Postcards from The Edge: The Naked Insanity of Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle

  Australia’s self-inflicted energy crisis is an IQ test for anyone game to take the challenge. Published every day, the results provide a permanent record for future generations, enabling them to praise the scholars and punish the dunces. Over the last few weeks, Australia’s Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison entered the contest and earned a spectacular […]

Reliable Power Play: Monash Forum Australia’s Last Best Hope for Sensible Energy Policy

  Australia’s mainstream media occupy a fact and consequence free zone, where the sun always shines and the wind always blows. How else can their cult-like veneration of wind and solar power be explained? With a growing group of National and Liberal MPs joining the Monash Forum, and dictating the terms about Australia’s energy future, […]

Fossil Fuel Renaissance: Australia’s Energy Minister Promotes Coal-Powered Cars

  Just when you thought Australia’s Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg couldn’t get any more ridiculous, he outdoes himself. Presiding over a self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity (for which his Liberal/National Coalition is just as culpable as the Green/Labor Alliance that helped set it up), Frydenberg has spent the last fortnight or so pushing all […]

Frydenberg’s Renewable Energy Fantasyland: Australian Households & Businesses Despair as Energy Minister Remains Off with the Fairies

  Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy disaster sometimes reads more like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – and on others like the work of a drug-addled Lewis Carrol, as he took us all down the rabbit hole with Alice & Co. Characters abound, bereft of worldy wit, prone to waffling nonsense and repeating the same hackneyed phrases (think […]

Wind Industry Salvage Mission: Turnbull Government Set to Squander $10 billion on Snowy 2.0 Pumped Hydro Boondoggle

  The patrician and aloof Malcolm Turnbull continues as a parody of a PM. At a point when most political leaders would be reacting to the wholesale destruction of businesses and whole industries (along with tens of thousands of meaningful jobs) caused by spiralling power costs, Turnbull literally headed for the hills to pump his […]

PM’s Reliable Power Play Spells Disaster for Unreliable & Intermittent Wind Power

  Politics is a cruel caper, at the best of times. And, in Australia, power politics is merciless. A decade and-a-half of government intervention in the power market has left Australia with the highest power prices in the world and a grid on the brink of collapse. The disaster is largely down to distortions caused by […]

Time to Tear Up Australia’s Economic Suicide Note: Renewable Energy Target Must Go Now

  Malcolm Turnbull should come clean and explain to his party and the public that his son, Alex is heavily invested in wind power outfit, Infigen and did so at a time when it was on the brink of bankruptcy. In one of the luckiest bets of all time (see our post here), Alex Turnbull managed […]