High Farce: Renewable Energy Target Sending Australia Broke

Tony Abbott’s RET, emissions policies made energy policy a farce The Australian Judith Sloan 12 August 2017 Tony Abbott may have seen the light on energy policy since ceasing to be prime minister. But when he had the top job, he made two fatal mistakes. The first was to agree to the renewable energy target […]

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 […]

SOS: Kill the Renewable Energy Target Before It’s All Too Late

Starting next week, hard-pressed households and battered businesses will start receiving power bills which will be between 16 and 20% higher than the same time last year. In Australia, the underlying rate of inflation is around 1.5%. Punitive power bills have left 25% of households unable to heat their homes during the depth of an […]

Want to Wreck Your Nation? Plug Into Intermittent Wind & Solar – Australia Did

A week or so back, we picked up on a brilliant article in The Australian by Henry Ergas – Professor of Infrastructure Economics at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility – in which he likened Australia’s renewable energy policies to a death wish (our post here). Henry’s back, this time on 2GB detailing the […]

Liberal MPs Demand End to RET: Crippling Power Costs Leaves Thousands of Australian Families Totally Powerless

  What happens next in Australian politics will determine the proportion of the next generation that grows up in households knowing the benefits of having electricity, as against those children who will enter life and grow up in homes deprived of what is properly considered a necessary component of a decent, civil society. Right now […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster: Self-Inflicted Power Crisis Goes from Bad to Execrable

  As witless as they are gutless, the Federal Liberal/National Coalition government is tearing itself apart over energy. In particular, renewable energy; and the choice between the existing annual 33,000 GWh Large-Scale RET – roughly 26% of annual consumption, which is already destroying businesses and punishing households with 20% year-on-year price increases (even though the […]