South Australia’s Wind Power Obsession Sends Business Power Costs Out of this World

As SA’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill purrs about his $150 million Elon Musk mega-battery that will power his economic backwater for all of four minutes – when the wind stops blowing – or blows too hard – meanwhile, back on earth, South Australian businesses have watched their power costs almost triple in three years.
Large-scale wind and rooftop solar dominates SA’s power supply – sunshine and breezes permitting, of course; and let’s face it, Weatherill & Co have been shouting that fact from those rooftops for a decade or more. So, it’s pretty hard to pin the blame on something else for SA’s rocketing retail power prices.
As pointed out in this post – Guilty: Subsidised Wind & Solar Drive Australia’s Rocketing Retail Power Prices – the villains are pretty easily identified: subsidised wind and solar.
Not that the eco-zealots at Australia’s ABC will ever make that obvious connection, but at least they are now reporting on how power prices crush businesses, like country hotels.

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As SA’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill purrs about his $150 million Elon Musk mega-battery that will power his economic backwater for all of four minuteswhen the wind stops blowingor blows too hard – meanwhile, back on earth, South Australian businesses have watched their power costs almost triple in three years.

Large-scale wind and rooftop solar dominates SA’s power supply – sunshine and breezes permitting, of course; and let’s face it, Weatherill & Co have been shouting that fact from those rooftops for a decade or more. So, it’s pretty hard to pin the blame on something else for SA’s rocketing retail power prices.

As pointed out in this post – Guilty: Subsidised Wind & Solar Drive Australia’s Rocketing Retail Power Prices – the villains are pretty easily identified: subsidised wind and solar.

Not that the eco-zealots at Australia’s ABC will ever make that obvious connection…

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