Wind Power Is Killing South Australia

“Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

PA Pundits - International

Bolt New 01By 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.

Clements Gap wind plant in South AustraliaClements Gap wind plant in South Australia

Chris Back called for a morat­orium on new wind farms, and no more subsidies for wind energy generators until the Productivity Commission conducted a cost-­benefit analysis of the effect the industry was having on the ­National Electricity Market and retail electricity costs.

“There should be no further subsidies paid for an intermittent and unreliable power source that can be seen as a proven failure…,” Senator Back said.

Wholesale electricity prices in South Australian have now “normalised” to double the rate of other states…

[W]holesale electricity prices spiked from an average of $100 per megawatt hour to almost $14,000/MWh on July 7, and…

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