Malice as a ‘Virtue’: Cost of Subsidised Renewables Power Means the Poorest Go Hungry

Worshipping windmills and posing prostrate before panels is a fast track towards being regarded by one’s peers as the King or Queen of the Virtue Signallers. Moral posturing begins with an appropriately preened identity, which can be paraded in front of all, provided that it’s PC perfect. Hence, the use of a motley bearded, hipster […]

Wind Power: A Fraud Promulgated by Fools based on a Fantasy

Ian Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies. He has published numerous scientific papers, 7 books and is one of the co-editors of Encyclopedia of Geology. Ian also […]

What Subsidised Wind & Solar Power Really Costs: And It’s Simply Staggering

A story that emerged last week involved the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission making a botch of an ‘investigation’ into the causes of Australia’s rocketing power prices. There were plenty of solid efforts correcting the ACCC’s unforced errors, here’s one from Andrew Bolt. No, Journalists are wrong. Green schemes don’t add “just” 7% to Power […]

Renewables Debacle Rolls On: Power Politics Always & Everywhere About Power Prices

That a government decides to entertain a moment of self-congratulation – simply because the lights might stay on – would be understandable, if the Country in question was North Korea or Cuba. However, the primary purpose of Malcolm Turnbull’s National Energy Guarantee is just that: allowing the Federal government to claim ‘mission accomplished’, if Australia […]

Renewables Debacle Double-Up: National Energy Guarantee Renders RET Redundant

Sometimes there is only room enough in town for a single gunslinger. As Gary Cooper demonstrated, more  than once, when it comes to a showdown, one or more of them has to go. Because Malcolm Turnbull’s proposal for a National Energy Guarantee is a policy directed at undoing the obvious and inevitable harm that the […]

Blackouts Loom: National Energy Guarantee Aims to Keep Australia’s Lights On When the Wind Stops Blowing

With reliable power in short supply this coming Summer (and beyond), PM, Malcolm Turnbull was bound to act. In yesterday’s post, we detailed how the National Energy Guarantee is meant to work, what it does and what it will not do. At the heart of the NEG is a simple objective: keep everyone’s lights and […]

PM’s Reliable Power Play Spells Disaster for Unreliable & Intermittent Wind Power

  Politics is a cruel caper, at the best of times. And, in Australia, power politics is merciless. A decade and-a-half of government intervention in the power market has left Australia with the highest power prices in the world and a grid on the brink of collapse. The disaster is largely down to distortions caused by […]