Renewables Reset: Rocketing Power Prices Mean New PM Bound to Slash Wind & Solar Subsidies

Australia’s renewable energy policy has just imploded and, with it, the set-in-stone ‘certainty’ craved by renewable energy rent seekers. Never again will wind and solar power outfits be able to rely on the bipartisan support for subsidies to renewables, critical to their ‘business’ models. Generating power at the chaotic whims of nature’s wonder fuels means […]

Newsflash: Power Costs More With Intermittent Wind & Solar – A Whole Lot More

Australia’s renewable energy policy is doomed: and it was rocketing power prices that killed it. No State went harder or faster than South Australia, when it came to the rollout of solar panels and giant windmills. Notorious for mass load shedding events and a statewide blackout, that left parts of the economic backwater without power […]

Energy Idiocracy: How Australia’s Power ‘Policy’ Was Hijacked and Destroyed by Idiots

It’s said you shouldn’t assume conspiracy, until you’ve ruled out incompetence. Australia’s energy debacle is, however, a mixture of both. In Mike Judge’s off-the-wall, futuristic comedy, ‘Idiocracy’, lunatics not only take over the asylum, they end up running the United States – into the ground. Starting on the premise that morons began out-breeding the vaguely […]

Crunch Time: Australia’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crisis Demands End to Wind & Solar Subsidies

What’s missing from Australia’s self-inflicted energy crisis, is reason and common sense. When you’ve dug yourself into a hole, the first remedial action is to stop digging. Instead, Australia has a PM, Malcolm Turnbull and an Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg, determined to wreck every last vestige of productive industry and enterprise in this country, while […]

Renewable Energy Zealots Surrender: Coal Will Continue to Power Australia for 20 More Years

Renewable energy zealots claim spiralling power prices and rolling blackouts are just ‘teething troubles’ as we ‘transition’ to our 100% all RE future. On their worldview, it’s a matter of when, not if, modern economies end up completely ditching ‘dirty’ coal-fired power plants, and otherwise wean themselves off fossil fuels, altogether. Trouble is, in places […]

Dog-Ate-My-Homework ‘Defence’: Wind Industry Blames Poor ‘Performance’ on the Weather

As Australia’s Energy Minister’s gathered for a panicked attempt to keep the subsidised renewable energy scam rolling for just that bit longer, the Wind Gods conspired to deflate their pumped-up rhetoric about Australia’s ‘inevitable transition’ to nature’s wonder fuels: sunshine and breezes. What’s depicted above, courtesy of Aneroid Energy, is the output from every wind […]

Sunset on Chaotic Renewables: Monash Forum Pushes Australia’s Reliable & Affordable Coal-Fired Future

  Australia isn’t powered by sunshine and breezes, it’s powered by coal. No amount of wishing, hoping or cursing is about to change that fact. Major retailers and generators are lining up to purchase coal-fired power plants, for that very reason. It’s quite simple really: power consumers (be they businesses or householders) want power as […]