Government Brawl with AGL Signals End of Renewable Subsidies

All of a sudden, everybody is interested in electricity. As a result, Australia’s patrician and aloof PM, Malcolm Turnbull has been gifted with any number of self-appointed energy market advisors. The quality of the advice tends to vary, and the solutions proffered generally have something to do with whether the protagonist is invested in the […]

Killing Australia’s Renewable Energy Target an Essential Economic Reboot

Combining climate with energy in a single policy setting is like combining a running child with super-sharp scissors: an unhealthy mix, prone to disaster. The concept of cutting CO2 emissions from a system which is built (and continues to rely) on coal-fired power generation, has the necessary and inevitable result of killing that system. Wind […]

The Nuclear Option: Atomic Solution to Australia’s Energy Crisis

In the blink of an eye, Australia’s media circus has finally woken up to the scale and scope of Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity. More ink has been spilt in the last few weeks on the subject than in the whole of the last decade. Wind power capital, South Australia’s blackouts and load […]

Australia’s Massive Power Price Hike Caused by Intermittent Wind & Solar

The Australian Labor Party is funded by the Union Super funds that its faithful band of apparatchiks control. The likes of Bill Shorten, Greg Combet and Garry Weaven are all heavily invested in maintaining Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, because Union Super money, under their control, has been thrown into wind and solar power outfits like […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Target Delivers Highest Power Prices in the World

STT has been battling this for years. We have attempted to throw every sound and reasoned argument against subsidised wind power, but the single most damaging feature of attempting to rely on the weather for power is the obscene cost. In short, the headline grabber is always, and everywhere, retail power prices. No amount of […]

Malcolm, Josh Grow Up, Kill the Renewable Energy Target & Go Nuclear

When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. Australians are fast growing up to the fact that running a country on sunshine and breezes is so much childish nonsense. Like most childish […]

Killing Off Australia’s Suicidal Renewable Energy Target Only Path to Economic Salvation

STT has been banging on about this since December 2012 and, for most of that time, pretty much alone. Massive and endless subsidies to a chaotic power source, abandoned centuries ago for obvious reasons have cost this country very dearly. Maintaining the Federal government’s Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target fixes Australia on a path to economic […]