Renewable Industry’s Giant Battery Claims Unplugged

*** With Californian carpet-bagger, Elon Musk swooping on South Australia to scoop up as much as he can of the $550 million its hapless Labor government is about to squander on non-fixes for its self-inflicted wind power disaster, it’s time to put pen to paper to work out just how risible is SA’s plan to […]

SA’s Deluded Labor Government Determined to Kill Jobs with 50% Renewable Energy Target

*** In a week when Coca-Cola Amatil announced that it would close its Adelaide bottling plant with the loss of 200 jobs, one might have reasonably expected South Australia’s hapless Labor government to have taken the opportunity to retreat from its disastrous energy policy. To the contrary, Jay Weatherill & Co sought to double down […]

Power & Politics: Coca Cola Abandons South Australia to Escape Crippling Power Prices & Chaotic Supply

*** In Australia’s, so-called ‘wind power capital’, South Australia, meaningful and lasting employment is a rare and beautiful thing. Last week, Coca-Cola Amatil announced that it is shutting its Adelaide bottling plant, which has delivered the ‘real thing’ to South Australians since 1939. The loss of around 200 jobs in the economic basket case that […]

State of Emergency: South Australia’s Wind Power Crisis Hits Full-Scale Panic

It’s a little like watching the same train wreck, over and over again. South Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity is something that STT has been predicting for years. Now that the disaster has been realised, mainstream media are all over it like a tropical rash. In South Australia there is a pervasive sense of […]

South Australians Turn Against Wind Power & Plump for an Atomic Future Instead

*** In the 1940s, South Australian Legend, Tom Playford (Premier for 26 years from 1938 to 1965) took a natural gift, in the form of vast untapped reserves of brown coal located at Leigh Creek, directed it through power plants at Port Augusta and, with its cheap and reliable power supply, built a mining, manufacturing […]

Massively Subsidised Wind Power Crushes Germany’s Biggest Power Provider as CO2 Emissions Soar

*** The parallels between Germany and South Australia are as uncanny as they are frightening. The common feature being, of course, their ludicrous attempt to rely on sunshine and breezes. Like South Australians, Germans went into wind power harder and faster than anyone else – and the cost of doing so is catching up with a vengeance. […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle Leaves Labor Government Begging for Baseload Power

STT followers might be tiring of our focus on South Australia.  However, the disaster – both economic and social – unfolding in SA should be taken as a warning to any policy maker foolish enough to believe that an economy can be powered using sunshine and breezes.  Here’s another take on the debacle from The […]