Back to the Future: Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia to Run on Diesel Generators


The way we were … and where SA is right now …


There will be STT followers old enough to remember when country towns and regional centres relied upon an enormous diesel generator as their sole power supply. No doubt better than nothing, local diesel generators were soon replaced by coal-fired power plant and distributed grids; reliability increased, power prices fell and the rest, as they say, is history – or so it seemed.

Now, having destroyed the affordable and reliable power system once created by Sir Tom Playford, South Australia’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill is taking his State back to the future.

As it quickly became apparent that his power ‘plan’ to throw $150 million at a 100 MW Tesla battery – that would power South Australia for all of four minutes – was little more than a thought bubble, like Bobby McGee, Weatherill determined to ‘thumb…

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at

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