National Suicide: Australia’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crisis Driven by Wind & Solar Obsession

Posted: February 7, 2019 by oldbrew in Critique, Energy, ideology
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The renewables malaise is spreading round the world like a cancer. The symptoms can be painful but are easily recognised, as Australians are finding out.


Australia’s energy policy reads like a National suicide note: power prices went from the lowest in the world to the highest, in little over a decade.

Plotting the path to destruction is pretty easy: start by throwing $60 billion in subsidies at wind and large-scale solar, demonise cheap and reliable coal-fired power and put lunatics in charge of the whole operation.

Here’s Alan Moran, once again, detailing the source of Australia’s self-inflicted misery.

Reaping the fruits of political sabotage of the electricity industry
Catallaxy Files
Alan Moran
25 January 2019

The third world nature of Australia’s electricity industry was revealed this week with wholesale prices in Victoria and South Australia at the maximum $14,500 for lengthy periods in spite of thousands of customers being cut-off, major users agreeing to shut down demand in return for compensation paid by consumers, and even some oil plants being called in.


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  1. ivan says:

    What do you expect in Australia when you have two leftist parties bending over to accept the UN Agenda 21 and 30 directives and then you have a PM as a servant of Goldman Sachs and so pushing for a ‘carbon’ tax and anything that would line his families pockets.

    Then there is the government chief scientist that is an expert on kangaroo poo who thinks that makes him an expert on everything else and the CSIRO has drunk the green kool aide on climate change.

    It would appear that non of the Australian governments from the federal down employs real engineers and scientists that would know what they are talking about. They employ an American greeny leftist non engineer to run the organisation overseeing how electricity is produced and distributed.

    All that is before you start looking at where the money goes and who gets paid for not looking too closely at what is going on. A sad state of affairs but the UK has much the same problems, Gummer heading a key committee was able to feather his nest and that of several green groups and companies.

    Any government that sucks up to the UN Church of Climatology with out doing a due diligence survey is heading for disaster.

  2. oldbrew says:

    In Europe we have Germany out in front with the UK heading the same way, apart from a nuclear plant here and there.

  3. A C Osborn says:

    I can’t feel sorry for them, they got what they voted for.
    Just as we and the Germans have done.
    We had our chance when UKIP came along and the country turned their back on them as soon as they had the referendum.

  4. oldbrew says:

    They need to step up the national self-harm according to this report.

    Australia ‘must intensify efforts to meet 2030 emissions goal’
    Coal, oil and gas still make up 93% of the overall energy mix

    That’s according to a new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report, which says despite having made some progress cleaning up electricity generation, it remains one of the most carbon-intensive OECD countries.

  5. gallopingcamel says:

    I tried to work out what that the price per kVAh was in Australian but could not figure it out. Here in North Carolina I pay US $0.10 per kVAh which is about average in this country. You can pay $0.18 in Connecticut or $0.07 in Tennessee but at least we are not subjected to skyrocketing prices.

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