Re: That table actually tells us why Turnbull is right
Energy consumption in South Australia (and Australia generally) has been trending downward.
It is well acknowledged that renewable energy in the form of many small generators is significantly harder to manage. If the Port Augusta power station had still been in operation then it is likely that large parts of the state would have remained with power. If Pelican Island had been in operation, then it is likely that large parts of Adelaide would have continued to have power.
Let me be clear, my issue is not with renewables. My issue is a failure of regulators and ultimately politicians to address the potential instability of the grid caused by renewables. My second issue is fanbois who attempt to deny that renewables were the cause. Reality tends to involve lots of messy greyness, rather than black & white.