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 […]

Turnbull’s Trilemma: PM’s Power to Rise (or Fall) with National Energy Guarantee

The reason that Australian governments give for policies set to squander $60 billion in subsidies on wind and solar power is a three-way mission to deliver (1) reliable, (2) affordable and (3) low-CO2-emissions electricity. After the debacle that’s played out in Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia, the odds of that trifecta ever becoming a […]

The Great Divide: Economy on the Brink – Australia’s Biggest Steel Manufacturer Set to Suffer 93% Increase in Power Costs

Energy firms gaming system: BlueScope Steel boss The Australian Matt Chambers 12 October 2017 BlueScope Steel chief executive Paul O’Malley says power prices will rise under a clean energy target if baseload sources such as NSW’s Liddell coal-fired power station close, and that a more urgent 10-year baseload transition plan is needed. Mr O’Malley, whose […]

RET Driven Power Price Hike Bites: Cost of Australia’s Renewable Energy Madness Crushing Consumer Confidence

Australian power consumers have just started opening their winter power bills, which are fully 20% higher than this time last year. By comparison, Australia’s underlying rate of inflation is around 1.5%. The consequences for the economy, as a whole, are just starting to bite. Restaurants, bars and retailers are copping it from both ends. Business […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Target Delivers Highest Power Prices in the World

STT has been battling this for years. We have attempted to throw every sound and reasoned argument against subsidised wind power, but the single most damaging feature of attempting to rely on the weather for power is the obscene cost. In short, the headline grabber is always, and everywhere, retail power prices. No amount of […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Calamity: The Never Ending Story Continues

Australians probably feel like they’re stuck in the MA+ sequel to The Never Ending Story – a horror movie in which a band of lunatics, driven by greed, stupidity and ideology took a little under a decade to destroy a once wealthy and prosperous Nation, while their renewables rent-seeking mates pocketed more than $60 billion […]

Suicidal Tendencies: Australia’s Renewable Energy Target a $60 Billion Business & Job Destroyer

For those, like STT, attempting to expose the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time, it sometimes feels like bashing our heads against a brick wall.  However, every now and again, it feels like our masonry masochism has paid off. Last Friday we awoke to see the top story on the front page of […]