The Climate Council’s latest manifesto is a recipe for higher power prices and more blackouts. It ignores real-life issues in favour of a dim ideological determination to shut down the use of fossil fuels. At a time when South Australia’s power grid has the least reliability in the nation, the Climate Council wants the Federal…
The State election underway in South Australia is underlining the Government’s intention to continue to “lead the race” on renewable energy deployment. The question is – a race to what end?
When South Australia suffered its dramatic whole-of-State blackout last year, it was natural gas to the rescue, restoring power to millions of consumers and thousands of bewildered businesses.
Wholesale electricity prices have been falling in South Australia – a state previously burdened with the highest prices in the world.
Anyone suggesting the path to the renewable energy future is being somehow blocked by industry or political “dinosaurs” needs to take a good look at the facts, both on cost and the rapid rise of renewable energy.
When Queensland Senator (and former Resources Minister) Matt Canavan said renewable energy was not cheaper than coal-fired power he was attacked by anti-coal activists in social media.
Organisations like the Australia Institute and the Climate Council never miss a chance to attack fossil fuel energy and promote the cost and reliability merits of renewable energy.
AEMO this week released its latest forecast of energy needs, highlighting a pressing concern for continuity of electricity supply in NSW and other parts of the East Coast network in the decade ahead.