Life Support: Government’s Obsession With Subsidised Wind & Solar Destroyed South Australia’s Economy

South Australia has more wind and solar capacity per capita than any other place on the planet. It also suffers the world’s highest retail power prices and has been the butt of international jokes thanks to a run of mass blackouts, including one that plunged parts of the state into Stone Age darkness for more […]

Blackout Refugees: Businesses Plan Summer Escape From Victoria’s Renewable Energy Chaos

Pin your power needs to the weather and expect results to vary. Last summer saw mass load shedding and blackouts across Victoria, South Australia and NSW, when spikes in demand combined with collapses in wind and solar output. Demand patterns are as predictable as the delivery in wind and solar are chaotic. That chaos is […]

Just Deserts: Wind Power Outfits Sued For Causing South Australia’s Statewide Blackout

On 28 September 2016, the automatic shutdown of wind turbines in South Australia during a spring storm delivered a statewide ‘system black’. South Australia’s hapless Premier, Jay Weatherill led the wind industry’s propaganda charge, claiming that the collapse of a couple of power pylons in the state’s mid-North was what done it. The collapse of […]

Australia’s Power Crisis Crossroads: Energy Minister Battles to Keep the Lights On

Dubbed the “Minister for reducing electricity prices”, Angus Taylor’s biggest battle will be keeping the lights on this summer, and beyond. When Taylor took up the role of Federal Energy Minister in September, he inherited a toxic cocktail of renewable energy policies – the product of both Federal and State governments. The Mother of them […]

Marriage Meltdown: How A Love Affair With Intermittent Wind & Solar Ended In Tears

Australia’s grab bag of renewable energy policies are like a marriage made in hell. Destroying its once reliable grid and sending power prices through the roof, Federal and State Renewable Energy Targets are designed to destroy conventional generators. And, so far, they’ve done an admirable job. Australia now faces a summer of widespread blackouts and […]

Renewable Energy Zealots Surrender: Coal Will Continue to Power Australia for 20 More Years

Renewable energy zealots claim spiralling power prices and rolling blackouts are just ‘teething troubles’ as we ‘transition’ to our 100% all RE future. On their worldview, it’s a matter of when, not if, modern economies end up completely ditching ‘dirty’ coal-fired power plants, and otherwise wean themselves off fossil fuels, altogether. Trouble is, in places […]

Lunatic’s Paradise: SA Voters’ Last Chance to Curb Renewable Energy Insanity

  South Australia is renowned as a renewable energy ‘superpower’, which has left it with the highest retail power prices in the world and the most unreliable grid on the planet (Burkina Faso, Cuba and North Korea aside). As this post goes to air, officials will soon start counting votes in SA’s State election. Pundits […]