In case you missed it: this week South Australia experienced a severe storm that wreaked havoc across the state, with extreme winds and damaging thunderstorms taking out 22 transmission towers and plunging the state into darkness.
With the storm still raging, certain politicians and commentators started blaming renewable energy for the state-wide blackout. Parts of the media ran with the story, without checking the facts.
But the internet didn't take too kindly to the unfounded and opportunistic attack on renewables.
Before long, #stuffwecanblameonrenewables was trending on Twitter – providing light relief from the political blame game.
Here are some of our favourites:
Fact-free journalism. #stuffwecanblameonrenewables— Dr Misty-Eyed (@ChristineEwing7) September 29, 2016
the lack of sunlight today - obviously the solar panels are stealing all our sunlight #stuffwecanblameonrenewables— Ms Deborah Burgess (@Helishingly) September 29, 2016
Wind farms killed the dinosaurs.#stuffwecanblameonrenewables— Steph Amir (@stephanie_amir) September 29, 2016
My non existent electrical bill for the last six years lol. #stuffwecanblameonrenewables— Angela Korras (@AngelaKorras) September 29, 2016
A RENEWABLES GOT MY BABY #StuffWeCanBlameOnRenewables— someone (@mwhiteind) September 29, 2016
Donald Trump's hair #stuffwecanblameonrenewables— Tanya Ha (@Ha_Tanya) September 29, 2016
#StuffWeCanBlameOnRenewables Harold Holt revealed to have been kidnapped by renewables.— Clueless Strumpet (@duncanbourne) September 29, 2016
Huge storms & floods - clearly a marketing tactic used by the renewables industry to discredit coal #stuffwecanblameonrenewables— Craig Thomler (@craigthomler) September 29, 2016
People who walk to slowly in the street #stuffwecanblameonrenewables— Lord Mondegreen (@dlew919) September 29, 2016
Before wind farms children were polite and would give their seats to the elderly on the bus #stuffwecanblameonrenewables— Patrick F Conlon (@PatrickFConlon2) September 29, 2016
The wind blew over my recycling bin. Jesus Christ environment! What do you want from me? #stuffwecanblameonrenewables— Greg Fleet (@thegregfleet) September 29, 2016
Reports coming out today that sunnyboys were discontinued because solar panels stole all the sun #stuffwecanblameonrenewables— Damian Gill (@damianjgill) September 29, 2016
#stuffwecanblameonrenewables Solar panels keep me awake at night because they emit low level screams— mephisto jones (@mephistojones) September 29, 2016
Forgetting you made a cup of tea and it goes cold #stuffwecanblameonrenewables— waaasssssuuuuuuppp (@thatblogchick) September 29, 2016
Incorrect use of the possessive apostrophe. #stuffwecanblameonrenewables— Ivana Kovac Kuti (@IKKsays) September 29, 2016
For more information on the South Australian storms and power outages, check out the Climate Council resources below: