Australian state’s power crisis sparks green energy backlash - FT.com
Energy prices skyrocket for two weeks, drop to near zero for a day, skyrocket for four days, then drop to near zero. Lather, rinse, repeat.
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"Tony Wood, analyst at think-tank Grattan Institute, said: “This is what happens when climate policy is not aligned with energy policy and state policy is not aligned with federal policy.'"
No, this is what happens when reason is excommunicated from public policy. These foo-foo electrical generation modes are incapable of replacing steady state power, and can never replace base load power. They are fickle, and may allow for a minor few percentage point of power generation, but once they become significant, they are too whimsical to rely on.
It does not sound like these politicians are ready to listen to reason. Cue Australia's version of Enron/California! That'll teach 'em.