Reliable Power Rewind: Australia Rebuilds Baseload With New High Efficiency Low Emission Coal Plants

Like pushing on string, adding wind and solar adds nothing to reliable power generation capacity: never there when you need it, and often there when you don’t, wind and solar are just a perpetual irritant to grid managers – the people attempting to keep the lights on and air conditioners humming this summer. On 25 […]

Billion Dollar Blowout: Counting Mounting & Astronomical Cost of Australia’s Wind Power Chaos

In Australia this summer, it’s one thing to have electricity, it’s quite another to be able to pay the bill. Over the last week or so, STT has focused on an event when 200,000 Victorian businesses and households were left sweltering during heatwave, as a collapse in wind power output led to widespread load shedding […]

Antidote to Chaos: High Efficiency Low Emissions Coal-Fired Power Plants Key To Restoring Reliable & Affordable Power

  Electricity used to be taken for granted in Australia, like running water. Not anymore. Thanks to chaotically delivered wind and solar, having power during hot weather is now treated more like winning the lottery. Joni Mitchell sang about not knowing what you’ve got till it’s gone in her ditty, Big Yellow Taxi. Likewise, Victorians […]

Wicked Waste: Rocketing Prices & Blackouts Only ‘Dividend’ From $60bn in Subsidies to Wind & Solar

Setting fire to cash is one way of destroying value, throwing $billions in subsidies at intermittent wind and solar is just as effective. Chicago gangsters displayed their notorious net worth by stoking up their stogies with hundred-dollar bills. Easy come, easy go, as they say. So it is with the unreliables: wind and solar. Australian […]

French Kiss of Death: Paris Obsession Driving Australian Power Prices Through the Roof

For Australian households and businesses being crushed by out-of-control power prices the Paris Climate Agreement is a maniac’s suicide note. With nothing else to justify the $60 billion being thrown in subsidies at chaotically intermittent wind and solar, renewable energy rent seekers are clinging to the notion that the deal done in the City of […]

Victoria Erupts: Furious Mob Rejects Premier Dan Andrew’s Insane Wind Power Push

  Victoria’s Premier might think he’s on a winner with his gargantuan push for wind and solar in his State, but his constituents think otherwise. Last week, 500 furious Victorians gathered at Mortlake to reject another of Dan’s neighbourhood nightmares. STT hears that the mood was as ugly as a paddock full of hundreds of […]

Victoria’s Wind & Solar Vortex: Labor Determined to Repeat South Australian Debacle with Ludicrous 50% RET

  Victoria’s unhinged Premier and deluded Energy Minister are hell-bent on replicating South Australia’s wind and solar debacle and bringing it home. By definition, ‘insanity’ is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. On that score, Daniel Andrews and Lily D’Ambrosio are in a league of their own. It’s not […]