Australia’s Power Pricing & Supply Calamity Proves Promise of Cheap Renewable Power a Cruel Hoax

Chasing the dream of cheap and reliable ‘clean/green’ wind and solar power has turned out more like an LSD-fuelled Unicorn hunt. Any idiot can make a promise, but delivering is altogether another matter. The wind industry and its few remaining champions keep telling us that, one day soon, magical forces will align and power prices […]

End of Days: Australia’s Renewable Energy Target on the Brink of Collapse

STT has been plugging away for almost 5 years, attempting to bring to an end to the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time. Followers might have noticed that over the last month or so, our focus has been on Australia and the politics of power. Our overseas followers are probably getting sick of […]

It’s the Subsidies Stupid: Wind & Solar Go Nowhere Without Bags of Other People’s Money

  Time and time again we’re told that wind and solar power are not only competitive with conventional generators, but they’re practically free, and getting cheaper all the time. That myth in the mouth the protagonists lasts about as long as it takes their antagonists to retort, that if wind and solar power really are […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Experiment a Monumental Disaster

Experience is the most expensive teacher there is. For those gifted with our good friends, logic and reason, the principal lesson learned from failures suffered is to avoid their repetition at all costs. Not so, when it comes to energy policy in Australia. Despite monumental and irreversible failures such as Australia’s so-called wind power capital, […]

Mandatory RET Just Another Form of Punishment for the Poor

**** The mandatory RET has seen around $9 billion worth of Renewable Energy Certificates issued to wind power outfits, so far; the cost of which has been added to retail power prices and recovered from all Australian power consumers. With a further $50 billion to be transferred from power consumers to wind power outfits via […]

Mandatory RET: An Expensive (and Unsustainable) Economic Burden

**** The RET is an expensive burden on the economy Australian Financial Review Alan Moran 19 August 2014 People and firms should be free to choose how they trade off their sources of energy and price preferences. With the carbon tax repealed, the focus has shifted to the renewable requirements. A key component of these, […]

Alan Moran: Wind Power FAILS on all Scores

**** Renewable energy as a means of reducing emissions fails two key tests Herald Sun Alan Moran 26 June 2014 REGULATORY change will always disadvantage some while advantaging others. But the benefits of deregulation far outpace the costs and Australia carries a weighty regulatory burden, one that has deprived us of enjoying the world’s highest […]