Wind Industry Lies About Falling Costs Backfire: MPs Demand End to Subsidies for Wind Power

The moral of the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ isn’t don’t lie, it’s don’t tell the same lie twice. Renewables rent-seekers continue to stick with the same grab bag of lies, myths and furphies, despite mountains of evidence revealing their marketing pitch is just so much polished propaganda. South Australia (Australia’s so-called ‘wind […]

Australia’s Rocketing Prices & Looming Summer Blackouts Ensure Coal-Fired Power has a Long Way to Run

  Reports of the ‘death of coal’ have been greatly exaggerated. Around 80% of Australia’s electricity comes from coal-fired plant; with most of the balance from gas and hydro, in that order. No amount of statistical finessing from the wind and solar industries can budge their presently risible contributions to Australia’s power needs above more […]

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 ‘Green’ Dream Turns Political Nightmare: Coalition Backbench in Revolt Against Renewables

If history offers any lessons to our political masters, it has to include those occasions when a fed up proletariat rose up and overthrew those in charge. Australia may not literally be on the brink of a civil revolt. However, there is most certainly a revolt underway in the Federal Liberal/National Coalition government. The Nationals […]

It’s the Subsidies Stupid: Wind & Solar Go Nowhere Without Bags of Other People’s Money

  Time and time again we’re told that wind and solar power are not only competitive with conventional generators, but they’re practically free, and getting cheaper all the time. That myth in the mouth the protagonists lasts about as long as it takes their antagonists to retort, that if wind and solar power really are […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Experiment a Monumental Disaster

Experience is the most expensive teacher there is. For those gifted with our good friends, logic and reason, the principal lesson learned from failures suffered is to avoid their repetition at all costs. Not so, when it comes to energy policy in Australia. Despite monumental and irreversible failures such as Australia’s so-called wind power capital, […]

Power Costs Crippling Business: Australia’s Renewable Target is an Economic Suicide Pact

In much the same way that a multiple truck and car pileup on a freeway draws a growing throng of gawping onlookers, Australia’s energy debacle is attracting a whole new class of journalist to the mounting carnage. The latest to join them is the dour and humourless Paul Kelly. Kelly, Editor-at-Large for The Australian has […]