Eco-Irony: Power-Starved Australian Households Switch to Scavenged Firewood to Beat Winter’s Chill

Let eco-zealots get control of your country’s power generation system, and rocketing power prices follow as night follows day. Those countries whose energy policies have been hijacked by renewable energy rent seekers – pumping heavily subsidised, utterly unreliable and completely chaotic wind and solar – have watched their power prices double in a veritable heartbeat. […]

Energy Minister Dumbstruck as Renewable Energy Calamity Crushes Australian Businesses & Families

  In the midst of a self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity, you’d hope your Energy Minister could identify the cause and fix it. When the Minister happens to be Josh Frydenberg, any hope of a sensible solution fast turns to disappointment, on its way to frustration and exasperation. From the moment he took up […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Chaos Has Investors Clamouring For Coal-Fired Power Plants

  Remember all those stories about wind power replacing coal? No? STT has forgotten them, too. An idiotic obsession with wind and solar power, has sent power prices rocketing and placed Australia’s once perfectly reliable power grid on the brink of collapse. That those states connected to the Eastern Grid (QLD, NSW, SA, Victoria and […]

Wind Power Chaos Sets Up Rampant Price Gouging by Conventional Generators

There aren’t many guarantees in life (death and taxes usually top the list). However, after the debacle that’s played out in South Australia (the pinup girl for renewable energy zealots), there is nothing more certain than the relationship between subsidised renewables and rocketing power prices. Among energy market illiterates the argument goes that, because the […]

Guilty: Subsidised Wind & Solar Drive Australia’s Rocketing Retail Power Prices

Among the dwindling band of deluded wind and sun worshippers, no two words are more prone to send them into apoplexy than ‘South Australia’. Held up as the example of how to run an economy on sunshine and breezes (sprinkled with a liberal dose of pixie dust and batteries that cost $150 million to power […]

Appetite for Destruction: Wind Power Obsessed NSW Energy Minister Deluded & Dangerous

  Spanish philosopher, George Santayana was credited with the adage that ‘Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it’. But, as pointed out by American author, William Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” In Australia’s so-called wind power capital, South Australia, how its self-inflicted power pricing and supply […]

It’s the Poor Who Suffer Most from the Great Wind Power Fraud

**** In a number of posts we’ve covered Bjørn Lomborg’s critical analysis of how runaway renewables policies – and the spiralling power costs they cause – are having a devastating (and disproportionate) impact on the poorest in developed economies – and how they threaten to lock the poorest billion or so of our planet’s inhabitants […]