Novelty energy can’t do the job…. Wind Power is a farce!
Time for tilting at windmills is at an end (SA blackout shows need for energy security instead of windmills)
8 October 2016
By plunging itself into darkness and flailing itself with prohibitive, self-imposed electricity costs, South Australia provides the nation with a critical warning about energy policy. It also demonstrates how our political and media debate has been complicit in this damaging delusion.
The chaos of last week’s statewide blackout took most of the nation by surprise but anyone who has been paying attention has known about the state’s rapidly diminishing energy security.
Experts have been on to this for more than a decade but the closure of two coal-fired generators at Port Augusta escalated the situation in May.
A price spike and supply crisis when the interconnector to Victoria was closed for maintenance in…
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