RE Madness Must End Now: Tony Abbott Calls Time-Out on Economy-Wrecking Paris Climate ‘Deal’

There are good deals, there are bad deals and there are disastrous deals. For Australia the Paris Climate ‘deal’ is a monstrous disaster. The realisation that an energy superpower found itself enmeshed in what is – for all intents and purposes – an international suicide pact, has just hit home. The only justification (if it […]

Mission Possible: Runaway Renewable Energy Policy = Australia’s Economic Suicide Pact

It’s possible to turn an energy superpower into an economic disaster: Australia did it in less than a decade. Its energy policy was hijacked by eco-zealots and handed to wind and solar rent-seekers, on a platter. A combination of witless and corrupt politicians meant that the mission was accomplished with the sort of split-second timing […]

Frydenberg Foiled: Nationals Kill-Off Energy Minister’s National Energy Guarantee

  Panic-stricken Liberal and National MPs have killed-off the proposed National Energy Guarantee at birth. Federal Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg presented a version of the NEG which simply expands the Federal government’s Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target and pushes its operation over the horizon. The model being touted was written by eco-zealots at the direction of […]

If Australians Want Reliable & Affordable Electricity: It’s Coal-Fired Power or Nothing

The debate surrounding Australia’s energy crisis is occupied by two camps: deluded zealots and pragmatic realists. STT sits with the latter: we couldn’t care less whether electricity was generated using doggie doo, provided it’s available and affordable, to all-comers. Australia, as the world’s third largest exporter of uranium, ought to be throwing its money and […]

War For Australian Business & Families Begins: Government Splits Over Renewable Energy Disaster

  Subsidised wind and solar sent Australian power prices through the roof punishing households, threatening businesses and whole industries, without respite. The battle of Australia is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of civilisation as we’ve known it. What follows is a battle for this Country’s very economic future and the social […]

Crunch Time: Australia’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crisis Down to Wind & Solar Obsession

At the heart of Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity is an obsession with intermittent and unreliable wind and solar. Mandated and massive subsidies – that those attempting to deliver electricity using nature’s wonder fuels have been wallowing in since the Australian Labor Party seriously upped the RE ante in 2010 – resulted in a […]

Coal-Hard Facts: Australia’s Energy Minister Gripped by Renewables Delusion

  Where General Sir John Monash built Victoria’s electricity system, Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg is determined to destroy it. When the aptly named Monash Forum (a group of 30 Liberal and National MPs) formed a few months ago, all hell broke loose in Canberra. Armed with common sense and compassion, this group is out to […]

RE Reality Check: PM’s $10bn Pumped Hydro Plan to Save Wind Industry Doesn’t Hold Water

  Wind and large-scale solar are doomed, but the saviour is said to be pumped hydro; paid for, of course, with other people’s money. Touted by Turnbull and his hapless sidekick, Josh Frydenberg as the Nation’s mega-battery, the heavily-hyped Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro scheme (shelved in the 1970s because it was uneconomic then) has been […]

Affordable Energy Wars: Australian MPs Determined to End Subsidies to Wind & Solar

  The solution to Australia’s self-inflicted energy calamity involves a battle between deluded zealots and pragmatic realists. In the former camp sits Audrey Zibelman (head of AEMO) and Kerry Schott (head of the Energy Security Board), along with a band of equally deluded fellow travellers. In the latter, it’s the 30 or so Liberal and […]

Eco-Irony: Power-Starved Australian Households Switch to Scavenged Firewood to Beat Winter’s Chill

Let eco-zealots get control of your country’s power generation system, and rocketing power prices follow as night follows day. Those countries whose energy policies have been hijacked by renewable energy rent seekers – pumping heavily subsidised, utterly unreliable and completely chaotic wind and solar – have watched their power prices double in a veritable heartbeat. […]