Wind Industry Demands End to Subsidies: Wind Power Now Cheaper than Coal & Gas-Fired Power

Admit it, we had you there for a moment. No, our headline is definitely fake news. However, if the wind industry was taken at its word (unlikely) then the subsidies would have ended years ago. The likes of AGL, the Clean Energy Council and a whole band of wind worshipping lunatics have been telling us […]

The Obscene Cost of Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle

What a difference a 20% year-on-year hike in retail power bills can make. Add in the South Australian experience of routine load shedding and statewide blackouts. Top it off with the threat of widespread blackouts this Summer; and not just confined to SA, but likely to send Victorians back to the Victorian age and New […]

Government Brawl with AGL Signals End of Renewable Subsidies

All of a sudden, everybody is interested in electricity. As a result, Australia’s patrician and aloof PM, Malcolm Turnbull has been gifted with any number of self-appointed energy market advisors. The quality of the advice tends to vary, and the solutions proffered generally have something to do with whether the protagonist is invested in the […]

Australia’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crisis: Federal Government’s Renewable Obsession Cripples Country

Australia’s self-inflicted energy crisis is the product of an obsessive ideology, wedded to the nonsensical belief that modern economies can be powered by sunshine and breezes. The Federal Energy and Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg never ceases to disappoint. His ignorance is only matched by his lack of shame. In the week just gone, Josh put […]

High Farce: Renewable Energy Target Sending Australia Broke

Tony Abbott’s RET, emissions policies made energy policy a farce The Australian Judith Sloan 12 August 2017 Tony Abbott may have seen the light on energy policy since ceasing to be prime minister. But when he had the top job, he made two fatal mistakes. The first was to agree to the renewable energy target […]

South Australia’s Renewable Energy Fiasco: Wind ‘Powered’ State to Run On Diesel-Fuelled Jet Engines

  If South Australia were a novel, it would find itself a place amongst the classic tragic comedies. For a while the bromance between its vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill and Californian carpetbagger, Elon Musk might’ve earned a place in the ‘rom/com’ category, as well. However, now that Jay Weatherill is determined to keep the lights […]

Renewable Energy Policy in South Australia & Ontario: ‘Simply Murder’

STT is not sure whether it’s just an Australian thing, but about 30 years ago capital cities around the country set out to find an international doppelgänger somewhere else in the world, willing to be referred to as their ‘Sister City’. Adelaide, the capital of that beleaguered economic backwater, South Australia has four of them: […]