Australia’s Rocketing Prices & Looming Summer Blackouts Ensure Coal-Fired Power has a Long Way to Run

  Reports of the ‘death of coal’ have been greatly exaggerated. Around 80% of Australia’s electricity comes from coal-fired plant; with most of the balance from gas and hydro, in that order. No amount of statistical finessing from the wind and solar industries can budge their presently risible contributions to Australia’s power needs above more […]

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 […]

South Australia: Sublime One Day, Ridiculous the Next – Premier Set to Squander $1.2bn on Solar-Thermal Boondoggle

  South Australians must wake each morning not knowing whether to laugh or cry. With unemployment already the worst in the Nation and soon to rise fast – when General Motors Holden shuts the door on SA’s last motor manufacturing plant in October – the highest power prices in the world (with worse to come) […]

Appetite for Destruction: Wind Power Obsessed NSW Energy Minister Deluded & Dangerous

  Spanish philosopher, George Santayana was credited with the adage that ‘Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it’. But, as pointed out by American author, William Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” In Australia’s so-called wind power capital, South Australia, how its self-inflicted power pricing and supply […]