Joe Biden’s Suicidal Energy Bill Threatens to Destroy America’s Power Grid

From the outside it looks like treason, to the insider it’s merely the extension of the most massive subsidy scam in history. For nearly 40 years, the wind and solar industries have been telling us that they’ll soon be standing on their own two feet. But their greatest fear is being given the chance to […]

Enough is Enough: After Nearly 40 Years It’s Time to Slash Massive Subsidies to Wind & Solar

One thing you’ll never, ever hear from the crony capitalists profiting from wind and solar is a call to cut the subsidies that sustain them. Remarkably, whether in Germany, Australia, the States or Europe renewables rent seekers all speak the same language. When talk turns to subsidies, you’ll only ever hear words like ‘more’. Challenge […]

You’ve Been Had: Investors Drawn By Massive Solar Subsidy Scam

Add ‘wind’, ‘solar’ or ‘renewable’ to a financial asset and you’ll soon have a line of suckers between here and the horizon. The canny investor knows that, if it’s too good to be true, it is. However, that doesn’t curb the enthusiasm of those eager to take your money and run. Not that the habit […]

Scam Alert: How ‘Green’ Energy Companies Are Ripping You Off

So-called ‘green’ power suppliers are finally being called out for the scammers that they truly are. Their pitch was that they would only ever supply you with electrons – lovingly caressed from sunshine and breezes – for a fraction of the cost of power generated using coal, nuclear or gas. Western Europe’s recent Big Calm […]

Staggering Waste: Counting The Obscene Cost of Wind & Solar Subsidies

There would not be wind or solar industries in the absence of massive and endless subsidies. Those subsidies are either tacked on top of rocketing power bills and paid for by households and businesses; or they are provided in the form of tax credits or rebates to the owners and operators of wind turbines and […]

Renewables Retreat: Europe’s Big Wind Power Drought Provides Major Reality Check

All of a sudden coal-fired power is back in vogue and everybody wants a nuclear power plant: what a difference a burst of calm weather can make. The world’s ‘love’ affair with wind power was never going to last. It was always going to be like unveiling a mystery bride on the wedding night to […]

Follow the Money: Politicians Plugging Wind & Solar Pocketing Untold $Millions

Crony capitalism is the new ‘Green’: every politician plugging wind and solar will eventually be caught pocketing cash for his time and trouble. Sure, there’s an ostensible sense of virtue when an MP propounds renewables as a solution to all the world’s perceived ills. But it doesn’t take much digging to work out precisely why […]

Subsidised Suicide: How Wind & Solar Carpetbaggers Trashed Australia’s Energy Grid

With abundant supplies of coal, gas and uranium Australia ought to be renowned as an energy superpower. It isn’t. In less than 20 years it deliberately destroyed the most reliable and affordable power generation and delivery system, on earth. It started with subsidies; massive subsidies to wind and solar – both domestic and large-scale – […]

Waste in The West: Texans Have Already Squandered $66 Billion on Unreliable Wind & Solar

Texans suffering weather-caused power supply shortages might well query the $66 billion that’s already been squandered on the unreliables, $22 billion of which has been directly pocketed as subsidies by the wind and solar industries, with plenty more coming their way. Robert Bryce takes a look at where power-starved Texan taxpayers’ dollars are being directed. […]

Endless Resuscitation Required: Wind & Solar Simply Can’t Survive Without Massive Subsidies

As soon as the subsidies for wind and solar dry up, so does the investment in generating capacity, proving the point that neither wind nor solar can survive for very long without guaranteed, government-mandated support; whether in the form of Production Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Certificates or penalties and fines laid on retailers if they […]