When Will Josh Frydenberg Stop Lying About the Federal Government’s $40bn RET?

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*** Blame shifting and buck-passing have become the national political sport. Lying and obfuscation are, of course, essential prerequisites for those moving up the political ladder. However, the brazenness with which Australia’s Energy and Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg engages in political ‘craft’ is breathtaking. In a week where South Australia saw 90,000 homes chopped from […]

South Australia Powerless (Again): Sudden 1,000MW Wind Power Output Collapse Leaves 90,000 Families Boiling in the Dark

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‘Smug’: adjective – having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements. Eg, “he was feeling smug after his win”. synonyms: self-satisfied, complacent, self-congratulatory, superior, puffed up, pleased with oneself, self-approving, well pleased, proud of oneself. Yes, that’s STT: but our sense of self-satisfaction is not gleeful. STT has been spelling out the […]

SA’s Wind Power Debacle: AEMO Cuts SA’s Access to Victorian Power to Protect the Grid

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SA’s plan to import electricity from Victoria a threat to stability: AEMO The Australian Michael Owen 21 January 2017 A plan for South Australia to import­ more baseload power from Victoria to ease its power crisis has been suspended by the national electricity market operator because of a “potential stabil­ity issue” linked to the state’s […]

It’s Time for Frydenberg & Turnbull to Come Clean on the Cost of Subsidised Wind Power

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*** STT has a hard time working out whether Federal Energy & Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg is simply thick, obtuse or knee-deep in the greatest government sanctioned rort of all time? Faced with a disintegrating electricity grid, skyrocketing power prices and a renewable energy policy on the brink of collapse, Frydenberg is playing political games, […]

Wind Industry Armageddon: South Australian Blackouts Lead Australia’s Chief Scientist to Demand Immediate Cap on Wind Power

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The fallout from South Australia’s power pricing and supply debacle continues. Last year Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel was given the unenviable task of trying to keep Australia’s lights on, despite the havoc caused by a weather dependent system abandoned centuries ago, for pretty obvious reasons. With repeated statewide blackouts and routine load shedding part […]

Economic Train Wreck: Wind Power Obsession Triples Power Prices in South Australia

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For the best part of 15 years, South Australia’s hapless Labor government has been pushing wind power like there was no tomorrow. Within a short space of time, South Australia earned the tag ‘Australia’s wind power capital’. The wind industry, its parasites and spruikers have been crowing about South Australia’s wind power credentials for a […]

South Australia’s September Wind Power Blackout Cost Businesses & Households $367 Million

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When, on 28 September this year, a run-of-the-mill spring storm brought buffeting winds to South Australia, wind speeds exceeded 25m/s (90km/h), the bulk of its 18 wind farms saw their turbines shutdown automatically to protect themselves from catastrophic self-destruction. Metropolitan Adelaide was without power for hours, regional centres without power for days and mines in […]