Renewables Work Just Fine – Provided There’s a Diesel in the Shed

A Diesel in the Shed Pickering Post Viv Forbes 14 April 2017 You can have your solar panels and your turbines on the hills; You can use the warmth of sunshine to reduce your heating bills. You can dream you’re self-sufficient as you weed your vegie bed; As long as you make sure to keep […]

Australians Duped by Constant Green Washing: Renewables Ain’t Cheap & Ain’t Reliable

The one thing we have to hand it to the wind and solar industry is how they’ve been able to convince so many, for so long about the ‘wonders’ of their massively subsidised, skittish wares. As Mark Twain put it: “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” Getting the […]

UK Government Conceals Staggering Cost of Wind Power Subsidies

As STT keeps pointing out, it is the staggering cost of subsidising intermittent and unreliable wind power (for which there is no market in the absence of Soviet era mandates) that ultimately destroys the wind industry. Quite apparently aware of that fact, the UK government has sought to keep the lid on the figures which […]

South Australia’s Ridiculous Wind Power Push Driving Business to Bankruptcy: Power Prices Triple (Again)

*** In Australia’s so-called wind power capital, South Australia, its hapless Labor government is crowing about having reached its ludicrous 50% renewable energy target. However, the cost of that vanity project is crippling what remains of South Australia’s productive enterprise. In our recent post – Economic Carnage: SA’s Rocketing Power Prices Crippling Miners, Bakers & […]

Subsidised Suicide: Wind Power Delivers Nothing But Rocketing Power Prices & Blackouts

*** In this pair of pearlers, James Delingpole spans the globe: firstly detailing the growing and staggering cost of subsidised wind power in Britain; and then turning his attention Downunder to the disaster that is Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia. Post-Brexit Britain Wants To Escape Its EU Renewables Targets. About Time Too Breitbart James […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster Was Both Predictable & Avoidable

*** In this collection from Quadrant, Jo Nova and The Australian one solid theme emerges: Australia’s energy crisis is entirely self-inflicted and thus it was perfectly avoidable. Among those who saw it coming was Matt Zema – then chief of the Australian Energy Market Operator, who shuffled off this mortal coil way too soon. Before […]

Australia’s Runaway Renewable Energy Crisis: the Product of Government, Not Market Failure

*** Governments’ renewable energy push to blame for crisis The Australian Financial Review Ben Potter 7 April 2017 The energy sector is in disarray because of government failure, not market failure, former Productivity Commission chairman Gary Banks says. He told Infrastructure Partnerships Australia the spectacle of South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill blaming the private sector […]