Britain’s Economic Nightmare Unfolds: Wind Power Costs Killing Thousands of REAL Jobs

**** A few posts back we focused on the naked malice of Labor’s Bill Shorten – as he derided Joanne Kermond on national television. Joanne is among the many victims of Pacific Hydro’s non-compliant Cape Bridgewater disaster – an outfit owned by Bill’s Labor/Union buddies, which has been defrauding the Commonwealth for nearly 7 years: […]

Out to Save their Wind Industry Mates, Macfarlane & Hunt Lock-in $46 billion LRET Retail Power Tax

**** Wind industry front men, Ian “Macca” Macfarlane and, his youthful ward, young Gregory Hunt are out to defy all-comers: the Liberal’s core constituency (of conservative voters); their colleagues, Joe Hockey and Mathias Cormann; boss, Tony Abbott; and political, economic and environmental common sense – as they pump up a deal with Labor to salvage […]

How the Public Are Deceived About the True Cost of the Mandatory RET

**** The Australian Financial Review – as one of the lefty Fairfax stable – “drank the Kool Aid” early and happily ran with the wind industry’s narrative that having Australia bristle with giant fans is a sure-fire way of cooling mother Earth; that wind power is free; and that the mandatory RET is public policy […]

Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey & Mathias Cormann: Natural Born RET Killers

**** Tony Abbott has made no secret of his eagerness to do away with the most colossal corporate welfare scheme in the history of the Commonwealth (see our posts here and here and here). And his Treasurer, Joe Hockey has pinned his colours to the mast as someone who can’t stand wind farms – and […]

Germany’s Unsustainable “Green” Jobs “Miracle” Collapses

The Germans went into wind power harder and faster than anyone else – and the cost of doing so is catching up with a vengeance. The subsidies have been colossal, the impacts on the electricity market chaotic and – contrary to the purpose of the policy – CO2 emissions are rising fast (see our post […]

Alan Moran: time to Terminate the Great RET Scam

**** Alan Moran took on the role of RET “Terminator” some time back (see our post here). For Alan the driving question is not: “are you John Connor?” – it’s more like “are you Miles George?” – or any other wind industry rent-seeker hoping to continue stealing from Australian power punters, for that matter. But […]

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 […]

Nick Xenophon says: Time to Can the Fans

*** South Australia’s favourite Greek, Senator Nick Xenophon is on an all out assault on the wind industry – and fair enough.  During the last election he was the target of a pernicious attack launched by the Greens and paid for by Vestas & Co – Nick was less than impressed with the lies and […]

Energy Policy Institute of Australia: no “ifs”, no “buts” – the RET must go NOW

With the RET review about to kick off shortly, anyone that’s anyone is lining up to make sure the most ridiculous energy policy ever cooked up and endorsed by an Australian Coalition government gets the axe. The Energy Policy Institute of Australia has just joined the queue – and for very good reason.  We’ll let […]

Tony Abbott’s Business Advisor, Maurice Newman says: “RET is killing manufacturing”

Maurice Newman was the former head of Deutsche Bank, the ABC and ASX so you’d think he might know a thing or two about the big end of town. When it comes to giant fans Maurice doesn’t mince his words: calling wind power “a crime against the people” (see our post here). Maurice has also […]