The Nuclear Option: Atomic Solution to Australia’s Energy Crisis

In the blink of an eye, Australia’s media circus has finally woken up to the scale and scope of Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity. More ink has been spilt in the last few weeks on the subject than in the whole of the last decade. Wind power capital, South Australia’s blackouts and load […]

Killing Off Australia’s Suicidal Renewable Energy Target Only Path to Economic Salvation

STT has been banging on about this since December 2012 and, for most of that time, pretty much alone. Massive and endless subsidies to a chaotic power source, abandoned centuries ago for obvious reasons have cost this country very dearly. Maintaining the Federal government’s Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target fixes Australia on a path to economic […]

Australian Summer Forecast: More Blackouts & Rocketing Power Prices

Australia’s decade-long dalliance with sunshine and breezes is about to get really, really serious. South Australia’s reputation as both Australia’s wind power capital and the home of the highest power prices in the world, and mass load shedding and statewide blackouts is no coincidence. The implicit purpose behind Australia’s Federal Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target is […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster: Self-Inflicted Power Crisis Goes from Bad to Execrable

  As witless as they are gutless, the Federal Liberal/National Coalition government is tearing itself apart over energy. In particular, renewable energy; and the choice between the existing annual 33,000 GWh Large-Scale RET – roughly 26% of annual consumption, which is already destroying businesses and punishing households with 20% year-on-year price increases (even though the […]

Born Lucky: Stars Align Perfectly for PM’s Son with Mammoth Bet on Wind Power Outfit Infigen

Life is a lottery. And lottery winners are a mixed bag. Sometimes it’s that battler from Bundaberg who scoops the jackpot, immediately pays off the mortgages of his mates and buys five identical V8 Holden Commodores. On other occasions, the lottery was won at birth. Sometimes the advantage of parentage is immediate and other times […]

Chaotic Wind Power Shunned: Coalition to Use ‘Green’ Slush Fund to Build Coal-Fired Power Plants

*** The political climate surrounding energy policy in Australia is febrile. However, nervous and feverish excitement is hardly conducive to sensible solutions. Bill Shorten’s Labor opposition is turning itself inside out as it struggles to come to grips with the political punishment that will be meted out by voters who have already worked out that […]

Why the ‘Transition’ to Wind & Solar is Nothing More than a Cruel Marketing Myth

*** The propaganda wings of the wind and solar industry have a lot to answer for, not least repeated and violent abuses of the English language. We are repeatedly beguiled by tales about our ‘transition’ to an all renewable future; and about how wind power is ‘free’ and getting cheaper all the time. However, the […]