PSST! Want to Wreck Your Economy? Just Add Heavily Subsidised & Chaotically Intermittent Wind Power

You can wreck a first world economy in a heartbeat by relying on heavily subsidised and chaotically delivered wind and solar power. Australia is well on the way to doing just that, and South Australia managed to destroy all vestige of private enterprise (we don’t count Commonwealth defence contracts, State make-work construction schemes and otherwise […]

Where Do We Get Most Of Our Energy (Hint: Not Risible Renewables)

Notwithstanding the hundreds of $billions in subsidies thrown at wind and solar power, their combined contribution to world energy demand remains risible. Present the hard numbers and talk about the unstoppable ‘rise of renewables’ (if limited to wind and solar power) sounds more deluded, by the day. Pumped up lines about our ‘inevitable transition’ to […]

Germany’s Anti-Wind Power FDP Free Democrats Crush Greens in North Rhine Westphalia

Germans are a relatively cool tempered bunch, keen for consensus and to avoid serious civil confrontation. Which goes some way to explain why Germany was overrun by these things; with thousands of them speared all across their farms and forests. However, Germans quite obviously have their limits of tolerance. During the winter just gone, with […]

Scotland Squanders ₤Billions on Subsidised Wind & Gets Stone Age Power in Return

*** A decade or so from now, when thousands of wind turbines are quietly rusting in some dimwit’s back paddock, the next generation will rightly ask why states and whole nations squandered $billions on a wholly weather dependent power source, abandoned centuries ago for pretty obvious reasons? Eventually, the spotlight will turn on the political […]

The Dangerous Road Ahead: The Wind Industry – Status Report

There are good reasons for serious and responsible players in the wind industry to be concerned about the industry’s future, and perhaps even more about corporate and personal liabilities. Liabilities there are, but for whom and when will they come visiting, are in the process of being established. Encouraged by now seen to be ignorant […]

Australia’s Power Grid Groans: Wind Power Obsession Threatens Lives & Livelihoods

Vain and dishonest, former Labor PM (and Muppet-in-Chief), Kevin Rudd has a lot to answer for. When his predecessor, Liberal PM, John Howard brought in a renewable energy target in 2001, it was set at a tokenistic 2%: clearly a sop to the wind cult, but for Australian businesses and families, a ‘nothing to see […]

Coalition’s Contempt: Senators Slam Pathetic & Belated Response to Wind Farm Inquiry

STT followers will well remember the efforts made by a band of Federal Senators to lift the lid on Australia’s wind industry. Starting back in April 2015, those Senators spent almost 6 months, attended 8 hearings in 4 States and the ACT, heard from dozens of witnesses and received almost 500 submissions, before producing their […]