South Australia’s Mega-Battery a Costly Exercise in ‘Green’ Vanity Signalling

South Australians wake every day to an unfolding economic nightmare: they pay the highest retail power prices in the world, while suffering routine load shedding (scheduled power cuts) and mass blackouts (unscheduled), whenever wind power output collapses on a total and totally unpredictable basis. Businesses are being wiped out and whole industries are under threat. […]

The Price of ‘Love’: Wind ‘Powered’ State Plugs into Mega-Battery as Power Prices Rocket

When you pump your credentials as the world’s renewable energy superpower, it’s pretty hard to avoid the fact that your constituents pay the highest retail power prices in the world. Wind and sun worshippers can’t have it both ways: either South Australia is Australia’s wind power capital and that fact explains why its consumers are […]

Renewables Fiasco: The Astronomical Cost of Germany’s ‘Green’ Energy Failure

Their collective reliance on the wind and/or sun for power places South Australia, Denmark and Germany at the top of the retail power price league table. Like South Australia, Germany’s grid is on the very brink of collapse. Power consumers (read ‘voters’) are furious and those in power appear powerless to undo the damage. Here’s […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Obsession Sends Business Power Costs Out of this World

As SA’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill purrs about his $150 million Elon Musk mega-battery that will power his economic backwater for all of four minutes – when the wind stops blowing – or blows too hard – meanwhile, back on earth, South Australian businesses have watched their power costs almost triple in three years. Large-scale […]

Australia’s Power Crisis Generated by a Conspiracy of Incompetents

To destroy the cheapest and most reliable power supplies in the world in less than 20 years takes effort, but it can be done. Take South Australia, Australia’s so-called wind power capital as the prime example. Despite its Premier’s recent (nonsensical) claims about SA power prices plummeting, they are still the highest retail power prices […]

Guilty: Subsidised Wind & Solar Drive Australia’s Rocketing Retail Power Prices

Among the dwindling band of deluded wind and sun worshippers, no two words are more prone to send them into apoplexy than ‘South Australia’. Held up as the example of how to run an economy on sunshine and breezes (sprinkled with a liberal dose of pixie dust and batteries that cost $150 million to power […]

Turnbull’s Trilemma: PM’s Power to Rise (or Fall) with National Energy Guarantee

The reason that Australian governments give for policies set to squander $60 billion in subsidies on wind and solar power is a three-way mission to deliver (1) reliable, (2) affordable and (3) low-CO2-emissions electricity. After the debacle that’s played out in Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia, the odds of that trifecta ever becoming a […]