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 […]

South Australia’s Ridiculous Wind Power Push Driving Business to Bankruptcy: Power Prices Triple (Again)

*** In Australia’s so-called wind power capital, South Australia, its hapless Labor government is crowing about having reached its ludicrous 50% renewable energy target. However, the cost of that vanity project is crippling what remains of South Australia’s productive enterprise. In our recent post – Economic Carnage: SA’s Rocketing Power Prices Crippling Miners, Bakers & […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle: Supermarkets Sacking Staff, While Sales of Portable Generators Boom

Reliable, secure and affordable electricity is one of those things that the last few generations of Australians have largely taken for granted. Not so in Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’, South Australia. These days, Croweaters count their blessings if power is delivered at all and count their pennies every time they’re hit with a power […]

Australia’s Renewable Target in Tatters: Major Retailers Shun Wind & Solar, Electing to Pay $Millions in Retail Power Fines Instead

*** In the week just gone, yet another of STT’s predictions unfolded, with devastating consequences for Australia’s Large-Scale RET and the remnants of a battered and beleaguered wind industry. The LRET was slashed in 2015 simply to avoid the political embarrassment of having too little eligible renewable power dispatched to satisfy the 41,000 GWh target […]

Economic Train Wreck: Wind Power Obsession Triples Power Prices in South Australia

For the best part of 15 years, South Australia’s hapless Labor government has been pushing wind power like there was no tomorrow. Within a short space of time, South Australia earned the tag ‘Australia’s wind power capital’. The wind industry, its parasites and spruikers have been crowing about South Australia’s wind power credentials for a […]

South Australia’s Repeated Wind Power Blackouts Force Retreat to Fossil-Fuels: Base-load Gas Plant Ordered to Run Constantly

*** Clueless and desperate, Australia’s political leaders are fiddling while Rome continues to burn. The calamity that is South Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and supply chaos, threatens to spread across state borders like a malignant tumour. While State Labor governments in Queensland and Victoria continue to talk the talk about their desire to carpet their […]

South Australia’s September Wind Power Blackout Cost Businesses & Households $367 Million

When, on 28 September this year, a run-of-the-mill spring storm brought buffeting winds to South Australia, wind speeds exceeded 25m/s (90km/h), the bulk of its 18 wind farms saw their turbines shutdown automatically to protect themselves from catastrophic self-destruction. Metropolitan Adelaide was without power for hours, regional centres without power for days and mines in […]