Wind Power Chaos Promises to Deliver Mass Summer Blackouts Across Australia

The only businesses which are bouncing along in South Australia are those selling portable diesel generators, candles and LED headlamps. The sort of staple items you might find on a Doomsday Prepper’s list. However, in Australia’s so-called wind power capital, BYO and DIY power and lighting are everyday essentials. SA’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill pretends […]

Politics of Power: Federal Coalition Government Turns on Subsidised Renewables

*** Politics is a brutal business: no sooner is a politician or political party riding the crest of a wave, than they’re being smashed against jagged rocks and deluged by a roaring surf. As Australian politicians are fast learning, the politics of power is even more brutal still. Continually rocketing power prices is bad enough, […]

Renewables Disaster Sees Australian Power Prices Jump Another 20% – With Worse to Come

Life coaches and self-help manuals talk about dreaming the life and living the dream. In Australia, as elsewhere, wind and solar power were touted as promising not only an end to the pesky habit of the Earth’s climate to change (a selfish obsession that our planet has been hard at for 4.5 billion years), but […]

Renewables Rent-Seekers Panic as Wind Power Operators Forced to Pay Back-Up Costs

If there is one thing that renewables-rent-seekers dread more than calm and cloudy weather, it has to be uncertainty. Always keen to preach about how cheap wind power has become, but always reticent to release their grip on the subsidy teat, the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers are now in a flat panic after […]

Finkel’s Fantasyland: Report to ‘Save’ Australia’s Power Grid From Renewables Chaos a Death Sentence for Business

*** In yesterday’s post we described Alan Finkel’s report on Australia’s power market fiasco as a mixture of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through the Looking-Glass’ – residing in a place where the fundamentals of physics and economics, logic and reason are playfully and permanently suspended – and Goldilocks – the story about an infantile quest to make sure […]

Power Prices Rocket & Dunces Dither as Australia’s Energy Crisis Deepens

Yesterday (Friday, 9 June), Alan Finkel released his long awaited report on Australia’s calamitous renewable energy policies, to sighs of despair and disappointment amongst those who actually understand how Australia’s electricity market works; or, rather, has been knowingly destroyed by massive subsidies to intermittent, unreliable, chaotic and expensive wind and solar power. Finkel’s report – […]

How ‘Green’ is Wind Power: Offshore Wind Farms Killing Whales

*** Energy generation systems of all descriptions take their toll, but only one of them claims moral superiority over all others. That increasingly tenuous claim rests on the ‘we’re saving the planet’ mantra – chanted by the wind cult around the Globe. Not for the first time, and not for the last time, wind turbine noise […]