Power Politics: Rocketing Power Prices Demand Immediate End to Wind & Solar Subsidies

The causes of Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy disaster are all political; and have nothing to do physics, engineering, the weather or some kind of fossil-fuelled conspiracy. The policies were deliberately designed to destroy Australia’s affordable and reliable power supplies. And, according to their purpose, they’ve done just that. Last week, the Australian Competition & Consumer […]

Wind & Solar Subsidies Caused Australia’s Power Crisis: Salvation Means Slashing Them Now

The adults have just taken control of Australia’s renewable energy debacle: the ACCC’s investigation into RE subsidies and power market gaming spells the end for subsidised wind and solar. As STT has pointed out on more than one occasion: when a policy is unsustainable it will either collapse under its own imponderable weight, or its […]

Only Solution to Australia’s Power Crisis: Cutting Subsidies to Intermittent Wind & Solar – Right Now

Fixing Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity means slashing subsidies to wind and solar: not in 2020, not in 2030, but right now. For the wayward and confused, it’s always important to remember that a straight line is the shortest, and often the safest, route home. Australia’s self-inflicted energy crisis started out with massive subsidies […]

Generators Game Power Market Around Wind & Solar Output Collapses: Spot Prices Routinely Hitting $14,000/MWh

Australia’s self-inflicted power crisis has reached the point of full-scale disaster, with only one way out: killing subsidies to wind and solar. Australia’s competition watchdog, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has finally said what politicians are either too timid or too witless to even think. The chaos that’s been caused in the National Energy […]

Competition Watchdog Slams Subsidised Wind & Solar: Demands Government Investment in Reliable & Affordable Coal-Fired Power

It was only a matter of time before Australia’s ruinous renewable energy policies imploded and implode they just did. Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity is the inevitable consequence of the so-called ‘transition’ to nature’s wonder fuels. And yet the wind and sun cult and renewable energy rent seekers continue to behave as if the […]

Pumped Hydro Pipe-Dreams: Why Using Wind Power to Pump Water Uphill is Economic Nonsense

Australia’s obsession with wind and solar is literally destroying its economic future. Instead of clambering out of the hole, Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg just keep on digging. The patrician and aloof Malcolm Turnbull has become a political parody. At a time when a Prime Minister ought to be outraged at the wholesale destruction of businesses and […]

RE Madness Must End Now: Tony Abbott Calls Time-Out on Economy-Wrecking Paris Climate ‘Deal’

There are good deals, there are bad deals and there are disastrous deals. For Australia the Paris Climate ‘deal’ is a monstrous disaster. The realisation that an energy superpower found itself enmeshed in what is – for all intents and purposes – an international suicide pact, has just hit home. The only justification (if it […]