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California dreamin’, our cheap and reliable electricity nightmare

20 August 2020

11:00 AM

20 August 2020

11:00 AM

Matthew Warren in the AFR three days ago was highly critical of the electricity market manager’s proposed spending on new transmission lines.  The proposals involve a centrally planned network with over $17 billion of new transmission lines plus a further $10 billion for the Snowy pumped storage scheme.  This spending is designed to shoreup the inherently inefficient and high cost wind and solar generators that regulatory subsidies have made possible.   

There is an irony in Warren’s attack since, in a previous life as head lobbyist for the renewable energy industry, he was instrumental in having the Rudd/Gillard government accept the slogan “20 per cent renewables by...

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