Powering Australia: Keeping the Lights On Means Coal-Fired Power For Generations to Come

Australia is in the process of destroying what was the world’s most reliable and affordable power supply. The destruction is all down to heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar. Meanwhile, our major Asian trading partners, China and Japan are chewing up Australian coal and uranium as fast as we can ship it – […]

Full-Steam Ahead: China & Japan Snub Intermittent Wind & Solar to Build Hundreds of New-Age Coal-Fired Plants

One hackneyed myth propounded by RE zealots is that China is well on its way to an all wind and sun powered future. The reality differs. Instead of worshipping nature’s wonder fuels, China is flat out building hundreds of high-efficiency, low-emissions coal-fired plant, in a concerted effort to drag itself out of the grinding agrarian […]

Energy Minister – Angus Taylor: Subsidised Wind & Solar ‘Virtue Signalling with Other People’s Money’

  The world was overrun by insanely costly and chaotically intermittent wind and solar, thanks to an endless stream of other people’s money. Preaching the gospel about nature’s wonder fuels, isn’t simply about moral posturing and virtue signalling. It’s also about separating taxpayers and power consumers from their hard-earned: over the life of the Federal […]

Renewable Energy Wars: MP’s Push For Reliable Coal-Fired Power Means D-Day for Wind & Solar

Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results is insanity. And, so it is, with a gaggle of Australian MPs still wedded to the delusion that you can run an economy on sunshine and breezes. South Australia set the benchmark: with a grid on the brink of collapse and the world’s highest power prices, […]

If Australians Want Reliable & Affordable Electricity: It’s Coal-Fired Power or Nothing

The debate surrounding Australia’s energy crisis is occupied by two camps: deluded zealots and pragmatic realists. STT sits with the latter: we couldn’t care less whether electricity was generated using doggie doo, provided it’s available and affordable, to all-comers. Australia, as the world’s third largest exporter of uranium, ought to be throwing its money and […]

Renewables Rejected: Modern Coal-Fired Plants Powering Asian Prosperity

Australia’s enviable prosperity is the product of reliable and affordable energy. The path out of poverty starts and ends with cheap and readily available electricity. A bit over a generation ago China determined to leave behind its agrarian misery and to modernise, with a view to becoming an industrial superpower. It’s achieved that status, thanks […]

RE Reality Check: PM’s $10bn Pumped Hydro Plan to Save Wind Industry Doesn’t Hold Water

  Wind and large-scale solar are doomed, but the saviour is said to be pumped hydro; paid for, of course, with other people’s money. Touted by Turnbull and his hapless sidekick, Josh Frydenberg as the Nation’s mega-battery, the heavily-hyped Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro scheme (shelved in the 1970s because it was uneconomic then) has been […]