Australian Wind Industry Hits the Wall: Claiming “Uncertainty” the Big KILLER

**** Clean energy spending plunges on RET uncertainty The Australian Sarah-Jane Tasker 13 January 2015 NEW clean energy investment in Australia has dropped to its lowest level since 2009, falling 35 per cent to $4.6 billion, driven by un­certainty over the renewable energy target. A severe downturn in large-scale asset financing helped push the figure […]

Greg Hunt (“Dumb”) & Ian Macfarlane (“Dumber”) Out to Send ALL Australians Into Power Price Penury

Ian “Macca” Macfarlane and his youthful ward, Greg Hunt are the flies in the Coalition’s political ointment, when it comes to engineering anything like a sensible policy on energy. Both Macfarlane’s and Hunt’s offices are filled with wind industry plants and stooges, like Vesta’s Ken McAlpine’s best mate, Patrick Gibbons; and both Macca and Hunt […]

Institute for Energy Research Takes the Scalpel to the Great Wind Power Fraud

As time goes by, the number of crack energy market experts joining the effort to bring the great wind power fraud to its inevitable denouement – and the quality of their work directed at that fine and noble task – has increased exponentially. The American “Institute for Energy Research” has just released a brilliant piece […]

Senator Matt Canavan: Australia’s RET Policy: “Robin Hood visits Bizarro World”

**** Labor’s energy policy nothing but wind The Australian Matt Canavan 4 December 2014 GEORGE Orwell once said that political language was designed to “give an appearance of solidity to pure wind”. Step forward exhibit A and the Labor Party’s explanation for refusing to fix the mess that is Australian renewable energy policy. Mark Butler […]

Australian Wind Industry in a Tailspin as Senate Sets Up Inquiry Into the Great Wind Power Fraud & Cross-Benchers Lay Out Plans for the LRET

**** STT recently covered a motion proposed by cross-bench Senators Leyonhjelm, Madigan, Day, Xenophon; with the support of the Coalition, through their Deputy Government Whip in the Senate, STT Champion, WA Senator, Chris Back to establish a wide-ranging inquiry into the wind industry in Australia (see our post here). It gives us much pleasure to […]

Australian Senate to Turn Up the Blowtorch on the Great Wind Power Fraud

**** The Senate is about to launch into a full-blown attack on the wind industry and the fictions which have sustained it. Until now. We’ll open the batting with some moaning from the greentard’s favourite megaphone, The Guardian. Crossbench senators back another inquiry into wind power The Guardian Lenore Taylor 18 November 2014 Examination into […]

Labor Determined to Smash the Poor & Put REAL Australian Businesses to the Sword

**** A little while back we covered the lone-wolf efforts of the Coalition’s Energy Minister, Ian “Macca” Macfarlane to salvage the Renewable Energy Target from its inevitable collapse. Macca – whose links to near-bankrupt wind power outfit Infigen are far from “healthy” (see our posts here and here) tossed a ball into the Labor Opposition’s […]

Coalition LRET Deal Rejected: Labor Determined to Kill Jobs in Australian Mining, Manufacturing & Industry

**** Renewable energy target deal key to ‘saving jobs’ The Australian Sid Maher & Andrew White 23 October 2014 Labor caught between workers, Greens ahead of talks with coalition THE controversial renewable energy target faces cuts to save jobs in energy-intensive industries, under a Coalition plan to break the political impasse over the scheme, but […]

Miners Skewer Wind Industry Myth that the LRET is Lowering Power Prices

STT followers have a keen ear when it comes to picking wind industry spin. One of the most fantastic efforts to turn night into day is the completely bogus story about wind power causing a reduction in Australian retail power prices. Like most wind industry drivel, it’s a tale that’s heavy on emotional “belief” and […]

Mandatory RET Just Another Form of Punishment for the Poor

**** The mandatory RET has seen around $9 billion worth of Renewable Energy Certificates issued to wind power outfits, so far; the cost of which has been added to retail power prices and recovered from all Australian power consumers. With a further $50 billion to be transferred from power consumers to wind power outfits via […]