STT’s Smörgåsbord: A Selection from the Archive

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Just made for sharing.

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STT is the site that the wind industry and its parasites just love to hate.

STT kicked into action on 26 December 2012: Boxing Day 2014 marked 2 years of giving the beleaguered wind industry and its dwindling band of parasites and spruikers hell.

Since then, we’ve clocked over 825,000 views and given our loyal readers over 970 posts – which spell out – in clear and simple terms – the economic and environmental nonsense that is wind power – and the harm caused to communities around the world by giant fans.

And, we keep picking up dedicated followers – 17,600 so far, from all corners of the globe, including a bunch of canny Scots, Canadians, Americans, English, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, Danes, Germans, Greeks and plenty from Downunder.

We’ve gone back through the archive and put together a veritable Smörgåsbord – just perfect for sharing – with links to some of our more important posts, on a variety of topics. Once you’ve had a snack, don’t forget to invite friends, family, politicians, council members and journalists to the feast of information laid out in bite-sized-morsels below; just send them the link to this post – or anything from the menu that takes your fancy.

Whether you’re here in Australia, Canada, the US, Scotland, Wales, England, Germany – future energy policy depends on you. Now is the hour. Get angry and make some political noise – who knows, they might even listen.

We’re not here to debate the wind industry – we’re here to destroy it.

Whatever “social licence” the wind industry might have had disappeared long ago. Rural communities around the world are fighting back to protect themselves, their farms, their businesses and their families: the sense of seething rage is palpable from rural communities in Australia, Ireland, the UK, Canada, the US and Europe.

The endless lies tossed up by the wind industry and its parasites just don’t wash anymore: these days, people are switched on to the fraud; and angry for having been taken for gullible country bumpkins.

Once reasonable people are introduced to the facts about the insane costs of intermittent and unreliable wind power they cease to support it.

When they learn of the senseless slaughter of millions of birds and bats, and the tragic suffering caused to hard working rural people by giant fans, reasonable people start to bristle.

But when they learn that – contrary to the ONLY “justification” for the $billions filched from power consumer and taxpayers and directed as perpetual subsidies to wind power outfits – wind power INCREASES CO2 emissions in the electricity sector – rather than decreasing them, as claimed – their attitude stiffens to the point of hostility to those behind the fraud and those hell-bent on sustaining it.

In our travels we’ve met plenty of people that started out in favour of wind power and turned against it.  But we’ve yet to meet anyone who started out opposed to wind power, who later became a supporter.  Funny about that.

Present the facts to reasonable people – and they’ll want to know how the scam got started in the first place and why it hasn’t been stopped in its tracks already?

So why not start with this tasty selection from our archive? It’s just made for sharing.

Economics:

Wind Power Subsidies & Increasing Power Prices

Australia’s Large-Scale RET Debacle

The Wind Industry as a monumental ‘Ponzi’ scheme

Intermittent & Unreliable Wind Power

Noise, Sleep & Health Impacts

Wind Industry Lies, Corruption & Deceit (or just another day at the office)

Communities Fighting Back

Plummeting Property Values

Environmental Harm

Turbine Dangers: Bushfires, Exploding Turbines, Flying Blades & Risks for Aircraft

REAL (ie “On-Demand”) Renewable Alternatives

STT went about this work for our Country – not for any reward – save knowing that we will help spare thousands from the misery of living with incessant, turbine generated low-frequency noise and vibration – as well as helping to obtain an energy policy that works FOR Australia – not AGAINST us – as the current policy clearly is.

Thanks for your support – together – we will win this.

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About stopthesethings

We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.

Comments

  1. C Mackenzie says:

    Thank you for your wonderful site STT.

    This industry has never been interested in the welfare of the neighbours whose lives and homes they have made a living hell.

    They are not interested in truth or honest investigation of adverse impacts.

    Time for them to be held to account for their criminal actions for knowingly harming citizens health and well-being.

  2. Twila Ramsey says:

    West Texas has been struck with the abomination of “wind power” with those large, whirling contrivances of destruction. There’s no environmental benefit. The cost of producing them, maintenance, lubrication, replacement parts, one might as well build a nuclear reactor. If funds wasted on these monstrosities had been used on developing a real source of natural energy, mankind would have been better served. It would be easier to harness lightning.

  3. Great site indeed, is there anything similar to this regarding Solar?

    • Thanks Trevor.

      We doubt that there is an equivalent site dealing with solar. STT does recognise some key differences between wind and solar.

      Both large-scale wind and solar are simply subsidy schemes involved in the transfer of wealth from power consumers/taxpayers to their operators/investors; which do not provide meaningful power (ie available on demand) – they will never survive without government mandates, fines, penalties and/or massive subsidies.

      However, there is a place for small-scale solar in remote/rural locations which – if set up with storage and generator backup as “stand-alone” systems – can avoid the cost of building and/or maintaining grid connections and, therefore, create a net-economic benefit. The cost/benefit is such that this can be done with no need for subsidies. If STT is not paying for it through subsidies; and if it avoids higher network costs then we can’t complain.

      For more on stand-alone solar, see our post here: http://stopthesethings.com/2014/06/15/queensland-says-time-to-scrap-the-renewable-energy-target/

  4. Tall bloke, it’s me. Fred Banks, the leading academic energy Economist in the World. Great to know that you are hip to this windpower scam. So am I. One other thing, I am finishing my book ENERGY ECONOMICS: A MODERN FIRST COURSE. Should I refer to you as tall bloke, or do you have a bourgeoise moniker?

  5. Reblogged this on Tallbloke's Talkshop and commented:
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    A great resource for use against the wind farm blight. Well done STT.

  6. Ceres Chronicle says:

    The Australian taxpayer is going to give the CERES guru back to Athens with a note “we apologise for ever taking him.”

  7. David Mortimer says:

    A really brilliant idea placing all the relevant data in an easy to access location right at the top! And all nicely categorised too!

    Saves having to search for data when I have visitors or interested parties who need educating. Even disinterested persons cop it too.

  8. A very helpful addition to your site SST.

    Thanks so much for your tireless work in revealing the shocking truth about this disgusting industry and the callous parasites profiting from it.

  9. Lyndsey says:

    Great stuff. Keep fighting, keep slapping the weasels back and we will win this.

  10. Martin Hayles says:

    Much applause to STT.

    A couple of years ago we had difficulty knowing where to look to ascertain just how utterly corrupt and dishonest the wind industry is.

    What we found, and that includes the warriors of STT, was difficult to comprehend. In the beginning it was difficult to even find/understand where the subsidies were coming from and how and why. We have come a long way since then.

    The wind industry is a remnant of the very same practices that led to Y2K and the ‘greed is good philosophy’ that led us to the global financial crisis. Invent a problem of biblical proportions, create a solution and sell, sell, sell it. A simple premise, but a very effective one. The same used by religions and control groups throughout the eons of time. Scare the bejesus out of people, but do not give them too much information. Doom, gloom and catastrophe. Yep that’ll do the trick.

    Having read some RET review submissions and in particular the submission from Suzlon/RePower/Senvion with regards to the Yorke Peninsula Ceres Project, one is left to ponder what a joy it would be to sit in on one of their board/project meetings.

    On one hand, CEO Chris ‘pretty boy’ Judd is suggesting the RET review is making it damn near impossible to attract investors and if the RET is watered down or dismissed altogether, then it is ‘game over’.

    At the same time we have Peter ‘pugsly’ Sgardelis, the project manager of CERES stating that the RET review really doesn’t matter to the sound business plan of CERES.

    How on earth these morons were given the opportunity in the corporate sector has me stumped. They most certainly would not survive in the farming sector, of which I am a part. Why?………. They lack integrity. They are prepared to say anything that will be beneficial to their remuneration, and they have no idea of what it is to ‘know your limitations’.

    In comparison, the Heartland Farmers and the majority of local citizens (including a unanimous vote from Yorke Peninsula local government) voted against CERES.

    Why? Because, although it may take time for the peaceful, sleeping giant to emerge, but when it does – and it always will – truth, integrity and the idea of a fair days graft for a fair days remuneration will prevail.

    We know that the hucksters of the CERES project are prepared to say anything to the local farmer parasites, of which I am surrounded. We know that chief parasite, Terry Kallis, Of Petratherm notoriety is desperate for CERES to happen, as Petratherm is about to implode.

    Keep up the good fight STT, for it will only be justice to see these scumbags destroyed.

  11. Thank you STT, for collating that list. I am often looking for previous articles that you have posted on various topics, this will make it much easier.

    Thank you also for providing this site, it has been an invaluable source of information for all of us.

    The pro wind mob are fast running out of options and have their backs to the wall, you can tell that by the rubbish they are coming out with on their blogs and in their publications, in fact some of it is just straight out lies.

    Keep up the good work, STT, we will win, we are well on the way to winning already.

    CW.

  12. A great Sunday Smörgåsbord, STT.
    We’re some of the canny Scots and we just love the dedication of you guys.
    We’re looking for you to support the secondment of Tony Abbott and his men to the UK when he’s finished with the wind weasels in Australia. You’ll undoubtedly have heard that the Scottish Government has just given the green light to the trashing of the most iconic of Scottish landscapes – Loch Ness

  13. stand against wind says:

    Love your work. Busily preparing EPBC submissions on the Mount Emerald catastrophe planned for Far North Queensland, your smorgasbord has arrived just when I need to gorge on these facts and stats!

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