‘GUILTY’: South Australia’s Statewide Blackout Caused by Deliberate Wind Farm Shutdown

For STT, laying out the facts that disclose the greatest environmental and economic fraud of all time has been a labour of love. When we kicked off on Boxing Day 2012, STT was a lone voice in a vast wilderness: almost every man or woman claiming the mantle ‘journalist’ had ‘drunk the Kool-Aid’ – and […]

Enron Rides Again: Wind Power Chaos Enables Rampant Price Gouging by Conventional Generators

South Australia’s ludicrous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes has rendered it an international laughing stock.  Daily, routine, total and totally unpredictable collapses in wind power output result in price gouging efforts that see the spot price for power rocket from around $70 per MWh to $2,000 to $4,000 per MWh, in a matter […]

Running on Wind Power & Wishes: South Australia Becomes a ‘Fools Paradise’

Last week had State Energy Ministers in a desperate rush to Canberra to plead for help from Federal Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg at an urgently convened COAG Energy Summit. In the lead up, every one of them was being fed lines from those eager to profit from South Australia’s energy calamity: grid operators, keen to […]

Wind Power Debacle: South Australia an International Joke

*** South Australia is, thanks to its ludicrous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes, now on the World stage: for all the wrong reasons. With total and totally unpredictable collapses in its wind power output, SA is now accustomed to routine load-shedding (dropping suburbs and whole regions off the grid to keep the rest […]

SA’s Wind Power Debacle: Opportunity Knocks for More Subsidy-Sucking Rent Seekers

Investment is not always good Catallaxy files Judith Sloan 29 July 2016 Since the return of the Labor-lite Turnbull government – or should that just be Labor – the rent-seekers in the renewable energy space have been out and about. No doubt, the South Australian debacle has thrown a spanner in the works, but the […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Obsession an Economic Suicide Pact

Alan Moran gets it. Setting a cult-like feel-good power policy, obsessed with wind power isn’t just fanciful nonsense, it’s nothing short of an economic suicide pact. Here’s how things are playing out in Australia’s “wind power capital”, South Australia. Renewable energy demanding a high price for unreliability The Australian Financial Review Alan Moran 29 July […]

Wind Power Calamity Leaves South Australia an International Laughing Stock

*** Only a few months ago, Labor Premier, Jay Weatherill was in Paris spruiking up SA’s wind powered credentials; and cooing about his plans for a 50% Renewable Energy Target. That was then, this is now.  His distraught Energy Minister, Tom Koutsantonis is at wits end, as he attempts to placate furious business leaders faced […]

Wind Power Supply and Pricing Fiasco Leaves South Australians ‘Mad as Hell’

*** In yesterday’s post we drew attention to the fact that the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers are having a rather torrid time, as they try to deflect attention from South Australia’s unfolding power supply and pricing calamity. What is crushing their feeble spirits is the fact that, despite their very best efforts, the […]

South Australia’s Wind Power ‘Experiment’ Crushing its Unwilling Subjects

South Australia is, thanks to its attempt to run on sunshine and breezes, an international laughing stock. Its chaotic power supply and crippling power prices are driving its few remaining profitable businesses to the wall, with many of them contemplating packing up shop and leaving South Australia for good. The panic stricken members of the […]

SA’s Wind Power Debacle Escalates as Australian Wind Power Subsidies Hit $3 Billion a Year

Renewables’ subsidies put sting into power bills The Australian Michael Owen 26 July 2016 Renewable energy output in Australia is subsidised by almost $3 billion a year, more than 19 times the amount for generation from fossil fuels, a report by an economic consultancy says. The report by Principal Economics found renewable energy subsidies added […]