1,000 Sign Petition Against Mt Emerald Wind Farm: Survey says 92% Opposed

The battle to prevent RATCH from getting planning approval for the disaster it proposes for Mount Emerald has reached fever pitch (see our post here). Furious locals have produced a community petition and survey that shows the depth of opposition to the project and the manner in which the developer has ridden roughshod over a […]

Battle for Mount Emerald Reaches Boiling Point

The battle to prevent RATCH from getting planning approval for the disaster it proposes for Mount Emerald has reached fever pitch. With 90% of locals bitterly opposed to the project, common sense would suggest a polite withdrawal by the developer. Instead, however, RATCH has dipped into the standard book of wind industry lies and half-truths […]

A “Sweet” Renewable Future for FNQ: or, “Is there Method in Palmer’s Madness”?

**** As STT has already pointed out, retaining the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the mandatory RET makes no sense for a political party which helped to kill the “carbon” tax (with no ETS to replace it) because of the punishment it caused to businesses and households through spiralling electricity bills. Since big Clive’s announcement, […]

The Battle for Mt Emerald FNQ: What’s the Price for the Sound of Your Silence?

**** Proving the adage that you can never keep a good man down, Senator John Madigan has bobbed up in Far North Queensland and walked straight into a hornet’s nest – this time over gag clauses in land contracts for properties being sold next door to a wind farm by the developer of that wind […]

Queensland says: Time to Scrap the Renewable Energy Target

**** The RET Review Panel’s interim report is expected within the next few weeks and we hear there is no joy in it for the wind industry and its parasites. The big end of town have made some walloping submissions – all targeting the mandatory RET as the costly and ineffective market distortion that it […]

Fighting the Great Wind Power Fraud? You’re Not Alone

Hard to think it’s only been a Year since we took the fight to Canberra. On 18 June 2013, 364 pro-farming and pro-rural community representatives – from Tolga in Far North Queensland, Coopers Gap in Southern QLD; from all over the Tablelands of NSW; a big contingent of Victorians and South Australians; and a contingent […]

Geothermal: a REAL Renewable Alternative

**** STT is a huge fan of renewable energy – provided it can be delivered on demand (see our posts here and here). Wind power – through the efforts of crooks and hucksters, like Enron and Babcock & Brown aka Infigen – who set the up the RET rort in the first place – stole […]

Queenslanders kill Dalveen Fan Plan

A well orchestrated effort by Queenslanders has just killed plans for fans at Dalveen, south of Warwick. Dalveen is in God’s own Country, on the western side of the Dividing Range and around 200km from the Gold Coast. Here’s the local rag’s take on another win for common sense. People power pulls pin on energy […]

After a party that was bigger than the end of WWII – STT says: “hats off, Tony”

The “unelectable” Tony Abbott has just been elected – picking up some 18 seats – to end up with a thumping 32 seat majority in the House of Representatives. When we say “thumping” we’re not just talking about the almighty hangovers suffered by the STT crew this morning. Among the 90 seats that the Coalition […]

Bob Katter joins STT Pantheon – Queenslanders vote 1 KAP in the Senate

**** STT’s given some voting tips for this Saturday’s upcoming Federal election. In South Australia – if you’re looking for sensible energy policy and protection for hard-working rural families – then send your votes in the Senate to SA’s favourite Greek, Nick Xenophon. In Victoria, vote for John Madigan’s team in the Senate – the […]