Turnbull Plays ‘The Man from Snowy River’ in Uncosted Pumped Hydro Plan

Hardly renowned for his political masterstrokes, Malcolm Turnbull has just drenched the opposition with his Snowy 2.0 plan. The Snowy Hydro Scheme is – without doubt – the single greatest renewable energy project ever built in Australia – with a mammoth 3,950 MW of capacity, which is available on-demand (unlike the infantile nonsense that is wind […]

Chaotic Wind Power Shunned: Coalition to Use ‘Green’ Slush Fund to Build Coal-Fired Power Plants

*** The political climate surrounding energy policy in Australia is febrile. However, nervous and feverish excitement is hardly conducive to sensible solutions. Bill Shorten’s Labor opposition is turning itself inside out as it struggles to come to grips with the political punishment that will be meted out by voters who have already worked out that […]

Australian Power Retailers Give Renewable Energy Target 3 Years to Live

In this little piece from The Australian, keep an eye out for some truly desperate characters, who are having real trouble coming to terms with the fact that Australia’s electricity retailers have given the LRET no more than three years to live. Investment stalemate puts renewable energy target at risk The Australian Andrew White 16 […]

Australian Wind Industry’s ‘Armageddon’: PM Chops Public Finance for Wind Power

**** To call the mood amongst the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers “hysterical” is mastery in understatement. Their future is not just dark and dismal; it’s heading from catastrophic to cataclysmic. On every battlefront the wind industry is taking a pounding. New research confirming adverse health effects caused by incessant low-frequency noise and infrasound […]

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator Doles Out $Billions in Subsidies to Non-Compliant Wind Farms

**** Last week saw some of the most bizarre “fun and games” ever seen before the Australian Senate, as the wind industry’s “friendlies” in the employ of the Government or its Agencies – such as the Clean Energy Regulator (CER), Clean Energy Finance Coporation (CEFC) and the NHMRC – were grilled over a range of […]

A “Sweet” Renewable Future for FNQ: or, “Is there Method in Palmer’s Madness”?

**** As STT has already pointed out, retaining the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the mandatory RET makes no sense for a political party which helped to kill the “carbon” tax (with no ETS to replace it) because of the punishment it caused to businesses and households through spiralling electricity bills. Since big Clive’s announcement, […]

Wind Industry Doomed as Smokin’ Joe Hockey Shuts Down CEFC Lending for Wind Farms

**** Having killed the “carbon” tax in an eye-blink – a business killing and family punishing $23 a tonne tax on carbon dioxide gas – Clive Palmer vowed to use his ability to block legislation proposed by the Coalition in the Senate to prevent any changes to the mandatory Renewable Energy Target; and the abolition […]