Coal Power Prevents Thousands of Germans from Freezing as Wind & Solar Output Plummets

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A couple of weeks back 90,000 South Australian families found themselves powerless and boiling in a heat wave when its 1,576 MW of wind power capacity started the day producing more than 1,000 MW, but which later collapsed suddenly to a trifling 70 MW, sending the grid into meltdown. Meanwhile in Germany, it was a […]

Wind Power Disaster Means South Australian Labor Government ‘Gone with the Wind’

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*** While the power pricing and supply calamity that is South Australia is down to the subsidies awarded to wind power under the Federal government’s Large-Scale RET, the state Labor government has done plenty to create the unfolding disaster and nothing to mitigate it. It’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill must know that, as a wind […]

Political ‘System Black’: South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle Turns Renewable Policy Toxic

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*** Politics is a cruel game, at the best of times. But Australia’s renewable energy debacle is testing the wits of even the brightest of our political betters. The political graveyard is littered with those brave and foolhardy enough to ignore the average voting punter; recent interments include Hillary Clinton, buried in a landslide of […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle: Supermarkets Sacking Staff, While Sales of Portable Generators Boom

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Reliable, secure and affordable electricity is one of those things that the last few generations of Australians have largely taken for granted. Not so in Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’, South Australia. These days, Croweaters count their blessings if power is delivered at all and count their pennies every time they’re hit with a power […]

Political Storm Erupts: Hostile Germans Turn on Ugly, Costly & Ineffective Wind Power

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Held up as the wind cult’s poster girl, Germany went hard and fast, spearing tens of thousands of these things all over its, once cherished and pristine, landscape. The cost of its maniacal rush into massively subsidised wind and solar to German businesses and households has been astronomical and, in the mother of all ironies, […]

When Will Josh Frydenberg Stop Lying About the Federal Government’s $40bn RET?

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*** Blame shifting and buck-passing have become the national political sport. Lying and obfuscation are, of course, essential prerequisites for those moving up the political ladder. However, the brazenness with which Australia’s Energy and Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg engages in political ‘craft’ is breathtaking. In a week where South Australia saw 90,000 homes chopped from […]

South Australia Powerless (Again): Sudden 1,000MW Wind Power Output Collapse Leaves 90,000 Families Boiling in the Dark

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‘Smug’: adjective – having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements. Eg, “he was feeling smug after his win”. synonyms: self-satisfied, complacent, self-congratulatory, superior, puffed up, pleased with oneself, self-approving, well pleased, proud of oneself. Yes, that’s STT: but our sense of self-satisfaction is not gleeful. STT has been spelling out the […]