Marriage Meltdown: How A Love Affair With Intermittent Wind & Solar Ended In Tears

Australia’s grab bag of renewable energy policies are like a marriage made in hell. Destroying its once reliable grid and sending power prices through the roof, Federal and State Renewable Energy Targets are designed to destroy conventional generators. And, so far, they’ve done an admirable job. Australia now faces a summer of widespread blackouts and […]

Wind & Solar Built On Endless Lies, Broken Promises & Massive Subsidies

The greatest con job in history started with the idea that you can run an economy on sunshine and breezes. Sequentially, inevitably, every myth and lie put forward by renewable energy rent seekers and their shrinking band of acolytes gets busted and exposed. Lines like: wind power is cheaper than coal (it isn’t); the wind […]

Wind & Solar Subsidies Caused Australia’s Power Crisis: Salvation Means Slashing Them Now

The adults have just taken control of Australia’s renewable energy debacle: the ACCC’s investigation into RE subsidies and power market gaming spells the end for subsidised wind and solar. As STT has pointed out on more than one occasion: when a policy is unsustainable it will either collapse under its own imponderable weight, or its […]

Liberal MPs Demand End to Australia’s Economy-Wrecking, Hidden $60bn Federal Power Tax

Already suffering the world’s highest power prices, Australian power consumers have watched prices jump by anything up to 28% in 12 months. The greatest increases occurred, funnily enough, in the all-renewable obsessed Australia Capital Territory, home to the Australian Federal Parliament in Canberra. The ACT entered power purchase agreements to buy wind power generated (occasionally) […]

No Way Back From RE Disaster: Energy Minister Abandons Australia’s Power Consumers

What passes for political leadership in this country is engaged in a wind and solar-fuelled economic suicide mission. Subsidies to grid wrecking wind and solar (when soft loans, green schemes and taxpayer handouts are added) are pushing $5 billion a year, punishing households and businesses alike. As wind and solar power capacity increases, power prices […]

Businesses & Families Despair Over Rocketing Power Prices: Energy Minister in Fantasy-land

Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity was caused by lunatics obsessed with wind and solar power: trouble is, they’re still in charge. The Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg demonstrates an astonishing lack of insight into the obvious cause and consequences of the debacle (further examples of which appear in the Alan Jones interview, laid out below). […]

Britain Squanders £7bn a Year on Stone Age Wind Power

It takes a ‘special’ kind of person to still believe that a country can run itself on sunshine and breezes. Idolatry, zealotry, and good old-fashioned pig ignorance are worn like badges of honour amongst the wind and sun cult. Claims range from the ‘wind is always blowing somewhere’, ‘wind power is cheaper than coal’, and […]