The Staggering Cost of Keeping the Lights on in Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia

  South Australians have a Labor government and its deranged, ideological obsession with wind and solar power to thank for their status as an international joke. Paying the highest retail power prices in the world (with much worse to come – see above), routine load shedding and statewide blackouts, and a grid on the brink […]

Renewables Reckoning: Power Prices Double in Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia & Victoria, in Just 12 Months

One inevitable consequence of shackling your economy to intermittent and heavily subsidised wind and solar power is rocketing power prices. Another is routine load shedding (controlled blackouts) and statewide blackouts (when the grid manager completely loses control). All of those consequences are playing out in wind powered South Australia and its neighbouring state, Victoria. Both […]

Lunatics Paradise: Australia’s Renewables Fiasco Like Living in a Madhouse

Australia’s impoverished power consumers looking to their political leaders for solutions and/or respite can expect no relief. A collective form of insanity – let’s call it the madness of herds – has overcome both sides of politics in Australia. The Liberal/National Coalition is headed by a pair of wind worshipping lunatics, Malcolm Turnbull and his […]

Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia Pays $14,000 per MWh for Power that Coal-Fired Plants Can Deliver for $50

The cost of accommodating the chaos delivered by wind power is utterly staggering. And provides half the explanation as to why South Australia, Australia’s ‘wind power capital’ and the world’s ‘renewables leader’, pays the highest retail power prices in the world. The massive subsidies included in the cost paid by retailers for wind power, provides […]

Pointless & Pathetic: South Australia’s Wind Power Output Repeatedly Plummets During Summer Heatwave (Again)

Where coal, gas, hydro and nuclear just deliver, wind power delivers nothing but chaos. If you’re looking for support for that truism, look no further than Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia. It’s Premier, Jay Weatherill and his Energy Minister, Tom Koutsantonis are as deluded as they are dangerous, which means things will get a […]

South Australia’s All Renewables Push Renders Wind Power Capital International Laughing Stock

Thanks to its hapless Labor government’s obsession with sunbeams and breezes (and non-existent Liberal opposition – who continue to act like dazed members of the same cult) South Australians have grown accustomed to being the punchline in an ongoing international joke. Routine load shedding and statewide blackouts – notwithstanding the fact that they pay the […]

Australia Closes Coal-Fired Power Plants: Hospitals Forced to Cut Power Use & Power Prices Rocket

Australia’s ‘inevitable transition’ to nature’s ‘wonder fuels’, the wind and sun is looking more like a transition to the Third World. Rocketing power prices have seen tens of thousands of Australian families cut from the grid, no longer able to afford power at all. And power ‘rationing’ of the kind one might expect in North […]

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 […]

Desperate Measures: Renewables Rush Leaves Australians Scrambling for Reliable Power

Act in haste, repent at your leisure: Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy fiasco has sent power prices through the roof and all but destroyed its once reliable power supplies. Over our Southern Summer, grid managers have been tearing their hair out, as they attempt to keep the lights on in South Australia, Victoria and New South […]