South Australia Embraces a Command Economy to Fix Green Energy Woes

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Instead of coming clean on policy failures, South Australia, the world’s renewable energy crash test dummy, has announced a decision to ditch free markets and assume direct government control of the electricity grid, in an effort to stabilise their self inflicted renewable energy nightmare.

SA power: Energy Minister to be given more control in state’s $500m plan to secure future

By political reporters Nick Harmsen and Angelique Donnellan

The South Australian Government has announced it will spend more than $500 million to build a new gas-fired power plant and Australia’s largest battery as it moves to secure the state’s energy supplies.

The government will build, own and operate a new $360 million, 250-megawatt gas-fired power plant
Australia’s largest battery will be built before next summer, by the private sector, and be funded from a $150 million renewable technology fund

SA’s energy minister will have the…

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