PM’s Reliable Power Play Spells Disaster for Unreliable & Intermittent Wind Power

  Politics is a cruel caper, at the best of times. And, in Australia, power politics is merciless. A decade and-a-half of government intervention in the power market has left Australia with the highest power prices in the world and a grid on the brink of collapse. The disaster is largely down to distortions caused by […]

Wind Power: The Mother of All Taxpayer Subsidised Scams

STT has likened it to the great corporate Ponzi schemes, pointing out, just once or twice, that the wind industry is little more than the most recent and elaborate effort to fleece gullible investors, in a list that dates back to “corporate investment classics”, like the South-Sea Bubble and Dutch tulip mania. In the wind […]

Last Man Standing: Nuclear Plants Power Texans During Deluge – Wind Turbines Automatically Shut Down During Hurricane Harvey

Texans have been in the news for all the wrong reasons, over the last week or so. Hurricane Harvey belted the Texan coast with 130 mph (209 kph) winds and delivered a deluge of biblical proportions. For some time now, Texas has been the pinup girl for American wind worshippers. With some 21,000 MW of […]

Australia’s Desperate Miners Demand End to Renewable Energy Madness: RET Must Go Now

Australia’s enviable prosperity isn’t due to sunshine and glinting solar panels or windmills flailing in the breeze, it’s down to iron ore, coal and a bevy of other minerals including copper and uranium of the kind being gouged out of the ground by BHP Billiton at Roxby Downs in South Australia’s North (see above). How […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle: Policy Insanity Overtakes ‘Green’ Hypocrisy

Australian politics is often a feast of the bizarre. And one of the more bizarre dishes on the menu was watching Al Gore (the original global warming alarmist profiteer) stand side-by-side with big Clive Palmer (the original overstuffed windbag, cum-political buffoon) back in June 2014. Back then, big Clive was at the top of his […]

US Take On South Australia’s Wind Power Disaster: Mass Blackouts Make SA Butt of International Jokes

South Australia’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill presides over a self-inflicted social and economic calamity and rebukes his critics as “right-wing fu%@wits”; notwithstanding that his obsession with wind power has left his beleaguered State with the highest power prices in the world and a grid on the brink of total collapse. South Australia’s frequent load shedding […]

Renewables Rent-Seekers Panic as Wind Power Operators Forced to Pay Back-Up Costs

If there is one thing that renewables-rent-seekers dread more than calm and cloudy weather, it has to be uncertainty. Always keen to preach about how cheap wind power has become, but always reticent to release their grip on the subsidy teat, the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers are now in a flat panic after […]