RE Reality Check: PM’s $10bn Pumped Hydro Plan to Save Wind Industry Doesn’t Hold Water

  Wind and large-scale solar are doomed, but the saviour is said to be pumped hydro; paid for, of course, with other people’s money. Touted by Turnbull and his hapless sidekick, Josh Frydenberg as the Nation’s mega-battery, the heavily-hyped Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro scheme (shelved in the 1970s because it was uneconomic then) has been […]

Tasmania’s Pathetic Wind Power Push: Plug Gets Pulled on Plans for All RE Future

These days, it’s almost impossible for wind power promoters to finish a sentence without reference to batteries or pumped hydro. In the beginning, when the wind industry said ‘let there be light’, they meant only occasionally, and only when the wind was blowing, just right. Now that the average punter has worked out that the […]

Australian Business Despairs: Renewables Obsessed Energy Minister Throws Economy to the Wolves

Australia’s Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg’s obsession with wind and solar is literally crippling his country: rocketing power prices have left tens of thousands of families powerless; and energy hungry businesses are gobsmacked at his every gormless utterance. Threatened by the Monash Forum (a group of 30 or so Liberal and National MPs), Frydenberg has taken […]

Monash Forum: Rattles Renewables Rent Seekers with Threat to Endless Subsidies

  In a little over 15 years, Australia has gone from an energy superpower to an international joke. Power prices are rocketing, and its Eastern Grid is on the brink of collapse. All for the sake of a pointless, ideological obsession with wind and solar power. Thankfully, a solid rump of 30 Liberal and National […]

Postcards from The Edge: The Naked Insanity of Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle

  Australia’s self-inflicted energy crisis is an IQ test for anyone game to take the challenge. Published every day, the results provide a permanent record for future generations, enabling them to praise the scholars and punish the dunces. Over the last few weeks, Australia’s Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison entered the contest and earned a spectacular […]

Monash Forum’s Renewables Revolt: Australian MPs Demand End to Subsidised Wind & Solar

Common sense rarely needs an advocate. But when the subject is Australian energy policy, common sense left the building years ago. Now, it’s returned with a vengeance: 30 Nationals and Liberal MPs have formed the Monash Forum, to demand an end to the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time: massively subsidised, utterly unreliable […]

PSST! Want to Wreck Your Economy? Just Add Heavily Subsidised & Chaotically Intermittent Wind Power

You can wreck a first world economy in a heartbeat by relying on heavily subsidised and chaotically delivered wind and solar power. Australia is well on the way to doing just that, and South Australia managed to destroy all vestige of private enterprise (we don’t count Commonwealth defence contracts, State make-work construction schemes and otherwise […]