South Australia – Wind Powered Train Wreck: Power Supply Chaos Strands Thousands of Commuters

South Australia’s wind powered economy is a picture of reliability (see above and below). In its capital, Adelaide, for 2 days in row (28 and 29 April) thousands of hopeful commuters were left to their own devices, as wild variations in wind power output wrecked the power supply to its Seaford/Tonsley electric train line. We’ll […]

SA – Australia’s ‘Wind Power Capital’ – Pays the World’s Highest Power Prices and Wonders Why it’s an Economic Basket Case

**** Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there was a veritable manufacturing and industrial nirvana. Post WWII, its population grew at a phenomenal rate; and so too did the level of prosperity enjoyed by thousands of migrants fleeing to it from war ravaged Europe – cheap and abundant food, decent, affordable […]

Casualties of South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle Mount: Thousands Can’t Afford Power

**** The new protectionism: renewable energy industry’s shameless self-promotion Catallaxy Files Alan Moran 5 December 2014 According to Christopher Flavin, the President emeritus of the Worldwatch Institute, in a few years’ time wind energy will not need to be subsidised. Oh wait! He said that back in 1984. And he was not alone, Booz, Allen […]