Browsing All posts tagged under »Australian Wind Power«

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Part Three

November 30, 2020 by


By Anton Lang ~ Sustained Power Loss Over Longer Time Frames I showed and explained in Part Two how the weather itself has an impact on wind power generation intermittency over short time frames, and the same applies for power losses over longer time frames, only for a completely different reason. With those short time […]

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Part Two

November 30, 2020 by


By Anton Lang ~ Power Loss Over Short Time Frames As I wrote in the introduction, there were large power losses over short time frames and even larger power losses over sustained long time frames. In this second part of the Series, I will show the power losses over three short time frames, (a) in […]

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Introduction

November 30, 2020 by


By Anton Lang ~ Introduction We have all heard that wind power generation is intermittent, that it goes up and down on a daily basis. However, is that really all that much of a problem, and if so, how big a problem is it? We have also heard that constructing more wind plants will go […]

Renewable Power Australia – Victoria Gone With The Wind

April 7, 2018 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Lucky that Victoria – or South Australia, for that matter – weren’t relying on wind power this morning to keep on the lights. From the National Energy Market website: TonyfromOz adds: See that total for wind power in Victoria, indicated there as only 24MW. Compare that to the total Demand (actual […]

Why Wind Power Is Not Equal To Coal Fired Power

April 1, 2017 by


By Anton Lang ~ How often have you heard that Wind power is intermittent, but has anyone ever explained that to you, or shown just how it actually is intermittent, and what it means. What if you need a dedicated amount of power all the time? Can wind power be relied on to generate that […]

Renewable Power Australia – Wind Power Fails Again. No Jobs, Either

March 22, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill claims wind power will not just power his state but create jobs. But not only does the power go out, the jobs in renewable energy have dived from  2360 to 710 in just four years. Which means his wind towers are just monuments to green madness: […]

Hazelwood Power Plant Closing 31st March – Currently Delivering More Power Than Every Wind Plant In Australia (With Updates)

March 8, 2017 by


By Anton Lang ~ This Post is about the upcoming closure of the Hazelwood Power Plant. Each day, I will be adding the totals for power delivery from this plant with a comparison to ALL the wind power in Australia, and also the total for Wind Power in Victoria, the same State where the Hazelwood […]

Killing Australia With Green Stupidity

February 14, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Australia is held back by nothing more than plain stupidity – green tinged. Today’s evidence: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison will hold urgent talks this morning with a delegation of business leaders warning that companies are starting to shed jobs due to the South Australian energy crisis and crippling […]

Renewable Power Australia – Coal And Gas Save NSW From Blackouts, But Labor Demands More Wind

February 13, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The Australian Labor Party wants to force the country to switch to 50 per cent green power – almost all of it unreliable wind and solar – by 2030, or just 13 years from now. How mad is that? New South Wales (NSW) was baked by a heat wave on the […]

Renewable Power Australia – Credlin: Liberals Have Too Much Of Labor’s Green Madness

February 12, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Australian Political commentator Peta Credlin is right. The Liberals (the main conservative political party here in Australia) cannot get away with just being the lesser evil on renewable energy. Yes, the Labor Party’s 50 per cent renewable energy target is plainly mad – ruinous – but even the Liberals’ target will […]

Renewable Power Australia – South Australia Loses Power Again In Another Wind Farm Fail

February 9, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ South Australia’s wind farms fail again, grinding out just 2 per cent of its total Capacity of power when the wind’s die in a heatwave. Result: blackouts to 40,000 homes as the temperature soars above 40 degrees. And lives put in danger by this green madness. Widespread power blackouts were imposed […]

Renewable Power Australia – More Blackouts In South Australia. Where’s The Wind?

December 1, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ South Australia gets disconnected from the national electricity grid, meaning it must rely on its own electricity – including all that expensive wind power it boasts about. Result: blackouts affecting 200,000 people. About 200,000 people experienced power outages overnight after South Australia disconnected from the national electricity network. The Australian Energy […]

Renewable Power Australia – Renewable Madness Will Cost Us $41 Billion

October 7, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg warns that just to meet the renewable energy targets of the Labor states would cost us $41 billion and require another 4800 wind towers to wreck our views. And as South Australia has now taught us: we’d still end up with electricity that goes out in a […]

Renewable Power Australia – South Australia Shows The World Why No One Should Invest There

September 29, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Background: Yesterday, at around 4PM, the whole of the State of South Australia lost power as the electricity grid failed totally. That is an area of around one and a half times the size of the State of Texas. However, because Australia is sparsely populated, the total population is only 1.8 […]

A New International Example For Bad Energy Policy

August 30, 2016 by


Will Americans learn from this disastrous policy and keep their fossil fuels? By Marita Noon ~ If a country’s goal is to decrease carbon emissions by increasing reliance on renewable energy, it only makes sense to install the new equipment in the location with the best potential—both in geography and government. For Australia, which has […]

Renewable Power Australia – Wind Power Is Killing South Australia

July 25, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Green power will kill heavy industry in South Australia: South Australia’s power crisis was a “wake-up call” for other states on the impact on consumers of subsidised renewable energy, particularly wind power, a Liberal senator has warned. Chris Back called for a morat­orium on new wind farms, and no more subsidies […]

Renewable Power Australia – South Australia Pretending To Save The Planet, But Actually Just Killing Jobs

November 12, 2015 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ South Australia has ridiculously high power prices, in part because it relies so heavily on expensive green power (which in turn demands extra subsidies). High power prices kills heavy industry in particular and South Australia is fast becoming a basket case, with unemployment at 7.7 per cent. So it is obscene […]

Renewable Power Australia – Wind Don’t Blow, South Australia Don’t Glow

November 3, 2015 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ South Australia’s Premier likes to boast his state has more wind power than any other: Renewables now account for 39 per cent of our electricity generation which is way ahead of the original target we set of 20 per cent. We now have the highest rate of solar penetration per capita […]

Renewable Power Australia – Green Power Wilts In The Heat

January 23, 2014 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Alan Moran on the failure of green power in last week’s heatwave in Australia: AEMO data shows that during heat wave conditions in the five days to 18 January this year, wind actually contributed 3 per cent of electricity supply across the Australian National Electricity Market.  Nobody knows the contribution of […]

Green Power Was Useless In The Australian Heatwave

January 18, 2014 by


Praise Coal Fired Power, and the grid “gold plating”, both of which former Prime Minister Julia Gillard attacked. By Andrew Bolt ~ The worst heat often occurs when there is not a breath of wind, which is a problem if you rely on wind power for your airconditioning to survive a heat wave: WHEN electricity […]