SA’s Deluded Labor Government Determined to Kill Jobs with 50% Renewable Energy Target

*** In a week when Coca-Cola Amatil announced that it would close its Adelaide bottling plant with the loss of 200 jobs, one might have reasonably expected South Australia’s hapless Labor government to have taken the opportunity to retreat from its disastrous energy policy. To the contrary, Jay Weatherill & Co sought to double down […]

Power & Politics: Coca Cola Abandons South Australia to Escape Crippling Power Prices & Chaotic Supply

*** In Australia’s, so-called ‘wind power capital’, South Australia, meaningful and lasting employment is a rare and beautiful thing. Last week, Coca-Cola Amatil announced that it is shutting its Adelaide bottling plant, which has delivered the ‘real thing’ to South Australians since 1939. The loss of around 200 jobs in the economic basket case that […]

Wind Power Costs Crushing Jobs & Workers: The Politics of Renewables Turns Toxic

*** 2016 was the year that Australia’s voting public turned on wind power with a vengeance. Once upon a time, we were treated to pumped up claims from wind industry spruikers, like the Clean Energy Council, yes2ruiningus and ruin-economy based on loaded ‘surveys’ that there were only two types of people: those already in love […]

Wind Power: Economically, Socially & Environmentally Unsustainable

Craig Rucker is executive director of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow. In this brilliant and succinct piece of analysis, Craig lays out precisely why these things do not work, on any level: economic, social or environmental. Wind Power: Our Least Sustainable Resource? Master Resource Craig Rucker 25 October 2016 A single 1.7 MW wind turbine, […]

Trump’s ‘Basket of Deplorables’ Deliver Lesson on Energy Policy: Politicians Ignore Workers at their Political Peril

After America’s “basket of deplorables” banded together to send Donald Trump to the White House and Hillary Clinton to the Dog House, everything politicians and pundits thought they knew about politics is patently wrong. Ignoring the working class is one thing, but condescending, denigrating and ridiculing those who plump for people like Trump as ‘idiots’, […]

SA’s Wind Power Debacle Escalates as Australian Wind Power Subsidies Hit $3 Billion a Year

Renewables’ subsidies put sting into power bills The Australian Michael Owen 26 July 2016 Renewable energy output in Australia is subsidised by almost $3 billion a year, more than 19 times the amount for generation from fossil fuels, a report by an economic consultancy says. The report by Principal Economics found renewable energy subsidies added […]

Wisconsin Study: Subsidised Wind Power a Certified Job Killer

South Australia isn’t the only place in the world where subsidised, intermittent and wholly unreliable wind power has become a proven social and economic disaster. Oh no. The inevitable consequences of trying to run an economy on the whims of the weather are universal. In this very detailed study from Wisconsin – based on actual […]