Blown Away: Australians Reject Labor’s 50% RET & Plans for Giant Wind & Solar Roll-out

  Bill Shorten’ 45% CO2 emissions reduction target and his 50% Renewable Energy Target was meant to deliver a Labor landslide. It didn’t. Bill Shorten and his acolytes believed that Australian voters would flock to his grand – ‘save the planet’ – plans for sunshine and breezes. Their propaganda wing, GetUp! made it seem like […]

Shorten’s Green/Labor Alliance: The Electricity ‘Bill’ Australia Simply Cannot Afford

  Voters ought to think twice before installing a Green/Labor Alliance unless their objective is to destroy Australia’s prosperity, for good. The modern Labor Party, led by Bill ‘Shifty’ Shorten, is almost unrecognisable from its roots as a party born on the back of a sheep-shearer’s strike in Queensland in the 1890s. These days, it […]

Coalition LRET Deal Rejected: Labor Determined to Kill Jobs in Australian Mining, Manufacturing & Industry

**** Renewable energy target deal key to ‘saving jobs’ The Australian Sid Maher & Andrew White 23 October 2014 Labor caught between workers, Greens ahead of talks with coalition THE controversial renewable energy target faces cuts to save jobs in energy-intensive industries, under a Coalition plan to break the political impasse over the scheme, but […]

Power Punters Face $billions in “Fines” as Mandatory RET Deemed “Doomed to Fail”

**** In our earlier posts (here and here) we outlined the fact that – under the mandatory Renewable Energy Target – retailers are fined $65 per MWh for every MW they fall below the mandated 41,000 GWh annual target: what’s called the “shortfall charge” – follow the links here and here. With less than 23,000 […]

Dick Warburton: is the RET worth the Pain inflicted on Families & Business?

As STT followers know, the RET Review Panel is headed up by Dick Warburton – a man who’s acutely aware of the pain being inflicted on Australian families and business by the mandatory Renewable Energy Target. Since Dick was appointed to conduct the first thorough cost/benefit analysis of the mandatory RET ever undertaken, the wind […]

Australia’s Wind Industry Finally Faces its “Waterloo”

**** During the latter part of the French Revolution a diminutive Corsican took charge of French affairs, installing himself as First Consul in 1799; and, in 1804, anointing himself French Emperor – adopting the tag Napoleon I. The little Emperor bestrode Europe and – with his Grande Armée – from 1803 to 1815 generally gave […]

RET Review Panel gets to work

The wind industry and its parasites are still reeling about the prospects of the Coalition’s RET review – which could well result in the mandatory Renewable Energy Target being scrapped altogether. The Expert Panel appointed by Tony Abbott to undertake the review – Dick Warburton AO LVO (chair), Dr Brian Fisher AO PSM, Shirley In’t […]