Energy Disaster Spells the End for Australia’s Renewable Energy Target


It happened in the blink of an eye: Australia went from energy heavyweight to a country in crisis looking for the equivalent of life support.

Since STT got going in December 2012, we have drifted from frustration to despair and back waiting and hoping for mainstream journalists to recognise the existential threat posed by Australia’s suicidal renewable energy policies.

Now that power prices are skyrocketing and the evidence of a grid on the very brink of collapse is becoming impossible to ignore (a run of statewide blackouts and massive load shedding in South Australia is pretty hard to sweep under the political carpet), journalists are lining up to spill ink over how and why Australia now finds itself in the midst of a power pricing and supply calamity.

Gerard Henderson, the executive director of the Sydney Institute and senior columnist with The Australian hasn’t had much to say about Australia’s…

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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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