Wind Power Chaos: There When You Don’t Need It – Never There When You Do

  It’s no news to sailors, that the wind is never there when you need it and often there when you don’t. Coal-fired steamships took the guesswork out of Maritime navigation, ensuring passengers and cargo arrived safely, promptly and on schedule. Bucking the trend set by the Industrial Revolution, Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia […]

Power Surge: Weather Dependent Wind Power Means Massive Summertime Price Hike for South Australia

  South Australia is renowned for the world’s highest power prices and mass blackouts, thanks to its risible ‘reliance’ on sunshine and breezes. In Australia’s RE capital, sunset and massive, sudden and unpredictable collapses in wind power output not only result in mass load shedding (controlled blackouts), but send spot prices for power into the […]