Renewables Rent-Seekers Panic as Wind Power Operators Forced to Pay Back-Up Costs


If there is one thing that renewables-rent-seekers dread more than calm and cloudy weather, it has to be uncertainty.

Always keen to preach about how cheap wind power has become, but always reticent to release their grip on the subsidy teat, the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers are now in a flat panic after the release of Alan Finkel’s report on Australia’s electricity market fiasco.

As detailed in our last few posts, much of it arises from the realms of fantasy and fiction. However, it has thrown one whopping spanner in the works, by dictating that wind and solar power generators be required to deliver power around the clock, whatever the weather.

Finkel’s edict provides wind and solar power outfits with a choice between adding monstrous (as yet, non-existent) batteries to their operations and building fast-start peaking power plants (which means either highly inefficient Open Cycle Gas…

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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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