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South Australia is the state of wind farms…and wind farm wars.

An electricity price surge this month concerned renewable energy advocates and detractors alike. The surge, to ten times the average wholesale price, left energy industry experts scrabbling for answers.

Was it the fault of the wind turbines? Or is this rationale simply an excuse to dismantle coal’s worst enemy in SA – wind power – which provides over a third of the state’s energy production?

 

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