Frydenberg’s Carbon Credit Capers: Coalition Signals the End for Australia’s Renewable Energy Target & Wind Power

*** A week is an awfully long time in politics and, when the subject is Australia’s calamitous energy policy, it’s a veritable aeon. When Josh Frydenberg waltzed into the Energy and Environment Portfolio, STT tried to warn the ambitious colt from Kooyong that he had, in fact, just inherited a political poisoned chalice. Last week, […]

Wind Power Debacle: South Australia an International Joke

*** South Australia is, thanks to its ludicrous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes, now on the World stage: for all the wrong reasons. With total and totally unpredictable collapses in its wind power output, SA is now accustomed to routine load-shedding (dropping suburbs and whole regions off the grid to keep the rest […]

SA’s Labor Goverment Ignored Warnings on its Wind Power Pricing & Supply Disaster

Hoping to avoid the predictable consequences of one’s own actions is simple ignorance; and forgivable.  However, deliberately ignoring measured warnings from others, when the consequences of those wilful actions will destroy hundreds of businesses; kill off thousands of jobs; result in thousands being deprived of power and tens of thousands more struggling to pay their […]

Rocketing Prices AND Blackouts: South Australians Lament Their Dark & Dismal Wind ‘Powered’ Future

**** A week back we covered the unfolding calamity in South Australia – where a sudden wind power output collapse plunged 110,000 homes into darkness, across most of the State, without warning: Wind Industry’s Armageddon: Wind Farm Output Collapse Leaves 110,000 South Australian Homes & Businesses Powerless What’s become painfully clear to the general populace […]

SA – Australia’s ‘Wind Power Capital’ – Pays the World’s Highest Power Prices and Wonders Why it’s an Economic Basket Case

**** Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there was a veritable manufacturing and industrial nirvana. Post WWII, its population grew at a phenomenal rate; and so too did the level of prosperity enjoyed by thousands of migrants fleeing to it from war ravaged Europe – cheap and abundant food, decent, affordable […]

Lost In Translation: How a CO2 Abatement Scheme Became “Corporate Welfare on Steroids”

**** Time to remember the original aim of the RET Australian Financial Review Danny Price 21 August 2014 The RET was intended to cut carbon. Opening it up to more forms of efficient generation would help get that result. The debate over the renewable energy target has ended up exactly where you would expect a […]