Hydrogen Hyperbole: Debunking Overblown Claims That Hydrogen Can Save Intermittent Wind & Solar

Renewable energy rent seekers claim converting useless, unpredictable and unreliable wind and solar power into hydrogen gas is a cinch. Sure, the notion of turning useless electricity into something that can be used as and when consumers need it – rather than something that depends on the whims of mother nature – makes sense – […]

Wicked Waste: Snowy 2.0 Pumped Hydro Project Australia’s Biggest Energy White Elephant

With a price tag in excess of $10 billion, Australia’s biggest pumped hydro project, Snowy 2.0, is easily its single biggest white elephant. Sure, the Feds have already squandered magnitudes more on subsidies and soft loans to wind and solar. And the purported benefit of Snowy 2.0 is to use excess wind and solar power […]

Pure Nonsense: No Economic Case for Converting Wind or Solar Power To Hydrogen Gas

Converting excess wind and solar to hydrogen gas is the Federal government’s most ludicrous ‘answer’ to its self-inflicted renewable energy debacle. The majority of hydrogen available on the market (around 95%) is produced from fossil fuels by steam reforming or partial oxidation of methane and coal gasification with only a tiny fraction produced by way […]

Anti-Nuclear Knuckleheads: Time to Scrap Australia’s Idiotic Ban on Nuclear Power Plants

  Australia holds the world’s largest uranium reserves and, despite its shifting policy of limiting the number of mines and states that have banned them, is the world’s third-largest uranium exporter. That Australia, among the world’s largest uranium exporters, doesn’t rely on nuclear power astonishes those from the 30 countries where you’ll find nearly 450 nuclear reactors currently operating – […]

Quiet Achiever: While PM Keeps Talking About Gas, Coal Just Keeps On Powering Australia

The Federal Coalition’s ‘plan’ to power Australia with gas-fired power plants it has yet to build, with gas supplies it does not have sounds more like palliative care than a cure for its self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity. Having wrecked our once reliable grid by subsidising chaotically intermittent wind and solar, it seems it’s […]

Ships Ahoy! Giant Diesel-Fuelled Ship Engines ‘Solution’ For Australia’s Renewable Energy Crisis

  Australia’s obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar has left it with a power pricing and supply calamity. It’s a disaster that was as predictable, as it was avoidable. To date, the Federal Liberal/National Coalition’s feeble attempts to resolve it provide a study in practised inertia, mixed with a series of pointless Band-Aid ‘solutions’. […]

Déjà vu: ‘New’ Coalition Power Policy Means Australia’s Energy Crisis Continues Unabated

  Throttled by Draconian lockdowns, the Australian economy is on life support, the only hope of resuscitating it is by restoring reliable and affordable power, to all and sundry. Last week the Federal Liberal/National Coalition announced what purported to be a cure, but, in reality, it’s more like palliative care. PM, Scott Morrison and his […]

Endless $Billions: Counting The Hidden Cost of Renewables on Electricity Prices

Uncovering the true costs of intermittent wind and solar is like playing hide and seek while blindfolded. In Australia, the subsidies doled out under the Federal Government’s Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target and its domestic cousin, the Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme, that covers rooftop solar and other household rorts, adds at least $4 billion a year […]

Barking Mad: Australia’s Ludicrous Plan To Send Subsidised Solar Power 3,350KM From Darwin to Singapore

Australia’s energy policy is a joke, but a plan to send subsidised solar power to Singapore proves lunatics really have taken over the asylum. The Morrison Federal government has given major project status to a 10GW undersea cable to run from Darwin to Singapore over a distance of at least 3,350 km. The cost of […]

Wrecking Ball: Crippling Cost of Australia’s Obsession With Subsidised & Unreliable Wind & Solar

Australians are experiencing their first recession in nearly 30 years; its ruinous renewable energy policies are only adding insult to injury. Australia’s energy market is a shambles – thanks to the $60 billion squandered on intermittent wind and solar, it was already in the midst of a power pricing and supply calamity, with disastrous consequences […]