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 […]

South Australia’s Risible RET Rescue: Giant $150m Tesla Battery to Power SA for 4 Minutes

*** South Australia’s wind powered energy calamity hit high farce in the week just gone. Its vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill proved the adage that when you’re in a hole it’s best to stop digging; except that he didn’t – and, instead, determined to dig into taxpayers’ empty pockets. Faced with a looming electoral disaster 12 […]

Economic Carnage: SA’s Rocketing Power Prices Crippling Miners, Bakers & Brewers Alike

*** With the exception of the wind industry, South Australia’s hapless Labor government will never be accused of economic favouritism: it treats all of its business owners with utter contempt. Rocketing power prices, routine load shedding and blackouts affect miners, bakers and brewers, alike. BHP Billiton warns for crisis in power market The Australian Matt […]

Chaotic & Costly: Subsidised Wind Power Killing South Australian Business

BHP being battered by SA’s wind power obsession. *** As an economy, South Australia is so far under water it’s drowning, not waving. Battered by an erratic power supply and prices which have doubled in the last 12 months, South Australia’s few remaining industrial businesses are besides themselves. Power policies a threat to nation: business […]

Power & Politics: Coca Cola Abandons South Australia to Escape Crippling Power Prices & Chaotic Supply

*** In Australia’s, so-called ‘wind power capital’, South Australia, meaningful and lasting employment is a rare and beautiful thing. Last week, Coca-Cola Amatil announced that it is shutting its Adelaide bottling plant, which has delivered the ‘real thing’ to South Australians since 1939. The loss of around 200 jobs in the economic basket case that […]

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

*** 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 […]