South Australia blackout: wake-up call on renewables, Turnbull says, by Jared Owens.
Malcolm Turnbull has blasted state Labor governments for imposing “ideological” renewable energy targets, describing the South Australian blackout as a “wake-up call” to focus on energy security.
The Prime Minister accepted fierce winds and lightning strikes were the “immediate cause” of the statewide power failure, but there was “no doubt” that the “extremely aggressive” shift to renewables had strained the electricity network. …
In South Australia, wind and solar account for around 40 per cent of electricity generation, the highest percentage in the nation.