Australia’s Giant Renewables Rip-Off: Counting The Colossal Cost of Pointless Virtue Signalling

Australia’s obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar has absolutely nothing to do with the climate. Although, you could be forgiven for thinking the $70 billion in subsidies set to be squandered on that pathetic pair must have some kind of environmental benefit. Otherwise, what’s the point? When the sun sets and/or calm weather sets […]

Tall Texan Tales: Hyperbolic Claims About Wind & Solar Performance in Texas Are Pure Nonsense

It takes more than audacity to promote an all wind and sun powered future – it requires the deluded to make nonsense sound reasonable. When zealots start waffling about wonderful wind and solar ‘resources’, that the wind and sun are ‘free’ and if we all believed together, we’re just a heartbeat away from ditching fossil […]

How Subsidised Wind & Solar Destroyed Australia’s Economic Competitiveness

Chaotically intermittent and heavily subsidised wind and solar have sent power prices soaring in Australia. Barely a generation ago, Australians enjoyed the lowest power prices in the world, now they suffer the highest. And it took a little over a decade – see above. In a helpful exposition of Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and supply […]

Australia’s Monumental Wind & Solar Fail: Soaring Power Prices Just the Beginning

Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity is down to an obsession with heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar. With a Shorten led Labor/Green Alliance odds-on to win Federal Government this May, the disaster that is South Australia threatens to break the border and infect every other state in the Commonwealth: Shorten is pushing […]

Scoundrel’s Paradise: Subsidised Wind & Solar The Greatest Scam on Earth

  The only way of explaining the push for subsidised wind and solar is money. And when we say money, we mean hundreds of billions of dollars of other people’s money. In Australia alone, the Federal Government’s Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target will redirect over $60 billion in subsidies to wind and large-scale solar operators (all […]

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 […]