Australia’s Renewable Energy Target: Pure Political Poison for PM, Malcolm Turnbull

Not for the first time and not for the last time, Australia’s PM, Malcolm Turnbull is facing a nemesis of his own creation. The first time round, as Liberal opposition leader, Turnbull’s innate desire to pander to inner-city lefties had him snuggle up to Labor (the party he was naturally designed to lead) and advocate […]

Want to Wreck Your Nation? Plug Into Intermittent Wind & Solar – Australia Did

A week or so back, we picked up on a brilliant article in The Australian by Henry Ergas – Professor of Infrastructure Economics at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility – in which he likened Australia’s renewable energy policies to a death wish (our post here). Henry’s back, this time on 2GB detailing the […]

Liberal MPs Demand End to RET: Crippling Power Costs Leaves Thousands of Australian Families Totally Powerless

  What happens next in Australian politics will determine the proportion of the next generation that grows up in households knowing the benefits of having electricity, as against those children who will enter life and grow up in homes deprived of what is properly considered a necessary component of a decent, civil society. Right now […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster: Self-Inflicted Power Crisis Goes from Bad to Execrable

  As witless as they are gutless, the Federal Liberal/National Coalition government is tearing itself apart over energy. In particular, renewable energy; and the choice between the existing annual 33,000 GWh Large-Scale RET – roughly 26% of annual consumption, which is already destroying businesses and punishing households with 20% year-on-year price increases (even though the […]

Renewables Disaster Deepens: Power Costs to Australian Businesses Triple

  It’s almost as if Australia’s rocketing power prices, unstable grid, load-shedding and blackouts were an unexpected surprise, something that must’ve been introduced by intergalactic forces. Here’s an extract from a Press Release STT put out back before the Wind Power Fraud Rally in Canberra in June 2013: PRESS RELEASE: 7 MAY 2013 Wind Power […]

Australia’s Renewable Policies an Economic Suicide Pact: Alan Finkel’s Report a ‘Death Wish’

  Among the leaders of fanatical death cults, Jim Jones was probably one of the more endearing and charismatic: in 1978, at ‘Jonestown’, Guyana he encouraged 910 of his followers to gulp down some grape-flavoured Kool Aid and the rest, as they say, is history (it certainly was for the faithful cordial consumers). The psychology […]

Shock, Horror! Wind Power Output Depends on Wind: Infigen Blames ‘Lack of Wind’ for Losses

*** Australia’s publicly funded, green-left megaphone, the ABC has a hard time dealing with tough things like facts and consequences. So it must’ve been a rude shock to find out that the fortunes of wind power outfits depend upon … ahem … the weather. Lack of wind a big blow for Infigen ABC News Stephen […]