Frydenberg’s Renewable Energy Fantasyland: Australian Households & Businesses Despair as Energy Minister Remains Off with the Fairies

  Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy disaster sometimes reads more like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – and on others like the work of a drug-addled Lewis Carrol, as he took us all down the rabbit hole with Alice & Co. Characters abound, bereft of worldy wit, prone to waffling nonsense and repeating the same hackneyed phrases (think […]

Ian Plimer: How Australia’s Renewables Obsession Destroyed its Reliable & Cheap Power Supply

Australia’s suicidal renewable energy policies have all but destroyed what was once an energy superpower. Rocketing power prices and a grid on the brink of collapse are the consequence of an obsessive desire to run an entire country on sunshine and breezes. Lunacy doesn’t cover it. How we got there and what it means to […]

Australia’s Power Pricing & Supply Calamity Proves Promise of Cheap Renewable Power a Cruel Hoax

Chasing the dream of cheap and reliable ‘clean/green’ wind and solar power has turned out more like an LSD-fuelled Unicorn hunt. Any idiot can make a promise, but delivering is altogether another matter. The wind industry and its few remaining champions keep telling us that, one day soon, magical forces will align and power prices […]

Wind Industry Salvage Mission: Turnbull Government Set to Squander $10 billion on Snowy 2.0 Pumped Hydro Boondoggle

  The patrician and aloof Malcolm Turnbull continues as a parody of a PM. At a point when most political leaders would be reacting to the wholesale destruction of businesses and whole industries (along with tens of thousands of meaningful jobs) caused by spiralling power costs, Turnbull literally headed for the hills to pump his […]

Stable, Reliable Coal-Fired Power Still the Cheapest By a Country Mile

You’ve got to hand it to the wind cult. Australia’s dwindling band of wind industry spruikers keep telling us that the answer to cheaper power prices is out there blowin’ in the wind. The more deranged among their number have been telling us that wind power is actually cheaper than coal-fired power, for years. There’s […]

South Australia’s Electric ‘La-La Land’: Renewables Debacle Adds 124% to Wholesale Prices

One of the wind cult’s more pathetic efforts in late 2017 was to run a line that notionally wind powered South Australia’s wholesale power prices were finally heading south. All thanks, of course, to the wonder of sunshine and breezes. Meanwhile, back on earth, the reality is that South Australia’s wholesale power prices have increased […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster Sending Industries Offshore & Killing Thousands of Jobs

Australia’s industry leaders are screaming blue murder: power costs have doubled in less than three years and are set to do the same again. How they got that way is no mystery to STT followers: Guilty: Subsidised Wind & Solar Drive Australia’s Rocketing Retail Power Prices In fact, the culprits are so easy to identify […]