How Subsidised Wind Power Destroyed South Australia’s Once Reliable & Affordable Power Supply

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*** Another day, another total wind power output collapse, another statewide blackout. Sure the political spin doctors called it ‘load shedding’, but for the 90,000 families left boiling in the dark, watching their perishables perish the result is precisely the same. The wind cult and its fellow travellers descended into apoplexy, when conventional generators failed […]

To End Australia’s Wind Power ‘Horror Show’, Turnbull Must Scrap the RET Right Now

XXX at Parliament House on September 14, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Malcolm Turnbull announced this morning he would be challenging Tony Abbott for the Liberal Party leadership.

*** As modern Hollywood ‘gangstas’ often remonstrate with their fellow ‘homies’ – when the LAPD appears in numbers, out of nowhere and hot lead starts flying – ‘this shit just got real’. With South Australians baying for political blood – after yet another wind power output collapse knocked out SA’s wholly weather-dependant power supply – […]

South Australia’s Disastrous Wind Power Experiment: Business Crippled as Power Prices Double

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*** Power costs spike short-circuits onshore abalone growth The Australian Michael Owen & Verity Edwards 5 December 2016 The largest onshore abalone growing company in the southern hemisphere, whose power bill is set to rise by $650,000, has joined mining giant BHP Billiton in warning that unreliable and expensive energy costs in the southern states […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle: Destroying an Already Battered Economy

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*** Insanity is a term that doesn’t even come close to capturing the mania that has gripped South Australia in the last few months. Its hapless Labor government refused to cut a deal to keep Alinta’s Port Augusta power plants up and running and, since their closure in May this year, South Australia has suffered […]

South Australians Turn Against Wind Power & Plump for an Atomic Future Instead

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*** In the 1940s, South Australian Legend, Tom Playford (Premier for 26 years from 1938 to 1965) took a natural gift, in the form of vast untapped reserves of brown coal located at Leigh Creek, directed it through power plants at Port Augusta and, with its cheap and reliable power supply, built a mining, manufacturing […]

How South Australia’s Wind Power Obsession Sent Power Prices Rocketing & Killed Grid Reliability

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*** For over 15 years, the Australian wind industry, its parasites and spruikers held up South Australia as the perfect example of what a wind powered future would look like: the economic basket case even earned the mantle of ‘Australia’s wind power capital’. Now that their dreams have become a daily South Australian nightmare, it’s […]

Blackout Blues Continue: Australia’s Wind Industry Loses PR War for ‘Hearts & Minds’

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The proponents of a pointless power source, abandoned centuries ago for pretty obvious reasons, which exists, and only exists by reason of massive subsidies drawn from power consumers and/or taxpayers have, from the outset, engaged in a well-orchestrated PR campaign aimed at winning ‘hearts and minds’. An industry that wouldn’t survive a nanosecond without mandated […]