Australia’s Energy Debacle: Politicians Fiddle While Rome Burns

Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull during Question Time in the House of Representatives at Parliament House, Canberra Thursday, 5 June, 2014. (AAP Image/Gary Schafer) NO ARCHIVING

*** 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

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*** 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, […]

South Australia’s September Wind Power Blackout Cost Businesses & Households $367 Million

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When, on 28 September this year, a run-of-the-mill spring storm brought buffeting winds to South Australia, wind speeds exceeded 25m/s (90km/h), the bulk of its 18 wind farms saw their turbines shutdown automatically to protect themselves from catastrophic self-destruction. Metropolitan Adelaide was without power for hours, regional centres without power for days and mines in […]

Trump’s War on Wind Power: Access to Cheap & Reliable Power an Economic Fundamental

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If the election of Donald Trump holds any lesson at all, it’s that energy costs and the security of its supply determine the economic and social health of any Nation, and ignoring that fact – by zealously pushing policies to the contrary – will end in tears for those foolish and arrogant enough to believe […]

Wind Power Costs Crush the Poor

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The rush to ‘power’ modern economies with a Medieval ‘technology’, abandoned Centuries ago for pretty obvious reasons, has brought with it a banquet of consequences: not least, ‘energy poverty’. That term is one that has only come into common parlance with the soaring cost of electricity, caused by throwing $billions at a wholly weather dependent […]

Victoria’s Wind Rush sees 34,000 Households Chopped from the Power Grid

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It took a while for Victoria to catch up with Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia when it comes to the roll-out of giant fans. Now, just like SA – the cost of doing so is hitting home – or rather tens of thousands of Victorian homes – with a vengeance. Soaring power costs leads […]

Henry Ergas: the Mandatory RET Must Go Now

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Greenhouse follies must end The Australian Henry Ergas 28 July 2014 Abbott must get rid of ineffective policies that hurt the economy THE carbon tax may have gone, but the players have not moved on. For the Greens, its resurrection is only a matter of time. Labor, ever reluctant to face realities, pretends to maintain […]