Wind Power: The Parasitic Power Producer

**** Promoting Parasitic Power Producers carbon-sense.com Viv Forbes 17 July 2014 Wind and solar are parasitic power producers, unable to survive in a modern electricity grid without the back-up of stand-alone electricity generators such as hydro, coal, gas or nuclear. And like all parasites, they weaken their hosts, causing increased operating and transmission costs and […]

Wind Industry’s “Death By A Thousand Cuts”: RET Review Panel – current RET should go

**** The RET Review Panel has delivered the final blow for the Australian wind industry, with recommendations that include killing the RET rort from here on: the Panel recommending that the current 41,000 GWh target be abolished – and that the door be firmly shut on any new wind farm investments. The Panel’s report is […]

Senator David Leyonhjelm: “Wake Up Clive!” – It’s Time to Kill the RET & Save the Poor

**** STT hears that Tony Abbott is hard at work on his mission to kill off the mandatory RET – with the aim of bringing an end to the most expensive and pointless policy of all time. One of the cross-bench Senators the PM needs to help demolish it during this parliament is David Leyonhjelm […]

Australian Wind Industry Doomed: Tony Abbott Signals the End of the Mandatory RET

  STT followers have been delighted with news that Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and Mathias Cormann have teamed up to axe the mandatory RET (see our post here). In response to the PM’s mooted plan, the wind industry and its parasites have been reduced to making idle threats of “revenge” and bleating about “sovereign risk”. […]

Mandatory RET: An Expensive (and Unsustainable) Economic Burden

**** The RET is an expensive burden on the economy Australian Financial Review Alan Moran 19 August 2014 People and firms should be free to choose how they trade off their sources of energy and price preferences. With the carbon tax repealed, the focus has shifted to the renewable requirements. A key component of these, […]

ABC’s Pro-Wind Industry Bias Exposed as a National Scandal

**** Ever had the feeling that certain quarters of the media give the wind industry an easy run? Australia’s National broad-sheet, The Australian stands as an exception; publishing plenty of pieces that, quite rightly, highlight the obscene cost and spurious “benefits” of the mandatory Renewable Energy Target and its product: the wind industry (for just […]

Maurice Newman: NSW’s “Green” Dreaming is Nuts

**** California dreaming is nuts in NSW The Australian Maurice Newman 30 July 2014 There will be national fallout from our biggest state’s clean energy stance   NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes told a Clean Energy Week forum last week, “We are making NSW No 1 in energy and environmental policy.” He added: “When it comes […]