Queensland Labor Lunacy: Premier Vows to Follow South Australia Back to the Dark Ages

*** It was Albert Einstein that forecast the Australian approach to energy policy when he defined insanity as: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Queensland’s capital, Brisbane is barely 1,600 km and 2 hours, 20 minutes flying time from Adelaide, but it appears that the news from South Australia […]

Energy Market Gorillas Beat Up on the Wind Power Monkeys

**** The opportunity to make submissions to the RET Review Panel ended last Friday. The Panel’s mailbox has been stuffed with cracking submissions from Australia’s leading energy market economists, business groups and, more importantly, the really BIG players in Australia’s energy market (let’s call them the “energy market gorillas”). Two of the biggest – Origin […]

Stanwell Corp says the RET must GO

**** STT hears the queue outside Environment Minister, Greg Hunt’s office is becoming rowdier and larger by the day.  Real power generators are keener than ever to get rid of the mandatory Renewable Energy Target – and see the potential for the Coalition’s Direct Action policy to do just that. Operatives from Queensland’s biggest power […]

John “Marshall” Madigan Declares War

  A couple of posts back we covered a Fin Review piece in which it was suggested that SA’s favourite Greek, Nick Xenophon and John “Marshall” Madigan had come out swinging in favour of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). At the time, STT said that Senators Xenophon and Madigan were merely using their positions […]