If there was ever a renewable energy I respect it would have to be hydro-electricty, of course South Australia is a great example that would kill to be able to have a hydro-electricty dam somewhere in its state but it just can't, but it is rumored to be looking at the idea of concreting the crap out of one of its lovely treed areas around the coast and filling it up with sea-water for a mini-hydro setup.
Anyway, I am surprised when following the news just how frequently these things run out of water even in Tasmania or Africa.
One extra thing to note, only 8% of Malawi are lucky enough to have electricity, so already not enough.
Malawi suffers blackouts as drought exposes 98% reliance on hydro power
Shire river, which generates almost all of the country’s power, has fallen to critical levels, leaving major cities struggling
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... ign=buffer
One thing I have realized that helps hide the problems if Australian electricty prices is the fact a lot of NSW and QLD electricty recently got privatised thus when renewable energy subsidies came in at the same time people didn't blame subsidies they just assumed it was the purely just privatisation.
Victoria has been fully privatised since the 1990s from the Kennet government https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Kenn ... vatisation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Ele ... ria#Demise
And electricity prices never changed, the only started to go up in recent years and its all the fault of renewable energy subsidies which completely pervert the free market and encourage coal to be shut down as its more profitable.
Its so obvious subsidies have caused epic perversion of the electricity market because AGL refuse to sell Liddel Power-station to anyone else they only want to shut it down and destroy it so it can never be used again, a normal business would at least try to find a supposedly 'sucker buyer' but not AGL, it wants to shut it down and blow it up.