Renewables Work Just Fine – Provided There’s a Diesel in the Shed

A Diesel in the Shed Pickering Post Viv Forbes 14 April 2017 You can have your solar panels and your turbines on the hills; You can use the warmth of sunshine to reduce your heating bills. You can dream you’re self-sufficient as you weed your vegie bed; As long as you make sure to keep […]

Australians Duped by Constant Green Washing: Renewables Ain’t Cheap & Ain’t Reliable

The one thing we have to hand it to the wind and solar industry is how they’ve been able to convince so many, for so long about the ‘wonders’ of their massively subsidised, skittish wares. As Mark Twain put it: “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” Getting the […]

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 […]

Australia’s PM Fiddles While Rome Burns: Keeping Federal RET a Recipe for a National Energy Disaster

*** ‘inertia’: noun a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged; “the bureaucratic inertia of the various tiers of government” synonyms: inactivity, inaction, inactiveness, inertness, passivity, apathy, accidie, malaise, stagnation, dullness, enervation, sluggishness, lethargy, languor, languidness, listlessness, torpor, torpidity, idleness, indolence, laziness, sloth, slothfulness. If STT was called upon to provide a single word […]

SA’s Self-Inflicted Power Debacle: Instead of $550m on Diesel Generators & Batteries, $25m Could Have Saved Baseload Plant & the State

Good governance requires more than just a little common sense. The antithesis of good governance is arrogance, hubris and ideology. In Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’, South Australia, its hapless Labor government could never be accused of letting common sense get in the way of its efforts to destroy any remaining economic advantage that the […]

How Political Lunacy Sabotaged Australia’s Once Reliable & Affordable Power Suply

If what Australia’s political brains trust has done to its once reliable and affordable power supply had been done by external agents, it would have been branded an act of terrorism. The so-called ‘wind power capital’ of Australia, South Australia has become an international laughing stock: statewide blackouts, routine load shedding and rocketing power prices […]

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 […]