Renewables Disaster Sees Australian Power Prices Jump Another 20% – With Worse to Come

Life coaches and self-help manuals talk about dreaming the life and living the dream. In Australia, as elsewhere, wind and solar power were touted as promising not only an end to the pesky habit of the Earth’s climate to change (a selfish obsession that our planet has been hard at for 4.5 billion years), but […]

Australia’s Runaway Renewable Energy Crisis: the Product of Government, Not Market Failure

*** Governments’ renewable energy push to blame for crisis The Australian Financial Review Ben Potter 7 April 2017 The energy sector is in disarray because of government failure, not market failure, former Productivity Commission chairman Gary Banks says. He told Infrastructure Partnerships Australia the spectacle of South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill blaming the private sector […]

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

*** ‘inertia’: noun a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged; “the bureaucratic inertia of the various tiers of government” synonyms: inactivity, inaction, inactiveness, inertness, passivity, apathy, accidie, malaise, stagnation, dullness, enervation, sluggishness, lethargy, languor, languidness, listlessness, torpor, torpidity, idleness, indolence, laziness, sloth, slothfulness. If STT was called upon to provide a single word […]

Aboriginal Leader Warren Mundine Tells Australians to Grow Up and Go Nuclear

*** STT tends to leave the debate about global warming or ‘climate change’ to others. However, STT has always thought that if man-made CO2 emissions really were destroying the planet, then sensible governments would have moved to build nuclear power plants from the moment the Chicken Littles started wailing about the heavens collapsing. The French generate […]

‘System Black’: South Australia’s Wind Power Experiment a Costly, Abject Failure

*** No other two word combination strikes more fear into the hearts of the wind industry and its political backers than ‘South Australia’. Rocketing power prices, routine load shedding and mass blackouts are the inevitable results of South Australia’s wind power experiment. Tom Quirk trained as a nuclear physicist at the University of Melbourne. He […]

Australia’s Energy Debacle: Politicians Fiddle While Rome Burns

*** Alan Moran needs no intro to STT followers. Here he gives the morally bankrupt idiots that pretend to govern us a well-deserved spray, over the energy debacle that has turned Australia – once an energy power house – into an international joke. Trump and Australian political dithering over energy costs Catallaxy Files Alan Moran […]

It’s Time for Frydenberg & Turnbull to Come Clean on the Cost of Subsidised Wind Power

*** STT has a hard time working out whether Federal Energy & Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg is simply thick, obtuse or knee-deep in the greatest government sanctioned rort of all time? Faced with a disintegrating electricity grid, skyrocketing power prices and a renewable energy policy on the brink of collapse, Frydenberg is playing political games, […]