After 40 Years Of Massive Subsidies Wind & Solar ‘Industries’ Still Begging For More

Back in 1983 the American Wind Industry Association claimed that solar and wind would be “competitive and self-supporting on a national level by the end of the decade if assisted by tax credits and augmented by federally sponsored R&D”. That was 39 years ago. Over that span of time, there has been no lack of […]

How Cynical Elites Have Wrecked Energy Supplies & Ruined Your Economic Future

The attack on our reliable and affordable energy supplies is part treason and part act of war. Internal forces openly conspire to promote the interests of crony capitalists at the expense of the ambitious working class. External forces do the same, but at a grandstanding global level, pressuring and shaming any national government with the […]

Wind & Solar Subsidies Destroying Reliable & Affordable Power Supplies

Wind and solar subsidies were designed to undermine the owners of reliable power generation plants, making them uncompetitive in the first instance and ultimately putting them out of business. The problem with that model, though, is that once-reliable generators are knocked off the grid, power consumers are then forced to pay the full price of […]

Solar Power Scam Revealed: Why Renewables Can Only Survive With Massive Subsidies

There is no market for power that cannot be delivered on demand. Which is why, in the absence of subsidies, there wouldn’t be a solar panel or wind turbine in sight. Sure, there are remote locations where a solar panel hooked up to a system of batteries and diesel generators make perfect economic sense. Here […]

Enough is Enough: Time to End (Endless) Gravy Train for Subsidised Wind & Solar

Countless $billions are being squandered on subsidies to unreliable wind and solar, every single day. Wind and solar power don’t run on sunshine and breezes, they run on a seemingly endless stream of subsidies – without which, we simply wouldn’t be having this discussion. The merest hint threat of a cut to the subsidies sends […]

‘Investing’ in Wind & Solar Power: Always and Everywhere – It’s About the Endless Subsidies

The so-called wind and solar ‘industries’ will last for as long as the subsidies keep flowing, and not one second more. Every time the subsidy reins get tightened, the rent seekers howl, claiming that they need them to run for just that little bit longer. Notwithstanding repeatedly crowing about wind and solar already being cheaper […]

Why Subsidising Intermittent Wind & Solar Drives Power Prices Through the Roof

Perplexed as to why your power bill just doubled? Then you’ll be pleased to know the answer is simple: massively subsidised wind and solar. Statisticians get excited when they can prove causation instead of mere correlation, which often depends upon the number of observations of a particular event of interest. With dozens of countries and […]

Power Pact: Renewable Energy Rent Seekers Get the Gold; The Poor Get the Stick

Government mandated subsidies for wind and solar represent the greatest wealth transfer since England’s ‘Bad’ King John sought to tax himself to ultimate power and his enemies out of existence. His description as “avaricious, miserly, extortionate and moneyminded” applies with equal force to today’s crony capitalist kings – the renewable energy rent seekers. Had King […]

Wind Industry Claims Scorched: Wind Power Costs Are Increasing Not Decreasing

The true cost of wind power is staggering and, despite wild claims to the contrary, is becoming more even expensive, not less so. Dr John Constable and Gordon Hughes have done what the mainstream media have never done and what renewable energy rent seekers would rather they didn’t: they’ve opened the books of account to […]

Endless $Billions: Counting The Hidden Cost of Renewables on Electricity Prices

Uncovering the true costs of intermittent wind and solar is like playing hide and seek while blindfolded. In Australia, the subsidies doled out under the Federal Government’s Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target and its domestic cousin, the Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme, that covers rooftop solar and other household rorts, adds at least $4 billion a year […]