Malcolm Turnbull’s attempt to save Australia’s electricity grid from imminent collapse has been tagged the National Energy Guarantee. Whether or not it guarantees that the lights stay on and the economy can keep limping along, is anybody’s guess. However, it is a guarantee of controversy. When the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers finally tumble to what the NEG means for them there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. And those who want to kill off the Renewable Energy Target (like STT) will never rest easy, until the greatest policy disaster in Australian history is just that: history.
Probably because 99% of power consumers (in States other than SA) assume that Australia’s electricity grid is fine and will keep ticking along forever, forestalling state-wide ‘system blacks’ (of the kind routinely suffered in South Australia) isn’t high on their priorities.
Until New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria start suffering load…
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