Wind Power Is Killing South AustraliaPosted: July 25, 2016
“Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
By Andrew Bolt ~
South Australia’s power crisis was a “wake-up call” for other states on the impact on consumers of subsidised renewable energy, particularly wind power, a Liberal senator has warned.
Clements Gap wind plant in South Australia
Chris Back called for a moratorium on new wind farms, and no more subsidies for wind energy generators until the Productivity Commission conducted a cost-benefit analysis of the effect the industry was having on the National Electricity Market and retail electricity costs.
“There should be no further subsidies paid for an intermittent and unreliable power source that can be seen as a proven failure…,” Senator Back said.
Wholesale electricity prices in South Australian have now “normalised” to double the rate of other states…
[W]holesale electricity prices spiked from an average of $100 per megawatt hour to almost $14,000/MWh on July 7, and…
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