Pointless & Pathetic: South Australia’s Wind Power Output Repeatedly Plummets During Summer Heatwave (Again)


Where coal, gas, hydro and nuclear just deliver, wind power delivers nothing but chaos.

If you’re looking for support for that truism, look no further than Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia.

It’s Premier, Jay Weatherill and his Energy Minister, Tom Koutsantonis are as deluded as they are dangerous, which means things will get a whole lot worse before they get any better.

Australia’s Summer guarantees rising temperatures and breathless days. Concurrently, and like clockwork, demand for power rises, as people head indoors and crank up their air conditioners, with businesses doing likewise.

A decade ago no one talked about ‘demand management’ (a marketing manual euphemism for Soviet-era power rationing). Now, thanks to the occasional and erratic delivery of wind power, it’s a very real thing. And nowhere is it more real than South Australia.

Weatherill and Koutsantonis, whose media rantings defy all reason and logic, occupy some parallel universe…

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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 https://utopiayouarestandinginit.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/why-call-my-blog-utopia-you-are-standing-in-it/

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