2018-10-09 15:54:27 UTC
I've pointed out before that unreliable wind and solar actually lock-in
fossil fuels, that's why fossil companies pretend to be allies.
South Australia is proving this to be a fact, they've simply switched
dependency on coal for a dependency on natural gas.
The terrible scenario is that the generation mix in South Australia is
already saturated with renewables, meaning the dependency on NG will be
permanent, if nothing else changes.
It also puts paid to the lie of batteries, unless the claim is batteries
make power so cheap we pay among the highest prices in the universe!
ELECTRICITY bills are set to soar this summer, particularly in the
eastern states and South Australia to top the highest power prices in
And the reason for the price hike is a surge in the price of gas, as
much as 40 per cent higher by January next year than the 2018 average,
The Australian reported.
Worst off is expected to be South Australia, which already has among the
highest power prices in the world.
The state’s renewable energy policies mean it relies on more than 50 per
cent of gas generation to power homes and industry.