‘Silly’ Sarah Henderson joins ‘Disappointing’ Dan Tehan, as another ‘Green’ in Conservative Clothing

**** In recent weeks, with the wind industry copping it from all sides, the battle lines have been drawn, with politicians choosing sides. Although, not always the side one might expect. Old guard Labor men – like Gary Johns have rumbled the fraud: The Wind Industry’s “Fossil-Fuel-Free” Fantasy Scotched And the PM, Tony Abbott – […]

ARREA Spears Wind Industry’s Parasites During Thumping Senate Appearance

**** The mandatory RET has seen the cost of around $9 billion worth of Renewable Energy Certificates added to retail power prices and recovered from all Australian power consumers. Under the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target, a further $45 billion is designed to be transferred from power consumers to wind power outfits via the REC Tax/Subsidy […]

Greg Hunt Delivers Coalition’s Political Suicide Manifesto: Liberals Lock-In $46 Billion Power Tax as Wind Industry Rescue Package

**** The wind industry in Australia is doomed. Australia’s commercial lending institutions know it (calling in their loans and refusing to lend for any new wind farms). And the wind industry knows it – hence the big players’ frantic efforts to ditch their wind farms, cut and run – although these fire sales are as […]

The Obscene, Hidden Costs of Wind Power

**** True costs of wind electricity Planning Engineer and Rud Istvan 12 May 2015 Climate Etc.  Wind turbines have become a familiar sight in many countries as a favorite CAGW mitigation means. Since at least 2010, the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) has been assuring NGOs and the public that wind would be cost competitive […]

Labor, Greg Hunt & Australia’s Wind Industry Panic as LRET Set to Implode

**** Back in October last year, STT predicted that Australia’s Labor opposition would reject any moves by the Coalition to scale back the (completely unsustainable) Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) (see our posts here and here). It was around that time, that the Coalition’s (killing) Industry Minister, Ian “Macca” Mcfarlane; and his youthful ward, (carpeting […]

Bulgarian Blow-Up – Thousands in Power Price Protests see PM Lose Scalp & Wind Power Subsidies Slashed

  Depriving ordinary people of something long considered a basic necessity of life, is one sure fire way to get their backs up. When that ‘necessity’ is something that people have rightly come to assume will always be available to them, at an affordable price, and the price suddenly escalates without reasonable explanation, confusion tends […]

RET Review Panel Head, Dick Warburton: “the RET should be ended now”

Since the RET Review Panel delivered its coup de grâce to the Australian wind industry, the wind industry and its parasites – and the ABC and Fairfax press that run cover for them – have all tried to put a very different spin on the panel’s recommendations – as to which, see our post here. […]

Angus Taylor: Coalition set to kill the wind industry, while supporting rooftop solar

With the wind industry reeling after the RET review panel delivered its recommendation to slam the door shut on any more wind farms (see our post here), it’s sought to whip up support for the mandatory RET by enlisting the usual band of useful Marxist idiots (like GetUp! and 350.org) to rally a band of […]

UK’s Environment Minister (Owen Patterson): Taking on the Great ‘Green’ Blob

Writing for The Telegraph, the former environment secretary, Owen Paterson, says he is proud of standing up to the green lobby, Owen Paterson: I’m proud of standing up to the green lobby Owen Patterson The Telegraph 20 July 2014 Every prime minister has the right to choose his team to take Britain into the general […]

Burchell Wilson: Sectors Should Join to Beat the RET

  Burchell Wilson holds the chief economist role at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He’s been on the front foot for some time now, seeking the abolition of the mandatory RET – which he sees as “corporate welfare on a massive scale”. Here’s Burchell unloading in today’s Australian. Sectors should join to beat […]