Reaping the Whirlwind: Insane Cost of Renewables Destroying Jobs & Australia’s Economic Prosperity

Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity has a single, proximate cause: massively subsidised, intermittent, unreliable wind and solar power. The relationship is obvious to all but the deliberately obtuse and the rent-seekers that profit from it. Another obvious relationship is how Australia’s enviable wealth and economic prosperity depended upon reliable and affordable power supplies. Now […]

Desperate & Deluded: SA’s ‘Virtual’ Power Station Premier’s $Billion Brain Fart

  When wind ‘powered’ South Australia, the most pathetic economic performer in the Country, was plunged into total, Stone Age darkness on 28 September 2016, it made headlines around the world. Gale force winds associated with a typical Spring storm front caused the automatic shutdown of SA’s fleet of whirling wonders, resulting in SA’s first […]

Dumb & Dumber: Wind Power Output Collapse Leaves South Australians & Victorians $400m Poorer

  If the consequences for health and human safety weren’t so deadly serious, watching wind powered Victoria and SA plummet into North Korean darkness every time the wind stops blowing would be hilarious. Hot weather in Australia leads to a spike in demand, as householders and businesses crank up their air conditioners; it also coincides […]

The Staggering Cost of Keeping the Lights on in Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia

  South Australians have a Labor government and its deranged, ideological obsession with wind and solar power to thank for their status as an international joke. Paying the highest retail power prices in the world (with much worse to come – see above), routine load shedding and statewide blackouts, and a grid on the brink […]

Renewables Reckoning: Power Prices Double in Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia & Victoria, in Just 12 Months

One inevitable consequence of shackling your economy to intermittent and heavily subsidised wind and solar power is rocketing power prices. Another is routine load shedding (controlled blackouts) and statewide blackouts (when the grid manager completely loses control). All of those consequences are playing out in wind powered South Australia and its neighbouring state, Victoria. Both […]

Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia Pays $14,000 per MWh for Power that Coal-Fired Plants Can Deliver for $50

The cost of accommodating the chaos delivered by wind power is utterly staggering. And provides half the explanation as to why South Australia, Australia’s ‘wind power capital’ and the world’s ‘renewables leader’, pays the highest retail power prices in the world. The massive subsidies included in the cost paid by retailers for wind power, provides […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Obsession Sends Business Power Costs Out of this World

As SA’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill purrs about his $150 million Elon Musk mega-battery that will power his economic backwater for all of four minutes – when the wind stops blowing – or blows too hard – meanwhile, back on earth, South Australian businesses have watched their power costs almost triple in three years. Large-scale […]

Australia’s Power Crisis Generated by a Conspiracy of Incompetents

To destroy the cheapest and most reliable power supplies in the world in less than 20 years takes effort, but it can be done. Take South Australia, Australia’s so-called wind power capital as the prime example. Despite its Premier’s recent (nonsensical) claims about SA power prices plummeting, they are still the highest retail power prices […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Obsession Leads to Highest Power Prices in the World

By reason of its maniacal obsession with wind power, South Australia has become the butt of international jokes, and the object of plenty of sniggering from those occupying neighbouring states. These days, it’s almost impossible to read an article about South Australia’s economic misfortunes in which there is no mention of routine load-shedding and mass […]

Back to the Future: Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia to Run on Diesel Generators

*** There will be STT followers old enough to remember when country towns and regional centres relied upon an enormous diesel generator as their sole power supply. No doubt better than nothing, local diesel generators were soon replaced by coal-fired power plant and extensive distribution grids; reliability increased, power prices fell and the rest, as […]