Getting Wasted: 30 Years – $Billions in Subsidies – Wind & Solar Deliver Paltry 18% of California’s Energy Demand

Constant claims that wind and solar are already meaningful power sources are just a little ‘overblown’. Despite hundreds of $billions in subsidies, pie in the sky targets and punitive mandates, 30 years on and their combined contribution to total energy demand is little more than a rounding error. Even in places like wind and solar […]

US Wind Power Fraud: It’s Coal, Gas & Nuclear That Powers the Land of the Free

America’s resurgent prosperity is partly the product of its recent shale oil and gas revolution. From sea to shining sea, the US is awash with cheap gas; adding to its already abundant supplies of coal. With electricity prices around one third the cost paid in wind and solar obsessed Australia, anyone promoting that pair in […]

Electric Dreams: Energy Minister Pushes Coal-Powered Cars

  Those virtuous few driving all-Electric Vehicles are bound to ignore the fact that their cars really run on coal. A few posts back, STT covered Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg’s latest flight of fancy: Fossil Fuel Renaissance: Australia’s Energy Minister Promotes Coal-Powered Cars While there’s nothing wrong in theory about all-Electric Vehicles, if they really were a […]

Fossil Fuel Renaissance: Australia’s Energy Minister Promotes Coal-Powered Cars

  Just when you thought Australia’s Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg couldn’t get any more ridiculous, he outdoes himself. Presiding over a self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity (for which his Liberal/National Coalition is just as culpable as the Green/Labor Alliance that helped set it up), Frydenberg has spent the last fortnight or so pushing all […]