Kill the subsidies and the wind industry dies

In recent weeks the greentard blogs have been overcome with grief as they moan about the almost inevitable consequences of the Coalition’s RET review, the future of the CEFC and now the ARENA fund – yet another taxpayer backed renewable slush fund that faces the chop. Their wailing and gnashing of teeth undermines their specious […]

Stop flip-flopping on the RET, Greg. Do it. Do it now.

See the article below from the Sydney Morning Herald. Opposition climate spokesman Greg Hunt needs to consider the full cost of the RET. If the REC goes to $95, then a 3MW turbine will receive around $1million worth of RECs every year until 2031. The REC subsidy alone will reap the industry $50-60billion over the […]

Xenophon calls it: ultimately, this is a question about excessive noise

Speech tabled on behalf of Senator Nick Xenophon, February 28, 2013 Hansard:  Australian Federal Senate Senator XENOPHON (South Australia) (10:32): The incorporated speech read as follows— This Bill seeks to amend the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act to give powers to the Clean Energy Regulator that ensure accredited wind farms do not create excessive noise. Under […]