Powering Australia: Keeping the Lights On Means Coal-Fired Power For Generations to Come

Australia is in the process of destroying what was the world’s most reliable and affordable power supply. The destruction is all down to heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar. Meanwhile, our major Asian trading partners, China and Japan are chewing up Australian coal and uranium as fast as we can ship it – […]

Breakout the Candles: Chaotic Wind & Solar Mean More Mass Summertime Blackouts

The chaotic delivery of wind and solar has left Australia’s Eastern Grid on the brink of collapse. The Eastern Grid connects Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Reliable coal-fired generators have been knocked out of the game, made uneconomic thanks to renewable energy policies that direct more than $3 billion a […]

Renewables Reality Bites: Wind & Solar Power Chaos Threatens Complete Grid Collapse

The Australian summer is a few weeks away and with it comes the threat of mass blackouts, caused by the chaotic delivery of wind and solar. As temperatures soar, so does the demand for electricity, as businesses and households crank up their air conditioners to make life more tolerable indoors. When demand spikes in Australia […]

Game Over: Australia’s Energy Minister Slams Chaos Delivered by Subsidised Wind & Solar

The reason Australia’s renewable energy rent seekers are suicidal has a name: Angus Taylor. The Federal Energy Minister hates subsidised wind and solar with a passion. Taylor was elevated to the position in late July, and since then he’s been giving those involved in the greatest fraud of all time hell. Last week, Taylor appeared […]

Move Over Cuba: Australia’s Renewables Debacle Leads to Mandated Power Rationing

One mark of a developed economy, is its ability to deliver affordable power, without fail. Resource rich Australia once enjoyed the cheapest power prices in the world, blackouts were almost exclusively the result of catastrophic storms, and there was no such thing as mass load shedding. Now, Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy debacle has left it […]

Dumb & Dumber: Wind Power Output Collapse Leaves South Australians & Victorians $400m Poorer

  If the consequences for health and human safety weren’t so deadly serious, watching wind powered Victoria and SA plummet into North Korean darkness every time the wind stops blowing would be hilarious. Hot weather in Australia leads to a spike in demand, as householders and businesses crank up their air conditioners; it also coincides […]

The Staggering Cost of Keeping the Lights on in Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia

  South Australians have a Labor government and its deranged, ideological obsession with wind and solar power to thank for their status as an international joke. Paying the highest retail power prices in the world (with much worse to come – see above), routine load shedding and statewide blackouts, and a grid on the brink […]

Pointless & Pathetic: South Australia’s Wind Power Output Repeatedly Plummets During Summer Heatwave (Again)

Where coal, gas, hydro and nuclear just deliver, wind power delivers nothing but chaos. If you’re looking for support for that truism, look no further than Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia. It’s Premier, Jay Weatherill and his Energy Minister, Tom Koutsantonis are as deluded as they are dangerous, which means things will get a […]

South Australia’s All Renewables Push Renders Wind Power Capital International Laughing Stock

Thanks to its hapless Labor government’s obsession with sunbeams and breezes (and non-existent Liberal opposition – who continue to act like dazed members of the same cult) South Australians have grown accustomed to being the punchline in an ongoing international joke. Routine load shedding and statewide blackouts – notwithstanding the fact that they pay the […]

Renewable Energy Policy in South Australia & Ontario: ‘Simply Murder’

STT is not sure whether it’s just an Australian thing, but about 30 years ago capital cities around the country set out to find an international doppelgänger somewhere else in the world, willing to be referred to as their ‘Sister City’. Adelaide, the capital of that beleaguered economic backwater, South Australia has four of them: […]