Political ‘System Black’: South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle Turns Renewable Policy Toxic

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*** Politics is a cruel game, at the best of times. But Australia’s renewable energy debacle is testing the wits of even the brightest of our political betters. The political graveyard is littered with those brave and foolhardy enough to ignore the average voting punter; recent interments include Hillary Clinton, buried in a landslide of […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle: Supermarkets Sacking Staff, While Sales of Portable Generators Boom

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Reliable, secure and affordable electricity is one of those things that the last few generations of Australians have largely taken for granted. Not so in Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’, South Australia. These days, Croweaters count their blessings if power is delivered at all and count their pennies every time they’re hit with a power […]

How Subsidised Wind Power Destroyed South Australia’s Once Reliable & Affordable Power Supply

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*** Another day, another total wind power output collapse, another statewide blackout. Sure the political spin doctors called it ‘load shedding’, but for the 90,000 families left boiling in the dark, watching their perishables perish the result is precisely the same. The wind cult and its fellow travellers descended into apoplexy, when conventional generators failed […]

When Will Josh Frydenberg Stop Lying About the Federal Government’s $40bn RET?

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*** Blame shifting and buck-passing have become the national political sport. Lying and obfuscation are, of course, essential prerequisites for those moving up the political ladder. However, the brazenness with which Australia’s Energy and Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg engages in political ‘craft’ is breathtaking. In a week where South Australia saw 90,000 homes chopped from […]

SA’s Wind Power Debacle: AEMO Cuts SA’s Access to Victorian Power to Protect the Grid

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SA’s plan to import electricity from Victoria a threat to stability: AEMO The Australian Michael Owen 21 January 2017 A plan for South Australia to import­ more baseload power from Victoria to ease its power crisis has been suspended by the national electricity market operator because of a “potential stabil­ity issue” linked to the state’s […]

Wind Power Insanity: Queensland Labor’s Renewable Policy Off the Wall

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*** As if the example set by South Australia’s disastrous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes could somehow be avoided, Labor Premier Annastacia Palasz­czuk is hell-bent on following SA back to the Dark Ages. The Queensland government is packed with wannabe wind cultists (Queensland has only a couple of tiny wind farms to its […]

Wind Power Debacle: Retail Businesses Belted by South Australia’s Rocketing Power Prices

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In 2002, then Labor Premier, Mike Rann hitched South Australia’s wagon to wind power. 15 years later, his successors and former subjects get to reap what he sowed. A grid on the brink of collapse, routine load shedding and statewide blackouts have left South Australia an international laughing stock. Its vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill occupies […]