Renewables Repeat: Weather Event Wipes Out Australia’s Wind & Solar Capital (Once Again)

South Australia’s infamous Statewide blackout on 28 September 2016 was caused by wind turbines that couldn’t handle a vigorous spring storm front. Wind speeds exceeded 25m/s (90km/h), which meant turbines at the bulk of its (then 18) wind farms shut down automatically to protect themselves from catastrophic self-destruction. Metropolitan Adelaide was without power for hours, […]

Judge Hits Wind Farm & Big Tesla Battery Owners With $4m Fines For Delivery Failures

Now and again the law catches up with the shysters that run wind farms and so-called big batteries. Failing to deliver on a promise ordinarily results in an order for damages to be paid to the unwitting victim. In addition, in a regulated electricity market, the regulator will sometimes join in and seek its pound […]

Ingrained Insanity: Self-Inflicted Renewable Energy Disaster Leaves Australians Powerless

Australia is yet another perfect example of how to trash a power supply with heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar. Germany, California and Texas led the charge and Australia’s so-called renewable energy capital, South Australia was amongst the front runners. SA set the tone with Australia’s first statewide blackout – during a spring […]

Blackout Nation: Australians Latest Victims of Subsidised Wind & Solar Chaos

That Australia’s Eastern Grid is on the brink of collapse with a complete ‘system black’ on the cards comes as no surprise. The $7 billion in annual RET subsidies pocketed by wind and solar generators were designed to allow them to underbid Australia’s reliable and affordable coal-fired generators, destroying their profitability and, ultimately, driving them […]

China & Russia Profit From West’s Ludicrous Obsession With Unreliable Wind and Solar

As Germany scrambles to secure the gas needed to prevent their wind and solar ‘powered’ grid from total collapse, Vladimir Putin is laughing all the way to the bank. And the Russians aren’t the only ones profiting from the West’s maniacal obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar. China – with plenty of unwilling assistance […]

Beyond Help: Power Rationing New Normal in Wind & Solar ‘Powered’ South Australia

South Australians know an awful lot about sweating in the dark and, thanks to their fixation on wind and solar power, its hapless proletariat will get to learn a whole lot more. Renowned by the renewable cult as Australia’s ‘wind and solar capital’, SA suffers Australia’s highest power prices and, quite naturally, Australia’s highest rate […]

Sweating It: Renewable Energy Crisis Means Australians Can’t Run Air-Conditioners During Heatwaves

  Once upon a time Australians enjoyed reliable and affordable power, but that was before heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar entered the scene. Over the last few summers, Australians have been treated to power rationing and load shedding, as well as the odd mass blackout. These events have an uncanny correlation with […]

Keep It Simple Stupid: Why No Country Will Ever Be Powered By Wind & Solar Power Alone

Australia’s blackout capital, South Australia is what happens when hubris and ideology trumps sound engineering. After a run of mass blackouts, load shedding and a complete statewide blackout in September 2016, South Australia (Australia’s wind and solar capital) was forced to spend a fortune on diesel powered jet engines, open cycle gas turbines and, later, […]

Dark Ages: South Australia’s Solar Power Obsession Threatens Total ‘System Black’

Keen to rely on solar panels for your power? Then get ready for one hell of a bumpy ride. A maniacal reliance on chaotically intermittent wind and solar poses an existential threat to Australia’s power grid. So far, it’s been limited to “demand management” (a euphemism for controlled blackouts) and in wind and solar obsessed […]

Service Failure: Australians Swelter During Summer Heatwave Because Intermittent Wind & Solar Simply Can’t Deliver

Thanks to its obsession with intermittent wind and solar, Australian’s power is neither reliable, nor affordable. A warm spell across Australia this week – with temperatures in the 40°C range – has seen the demand for electricity hit the roof. Across South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Queensland air-conditioners have been cranked into furious action to […]