Sweating It: Renewable Energy Crisis Means Australians Can’t Run Air-Conditioners During Heatwaves

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Wind & solar ‘powered’ South Australians pioneered sweating in the dark.

Once upon a time Australians enjoyed reliable and affordable power, but that was before heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar entered the scene.

Over the last few summers, Australians have been treated to power rationing and load shedding, as well as the odd mass blackout. These events have an uncanny correlation with dead calm days/nights and sunset that coincides with bursts of warm weather and rising mercury.

Summer heatwaves are part and parcel of Australian life.

Over the last four or five decades, though, an increasing number of Australians have enjoyed the benefit of reverse cycle air-conditioning, warming homes in winter and taking the ferocity out of their often-blistering summers.

Now Australians are being told to turn off their air conditioners and/or to leave home and go back to work in order to keep the grid from…

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Sweating It: Renewable Energy Crisis Means Australians Can’t Run Air-Conditioners During Heatwaves