‘Mongrels’: AGL Treats its Wind Farm Neighbours with Ridicule & Contempt

*** ‘Wicked’ and ‘wanton’ doesn’t quite capture the manner in which wind power outfit, AGL behaves towards its victims. Spearing hundreds of these things into the heart of (once) peaceful and prosperous rural communities would be bad enough, but treating those that suffer the consequences – such as the chronic sleep deprivation caused by incessant […]

Wind Industry Still Wailing About ‘Uncertainty’ as Construction Finance ‘Drought’ Hits

Wind power outfits have now cottoned on to the fact (slow learners that they are) that Australia’s big power retailers have turned their backs on the wind to face the Sun, instead. The former second-hand car salesmen that front the wind industry are still coming to grips with the recalcitrance of commercial retailers (we don’t […]

Wind Industry Still Wailing About ‘Uncertainty’ as Australian Retailers Continue to Reject Wind Power ‘Deals’

[Could it be something about the ‘product’, maybe?] Back in February this year, STT covered the unassailable fact that Australia’s Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) – then set at a colossal 41,000 GWh – was completely unsustainable on every level – economic, political and social: LRET “Stealth Tax” to Cost Australian Power Punters $30 BILLION […]

Energy Market Gorillas Beat Up on the Wind Power Monkeys

**** The opportunity to make submissions to the RET Review Panel ended last Friday. The Panel’s mailbox has been stuffed with cracking submissions from Australia’s leading energy market economists, business groups and, more importantly, the really BIG players in Australia’s energy market (let’s call them the “energy market gorillas”). Two of the biggest – Origin […]

Merry Christmas, Mr Napthine

STT champion Annie Gardner gives Victorian Premier Denis “I love turbines” Napthine a shot of what the hard working people of Macarthur can “look forward” to this Christmas. It has been an acoustic HELL on earth for dozens of families for over a year now.  But Denis couldn’t care less.  This power policy pygmy considers […]