Hype-Power: Renewables Zealots’ Claims that SA’s Mega-Battery Saves Grid Pure Bunkum

  With Australia’s renewable energy crisis running totally out of control, whenever you hear the word ‘battery’ you know you’re being conned. Pumping power into and then taking it out of a battery results in inevitable exchange losses, power gets chewed up during that process and is dissipated as heat energy. And then there’s the enormous […]

Urgent Newsflash! Wind Power Utterly Dependent on the Wind: Texan Summertime Output Collapses (Again)

For STT followers the news that wind power critically depends upon the er … ahem … wind is hardly news, at all. Year after miserable year, Australia’s most notorious wind power outfit, Infigen (aka Babcock & Brown) whinges and moans that its pathetic financial performance is all due to malicious meteorological forces: Shock, Horror! Wind […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster: Self-Inflicted Power Crisis Goes from Bad to Execrable

  As witless as they are gutless, the Federal Liberal/National Coalition government is tearing itself apart over energy. In particular, renewable energy; and the choice between the existing annual 33,000 GWh Large-Scale RET – roughly 26% of annual consumption, which is already destroying businesses and punishing households with 20% year-on-year price increases (even though the […]

Industrial-Scale Battery Storage of Wind & Solar Power Does Not Exist & May Never Exist

With the world now alive to the fact that entirely weather dependent wind and solar power will never stand on their own 2 feet; and that intermittency really does matter, renewables rent-seekers have been banging on about mega-batteries saving the day. Australia’s ‘wind power capital’, South Australia – having destroyed its once reliable and affordable […]

Industrial Scale Battery Storage of Wind & Solar Would Cause Surge in CO2 Emissions

Californian carpet-bagger, Elon Musk has been threatening South Australia with a plan to scoop up at least $150 million of the $550 million its hapless Labor government is about to squander on non-fixes for its self-inflicted wind power disaster. So no time like the present to reflect on just how ‘green’ is SA’s plan to […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Crisis Continues: Gas Generators Forced to Fire Up to Prevent Another Statewide Blackout

*** South Australians wake up to a nightmare every day. Its hapless Labor government’s obsession with wind power has destroyed the reliability of its electricity grid and sent power prices through the roof. Here’s why. SA power: Gas generators ordered on as South Australia’s wind production peaked ABC News Nick Harmsen 26 April 2017 The […]

Australians Duped by Constant Green Washing: Renewables Ain’t Cheap & Ain’t Reliable

The one thing we have to hand it to the wind and solar industry is how they’ve been able to convince so many, for so long about the ‘wonders’ of their massively subsidised, skittish wares. As Mark Twain put it: “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” Getting the […]

South Australia’s Ridiculous Wind Power Push Driving Business to Bankruptcy: Power Prices Triple (Again)

*** In Australia’s so-called wind power capital, South Australia, its hapless Labor government is crowing about having reached its ludicrous 50% renewable energy target. However, the cost of that vanity project is crippling what remains of South Australia’s productive enterprise. In our recent post – Economic Carnage: SA’s Rocketing Power Prices Crippling Miners, Bakers & […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster Was Both Predictable & Avoidable

*** In this collection from Quadrant, Jo Nova and The Australian one solid theme emerges: Australia’s energy crisis is entirely self-inflicted and thus it was perfectly avoidable. Among those who saw it coming was Matt Zema – then chief of the Australian Energy Market Operator, who shuffled off this mortal coil way too soon. Before […]

Australia’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crisis: Renewable Policies a Crime Against the People

Robert Gottliebsen is an economics columnist with The Australian, who has recently weighed into Australia’s unfolding renewables driven energy calamity. Late to realise the cost and consequences of Australia’s suicidal renewable policies, Gottliebsen is gobsmacked at what can properly be described as a crime against the Australian people. Energy crisis: time to invest in emergency […]