Command & Control: Subsidised Wind Power Central to Britain’s Great Socialist Reset

As Margaret Thatcher put it: “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” That adage, however, doesn’t appear to trouble Britain’s current PM, Boris Johnson, whose plan to squander a further £50,000,000,000 on subsidies and over-the-market contracts for intermittent offshore wind power beggars belief. But that colossal crony-capitalist boondoggle, […]

No Renewables Recharge: Busting the ‘Big Batteries Will Save Wind & Solar’ Myth

You know the wind and solar industries are in trouble when they’re reduced to muttering about humongous batteries saving their bacon. Around the world, renewable energy rent-seekers have been furiously peddling the myth that mega-batteries are a free and easy solution to the hopeless intermittency of weather-dependent wind and solar. The line goes that giant […]

Brits Biggest Losers: China Biggest Winner From Boris Johnson’s £50bn Wind Power Plan

Offshoring jobs and lining the pockets of foreign wind turbine makers is part and parcel of Britain’s giant wind power scam. Boris Johnson’s plan to squander a further £50,000,000,000 on subsidies and over-the-market contracts for intermittent offshore wind power is positively bonkers. At a time when Britain needs all the help it can get to claw itself […]

Burning Yen: Japanese Government Scraps Last Wind Turbines in Failed $580 Million Offshore Project

Apart from literally burning cash, there is no faster way to squander money than by piling it into an offshore wind power project. It’s hardly news that the true cost of generating electricity using wind power is staggering; the cost of doing so offshore is astronomical. But don’t take our word for it, the Japanese […]

Biden’s Bonanza: Poor Will Suffer Most From Democrats Wind & Solar Obsession

Joe Biden’s plan to carpet America wall-to-wall with 60,000 wind turbines and millions of solar panels comes with a staggering cost, and it’s America’s poor that will pay the heaviest price for the Democrat’s delusional energy policy. The only thing guaranteed about subsidising wind and solar is rocketing power prices and unreliable electricity. Ask a […]

No Contest: Never Reliable Wind & Solar Can’t Compete with Ever Reliable Coal-Fired Power

  Renewables acolytes have been massaging the numbers for years, in an attempt to show that wind and solar power are the cheapest of all. The standard bag of tricks includes ignoring the capital cost of having every single (unreliable) megawatt of wind or solar constantly backed up by another (reliable) megawatt of coal, gas, […]

Australia’s Subsidised Wind & Solar Rush Threatens Total Power Grid Collapse

Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy calamity was as perfectly predictable as it was perfectly avoidable. Now, amongst the myriad of energy commissars and boffins, it’s a case of avoiding responsibility for the disaster that everybody (save them) saw coming. For years the likes of Kerry Schott – head of the inaptly named Energy Security Board – […]

Power Policy Hijacked: Renewable Energy Rent Seekers Holding Power Consumers Hostage

  A slavish obsession with intermittent wind and solar has reliably delivered unreliable power and rocketing power prices. The politics of power has been taken out of the hands of voters and is now firmly in the grasp of cashed-up rent seekers – hell-bent on parachuting their own pet candidates into green-tinged seats, across the […]

Peanuts to Pay For Total Chaos: Wind Power Outfit Fined $1 Million For Causing Statewide Blackout

On 28 September 2016, the automatic shutdown of wind turbines in South Australia during a spring storm delivered a statewide ‘system black’. South Australia’s hapless Premier, Jay Weatherill led the wind industry’s propaganda charge, pointing the finger at the collapse of a couple of power pylons in the state’s mid-North as the cause of a […]

Merry Christmas to Stop These Things’ Followers & Happy Eighth Birthday to STT

Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings to all of our dedicated followers, all around the World. And Happy Birthday to the team at STT: Boxing Day 2020 marks 8 years of giving the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers hell. We’ve clocked over 4.4 million views and given our loyal readers 2,943 posts, which lay out […]