Australia’s Renewable Policy Doomed as Labor Party Scuttles Away from Suicidal 50% RET

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*** Former union bully boy and billionaire wannabe, Labor opposition leader, Bill Shorten is all over the shop on energy policy. Terrified witless of the lunatic left and the Greens who, like the tail that wags the dog, have driven the Australian Labor Party into a suicidal push for a 50% RET, Shorten has taken […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle: Supermarkets Sacking Staff, While Sales of Portable Generators Boom

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Reliable, secure and affordable electricity is one of those things that the last few generations of Australians have largely taken for granted. Not so in Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’, South Australia. These days, Croweaters count their blessings if power is delivered at all and count their pennies every time they’re hit with a power […]

When Will Josh Frydenberg Stop Lying About the Federal Government’s $40bn RET?

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*** Blame shifting and buck-passing have become the national political sport. Lying and obfuscation are, of course, essential prerequisites for those moving up the political ladder. However, the brazenness with which Australia’s Energy and Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg engages in political ‘craft’ is breathtaking. In a week where South Australia saw 90,000 homes chopped from […]

State of Emergency: South Australia’s Wind Power Crisis Hits Full-Scale Panic

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It’s a little like watching the same train wreck, over and over again. South Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity is something that STT has been predicting for years. Now that the disaster has been realised, mainstream media are all over it like a tropical rash. In South Australia there is a pervasive sense of […]

Australia’s Energy Debacle: South Australia Just the First Victim of the LRET’s $45bn in Wind Power Subsidies & Fines

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*** Last week saw Federal Energy and Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg briefly float and then just as quickly scrap the idea of a ‘carbon’ credit trading scheme, which – as we set out in yesterday’s post – counter-intuitively had the potential of avoiding a complete political disaster for the coalition. While a media scrum kicked […]

Trump’s War on Wind Power: Access to Cheap & Reliable Power an Economic Fundamental

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If the election of Donald Trump holds any lesson at all, it’s that energy costs and the security of its supply determine the economic and social health of any Nation, and ignoring that fact – by zealously pushing policies to the contrary – will end in tears for those foolish and arrogant enough to believe […]

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 […]