Zero Sum Game: UK’s Economy Wrecking Zero CO2 Emissions Target Would Cost Brits £1.5 Trillion

If the UK’s suicidal renewable energy policy weren’t enough, British climate boffins are pushing for a zero carbon dioxide gas emissions target. There’s something comical about watching virtue signallers trying to outdo each other. For the true zealot, emissions targets are always too soft, and anything short of a 100% renewable energy target, is not […]

Subsidised Wind & Solar Driving Australian Power Prices Through the Roof

Power prices matter: and they matter most to society’s poorest and most vulnerable. In less than a dozen years, Australia went from enjoying the cheapest power in the world, to suffering the world’s most expensive. In the last three years power prices have risen at double-digit rates: 20 to 24% last year and 13 to […]

Psst, Wanna “Save” the Planet? Then it’s Time to Go Nuclear

**** The nuclear option must be high on agenda of energy green paper The Australian Gary Johns 4 November 2014 THE Abbott government is finalising an energy green paper (not to be confused with a green energy paper). Submissions are due today. Every group is in there pitching, including nuclear engineers. China has under construction, […]

Brits Belted by Insanely Expensive and Utterly Unreliable Wind Power

**** Britain’s political betters have set it up for one enormous gamble.  Britain is wagering its entire economic future on its – out of control – wind power boondoggle. Back in January, The Economist reported on the INSANE cost of delivering offshore wind power – where generators are guaranteed obscene returns – being able to […]

Curt Delvin: Wind Energy’s Fantasy in Green

“Being crazy isn’t enough”: Wind energy’s fantasy in green Curt Devlin 12 July, 2014 “Never let the facts get in the way of a good story,” cautioned Mark Twain. Miles Grant heeded Twain’s famous advice in his recent opinion about global climate change and wind opposition. Grant brims with evangelical fervor when he argues that […]

Origin’s Grant King: Giant Fans Fail to Reduce CO2 At All

**** Australia has spent $billions propping up wind weasels with cheap money (read unsecured loans which are, in effect, interest free) from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (see our post here); the benefit of the mandatory Renewable Energy Target, which forces retailers to purchase wind power on pain of a fine – aka the “shortfall […]

Michael Cobb – He Gets It

Every once in a Blue Moon STT gets sent an article where the author actually understands the Australian energy market, the Renewable Energy Target AND the fiasco that is the great Australian wind power fraud. Well, the Moon just turned a delightful shade of Blue. Here’s a cracking piece written by Michael Cobb, who – […]