STT’s Smörgåsbord: A Selection from the Archive

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STT is the site that the wind industry and its parasites just love to hate. In just over 18 months we’ve clocked over 495,000 views, which means we’ve averaged close to 28,000 hits for every month that we’ve been giving the wind industry and its stooges hell. We’ve given our loyal readers 657 posts which […]

Big Win for Big Thunder: Candian Fan Plan Canned

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Contract scrapped Leith Dunick tbnewswatch.com 25 July 2014 Irene Bond, spokeswoman for the Nor’Wester Escarpment Protection Committee, says she’s ecstatic to learn Horizon’s contract with the OPA was terminated. A spokeswoman for the Nor’Wester Mountain Escarpment Protection Committee says she’s ecstatic that Horizon Wind Inc.’s planned turbine farm in Thunder Bay might be dead in […]

Australia Shoots Down Climate Lobby’s Scare Mongering

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Australia shoots down climate lobby’s scare mongering Marita Noon cfact.org 21 July 2014 Thursday, July 17 was a big news day. The world was shocked to learn that a Russian-made missile shot down a Malaysian Airlines jet with 298 on board as it flew over Ukraine en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam. Though flight […]

Sun, wind and drain: the Hidden and Obscene Cost of Wind Power

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Wind power doesn’t run on wind, it runs on subsidies. And the cost of these subsidies goes way beyond direct financial incentives; such as the REC Tax levied on all Australian power consumers – and extends to the cost of conventional generators holding sufficient spinning reserve and fast-start-up Open Cycle Gas Turbines – both forced […]

Maurice Newman To Have Last Laugh Over Wind Farm Committee Rebuff

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Newman kicked off wind farm committee Herald Sun John Conroy 25 July 2014 Tony Abbott’s business advisor Maurice Newman has been kicked off a wind farm community consultation committee after being accused of attempting to restrict speakers attending meetings, Fairfax reports. According to the news service, Mr Newman has been removed from the consultation committee […]

Business Calls for RET Retreat to Save Real Jobs

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Corporate call for Clive Palmer to retreat on Renewable Energy Target Sid Maher The Austrlian 25 July 2014 CLIVE Palmer faces pressure to allow changes to the Renewable Energy Target after business groups released modelling showing the existing scheme will drive up power prices by $49 a year per household over the next decade and […]

When the Wind Doesn’t Blow…NO POWER!

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Terry McCran writes about the stupidity of intermittent power output from wind farms in Australia looking at July 21. Truth is July 22 was worse. When the wind doesn’t blow, the power doesn’t switch on Terry McCrann Herald Sun 22 July 2014 ON Monday, all the wind farms in Southern Australia, all the hundreds of […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Wind Power is a Vanity Project

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When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy Bjørn Lomborg has always tried to provide balanced, detailed analysis supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be made taking into account […]