Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster Was Both Predictable & Avoidable

*** In this collection from Quadrant, Jo Nova and The Australian one solid theme emerges: Australia’s energy crisis is entirely self-inflicted and thus it was perfectly avoidable. Among those who saw it coming was Matt Zema – then chief of the Australian Energy Market Operator, who shuffled off this mortal coil way too soon. Before […]

Australia’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crisis: Renewable Policies a Crime Against the People

Robert Gottliebsen is an economics columnist with The Australian, who has recently weighed into Australia’s unfolding renewables driven energy calamity. Late to realise the cost and consequences of Australia’s suicidal renewable policies, Gottliebsen is gobsmacked at what can properly be described as a crime against the Australian people. Energy crisis: time to invest in emergency […]

Nuclear Power: the ‘Grown Ups’ Option for Australia’s Unfolding Power Crisis

maturity, noun: the quality of behaving mentally and emotionally like an adult; a very advanced or developed form or state. If there is one attribute sorely missed in Australia’s energy debate it has to be ‘maturity’. Now that Australia’s suicidal renewable energy policies are starting to bite, destroying the viability of our cheapest and most […]

Australian Wind Power Forecast: 75% Chance of More Blackouts Next Summer

*** When your power supply depends on the weather, it somehow seems fitting that the chances of having power should be forecast in much the same way. Robert Gottliebsen is a finance and economics columnist with The Australian who has been out and about, talking to engineers about Australia’s energy crisis; and seeking to fine […]

How Political Lunacy Sabotaged Australia’s Once Reliable & Affordable Power Suply

If what Australia’s political brains trust has done to its once reliable and affordable power supply had been done by external agents, it would have been branded an act of terrorism. The so-called ‘wind power capital’ of Australia, South Australia has become an international laughing stock: statewide blackouts, routine load shedding and rocketing power prices […]

Back to the Future: Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia to Run on Diesel Generators

*** There will be STT followers old enough to remember when country towns and regional centres relied upon an enormous diesel generator as their sole power supply. No doubt better than nothing, local diesel generators were soon replaced by coal-fired power plant and extensive distribution grids; reliability increased, power prices fell and the rest, as […]

Power Costs Crippling Business: Australia’s Renewable Target is an Economic Suicide Pact

In much the same way that a multiple truck and car pileup on a freeway draws a growing throng of gawping onlookers, Australia’s energy debacle is attracting a whole new class of journalist to the mounting carnage. The latest to join them is the dour and humourless Paul Kelly. Kelly, Editor-at-Large for The Australian has […]