Power Drain: Relying on Renewables? Get Ready For Mass Blackouts & Power Rationing

STOP THESE THINGS

musical chairs

Hoping to be powered by sunshine and breezes is like musical chairs: the game designed to ensure that someone always misses out.

Increasing reliance on the ‘unreliables’ means, however, that hundreds of businesses and hundreds of thousands of households get to miss out.

Think wind and solar ‘powered’ Texas during its Big Freeze.

Or think South Australia (Australia’s wind and solar capital) on those dozens of occasions when the grid manager chopped power supplies to thousands – following sudden collapses in wind power output: Déjà Vu (All Over Again): Yet Another Wind Power Output Collapse Plunges 200,000 South Australian Homes into the Dark Ages

Well, with news that the Federal Government’s lavish subsidies to wind and solar will cause the early closure of a Victorian coal-fired power plant, two things follow: retail power prices will continue on their spiralling ascent; and summer-time power rationing will become the norm, not only…

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