RE Reality Check: PM’s $10bn Pumped Hydro Plan to Save Wind Industry Doesn’t Hold Water

  Wind and large-scale solar are doomed, but the saviour is said to be pumped hydro; paid for, of course, with other people’s money. Touted by Turnbull and his hapless sidekick, Josh Frydenberg as the Nation’s mega-battery, the heavily-hyped Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro scheme (shelved in the 1970s because it was uneconomic then) has been […]

Tasmania’s Pathetic Wind Power Push: Plug Gets Pulled on Plans for All RE Future

These days, it’s almost impossible for wind power promoters to finish a sentence without reference to batteries or pumped hydro. In the beginning, when the wind industry said ‘let there be light’, they meant only occasionally, and only when the wind was blowing, just right. Now that the average punter has worked out that the […]

Australian Business Despairs: Renewables Obsessed Energy Minister Throws Economy to the Wolves

Australia’s Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg’s obsession with wind and solar is literally crippling his country: rocketing power prices have left tens of thousands of families powerless; and energy hungry businesses are gobsmacked at his every gormless utterance. Threatened by the Monash Forum (a group of 30 or so Liberal and National MPs), Frydenberg has taken […]

Postcards from The Edge: The Naked Insanity of Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle

  Australia’s self-inflicted energy crisis is an IQ test for anyone game to take the challenge. Published every day, the results provide a permanent record for future generations, enabling them to praise the scholars and punish the dunces. Over the last few weeks, Australia’s Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison entered the contest and earned a spectacular […]

Frydenberg’s Renewable Energy Fantasyland: Australian Households & Businesses Despair as Energy Minister Remains Off with the Fairies

  Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy disaster sometimes reads more like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – and on others like the work of a drug-addled Lewis Carrol, as he took us all down the rabbit hole with Alice & Co. Characters abound, bereft of worldy wit, prone to waffling nonsense and repeating the same hackneyed phrases (think […]

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 […]

Energy Disaster Spells the End for Australia’s Renewable Energy Target

It happened in the blink of an eye: Australia went from energy heavyweight to a country in crisis looking for the equivalent of life support. Since STT got going in December 2012, we have drifted from frustration to despair and back waiting and hoping for mainstream journalists to recognise the existential threat posed by Australia’s […]