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 19 months we’ve clocked over 515,000 views, which means we’ve averaged close to 27,500 hits for every month that we’ve been giving the wind industry and its stooges hell. We’ve given our loyal readers 685 posts which […]

Wind Industry’s “Death By A Thousand Cuts”: RET Review Panel – current RET should go

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The RET Review Panel has delivered the final blow for the Australian wind industry, with recommendations that include killing the RET rort from here on: the Panel recommending that the current 41,000 GWh target be abolished – and that the door be firmly shut on any new wind farm investments. The Panel’s report is available […]

Senator David Leyonhjelm: “Wake Up Clive!” – It’s Time to Kill the RET & Save the Poor

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STT hears that Tony Abbott is hard at work on his mission to kill off the mandatory RET – with the aim of bringing an end to the most expensive and pointless policy of all time. One of the cross-bench Senators the PM needs to help demolish it during this parliament is David Leyonhjelm – […]

Australian Wind Industry Doomed: Tony Abbott Signals the End of the Mandatory RET

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STT followers have been delighted with news that Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and Mathias Cormann have teamed up to axe the mandatory RET (see our post here). In response to the PM’s mooted plan, the wind industry and its parasites have been reduced to making idle threats of “revenge” and bleating about “sovereign risk”. Despite […]

How the Public Are Deceived About the True Cost of the Mandatory RET

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The Australian Financial Review – as one of the lefty Fairfax stable – “drank the Kool Aid” early and happily ran with the wind industry’s narrative that having Australia bristle with giant fans is a sure-fire way of cooling mother Earth; that wind power is free; and that the mandatory RET is public policy at […]

Mandatory RET: An Expensive (and Unsustainable) Economic Burden

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The RET is an expensive burden on the economy Australian Financial Review Alan Moran 19 August 2014 People and firms should be free to choose how they trade off their sources of energy and price preferences. With the carbon tax repealed, the focus has shifted to the renewable requirements. A key component of these, the […]

Lost In Translation: How a CO2 Abatement Scheme Became “Corporate Welfare on Steroids”

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Time to remember the original aim of the RET Australian Financial Review Danny Price 21 August 2014 The RET was intended to cut carbon. Opening it up to more forms of efficient generation would help get that result. The debate over the renewable energy target has ended up exactly where you would expect a debate […]

Wind Farms Turn Scottish Highland Homes Into Sonic Torture Traps

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An ill wind blows as the surge of turbines stirs fears of silent danger to our health Scottish Express Paula Murray 10 August 2014 TENS of thousands of Scots may be suffering from a hidden sickness epidemic caused by wind farms, campaigners have warned. The Sunday Express can reveal that the Scottish Government has recently […]