Politicians blame renewables for blackout; the internet reacts

03.10.16 By
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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:

For more information on the South Australian storms and power outages, check out the Climate Council resources below:

VIDEO: Blaming the Solution

FACT SHEET: South Australian Storms & Power Outages