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 21 months we’ve clocked over 550,000 views, which means we’ve averaged close to 27,000 hits for every month that we’ve been giving the wind industry and its stooges hell. We’ve given our loyal readers 730 posts which […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Wind Power – The Rich Man’s Curse on the Poor

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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 […]

A Lesson in Journalism: Rebecca Thompson Exposes the Great Wind Power Fraud

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Rebecca Thompson is the brilliant young journo behind the recent Sun News documentary, Down Wind – that tipped a bucket on the great wind power fraud in Canada (see our post here). Down Wind, which runs for 96 minutes, can be purchased as a file and downloaded or as a DVD for those in the […]

Brits Rumble Frightening Energy Fact: Wind Power Depends on the (ur, ahem) Wind …

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Power from wind turbines slumps – due to lack of wind The Telegraph Emily Gosden 25 September 2014 Electricity output from UK wind farms falls by a fifth due to unusually low wind speeds Power produced by wind farms slumped by a fifth in the second quarter of this year, despite hundreds of new turbines […]

Wind Power’s True & Hidden Costs: A Dirty Big Secret

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Clean Energy’s Dirty Secret National Review Online Rupert Darwall 23 September 2014 Renewable energy has become a potent rallying cry uniting Hollywood and the Beltway. “We can move our economy town by town, state by state to renewable energy and a sustainable future,” Leonardo DiCaprio says in his eight-minute climate movie Carbon, released in August. […]

Moyne Shire Council Rubberstamps AGL’s Macarthur Wind Farm Noisewash

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The nightmare that is AGL’s Macarthur wind farm began operating in October 2012 – the first 30 fired up then.  All 140 giant 3MW Vestas V112s kicked into gear in about February 2013. Ever since, the locals have been driven absolutely insane with incessant low-frequency noise and infra-sound. AGL (aka “Australia’s Greatest Liars”) have been […]

Pac Hydro’s Wind Farm: How the Mandatory RET Destroyed Cape Bridgewater

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As STT followers are well aware, the mandatory Renewable Energy Target and the Renewable Energy Certificates issued to wind power generators under it amount to a Federal Tax on all Australian power consumers. The value of the REC Tax is then transferred to wind power outfits – like Union Super Fund backed, Pacific Hydro – […]

Lunacy of Wind & Solar Power Policy: Political Incompetence or Conspiracy?

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John Kutsch heads up the Thorium Energy Alliance an outfit that aims to see power generated using thorium enjoy a place at our reliable energy table. Thorium is an abundant silver-gray element named for the Norse god of thunder. It’s less radioactive than the uranium used to power conventional nuclear plants; it produces less waste; […]