SA’s Wind Farm Fiasco: $Millions in Subsidies Thrown at GDF Suez to Reopen Mothballed Gas-Fired Power Plant

South Australia has the dubious honour of being referred to as “Australia’s wind farm capital”. That ‘accolade’ has brought with it rocketing power prices, an unstable grid and routine blackouts. As to the latter, South Australians are learning to live with daily ‘load-shedding’, that even its premier academic institutions have to suffer, along with thousands […]

Wind Power ‘Investors’ Cut & Run from Australia as Ponzi Scheme Implodes

*** 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 […]

South Australia’s Unbridled Wind Power Insanity: Wind Power Collapses see Spot Prices Rocket from $70 to $13,800 per MWh

**** To call what South Australia’s Labor government has ‘gifted’ their constituents an energy ‘policy’, is to flatter it as involving some kind of genuine ‘design’. It’s an economic debacle, pure and simple. The current mess started under former Premier, Mike Rann –  a former spin-doctor, whose relatives lined up at the wind power subsidy […]

Wind Power Outfit Ordered to Remove its Turbines from Stolen Land

**** The goons that people the wind industry are low – to be sure. This is an industry devoid of any moral compass or human empathy, and always quick to ride roughshod over the living: The Wind Industry’s Latest “Killing Fields”: Africans Just “Dying” to “Save the Planet” Farmer’s Fiery Suicide Attempt Follows Land Theft […]

Origin’s Grant King Spells Out the Inevitable Demise of the LRET & the Wind Industry

**** In last night’s post we took a look at China’s wind power debacle, where grid operators are refusing to hook up wind farms to the grid – due the uneconomic cost of doing so in remote locations – with the result that more than 20% of its wind power capacity sits idle – and […]

Wind Farms: As “Safe as Houses”

**** STT has worked pretty solidly to cover the increasing numbers of turbine blades that routinely unshackle themselves in bids for airborne freedom, troublesome events, which the wind industry euphemistically calls “component liberation” (see our posts here and here and here and here). But lately, STT has been working over-time to keep up with the […]

BUSHFIRE RED ALERT: Wind Power Really Is Setting the World on FIRE

**** As the Australian countryside turns to the golden hues of summer, the attentions of its farming and rural communities also turn: hundreds of eager eyes become fixed on the horizon for tell-tale signs of the smoke that heralds the bushfires that cast fear amongst those that live and work in the bush. Rules are […]