Australia’s Renewable Energy Policy Implodes: With Power Prices Rocketing MPs Demand Immediate End to Wind & Solar Subsidies

In less than a week, RE zealots went from full-scale offensive to wholesale retreat, with disaster now imminent for wind and solar outfits. Instead of getting their National Energy Guarantee up and running – a policy which would have effectively doubled the amount of subsidised and intermittent wind and solar capacity in Australia – Audrey […]

Australia’s RE Debacle Means It’s Time to Drain the Subsidised Wind & Solar Swamp

Once upon a time, in a land far away – a place blessed with coal, gas and uranium – electricity flowed all day and all night, and it was practically given away. Then came subsidised wind and solar; mandates; targets; penalties and feed in tariffs. After less than a dozen years, what was an energy […]

Politics of Power: Spiralling Power Prices Signal End for Wind & Solar Subsidies

In Australia, nothing stops a barbecue like the topic of ever spiralling power prices. Across the country, retail power prices have been rising at double-digit rates for the last four years: across the NEM States and the ACT retail power prices have increased between 13 and 28% – year-on-year – over the last three years. More […]

Energy Idiocracy: How Australia’s Power ‘Policy’ Was Hijacked and Destroyed by Idiots

It’s said you shouldn’t assume conspiracy, until you’ve ruled out incompetence. Australia’s energy debacle is, however, a mixture of both. In Mike Judge’s off-the-wall, futuristic comedy, ‘Idiocracy’, lunatics not only take over the asylum, they end up running the United States – into the ground. Starting on the premise that morons began out-breeding the vaguely […]

Crunch Time: Australia’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crisis Demands End to Wind & Solar Subsidies

What’s missing from Australia’s self-inflicted energy crisis, is reason and common sense. When you’ve dug yourself into a hole, the first remedial action is to stop digging. Instead, Australia has a PM, Malcolm Turnbull and an Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg, determined to wreck every last vestige of productive industry and enterprise in this country, while […]

Adding Intermittent Wind & Solar Guarantees Spiralling Power Prices: Just Ask South Australians

Australia’s Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg reckons adding more wind and solar will cut power prices, like South Australia never happened. In his efforts to sell his National Energy Guarantee, Frydenberg and his coterie of ‘expert’ advisors have not only ignored reality, they’ve attempted to substitute it with their very own. Over the last decade, there […]

Descent Into Chaos: Australia’s Renewable Energy Policies Implode As Power Prices Rocket Out of Control

Blind panic doesn’t cover it: Australia’s energy crisis has MPs and rent-seekers running around like chooks with their heads cut off. Retail power prices (see above) have jumped anywhere between 20 and 28% in the last 12 months, in those states with major wind and solar capacity – adding to 13-20% increases, the previous year. Energy […]

Bureaucrats Backtrack: ‘Transition’ to Wind & Solar Now Deemed Impossible Before 2040

Suddenly, came the realisation that subsidised wind and solar will never replace Australia’s coal-fired power plants. The idea that they ever could was, of course, a perfect nonsense. Talk about being ‘technology agnostic’, ‘inevitable transitions’ and wind and solar actually ‘competing’ with coal, gas and hydro, say more about the protagonist’s state of mental health, […]

Renewable Energy Zealots Surrender: Coal Will Continue to Power Australia for 20 More Years

Renewable energy zealots claim spiralling power prices and rolling blackouts are just ‘teething troubles’ as we ‘transition’ to our 100% all RE future. On their worldview, it’s a matter of when, not if, modern economies end up completely ditching ‘dirty’ coal-fired power plants, and otherwise wean themselves off fossil fuels, altogether. Trouble is, in places […]

Only Solution to Australia’s Power Crisis: Cutting Subsidies to Intermittent Wind & Solar – Right Now

Fixing Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity means slashing subsidies to wind and solar: not in 2020, not in 2030, but right now. For the wayward and confused, it’s always important to remember that a straight line is the shortest, and often the safest, route home. Australia’s self-inflicted energy crisis started out with massive subsidies […]