Renewable Energy Policy in South Australia & Ontario: ‘Simply Murder’

STT is not sure whether it’s just an Australian thing, but about 30 years ago capital cities around the country set out to find an international doppelgänger somewhere else in the world, willing to be referred to as their ‘Sister City’. Adelaide, the capital of that beleaguered economic backwater, South Australia has four of them: […]

RET Protection Racket: PM Puts Retailers on ‘Double Secret Probation’ for Price ‘Gouging’

  Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity lunges from the patently absurd to the utterly ridiculous. In the week just gone, Australia’s patrician and aloof PM, Malcolm Turnbull dragged the heads of Australia’s electricity retailers to Canberra for a shellacking that was supposed to impress Australia’s battered and beleaguered power consumers. To STT though, […]

Australia’s Desperate Miners Demand End to Renewable Energy Madness: RET Must Go Now

Australia’s enviable prosperity isn’t due to sunshine and glinting solar panels or windmills flailing in the breeze, it’s down to iron ore, coal and a bevy of other minerals including copper and uranium of the kind being gouged out of the ground by BHP Billiton at Roxby Downs in South Australia’s North (see above). How […]

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 […]