Australia’s Energy Crisis: Hazelwood Closure Means Higher Prices & More Blackouts

The Federal Large-Scale RET has just claimed another scalp in the shape of 1,600MW of reliable base-load plant at Hazelwood, Victoria – as well as more than 1,000 well-paid blue-collar jobs and an entire regional community. That loss follows hot on the heels of the breathtakingly stupid decision by South Australia’s hapless Labor government to […]

South Australia Powerless (Again): Sudden 1,000MW Wind Power Output Collapse Leaves 90,000 Families Boiling in the Dark

‘Smug’: adjective – having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements. Eg, “he was feeling smug after his win”. synonyms: self-satisfied, complacent, self-congratulatory, superior, puffed up, pleased with oneself, self-approving, well pleased, proud of oneself. Yes, that’s STT: but our sense of self-satisfaction is not gleeful. STT has been spelling out the […]

Australia’s ‘Wind Power Capital’ – South Australia – Becomes the ‘Blackout State’

*** While STT was taking a well earned summer break, South Australians found themselves, yet again, groping around in the dark. In the lead up to Christmas, South Australians living on its West Coast in places like Ceduna were left powerless for close to 3 days, said to be the result of storm damage to […]

State of Emergency: South Australia’s Wind Power Crisis Hits Full-Scale Panic

It’s a little like watching the same train wreck, over and over again. South Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity is something that STT has been predicting for years. Now that the disaster has been realised, mainstream media are all over it like a tropical rash. In South Australia there is a pervasive sense of […]

Australia’s Energy Debacle: South Australia Just the First Victim of the LRET’s $45bn in Wind Power Subsidies & Fines

*** Last week saw Federal Energy and Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg briefly float and then just as quickly scrap the idea of a ‘carbon’ credit trading scheme, which – as we set out in yesterday’s post – counter-intuitively had the potential of avoiding a complete political disaster for the coalition. While a media scrum kicked […]

South Australia’s Disastrous Wind Power Obsession Hits Crisis Point: Power Prices Rocket & More Summer Blackouts Beckon

STT has been slogging away on this battleground for nearly 4 years now. At times we’ve felt like a lone sniper taking on a German Panzer division. The dim-witted arts grads that double as ‘journalists’ in this country either actively joined with the wind cult in worshipping these things and crushing all those who had […]

Doomed to the Dark Ages: No Solution for South Australia’s Wind Power Blackouts

When a mass blackout thrusts your State onto the international stage, as an outrageous possibility, there just could be a little something wrong with your energy policy. Here’s the view from the USA. Australia Has Serious Problems With Green Energy Triggering Blackouts The Daily Caller Andrew Follett 23 November 2016 South Australia is still struggling […]