High Farce: Renewable Energy Target Sending Australia Broke

Tony Abbott’s RET, emissions policies made energy policy a farce The Australian Judith Sloan 12 August 2017 Tony Abbott may have seen the light on energy policy since ceasing to be prime minister. But when he had the top job, he made two fatal mistakes. The first was to agree to the renewable energy target […]

Politics of Power: Queensland Voters Blame Subsidised Renewables for Rocketing Power Prices

For more than 15 years renewables rent seekers have been peddling the myth that wind and solar power are practically free, and getting cheaper all the time. As Australian power consumers anxiously crack open the envelopes that contain power bills guaranteed to shock over the next few weeks, the crushing bottom line staring back in […]

South Australia’s Renewable Energy Fiasco: Wind ‘Powered’ State to Run On Diesel-Fuelled Jet Engines

  If South Australia were a novel, it would find itself a place amongst the classic tragic comedies. For a while the bromance between its vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill and Californian carpetbagger, Elon Musk might’ve earned a place in the ‘rom/com’ category, as well. However, now that Jay Weatherill is determined to keep the lights […]

Renewable Energy Policy in South Australia & Ontario: ‘Simply Murder’

STT is not sure whether it’s just an Australian thing, but about 30 years ago capital cities around the country set out to find an international doppelgänger somewhere else in the world, willing to be referred to as their ‘Sister City’. Adelaide, the capital of that beleaguered economic backwater, South Australia has four of them: […]

Power Prices in Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia Double the Price of Power in Nuclear Powered France

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. The picture above speaks volumes about the real cost of wind and solar power to the people that really matter: power consumers. Before we unpack some of the gems glittering in the power price league table above, we’ll hand over to one of the few […]

RET Protection Racket: PM Puts Retailers on ‘Double Secret Probation’ for Price ‘Gouging’

  Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity lunges from the patently absurd to the utterly ridiculous. In the week just gone, Australia’s patrician and aloof PM, Malcolm Turnbull dragged the heads of Australia’s electricity retailers to Canberra for a shellacking that was supposed to impress Australia’s battered and beleaguered power consumers. To STT though, […]

Australia’s Desperate Miners Demand End to Renewable Energy Madness: RET Must Go Now

Australia’s enviable prosperity isn’t due to sunshine and glinting solar panels or windmills flailing in the breeze, it’s down to iron ore, coal and a bevy of other minerals including copper and uranium of the kind being gouged out of the ground by BHP Billiton at Roxby Downs in South Australia’s North (see above). How […]