Lunatic’s Paradise: SA Voters’ Last Chance to Curb Renewable Energy Insanity

  South Australia is renowned as a renewable energy ‘superpower’, which has left it with the highest retail power prices in the world and the most unreliable grid on the planet (Burkina Faso, Cuba and North Korea aside). As this post goes to air, officials will soon start counting votes in SA’s State election. Pundits […]

System Reboot Required: Undoing Australia’s Self-Inflicted Renewable Energy Disaster

  For some strange reason, wind ‘powered’ Victoria and South Australia suffer wholesale prices around double what’s paid in coal-fired Queensland and NSW? Could it be that massively subsidised, intermittent and unreliable wind power has wrecked power markets in Daniel Andrew’s Victoria and Jay Weatherill’s SA? The graphic above appeared in The Australian, a few […]

South Australia’s Mega-Battery a Costly Exercise in ‘Green’ Vanity Signalling

South Australians wake every day to an unfolding economic nightmare: they pay the highest retail power prices in the world, while suffering routine load shedding (scheduled power cuts) and mass blackouts (unscheduled), whenever wind power output collapses on a total and totally unpredictable basis. Businesses are being wiped out and whole industries are under threat. […]

South Australia Set for Higher Power Prices & More Blackouts Post Hazelwood Closure

SA’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill about to suffer another power shock. *** The Federal Large-Scale RET has just claimed another scalp in the shape of 1,600MW of reliable base-load plant at Hazelwood, Victoria – as well as more than 1,000 well-paid blue-collar jobs and an entire regional community. That loss follows hot on the heels […]

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 […]

SA’s Debacle Spreads: Wind Power Threatens to Wreck an Entire Power System

*** Things got serious in Australia’s energy sector as soon as the wind power debacle in South Australia started making the front pages of Australia’s metropolitan dailies. For a while, the happy citizens of states (other than SA) not wedded to the wind power delusion could quietly snigger at the mess South Australia’s hapless Labor […]

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 […]