The Obscene Cost of Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle

What a difference a 20% year-on-year hike in retail power bills can make. Add in the South Australian experience of routine load shedding and statewide blackouts. Top it off with the threat of widespread blackouts this Summer; and not just confined to SA, but likely to send Victorians back to the Victorian age and New […]

Australia’s Massive Power Price Hike Caused by Intermittent Wind & Solar

The Australian Labor Party is funded by the Union Super funds that its faithful band of apparatchiks control. The likes of Bill Shorten, Greg Combet and Garry Weaven are all heavily invested in maintaining Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, because Union Super money, under their control, has been thrown into wind and solar power outfits like […]

Killing Off Australia’s Suicidal Renewable Energy Target Only Path to Economic Salvation

STT has been banging on about this since December 2012 and, for most of that time, pretty much alone. Massive and endless subsidies to a chaotic power source, abandoned centuries ago for obvious reasons have cost this country very dearly. Maintaining the Federal government’s Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target fixes Australia on a path to economic […]

Australia’s $60bn Business & Job Killing Renewable Energy Target: Turnbull & Frydenberg Dare Not Speak Its Name

Finally, the message is starting to get through: Australia’s Renewable Energy Target is a $60 billion tax on all Australian power consumers and, therefore, a guaranteed business and job killer. However, those tuned in to the PM, Malcolm Turnbull and his hapless sidekick, Josh Frydenberg wouldn’t know it. Frydenberg continues to rail about Labor’s ‘aspirational’ 50% […]

It’s the Subsidies Stupid: Wind & Solar Go Nowhere Without Bags of Other People’s Money

  Time and time again we’re told that wind and solar power are not only competitive with conventional generators, but they’re practically free, and getting cheaper all the time. That myth in the mouth the protagonists lasts about as long as it takes their antagonists to retort, that if wind and solar power really are […]

Australia’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crisis: Federal Government’s Renewable Obsession Cripples Country

Australia’s self-inflicted energy crisis is the product of an obsessive ideology, wedded to the nonsensical belief that modern economies can be powered by sunshine and breezes. The Federal Energy and Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg never ceases to disappoint. His ignorance is only matched by his lack of shame. In the week just gone, Josh put […]

South Australia’s Renewable Energy Fiasco: Wind ‘Powered’ State to Run On Diesel-Fuelled Jet Engines

  If South Australia were a novel, it would find itself a place amongst the classic tragic comedies. For a while the bromance between its vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill and Californian carpetbagger, Elon Musk might’ve earned a place in the ‘rom/com’ category, as well. However, now that Jay Weatherill is determined to keep the lights […]