Australia’s Monumental Wind Power Fail: Rocketing Prices & Mass Blackouts Here to Stay

As an entry-level primer on the causes and consequences of Australia’s self-inflicted energy calamity, this article by The Australian’s Graham Lloyd is a pretty fair effort. However, as usual, Graham allows his instinct for journalistic ‘balance’ to take the edge off his own analysis. Wind fail: blow me down The Australian Graham Lloyd 8 September […]

Power Politics: Australia’s Energy Crisis Turns Voters Against Subsidised Wind & Solar

The well-worn mantra is that everyone is all in favour of renewable energy. And there’s something in it – right up to the point when they have to pay for it. Or right up to the point when the sun goes down and the wind stops blowing and they’re left sitting freezing or boiling in […]

Australia’s $60bn Business & Job Killing Renewable Energy Target: Turnbull & Frydenberg Dare Not Speak Its Name

Finally, the message is starting to get through: Australia’s Renewable Energy Target is a $60 billion tax on all Australian power consumers and, therefore, a guaranteed business and job killer. However, those tuned in to the PM, Malcolm Turnbull and his hapless sidekick, Josh Frydenberg wouldn’t know it. Frydenberg continues to rail about Labor’s ‘aspirational’ 50% […]

It’s the Subsidies Stupid: Wind & Solar Go Nowhere Without Bags of Other People’s Money

  Time and time again we’re told that wind and solar power are not only competitive with conventional generators, but they’re practically free, and getting cheaper all the time. That myth in the mouth the protagonists lasts about as long as it takes their antagonists to retort, that if wind and solar power really are […]

SOS: Kill the Renewable Energy Target Before It’s All Too Late

Starting next week, hard-pressed households and battered businesses will start receiving power bills which will be between 16 and 20% higher than the same time last year. In Australia, the underlying rate of inflation is around 1.5%. Punitive power bills have left 25% of households unable to heat their homes during the depth of an […]

Want to Wreck Your Nation? Plug Into Intermittent Wind & Solar – Australia Did

A week or so back, we picked up on a brilliant article in The Australian by Henry Ergas – Professor of Infrastructure Economics at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility – in which he likened Australia’s renewable energy policies to a death wish (our post here). Henry’s back, this time on 2GB detailing the […]

Renewables Disaster Deepens: Power Costs to Australian Businesses Triple

  It’s almost as if Australia’s rocketing power prices, unstable grid, load-shedding and blackouts were an unexpected surprise, something that must’ve been introduced by intergalactic forces. Here’s an extract from a Press Release STT put out back before the Wind Power Fraud Rally in Canberra in June 2013: PRESS RELEASE: 7 MAY 2013 Wind Power […]