Politics of Power: Federal Coalition Government Turns on Subsidised Renewables

*** Politics is a brutal business: no sooner is a politician or political party riding the crest of a wave, than they’re being smashed against jagged rocks and deluged by a roaring surf. As Australian politicians are fast learning, the politics of power is even more brutal still. Continually rocketing power prices is bad enough, […]

Power Price Punishment Spreads as More Retailers Add 20% to Australian Power Bills

*** STT called Alan Finkel’s report on Australia’s renewable energy debacle a mix of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass and Goldilocks. As commentators chew through Finkel’s rubbery figures, it is apparent that our description was not just fair but accurate. New electricity reform details cut off promised $90 saving The Australian David Crowe 16 […]

Liberal Coalition Plan to Kill Wind Power Subsidies: Angus Taylor Lays Out Low-Cost CET

*** Never in the field of political conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few. So few, in fact, we can name him: Angus Taylor, Liberal Member for Hume. In a run of posts this week, STT will detail the fallout from Alan Finkel’s fantasyland review of Australia’s electricity market. In […]

Tasmanian Wombats Suffering from Wind Turbine Noise & Vibration

*** The wind industry has spent a veritable fortune generating propaganda that attacks anyone complaining about the adverse health effects caused by wind turbine noise and vibration, ridiculing them as tin-foil-hatted, climate change denying, lunatics. For that purpose, in Australia, the wind industry enlisted a former tobacco advertising guru, who peddles a theory called ‘nocebo’, […]

Trawlermen vs Turbines: Offshore Wind Farms Putting Scottish Fishermen Out of Business

Celebrated in the BBC reality TV series, ‘Trawlermen’ the men that brave the waves in search of the seafood that graces British dining tables, restaurants and fish and chip shops risk life and limb to bring the catch home. Ruthlessly competitive, British fishermen not only have to contend with mountainous seas and other Trawlermen, now […]

Industrial-Scale Battery Storage of Wind & Solar Power Does Not Exist & May Never Exist

With the world now alive to the fact that entirely weather dependent wind and solar power will never stand on their own 2 feet; and that intermittency really does matter, renewables rent-seekers have been banging on about mega-batteries saving the day. Australia’s ‘wind power capital’, South Australia – having destroyed its once reliable and affordable […]

Nuclear Power: The Only CO2 Free Power Generation System Available

*** The most astonishing thing about Alan Finkel’s report on Australia’s electricity market calamity, is that the only stand-alone, CO2 emissions free generation source – nuclear power – barely rates a mention and gets dismissed as if it were some far fetched technology used by aliens. Finkel, a climate alarmist if ever there was one, […]