RET Regrets: Nothing to Show for Wind & Solar Surge Except Rocketing Prices & Supply Chaos

Thanks to an obsession with wind and solar Australians now pay retail power prices among the highest in the world. The wind and solar capital, South Australia suffers the highest, bar none. The reasons it got that way are hardly a mystery. Dr Michael Crawford’s graphic should help the uninitiated. The staggering cost of the […]

Perpetually Pathetic Pair: Wind & Solar Require Subsidies From Now Until Kingdom Come

Wind and solar don’t compete with coal and gas; they never have, they never will. Here’s the real news: sunset is a thing; calm weather is a thing. These are not planetary or meteorological oddities. Babble about Australia being well on its way to an ‘orderly transition’ to an all renewables powered future is a little like St […]

Marriage Meltdown: How A Love Affair With Intermittent Wind & Solar Ended In Tears

Australia’s grab bag of renewable energy policies are like a marriage made in hell. Destroying its once reliable grid and sending power prices through the roof, Federal and State Renewable Energy Targets are designed to destroy conventional generators. And, so far, they’ve done an admirable job. Australia now faces a summer of widespread blackouts and […]

Renewable Energy Zealots Furious: Australia’s New PM Determined to Slash Wind & Solar Subsidies and Exit Paris Climate ‘Deal’

Ever rocketing power prices were what scuttled Australia’s suicidal renewable energy policies. The National Energy Guarantee was an effort to expand (exponentially) and extend (indefinitely) Australia’s already crippling Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target. A mixture of hubris and overreach by those championing the NEG – which included the ex-PM (we seem to recall his name was […]

End of Days: Rocketing Power Prices Spells Armageddon for Subsidised Wind & Solar

Malcolm Turnbull’s downfall resulted from stratospheric power prices, sent into orbit by unreliable and intermittent wind and solar. His fate was sealed when he started spinning the line that his National Energy Guarantee (which would have effectively doubled wind and solar capacity) would result in power being delivered at 1970s prices. The same line is […]

Doomsday: New Energy Minister – Angus Taylor Declares War On Subsidises for Wind & Solar

Angus Taylor’s elevation to Energy Minister is the beginning of the end for subsidised wind and solar in Australia. And the merry mix of zealots and profiteers that people the anti-carbon dioxide industrial complex, surely know it. As every history buff knows, the French Revolution kicked into gear when an angry mob overran the Bastille […]

New PM’s Top Priority: Morrison Must Slash Subsidies to Intermittent Wind & Solar, Right Now

  New PM, Scott Morrison must slash subsidies to renewables now to tame the 40 rebel MPs who crushed wind and solar obsessed Malcolm Turnbull. The 40 MPs who forced Turnbull to walk the plank, will do exactly the same to Morrison if he fails to arrest Australia’s out-of-control energy crisis, starting right now. Morrison’s […]