Greens claim batteries will back up wind power. But the one promised by Elon Musk would keep South Australia going for just 3.5 minutes.
And if it is not economically viable – who is going to pay? Clearly it will be taxpayers in the guise of taxpayers or taxpayers in the guise of electricity users. In other words South Austrlaians. None of this solves the basic problem because none of it addresses the basic problem – green energy is a prescription for expensive and intermittent energy and Weatherill with his eye firmly fixed on next years election refuses to acknowledge that Labor’s policies which have so far cost SA households millions and given them poorer services are about to cost SA millions more – all without fixing the problem. It is not an energy strategy – it is a political strategy.