Determined to Destroy Cheap Power Supplies – Renewables Zealots Out to Kill the Poor

Those smug know-it-alls that champion wind and solar power persistently claim the high moral ground, but religiously ignore the inevitable victims of their faux eco-zealotry: the poorest and most vulnerable in society, for whom paying for power has become an existential battle. To the billions in the Third World, where electricity has for too long […]

Counting the Cost of Subsidised Wind Power: Some Basic Facts

The generation that have come to worship wind and solar power operate in a fact and consequence free zone, where logic and reason were bound and gagged from the beginning. Their finest trait is their ability to shift the narrative, when troublesome facts – like blackouts caused by wind power output collapses and rocketing power […]

Politics of Power: ‘Green’ Energy May Be ‘Wonderful’ – But Nobody Wants to Pay for Being ‘Green’ or Feeling ‘Wonderful’

  As that great frog-philosopher, Kermit reckoned, it isn’t easy being ‘green’. It is even harder when the cost of attempting to do so is, quite literally, crippling. Back in July, a family-owned specialist plastics recycling company in South Australia was forced to close its doors for good, with the loss of 35 jobs, after […]

Wrong Bet: Unreliable, Intermittent, Subsidised Wind & Solar Odds-on Losers

It’s said that you can’t keep a good man down and, in that respect, Ian Plimer is simply irrepressible. His latest book, The Climate Delusion and The Great Electricity Rip-off is jumping off the shelves. A précis (and where to purchase it) appears in our post here: Ian Plimer: The Climate Change Delusion and The […]

Malice as a ‘Virtue’: Cost of Subsidised Renewables Power Means the Poorest Go Hungry

Worshipping windmills and posing prostrate before panels is a fast track towards being regarded by one’s peers as the King or Queen of the Virtue Signallers. Moral posturing begins with an appropriately preened identity, which can be paraded in front of all, provided that it’s PC perfect. Hence, the use of a motley bearded, hipster […]

Australia’s Self-Inflicted Renewable Energy Fiasco: Product of Political Treachery

Last Sunday, STT detailed the workings of Malcolm Turnbull’s National Energy Guarantee and the associated Emissions Obligation faced by power retailers. Not that we were out to defend it. Indeed, while it has some promise of restoring stability to Australia’s electricity grid (being pushed to the brink of collapse by a ludicrous attempt to run […]

What Subsidised Wind & Solar Power Really Costs: And It’s Simply Staggering

A story that emerged last week involved the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission making a botch of an ‘investigation’ into the causes of Australia’s rocketing power prices. There were plenty of solid efforts correcting the ACCC’s unforced errors, here’s one from Andrew Bolt. No, Journalists are wrong. Green schemes don’t add “just” 7% to Power […]