Victoria’s Wind Rush sees 34,000 Households Chopped from the Power Grid

It took a while for Victoria to catch up with Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia when it comes to the roll-out of giant fans. Now, just like SA – the cost of doing so is hitting home – or rather tens of thousands of Victorian homes – with a vengeance. Soaring power costs leads […]

LRET “Stealth Tax” to Cost Australian Power Punters $30 BILLION

**** As STT has pointed out – just once or twice – the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target is simply unsustainable: any policy which is unsustainable will eventually fail under its own unfathomable weight; or its creators will be forced to scrap it, in circumstances of shame and ignominy. We’ll go on to detail just why […]

Greg Hunt (“Dumb”) & Ian Macfarlane (“Dumber”) Out to Send ALL Australians Into Power Price Penury

Ian “Macca” Macfarlane and his youthful ward, Greg Hunt are the flies in the Coalition’s political ointment, when it comes to engineering anything like a sensible policy on energy. Both Macfarlane’s and Hunt’s offices are filled with wind industry plants and stooges, like Vesta’s Ken McAlpine’s best mate, Patrick Gibbons; and both Macca and Hunt […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Wind Power – The Rich Man’s Curse on the Poor

When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy Bjørn Lomborg has always tried to provide balanced, detailed analysis supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be made taking into account […]

Labor Out to Kill Australia’s Manufacturers & Mineral Processors

Back in December last year we looked at how South Australia went from economic zero to economic hero during the 1950s and 1960s – with the help of a pragmatic Adelaide Hills farmer, Sir Tom Playford (see our post here). Tom created a manufacturing and industrial investment paradise – principally by making cheap and reliable […]

Terry McCrann: The Answer to Our Energy Future Ain’t Wind Power

Answer ain’t blowing in the wind Terry McCrann The Australian 13 September 2014 IT’S doubtful that those who have attacked Dick Warburton’s review of the Renewable Energy Target have actually read even the executive summary, other than through a misty film of increasingly foam-flecked rage or rising horror at the prospect of the cookie jar […]

Terry McCrann: The Mandatory RET – It’s Only a RORT When You’re Not In On It

Follow the money trail, and RET spells rort not power Herald Sun Terry McCrann 8 September 2014 TWO eternal pieces of advice emerged from the Watergate saga that kneecapped Richard Nixon’s presidency and then the president himself. The first was the observation that it’s not the crime that gets you but the cover-up; the second […]