Power & Politics: Coca Cola Abandons South Australia to Escape Crippling Power Prices & Chaotic Supply – STOP THESE THINGS

*** In Australia’s, so-called ‘wind power capital’, South Australia, meaningful and lasting employment is a rare and beautiful thing. Last week, Coca-Cola Amatil announced that it…

Given the run of recent comments made by every other business owner and operator in South Australia about the effect its ludicrous renewable energy policy has had on their bottom line, what perplexed journos reporting on the story was that CCA was not complaining about power prices and was not pointing to SA’s erratic supply as the reason for its decision to kill off its operation in SA. (Note the sense of disbelief expressed in the articles from The Australian which follow below).

There is, however, a very solid reason as to why CCA was staying schtum on its rocketing power costs and the lack of a reliable supply.

STT’s political operatives in SA inform us that a deal was struck long ago that involved the State government agreeing to let CCA have absolute freedom on the redevelopment of the land on which the bottling plant is situated, in exchange for staying silent about the increase in its power costs (which, like every other business in South Australia, jumped by more than 90% last year, with much worse to come) and the erratic supply caused by South Australia’s farcical attempt to run on sunshine and breezes.

Source: Power & Politics: Coca Cola Abandons South Australia to Escape Crippling Power Prices & Chaotic Supply – STOP THESE THINGS

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