AEMO wholesale electricity prices compared across four states

Updating my chart of daily AEMO RRP prices across SA, NSW, Qld, Vic – we see the great South Australian price explosion of June which affected all states. Then by mid July prices in NSW, Qld, Vic were crashed back to pre-June levels – SA prices took a week or two longer to fall. Looking at the 30 day smoothed trend. For large chart.

Queensland prices have risen post July and rival levels in South Australia – why would this be?
New South Wales prices have risen post July but recent softness leaves the 30 day average just above $50.
Victorian prices have fallen post July and now look similar to April 2015.
South Australian prices slumped into September but since October continue their starring role.
It is interesting that the lunacy of negative daily prices is appearing in NSW. Periods of low prices tend to be when winds are strong – check chart to MW. NemWatch gives a realtime picture of generation.

South Australian Minister for Water expresses their Murray Darling Basin policy succinctly

SA MP reined in after ‘F*** you all’ comments over Murray-Darling Basin Plan – slapped on wrist with a bit of cooked lettuce.
All the Crow Eaters want is for the Murray Darling water to run into South Australia unimpeded – then they will do what they want with it – simple.
Imagine the meedja hysteria if a non-Left pollie had said these things.
We expect our politicians to speak robustly but his reported references to women surely make him unsuitable for cabinet office.
NSW and Vic should cut down on environmental flows and use the water as they see fit – then let what is left drain into the failed State of South Australia.

GreenLeft Australian Federal Govt messes with President Elect Trump

Signing on to Paris climate deal exactly as Donald Trump becomes US President Elect seems to me provocative and contrary to our national interest. But Hey – Turnbull & Co were expecting a win by Hillary. Pushing on with this tit for tat plan reveals the intensity of GreenLeft beliefs at the core of the Turnbull Govt. and in Obamaland – Australia to ratify Paris climate change agreement, despite concerns Donald Trump will withdraw – I would not say there are just “concerns” President Trump will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement – I think it is more of a certainty than that. I wonder if it is some quid-pro-quo for this idiot scheme with the Obama Administration to subvert the US transition period in their migration space – Australia ‘has plenty of time’ to strike refugee deal with US,
My own view on this Manus-Nauru deal over illegal country-shopping migrants is – “I hope it all blows up in our Govt’s face.”

Primarily exposing faulty methodologies behind global temperature trend compilations