SA’s Deluded Labor Government Warned Wind Power Push Would Wreck its Grid Way Back in 2009

*** Desperate, delusional and in denial, South Australia’s hapless Labor government is taking a well-deserved flogging in the press. SA, the so-called ‘wind power capital’, instead of setting an example of how to run on sunshine and breezes, has become an international laughing stock. Rocketing prices, repeated statewide blackouts and mass load shedding have made […]

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 […]

Elephant in the Room: Australia’s Renewable Energy Target the Cause of an Energy Calamity

Australia’s energy crisis is all self-inflicted and largely down to the scaremongering waged by global warming catastrophists. A rolling jumble of false premises and false promises, the frenzied and ill-thought-out reaction to the ‘threat’ posed by CO2 gas has all but destroyed Australia’s once natural advantage of having abundant, cheap and reliable energy. Here’s The […]

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 […]

Power Costs Crippling Business: Australia’s Renewable Target is an Economic Suicide Pact

In much the same way that a multiple truck and car pileup on a freeway draws a growing throng of gawping onlookers, Australia’s energy debacle is attracting a whole new class of journalist to the mounting carnage. The latest to join them is the dour and humourless Paul Kelly. Kelly, Editor-at-Large for The Australian has […]

Retailers’ Call for ‘Emissions Intensity Scheme’ Signals End for Australia’s Renewable Energy Target

Willing to be accused of stating the bleeding obvious, electricity retailers aren’t in the business of not selling power; they’re in the business of selling power, at a profitable margin, to as many customers as possible. Power retailers in Australia have just come to the horrifying realisation that, with rocketing power prices and an increasingly […]

Australia’s Power Policy FAIL: Runaway Renewable Energy Target Destroying Business, Industry & Jobs

*** In the, ‘it seemed like a good idea at the time’ category, Australia’s Renewable Energy Target has turned toxic. Costly and pointless at the same time, the massive subsidies directed to wind and solar power have not only destroyed once affordable and reliable power supplies, they are inevitably destroying not just otherwise viable businesses, […]