Australia’s Power Crisis Generated by a Conspiracy of Incompetents

To destroy the cheapest and most reliable power supplies in the world in less than 20 years takes effort, but it can be done. Take South Australia, Australia’s so-called wind power capital as the prime example. Despite its Premier’s recent (nonsensical) claims about SA power prices plummeting, they are still the highest retail power prices […]

Armageddon Beckons: National Energy Guarantee Crushes Australia’s Wind Industry

Renewables rent-seekers are nothing if not sore losers. A heartbeat ago it seemed as if the subsidies for renewables would last until kingdom come, and wind and solar power outfits could get away with the completely unpredictable and haphazardly occasional ‘delivery’ of power at ridiculous prices. Now, PM, Malcolm Turnbull’s National Energy Guarantee has turned […]

Wind Power Subsidy Cuts Kill Thousands of Green Jobs: Siemens Sacks 6,000 Workers

The wind industry is little more than the most recent and elaborate effort to fleece gullible investors, in a list that dates back to “corporate investment classics”, like the South-Sea Bubble and Dutch tulip mania. In the wind industry, the scam is all about pitching bogus projected returns (based on overblown wind “forecasts”) (see our posts here and here and here and here); claiming that […]

Counting the Cost of Subsidised Wind Power: Some Basic Facts

The generation that have come to worship wind and solar power operate in a fact and consequence free zone, where logic and reason were bound and gagged from the beginning. Their finest trait is their ability to shift the narrative, when troublesome facts – like blackouts caused by wind power output collapses and rocketing power […]

Subsidised Wind & Solar: Guaranteed Path to Rocketing Prices & Blackouts

Australia’s diabolically destructive renewable energy policies have led to rocketing power prices and a grid on the brink of collapse. Australian power consumers currently connected to the Eastern Grid (that connects Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania) have no idea just how close they are to watching their first total ‘system […]

Malice as a ‘Virtue’: Cost of Subsidised Renewables Power Means the Poorest Go Hungry

Worshipping windmills and posing prostrate before panels is a fast track towards being regarded by one’s peers as the King or Queen of the Virtue Signallers. Moral posturing begins with an appropriately preened identity, which can be paraded in front of all, provided that it’s PC perfect. Hence, the use of a motley bearded, hipster […]

Wind Power: A Fraud Promulgated by Fools based on a Fantasy

Ian Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies. He has published numerous scientific papers, 7 books and is one of the co-editors of Encyclopedia of Geology. Ian also […]