Want Rocketing Power Prices? Just Add Intermittent Wind & Solar – South Australia Did

There’s something uncanny about the relationship between rocketing power prices and renewable energy: ask a German, Dane or South Australian. Despite some recent propaganda efforts suggesting that South Australians are currently enjoying 1970s power prices, Australia’s renewable energy capital still pays the world’s highest power prices – thanks to its ludicrous 50% Renewable Energy Target. The subsidies […]

Sky’s The Limit: Wind & Solar ‘Powered’ South Australians Hit With (Another) 22% Price Hike

Attempting to rely on intermittent wind and solar is guaranteed to send power prices into orbit. Just ask a South Australian. Despite some desperate wind industry propaganda efforts suggesting that South Australians are currently enjoying 1970s power prices, Australia’s renewable energy capital still pays the world’s highest power prices – thanks to its ludicrous 50% Renewable Energy […]

Competition Watchdog Slams Subsidised Wind & Solar: Demands Government Investment in Reliable & Affordable Coal-Fired Power

It was only a matter of time before Australia’s ruinous renewable energy policies imploded and implode they just did. Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity is the inevitable consequence of the so-called ‘transition’ to nature’s wonder fuels. And yet the wind and sun cult and renewable energy rent seekers continue to behave as if the […]

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 […]

National Energy Guarantee: Means Guaranteed Economic Destruction

Renewable energy rent-seekers hijacked the proposed National Energy Guarantee in order to ensure their subsidy-soaked futures. The reliability obligation – which would have guaranteed electricity to all power consumers during any worst-case scenario (eg, the height of summer when air-conditioners are running flat out and breathless weather means wind turbines are flat out producing anything […]

State Sanctioned Theft: Australia’s Renewable Energy Subsidies a $60bn Wealth Transfer

Selling electricity is a complex caper, permitting a sharp and mercenary few to make out like bandits, at the expense of the gullible many. In Australia, the power market was hijacked around 20 years ago, with the creation of the National Electricity Market. Then the game changed entirely, as chaotic wind and solar were added […]

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 […]