Subsidies Caused Australia’s Power Crisis: Salvation Means Slashing Them Now

The adults have just taken control of Australia’s renewable energy debacle: the ACCC’s investigation into RE subsidies and power market gaming spells the end for subsidised wind and solar. As STT has pointed out on more than one occasion: when a policy is unsustainable it will either collapse under its own imponderable weight, or its […]

Pumped Hydro Pipe-Dreams: Why Using Wind Power to Pump Water Uphill is Economic Nonsense

Australia’s obsession with wind and solar is literally destroying its economic future. Instead of clambering out of the hole, Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg just keep on digging. The patrician and aloof Malcolm Turnbull has become a political parody. At a time when a Prime Minister ought to be outraged at the wholesale destruction of businesses and […]

Outing Nature’s ‘Outages’: Chaotic Wind Power Output Drives Rocketing Australian Power Prices

Australia’s Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg has just bagged the Pinocchio Award for his continued line about falling power prices. Instead of retail relief, power consumers have been whacked by jumps of between 20 and 28% this year, on top of 20% increases, last year. The reason for rocketing power prices is the ‘behaviour’ of generators, […]

US Judge Delivers Verdict: Intermittent Renewables Will Never Replace Coal, Gas & Nuclear

  A class of miserable human-haters detests the idea that energy should be freely available, to all. Instead, they go out of their way to promote costly, unreliable and intermittent wind and solar: a pair that will only ever deliver power at the margins; which depend upon massive, never-ending subsidies; cost a fortune to deliver; […]

Mission Possible: Runaway Renewable Energy Policy = Australia’s Economic Suicide Pact

It’s possible to turn an energy superpower into an economic disaster: Australia did it in less than a decade. Its energy policy was hijacked by eco-zealots and handed to wind and solar rent-seekers, on a platter. A combination of witless and corrupt politicians meant that the mission was accomplished with the sort of split-second timing […]

Wind Power: World’s Greatest Joke – UK Left Powerless During the ‘Big Calm’

The greatest joke ever played on the world is the idea that the wind can – and will soon completely – power modern economies. When the wind disappears for days and even weeks on end, those that promote it tend to get twitchy and change the subject. Sometimes it’s mutterings about mega-batteries (that don’t exist) […]