Business Becalmed: Australia’s Wind ‘Powered’ States Paying Businesses Tens of $Millions to Shut Down When the Wind Stops Blowing

The self-inflicted renewable energy chaos playing out in South Australia and neighbouring Victoria is as costly as it is insane. Both states are headed up by neo-Marxists; and both states have energy policies designed by lunatics. Rocketing retail power prices (SA’s are already the highest in the world, with worse to come), routine load shedding […]

Dumb & Dumber: Wind Power Output Collapse Leaves South Australians & Victorians $400m Poorer

  If the consequences for health and human safety weren’t so deadly serious, watching wind powered Victoria and SA plummet into North Korean darkness every time the wind stops blowing would be hilarious. Hot weather in Australia leads to a spike in demand, as householders and businesses crank up their air conditioners; it also coincides […]

Rescuing South Australia from its Self-Inflicted Renewable Disaster Costs Taxpayers $550m

  Desperation is a stinky cologne and South Australia’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill is drenched in it. With an election in March, and terrified that another wind power output collapse will deliver another mass load shedding event or statewide blackout, Weatherill plugged into a mega-battery supplied by Elon Musk for a cool $150 million, that […]

Australia’s PM Fiddles While Rome Burns: Keeping Federal RET a Recipe for a National Energy Disaster

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SA’s Self-Inflicted Power Debacle: Instead of $550m on Diesel Generators & Batteries, $25m Could Have Saved Baseload Plant & the State

Good governance requires more than just a little common sense. The antithesis of good governance is arrogance, hubris and ideology. In Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’, South Australia, its hapless Labor government could never be accused of letting common sense get in the way of its efforts to destroy any remaining economic advantage that the […]

SA’s Wind Power Debacle: AEMO Cuts SA’s Access to Victorian Power to Protect the Grid

SA’s plan to import electricity from Victoria a threat to stability: AEMO The Australian Michael Owen 21 January 2017 A plan for South Australia to import­ more baseload power from Victoria to ease its power crisis has been suspended by the national electricity market operator because of a “potential stabil­ity issue” linked to the state’s […]

Chaotic Wind Power the Cause of South Australia’s Infamous Blackouts

*** Renewables ‘can’t cope with sudden surges’ The Australian Michael Owen 16 December 2016 Renewable power sources cannot cope with rapid or large changes in frequency, leading ultimately to a “black system”, a report by a national electricity regulator says. The Australian Energy Market Commission’s draft report on power system security found the network is […]