As I said in the bottom of this post https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 6#p1304091
, Tesla/Elon would be nothing but secretly angry it's unwittingly attaching itself to South Australia with his biggest ever battery solution only to find South Australia's high reliance of renewable energy has caused it to slip onto the very top of the world's ladder of having the most expensive electricity prices in the world which of course makes Tesla look bad (if the main-stream media was insane enough to bother telling the truth instead of telling people what they want to hear which is far more profitable.)
This chart reminds me of the good old days now, before they closed Hazelwood, Victoria's 3rd coal power-station, we only got two others now and its feeding both states, Vic and SA. Pushing up electricity prices for me as well. Victoria's government is just itching to join South Australia's clean energy party.
But of course Tesla/Elon has now obviously realized it could end up looking bad because of SA's insanely high electricity prices.. Quite smartly though Tesla/Elon has now distanced themselves from South Australia's government citing their energy policies are going to drive up energy costs and they are dumb blah blah blah.
Quote from article "In a blow to Jay Weatherill’s “bromance” with Elon Musk, the US tech billionaire’s Tesla has slammed the South Australian government’s planned energy security target and warned it is not representative of the state’s leadership on renewable energy."
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/busines ... 7de06ff5e8
no paywall link two
For those who don't know..If you wonder why South Australia is frequently talked about, it because SA claims they run the state 50% on renewables, the other half comes from the other state Victoria via coal power-stations via an interstate grid connection (but as far as I am concerned more like 80% of SA's power does).
Anyway even though South Australia is sucking the hell out of coal power-stations via the state of Victoria so they can pretend they are green its expected to over-load the interstate grid connector and they are now buying petroleum diesel generators.
Weatherills 80,000 litres of diesel an hour solution to SA energy crisis
Backup URL Weatherills 80,000 litres of diesel an hour solution to SA energy crisis
Quote Generators the Weatherill government is buying to prevent blackouts this summer ahead of the March state election will use 80,000 litres of diesel an hour.
The fleet of generators, currently being shipped from Europe to South Australia, have been used for temporary generation around the world. But those behind the South Australian energy security project, costing taxpayers more than $300 million, yesterday could not say if the generators had ever been used as part of a permanent solution.
In a major revision to his $550m go-it-alone energy plan, Premier Jay Weatherill last week announced nine “state-of-the-art” generators providing up to 276 megawatts would be purchased to provide back-up power for the next two summers.
I was really hoping they would go with the power-station-on-ship solution, would of been hilarious. I guess he wants to be a bit more discreet about it all.. https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 0#p1300678
I been trying to find global electricity price comparisons for the post Hazelwood coal power-station shut down lately on the websites but they are hard to find. I found this one on the AFR that I think does a decent job of injecting reality.
Again if you wonder why Australia is now the biggest bunch of losers in electricity costs I will say it again, we have ultra bad media that injects garbage as my rant here is almost entirely about https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 0#p1306995
Actually its almost an impossible thing to "graph bad destructive media" that injects baloney information but electricity price charts are in a way a decent measure in my opinion, some of these side effects offer fantastic little windows of our world in some respects, and might actually help the future, in the long run.
South Australia is the king of energy policy by Facebook memes, like this one here https://plus.google.com/u/0/11433642806 ... bqHTYjYQux
its so believable but just so far off the mark its evil.
Countries like Italy would love to have coal in the first place to burn and provide cheap electricity but they can't, but here we just have to shut it down.