South Australia’s Electric ‘La-La Land’: Renewables Debacle Adds 124% to Wholesale Prices

One of the wind cult’s more pathetic efforts in late 2017 was to run a line that notionally wind powered South Australia’s wholesale power prices were finally heading south. All thanks, of course, to the wonder of sunshine and breezes. Meanwhile, back on earth, the reality is that South Australia’s wholesale power prices have increased […]

Rescuing South Australia from its Self-Inflicted Renewable Disaster Costs Taxpayers $550m

  Desperation is a stinky cologne and South Australia’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill is drenched in it. With an election in March, and terrified that another wind power output collapse will deliver another mass load shedding event or statewide blackout, Weatherill plugged into a mega-battery supplied by Elon Musk for a cool $150 million, that […]

Australia’s Renewables ‘Transition’ Leaves 42,000 Families in Abject Energy Poverty

Australians have just worked out that the renewable energy obsession which has gripped our political betters is delivering power price increases, with no end in sight, and a grid on the very brink of collapse. While eco-zealots keep telling us that this is just a ‘bump in the road’, and that power consumers need to […]

Dirty Diesel the Real ‘Solution’ to South Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster

  But for pride, arrogance and hubris SA’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill could have kept South Australia chugging away cheaply on coal-fired power for a paltry $30 million; the amount that Alinta wanted to keep its 520 MW Port Augusta power plant running for another five years or so. In a fit of petulance, Weatherill […]

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 […]

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 […]