Move Over Cuba: Australia’s Renewables Debacle Leads to Mandated Power Rationing

One mark of a developed economy, is its ability to deliver affordable power, without fail. Resource rich Australia once enjoyed the cheapest power prices in the world, blackouts were almost exclusively the result of catastrophic storms, and there was no such thing as mass load shedding. Now, Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy debacle has left it […]

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

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 […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle: Destroying an Already Battered Economy

*** Insanity is a term that doesn’t even come close to capturing the mania that has gripped South Australia in the last few months. Its hapless Labor government refused to cut a deal to keep Alinta’s Port Augusta power plants up and running and, since their closure in May this year, South Australia has suffered […]