Wind Power: The Mother of All Taxpayer Subsidised Scams

STT has likened it to the great corporate Ponzi schemes, pointing out, just once or twice, that the wind industry is little more than the most recent and elaborate effort to fleece gullible investors, in a list that dates back to “corporate investment classics”, like the South-Sea Bubble and Dutch tulip mania. In the wind […]

Why Governments Refuse to Admit the True & Staggering Cost of Subsidised Wind & Solar

If the true and staggering cost of subsidised wind and solar power were public knowledge, there would be public outrage. For more than a decade the wind industry and its political enablers have trotted out mythical figures, all based on fanciful modelling, claiming that the total cost of renewable power to consumers is less than […]

Australia’s Massive Power Price Hike Caused by Intermittent Wind & Solar

The Australian Labor Party is funded by the Union Super funds that its faithful band of apparatchiks control. The likes of Bill Shorten, Greg Combet and Garry Weaven are all heavily invested in maintaining Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, because Union Super money, under their control, has been thrown into wind and solar power outfits like […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Target Delivers Highest Power Prices in the World

STT has been battling this for years. We have attempted to throw every sound and reasoned argument against subsidised wind power, but the single most damaging feature of attempting to rely on the weather for power is the obscene cost. In short, the headline grabber is always, and everywhere, retail power prices. No amount of […]

Power Politics: Australia’s Energy Crisis Turns Voters Against Subsidised Wind & Solar

The well-worn mantra is that everyone is all in favour of renewable energy. And there’s something in it – right up to the point when they have to pay for it. Or right up to the point when the sun goes down and the wind stops blowing and they’re left sitting freezing or boiling in […]

No Comparison: Why Wind Power Can Never ‘Compete’ with Conventional Generators

  The well-chewed ‘chestnut, about wind power being cheaper than coal or gas-fired power is a nonsense. For a start, the Operations and Maintenance costs of running wind turbines is in the order of $24 for every MWh dispatched – see our post here and this from our favourite whipping boys, Infigen: The wind might […]

Green Delusions: On the Origin of the Wind Power Cult

In 17th-century Europe, the Dark Ages were swept away by a group of characters obsessed with logic, reason and rationality – during a period later described as ‘The Enlightenment’. Science replaced superstition; reason replaced passion; and science allowed steam power to replace the wind. However, in a veritable blink of an eye, the world has […]