Back to the Future: Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia to Run on Diesel Generators

*** There will be STT followers old enough to remember when country towns and regional centres relied upon an enormous diesel generator as their sole power supply. No doubt better than nothing, local diesel generators were soon replaced by coal-fired power plant and extensive distribution grids; reliability increased, power prices fell and the rest, as […]

Lessons from the UK & SA – How to Destroy Power Supplies & Economies: Start with Subsidised Wind Power

Pinning its hopes to a wholly weather dependent power source – that requires 100% of its capacity to be backed up 100% of the time by conventional generation sources – Britain’s energy ‘policy’ was never going to end well. Already faced with an unstable grid and rocketing power prices thanks to its gamble on wind […]