Wind Power Collapses Send Power Prices Into Orbit in Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia

Wind power outfits often claim that their particular operation ‘powers’ 30,000 homes; RE zealots even claim that South Australians get 50% of their power from the sun and wind. Whacked with the obvious retort of ‘when?’, the wind cultist changes tack and starts mumbling about mega-batteries (non-existent and insanely costly), pumped hydro (non-existent and costly) […]

Postcards from The Edge: The Naked Insanity of Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle

  Australia’s self-inflicted energy crisis is an IQ test for anyone game to take the challenge. Published every day, the results provide a permanent record for future generations, enabling them to praise the scholars and punish the dunces. Over the last few weeks, Australia’s Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison entered the contest and earned a spectacular […]

Killer App: Renewables Disaster Driving Australia’s Farmers to Bankruptcy

That coal, gas and uranium rich Australia is in the midst of an energy crisis is mind-boggling to most. Destroying an electricity grid and power market is very easily done. All it takes is to $3-4 billion a year in subsidies to weather dependent wind and sunshine dependent solar. That pricey and petulant pair have […]

Coal-Fired Future: Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle Puts Fossil Fuels Front & Centre

South Australia’s embattled power consumers determined to ditch Jay Weatherill’s Labor government and its maniacal 75% RET. While what follows is a whole lot less certain than outright immediate economic self-annihilation, South Australians aren’t out of the woods, just yet. Indeed, nothing much has really changed, at all. The weather is still the key determinant […]

Avoiding Disaster: Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle Signals Warning to Energy Rich Americans

  Laconic crocodile hunters aside, Australia doesn’t often register in the US of A, but its self-inflicted renewable energy fiasco has clearly placed it on the American radar. News of wind ‘powered’ South Australia’s statewide blackout in September 2016 rendered it an international laughing stock. It also set it up as an example of what […]

Renewables Hoax: Australia’s Biggest Retailer, AGL ‘Gets Out of Coal’ By Spending $200m Fixing Coal-Fired Power Plant

  Renewables rent-seekers never talk about output, they only ever talk about capacity. Lines like the Windy Hill wind farm will power 30,000 homes, never come with the obvious caveat ‘sometimes’, and the rider that we can never say precisely ‘when’ that might be. Promoters of wind and solar, fixated on the hundreds of $billions thrown at […]

System Reboot Required: Undoing Australia’s Self-Inflicted Renewable Energy Disaster

  For some strange reason, wind ‘powered’ Victoria and South Australia suffer wholesale prices around double what’s paid in coal-fired Queensland and NSW? Could it be that massively subsidised, intermittent and unreliable wind power has wrecked power markets in Daniel Andrew’s Victoria and Jay Weatherill’s SA? The graphic above appeared in The Australian, a few […]