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 […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Obsession Leads to Highest Power Prices in the World

By reason of its maniacal obsession with wind power, South Australia has become the butt of international jokes, and the object of plenty of sniggering from those occupying neighbouring states. These days, it’s almost impossible to read an article about South Australia’s economic misfortunes in which there is no mention of routine load-shedding and mass […]

Wind Power Chaos Promises to Deliver Mass Summer Blackouts Across Australia

The only businesses which are bouncing along in South Australia are those selling portable diesel generators, candles and LED headlamps. The sort of staple items you might find on a Doomsday Prepper’s list. However, in Australia’s so-called wind power capital, BYO and DIY power and lighting are everyday essentials. SA’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill pretends […]

Alan Finkel’s Bogus Adventure: Staggering Costs of Clean Energy Target Hidden From View

One thing time Finkel will never be accused of is under-selling his 42% renewable energy target, re-boxed and badged as a clean energy target ‘CET’. However, the trouble with hubris is that it does not take very long to prick the over-eager salesman’s balloon. As we pointed out in yesterday’s post, Finkel’s forecast power price […]

Finkel’s Fantasyland: Report to ‘Save’ Australia’s Power Grid From Renewables Chaos a Death Sentence for Business

*** In yesterday’s post we described Alan Finkel’s report on Australia’s power market fiasco as a mixture of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through the Looking-Glass’ – residing in a place where the fundamentals of physics and economics, logic and reason are playfully and permanently suspended – and Goldilocks – the story about an infantile quest to make sure […]

Power Prices Rocket & Dunces Dither as Australia’s Energy Crisis Deepens

Yesterday (Friday, 9 June), Alan Finkel released his long awaited report on Australia’s calamitous renewable energy policies, to sighs of despair and disappointment amongst those who actually understand how Australia’s electricity market works; or, rather, has been knowingly destroyed by massive subsidies to intermittent, unreliable, chaotic and expensive wind and solar power. Finkel’s report – […]

Former PM – John Howard Calls Australia’s Renewables Policy a ‘National Scandal’

*** John Howard was seen by many as the underdog of Australian conservative politics, who took more than two decades as a Federal MP to reach the position of Prime Minister, the victim of bitter internal political wrangling and intrigue within the Liberal Party. After he was deposed as Liberal opposition leader by Andrew Peacock […]