Rocketing Power Prices Mean Australia’s Renewable Energy Target is Unsustainable and Ready to Implode

*** Renewables rent-seeker, AGL has launched a propaganda war in Australia’s media, since the release of Alan Finkel’s fantasyland review of Australia’s power market calamity. Finkel’s report promised Australia’s very own Enron, among others, the opportunity to rape and pillage in a power market with an effective 42% RET, dominated by intermittent and unreliable wind […]

Oklahoma’s Former Governor: Subsidised Wind Power a Multi-Billion Dollar Mistake

  As Mark Twain put it: “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” And, even when the dupe accepts his folly, sorry seems to be the hardest word. Frank Keating was governor of Oklahoma 1995-2003 and is responsible for its wind power calamity, as he calls it. Uncharacteristically of […]

Wind Industry Says It’s Time to Cut the Subsidies: ‘Wind Power Cheaper than Coal’

STT loves an eye-catching headline. Today’s is, on one level, the kind of spoof headline dished out by Washington pranksters, The Onion: so outrageous, that no sentient being could accept the premise. However, half of our headline is quite literally true: the wind industry has been putting out figures claiming that it is not only […]

The Monstrous ‘Ethics’ of the Wind Industry’s Acoustic Consultants

The acoustic consultants who have made $millions from writing utterly irrelevant noise ‘rules’ and defending them in front of planning courts and panels will never be accused of acting ethically. Their clients demand compliance reports that are made-to-measure, and they are happy to oblige, by either causing data to disappear or simply changing the numbers […]

More Wind Turbine Self-Incinerations & 10 Tonne Blade Throws

For something that the wind industry keeps telling us is as rare as hen’s teeth, the unshackling of 10 tonne blades (euphemistically called ‘component liberation’), the total collapse of 200-300 tonne turbines and the spontaneous combustion of turbine generators (and the 1,000 litres of highly toxic gear and hydraulic oil that slosh around inside the […]

Wind Power Chaos Promises to Deliver Mass Summer Blackouts Across Australia

The only businesses which are bouncing along in South Australia are those selling portable diesel generators, candles and LED headlamps. The sort of staple items you might find on a Doomsday Prepper’s list. However, in Australia’s so-called wind power capital, BYO and DIY power and lighting are everyday essentials. SA’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill pretends […]

Alan Finkel’s Bogus Adventure: Staggering Costs of Clean Energy Target Hidden From View

One thing time Finkel will never be accused of is under-selling his 42% renewable energy target, re-boxed and badged as a clean energy target ‘CET’. However, the trouble with hubris is that it does not take very long to prick the over-eager salesman’s balloon. As we pointed out in yesterday’s post, Finkel’s forecast power price […]