Australia’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crisis: Renewable Policies a Crime Against the People

Robert Gottliebsen is an economics columnist with The Australian, who has recently weighed into Australia’s unfolding renewables driven energy calamity. Late to realise the cost and consequences of Australia’s suicidal renewable policies, Gottliebsen is gobsmacked at what can properly be described as a crime against the Australian people. Energy crisis: time to invest in emergency […]

Back to the Future: Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia to Run on Diesel Generators

*** There will be STT followers old enough to remember when country towns and regional centres relied upon an enormous diesel generator as their sole power supply. No doubt better than nothing, local diesel generators were soon replaced by coal-fired power plant and extensive distribution grids; reliability increased, power prices fell and the rest, as […]

South Australia’s Risible RET Rescue: Giant $150m Tesla Battery to Power SA for 4 Minutes

*** South Australia’s wind powered energy calamity hit high farce in the week just gone. Its vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill proved the adage that when you’re in a hole it’s best to stop digging; except that he didn’t – and, instead, determined to dig into taxpayers’ empty pockets. Faced with a looming electoral disaster 12 […]

Economic Carnage: SA’s Rocketing Power Prices Crippling Miners, Bakers & Brewers Alike

*** With the exception of the wind industry, South Australia’s hapless Labor government will never be accused of economic favouritism: it treats all of its business owners with utter contempt. Rocketing power prices, routine load shedding and blackouts affect miners, bakers and brewers, alike. BHP Billiton warns for crisis in power market The Australian Matt […]

SA’s Deluded Labor Government Determined to Kill Jobs with 50% Renewable Energy Target

*** In a week when Coca-Cola Amatil announced that it would close its Adelaide bottling plant with the loss of 200 jobs, one might have reasonably expected South Australia’s hapless Labor government to have taken the opportunity to retreat from its disastrous energy policy. To the contrary, Jay Weatherill & Co sought to double down […]

Power & Politics: Coca Cola Abandons South Australia to Escape Crippling Power Prices & Chaotic Supply

*** In Australia’s, so-called ‘wind power capital’, South Australia, meaningful and lasting employment is a rare and beautiful thing. Last week, Coca-Cola Amatil announced that it is shutting its Adelaide bottling plant, which has delivered the ‘real thing’ to South Australians since 1939. The loss of around 200 jobs in the economic basket case that […]

Blackouts & Bushfires: South Australia’s Wind Power Disaster Puts Thousands of Jobs & Lives at Mortal Risk

After what, for now, can be referred to as South Australia’s most recent mass blackout, Adelaide’s The Advertiser has finally woken up to the fact that the South Australian obsession with wind power has placed the economically battered State in a category alongside North Korea, sub-Saharan Africa and Cuba. With the passing of Cuba’s long-time […]