SA’s Self-Inflicted Power Debacle: Instead of $550m on Diesel Generators & Batteries, $25m Could Have Saved Baseload Plant & the State

Good governance requires more than just a little common sense. The antithesis of good governance is arrogance, hubris and ideology. In Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’, South Australia, its hapless Labor government could never be accused of letting common sense get in the way of its efforts to destroy any remaining economic advantage that the […]

Green Mythology: Sun, Wind, Waves & Tides Fail to Deliver the Goods

Perpetual motion machines, turning lead into gold and capturing moonbeams in a jar are just some of the fanciful notions that have attracted human attention over the eons. The last generation have been obsessed in their attempts to run whole economies on the weather. For those that launched all out efforts to run on sunshine […]

‘Reliance’ on Wind & Solar Pushes Germany’s Grid to the Brink of Collapse

Wind power in Germany doesn’t just look chaotic, it is chaotic. Over the winter, Germany’s weather dependent power system reached the very brink of collapse, as breezes became zephyrs and the sun spent the day-time hiding behind clouds and snow flurries. Germany Facing Mass Blackouts Because The Wind And Sun Won’t Cooperate The Daily Caller […]

Nuclear Power: the ‘Grown Ups’ Option for Australia’s Unfolding Power Crisis

maturity, noun: the quality of behaving mentally and emotionally like an adult; a very advanced or developed form or state. If there is one attribute sorely missed in Australia’s energy debate it has to be ‘maturity’. Now that Australia’s suicidal renewable energy policies are starting to bite, destroying the viability of our cheapest and most […]

Australian Wind Power Forecast: 75% Chance of More Blackouts Next Summer

*** When your power supply depends on the weather, it somehow seems fitting that the chances of having power should be forecast in much the same way. Robert Gottliebsen is a finance and economics columnist with The Australian who has been out and about, talking to engineers about Australia’s energy crisis; and seeking to fine […]

Snowy Pumped Hydro Scheme Set to Drain ‘Green’ Slush Funds & Starve the Wind Industry of Finance

*** Malcolm Turnbull’s Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro plan has set nerves on edge among the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers and ruffled feathers among Labor politicians and their mates who have wedded their own financial futures to wind. Likely to cost in the order of $7-8 billion, Snowy 2.0 is set to starve the […]

How Political Lunacy Sabotaged Australia’s Once Reliable & Affordable Power Suply

If what Australia’s political brains trust has done to its once reliable and affordable power supply had been done by external agents, it would have been branded an act of terrorism. The so-called ‘wind power capital’ of Australia, South Australia has become an international laughing stock: statewide blackouts, routine load shedding and rocketing power prices […]