Australia’s Great Shame: Renewable Energy Obsession Leaves Pensioners Freezing in the Dark

  Australia’s maniacal obsession with attempting to power itself on sunshine and breezes has led to ‘The Great Shame’: a 140% increase in the number of homes disconnected from the grid, no longer able to afford power prices rocketing, year-on year, at 16 to 20%, leaving 25% of households unable to heat their homes during […]

Want to Wreck Your Nation? Plug Into Intermittent Wind & Solar – Australia Did

A week or so back, we picked up on a brilliant article in The Australian by Henry Ergas – Professor of Infrastructure Economics at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility – in which he likened Australia’s renewable energy policies to a death wish (our post here). Henry’s back, this time on 2GB detailing the […]

Liberal MPs Demand End to RET: Crippling Power Costs Leaves Thousands of Australian Families Totally Powerless

  What happens next in Australian politics will determine the proportion of the next generation that grows up in households knowing the benefits of having electricity, as against those children who will enter life and grow up in homes deprived of what is properly considered a necessary component of a decent, civil society. Right now […]

California’s 100% Renewables Claim ‘Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics’

*** On a train bound for nowhere, I met up with a Gambler… A little while back, that great philosopher, Kenny Rogers spelt out the rules for Gamblers in clear and simple terms: You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, Know when to walk away and know when to […]

Renewable Energy Debacle: Alan Finkel’s Report a Lost Chance to End Australia’s Self-Inflicted Wind Power Calamity

*** Australia’s self-inflicted power market calamity has resulted in power prices which are now the highest in the world (as of 1 July 2017, South Australia officially tops the international list on that score, and by a comfortable margin) – a disaster for businesses and households in a country which once, not so very long […]

The Sting: How the Wind Industry Pulled Off the Greatest Con-Job in History

*** The 1973 Paul Newman (Henry “Shaw” Gondorff) and Robert Redford (Johnny “Kelly” Hooker) classic, The Sting – set in the heart of the 1930s Depression – pitted the bright and brazen young con-men against one of Chicago’s toughest mobsters in an effort to relieve him of his ill-gotten gains. The film reveals the protagonists’ […]

Wind Industry Says It’s Time to Cut the Subsidies: ‘Wind Power Cheaper than Coal’

STT loves an eye-catching headline. Today’s is, on one level, the kind of spoof headline dished out by Washington pranksters, The Onion: so outrageous, that no sentient being could accept the premise. However, half of our headline is quite literally true: the wind industry has been putting out figures claiming that it is not only […]