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Ross McKitrick: Wind Power Subsidies Triple Power Prices in Ontario

One of the favourite smoke-and-mirrors lines pulled by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers is that wind power lowers power prices. Among the ‘tiny’ little omissions in that pitch are that: 1) they’re only ever talking about spot prices when the wind is blowing; and 2) they skate over the massive subsidies that get […]

Tom Adams and Ross McKitrick: Wind Industry Claims about Wind Power NOT Causing Increased Power Prices a Tissue of Lies

**** Professor Ross McKitrick has been slamming the great wind power fraud for years now: his analysis is detailed, pointed and cuts across the lies and half-truths peddled by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers (see our post here). Ross points to the glaringly obvious when he says that “wind turbines don’t run on […]

Professor Ross McKitrick: Wind turbines don’t run on wind, they run on subsidies.

As STT followers are acutely aware, wind power is an economic and environmental fraud. Because wind power can only ever be delivered at crazy, random intervals – and, therefore, never “on-demand” – it will never be a substitute for those generation sources which are – ie hydro, nuclear, gas and coal (see our posts here […]

Banquet of Consequences: Time to Force Wind & Solar Worshippers to Rely Exclusively on Sunshine & Breezes

Anyone railing against nuclear, coal or gas-fired power hasn’t been forced to rely exclusively on hopelessly unreliable wind and solar. The anti-fossil fuel crowd are, of course, hypocritical and the anti-CO2/anti-nuclear mob are the most hypocritical of all. For those claiming they’re quite happy to do without coal and gas, wait till one of their […]

Reality Check: Green Energy Fantasies Threaten Post COVID Economic Recovery

There’s debate over which did more harm: the coronavirus or government policy responses to it. But there’s no argument that our economic recovery requires reliable and affordable electricity. Which means that the current arguments about recharging economies using heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar are as dangerous as they are delusional. Ross McKitrick […]

Green-Left Fury: Don’t Mention Mike Moore’s Planet of the Humans – Or Else …

Like a meteor out of the blue, Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans caught the climate cult napping, smug in the belief that they had a complete grip on the world’s energy policy, now and forever. The film – produced by Moore and made by Jeff Gibbs – has been uploaded to YouTube to allow […]

Power Shock: Outrageous Cost of Subsidies Under Ontario’s ‘Green’ Energy Act Escalates

Like South Australia and Germany, Ontario launched headlong into wind power, as if actions no longer had consequences. In all cases, the results have been a disaster. The economic destruction that comes with rocketing power prices, has hollowed out Ontario’s manufacturing base. South Australia’s is now non-existent. And Germany struggles to provide reliable power to […]

Cheap Reliable Energy Sets the USA Apart: Gas, Coal & Nuclear Sideline Subsidised Wind & Solar

America truly is exceptional: while plenty of Western democracies are still piling into subsidised wind and solar, the USA is getting out. Prior to the election of Donald J Trump, the US was on an economy wrecking trajectory, set by renewable energy rent seekers and the eco-zealots that champion their cause: numerous American states, not […]

Ontario Ousts Renewables Obsessed Government: Wind Power Subsidies ‘Gone With The Wynne’

  One modern myth is that political annihilation awaits any government devoted to reliable and affordable power. The meme has it that 100% of voters are 100% in favour of 100% renewable energy. They just might be. But, when faced with load-shedding, statewide blackouts and rocketing power prices, their purported fervour for nature’s wonder fuels […]

Insane Cost of Ontario’s Wind Power Obsession Killing Thousands of Manufacturing Jobs Forever

The principles of economics are not hard, nor are they a mystery. Jobs require viable businesses, viable businesses require cheap and reliable electricity. Deprive businesses of cheap and reliable power and those businesses will very soon cease to exist. Those truisms, however, continue to fall on deaf ears in Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’, South […]