Clueless: Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster Deepens as Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg Fudges & Fumbles

  On the battlefield for Australia’s wealth and future economic prosperity, the forces have been divided between those pushing for the retention of the suicidal renewable energy policies that have all but crippled Australian business – particularly energy hungry businesses, like mining, manufacturing and mineral processing – and those hoping to bring an end to […]

Brewing Voter Fury Guarantees End to Australia’s Renewable Energy Target

  Pensioners who can no longer afford power vote. The adult children of those pensioners vote. South Australian businessman, Stephen Scherer – owner of Plastic Granulating Services – who was forced to permanently shut the gates on an otherwise profitable business when his power bill went from $80,000 a month to $180,000 a month votes. […]

Freedom of Choice: Massively Subsidised Wind Power or Jobs, Growth & Prosperity

  Not so long ago, barely 25 years, in fact, Australia was rightly regarded as an energy superpower: abundant coal and gas reserves ensured reliable, secure and affordable electricity. It was hard to explain ‘energy poverty’ to anyone and power was altogether cheap. Back then, the ‘business’ was about taking that electricity and using it […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Obsession Leads to Highest Power Prices in the World

By reason of its maniacal obsession with wind power, South Australia has become the butt of international jokes, and the object of plenty of sniggering from those occupying neighbouring states. These days, it’s almost impossible to read an article about South Australia’s economic misfortunes in which there is no mention of routine load-shedding and mass […]

Finkel’s Fantasyland: Report to ‘Save’ Australia’s Power Grid From Renewables Chaos a Death Sentence for Business

*** In yesterday’s post we described Alan Finkel’s report on Australia’s power market fiasco as a mixture of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through the Looking-Glass’ – residing in a place where the fundamentals of physics and economics, logic and reason are playfully and permanently suspended – and Goldilocks – the story about an infantile quest to make sure […]

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 […]

Wind Power Costs Crushing Jobs & Workers: The Politics of Renewables Turns Toxic

*** 2016 was the year that Australia’s voting public turned on wind power with a vengeance. Once upon a time, we were treated to pumped up claims from wind industry spruikers, like the Clean Energy Council, yes2ruiningus and ruin-economy based on loaded ‘surveys’ that there were only two types of people: those already in love […]