South Australia: Proving Wind Power a Recipe for Social & Economic Disaster

When the wind don’t blow, South Australia don’t glow.

However, if the visual of a windmill relieves those of their climate sins, then they are worth every cent. That is until they run out of them…in the dark.


SA April 2016

The image above is taken from the Collins Picture Dictionary under the definition of ‘chaos‘: complete confusion and disorder : a state in which behavior and events are not controlled by anything.

To be fair, South Australia’s power supply is ‘controlled’ ……  ‘controlled’ by the vagaries of the weather, that is.

Renewables alone a recipe for blackouts
Australian Financial Review
Ben Potter
17 May 2016

Australia faces potential blackouts and poor jobs and environmental outcomes if it relies solely on the Renewable Energy Target, a new report says.

South Australia’s energy security problems show the risks for the nation of promoting wind and solar energy in a surplus electricity market without a firm plan for an orderly phase-out of coal-fired stations, it says.

The report is a challenge to federal Labor, which has an aggressive 50 per cent Renewable Energy Target (RET) for 2030 with an undefined carbon…

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