Pipe Dreaming: SA Premier’s Pumped Hydro Scheme an Engineering and Economic Nonsense

  Wind ‘powered’ South Australia is the place where the laws of nature, physics, engineering and economics get turned inside out. Run by a former worker’s injury compensation lawyer, and a band of equally deluded acolytes, South Australia has become the butt of international jokes, thanks to an obsession with nature’s wonder fuels, sunshine and […]

Reaping the Whirlwind: Insane Cost of Renewables Destroying Jobs & Australia’s Economic Prosperity

Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity has a single, proximate cause: massively subsidised, intermittent, unreliable wind and solar power. The relationship is obvious to all but the deliberately obtuse and the rent-seekers that profit from it. Another obvious relationship is how Australia’s enviable wealth and economic prosperity depended upon reliable and affordable power supplies. Now […]

Desperate & Deluded: SA’s ‘Virtual’ Power Station Premier’s $Billion Brain Fart

  When wind ‘powered’ South Australia, the most pathetic economic performer in the Country, was plunged into total, Stone Age darkness on 28 September 2016, it made headlines around the world. Gale force winds associated with a typical Spring storm front caused the automatic shutdown of SA’s fleet of whirling wonders, resulting in SA’s first […]

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 […]

Renewables Reckoning: Power Prices Double in Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia & Victoria, in Just 12 Months

One inevitable consequence of shackling your economy to intermittent and heavily subsidised wind and solar power is rocketing power prices. Another is routine load shedding (controlled blackouts) and statewide blackouts (when the grid manager completely loses control). All of those consequences are playing out in wind powered South Australia and its neighbouring state, Victoria. Both […]

South Australia’s Electric ‘La-La Land’: Renewables Debacle Adds 124% to Wholesale Prices

One of the wind cult’s more pathetic efforts in late 2017 was to run a line that notionally wind powered South Australia’s wholesale power prices were finally heading south. All thanks, of course, to the wonder of sunshine and breezes. Meanwhile, back on earth, the reality is that South Australia’s wholesale power prices have increased […]

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) […]