SA’s Wind Farms Guilty: 28 September ‘Black System’ Caused by Wind Power Output Collapse

*** Whichever way you slice it (and it’s been cut from every possibly exculpatory angle), South Australia’s infamous Statewide blackout on 28 September 2016 was due to the inability of its 18 wind farms to tough out a typically vigorous spring storm front. Where conventional generators have no difficulty chugging away in bad weather, ‘systems’ […]

Nuclear Power: the ‘Grown Ups’ Option for Australia’s Unfolding Power Crisis

maturity, noun: the quality of behaving mentally and emotionally like an adult; a very advanced or developed form or state. If there is one attribute sorely missed in Australia’s energy debate it has to be ‘maturity’. Now that Australia’s suicidal renewable energy policies are starting to bite, destroying the viability of our cheapest and most […]

Back to the Future: Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia to Run on Diesel Generators

*** There will be STT followers old enough to remember when country towns and regional centres relied upon an enormous diesel generator as their sole power supply. No doubt better than nothing, local diesel generators were soon replaced by coal-fired power plant and extensive distribution grids; reliability increased, power prices fell and the rest, as […]

James Delingpole Dumps on the Great Wind Power Fraud

James Delingpole has been slugging it out with lunatics from the Greenblob for more than a decade. Now, as the world wakes up to the scale and scope of the great wind power fraud, Slim Jim finds himself on the right side of history. Here he is letting the world know about it. Why Renewables […]

‘System Black’: South Australia’s Wind Power Experiment a Costly, Abject Failure

*** No other two word combination strikes more fear into the hearts of the wind industry and its political backers than ‘South Australia’. Rocketing power prices, routine load shedding and mass blackouts are the inevitable results of South Australia’s wind power experiment. Tom Quirk trained as a nuclear physicist at the University of Melbourne. He […]

Coal Power Prevents Thousands of Germans from Freezing as Wind & Solar Output Plummets

A couple of weeks back 90,000 South Australian families found themselves powerless and boiling in a heat wave when its 1,576 MW of wind power capacity started the day producing more than 1,000 MW, but which later collapsed suddenly to a trifling 70 MW, sending the grid into meltdown. Meanwhile in Germany, it was a […]

Chaotic Wind Power Shunned: Coalition to Use ‘Green’ Slush Fund to Build Coal-Fired Power Plants

*** The political climate surrounding energy policy in Australia is febrile. However, nervous and feverish excitement is hardly conducive to sensible solutions. Bill Shorten’s Labor opposition is turning itself inside out as it struggles to come to grips with the political punishment that will be meted out by voters who have already worked out that […]