South Australia: Sublime One Day, Ridiculous the Next – Premier Set to Squander $1.2bn on Solar-Thermal Boondoggle

  South Australians must wake each morning not knowing whether to laugh or cry. With unemployment already the worst in the Nation and soon to rise fast – when General Motors Holden shuts the door on SA’s last motor manufacturing plant in October – the highest power prices in the world (with worse to come) […]

South Australia’s Renewable Energy Fiasco: Wind ‘Powered’ State to Run On Diesel-Fuelled Jet Engines

  If South Australia were a novel, it would find itself a place amongst the classic tragic comedies. For a while the bromance between its vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill and Californian carpetbagger, Elon Musk might’ve earned a place in the ‘rom/com’ category, as well. However, now that Jay Weatherill is determined to keep the lights […]

Renewable Energy Policy in South Australia & Ontario: ‘Simply Murder’

STT is not sure whether it’s just an Australian thing, but about 30 years ago capital cities around the country set out to find an international doppelgänger somewhere else in the world, willing to be referred to as their ‘Sister City’. Adelaide, the capital of that beleaguered economic backwater, South Australia has four of them: […]

US Take On South Australia’s Wind Power Disaster: Mass Blackouts Make SA Butt of International Jokes

South Australia’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill presides over a self-inflicted social and economic calamity and rebukes his critics as “right-wing fu%@wits”; notwithstanding that his obsession with wind power has left his beleaguered State with the highest power prices in the world and a grid on the brink of total collapse. South Australia’s frequent load shedding […]

SA’s Wind Power Disaster: Deluded, Potty-Mouthed Premier Brands Critics ‘Right-Wing Fu@%wits’

  South Australians must wake up each morning in the vain hope that it’s all just a very bad dream. Alas, their sorry reality is one dictated by wind worshipping lunatics, not least its vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill. Last week, Weatherill launched an astonishing tirade against Chris Kenny – a columnist with The Australian and […]

Urgent Newsflash! Wind Power Utterly Dependent on the Wind: Texan Summertime Output Collapses (Again)

For STT followers the news that wind power critically depends upon the er … ahem … wind is hardly news, at all. Year after miserable year, Australia’s most notorious wind power outfit, Infigen (aka Babcock & Brown) whinges and moans that its pathetic financial performance is all due to malicious meteorological forces: Shock, Horror! Wind […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Nightmare Contagious: Power Pricing & Supply Calamity Spreads

Among other descriptions, the power pricing and supply calamity that is South Australia has been referred to as the ‘canary in the coal mine’, the consequence of its hell-for-leather renewable energy experiment. The ‘canary in the coal mine’ was, of course, destined to be sacrificed in order to save underground miners from the perils of […]