Politics of Power: Spiralling Power Prices Signal End for Wind & Solar Subsidies

In Australia, nothing stops a barbecue like the topic of ever spiralling power prices. Across the country, retail power prices have been rising at double-digit rates for the last four years: across the NEM States and the ACT retail power prices have increased between 13 and 28% – year-on-year – over the last three years. More […]

Giant Renewable Energy Debacle Demands Even Bigger Lies: Boffins Claim More Wind & Solar Guaranteed to Cut Power Prices

Efforts by RE zealots to maintain control of Australia’s energy policy have turned to high farce. Working on the adage that the bigger the lie, the more often that it’s told, the more people are likely to believe it, the AEMO’s Audrey Zibelman and the Energy Security Board’s Kerry Schott have decided to take reality, […]

Bureaucrats Backtrack: ‘Transition’ to Wind & Solar Now Deemed Impossible Before 2040

Suddenly, came the realisation that subsidised wind and solar will never replace Australia’s coal-fired power plants. The idea that they ever could was, of course, a perfect nonsense. Talk about being ‘technology agnostic’, ‘inevitable transitions’ and wind and solar actually ‘competing’ with coal, gas and hydro, say more about the protagonist’s state of mental health, […]

Outing Nature’s ‘Outages’: Chaotic Wind Power Output Drives Rocketing Australian Power Prices

Australia’s Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg has just bagged the Pinocchio Award for his continued line about falling power prices. Instead of retail relief, power consumers have been whacked by jumps of between 20 and 28% this year, on top of 20% increases, last year. The reason for rocketing power prices is the ‘behaviour’ of generators, […]

Renewables Rewind: Energy Crisis Causes Outbreak of Sanity With Push for Coal-Fired Power

With rocketing power prices and much worse to come, Australia’s renewable energy debacle has finally started to sharpen political thinking. Panic has set in, which, while not an ideal environment to form policy, will do in a pinch. Especially, when the alternative is doing nothing and watching an energy superpower turn itself into an economic […]

Businesses & Families Despair Over Rocketing Power Prices: Energy Minister in Fantasy-land

Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity was caused by lunatics obsessed with wind and solar power: trouble is, they’re still in charge. The Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg demonstrates an astonishing lack of insight into the obvious cause and consequences of the debacle (further examples of which appear in the Alan Jones interview, laid out below). […]

Energy Minister Dumbstruck as Renewable Energy Calamity Crushes Australian Businesses & Families

  In the midst of a self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity, you’d hope your Energy Minister could identify the cause and fix it. When the Minister happens to be Josh Frydenberg, any hope of a sensible solution fast turns to disappointment, on its way to frustration and exasperation. From the moment he took up […]