UK Government Conceals Staggering Cost of Wind Power Subsidies

As STT keeps pointing out, it is the staggering cost of subsidising intermittent and unreliable wind power (for which there is no market in the absence of Soviet era mandates) that ultimately destroys the wind industry. Quite apparently aware of that fact, the UK government has sought to keep the lid on the figures which […]

Australia’s PM Fiddles While Rome Burns: Keeping Federal RET a Recipe for a National Energy Disaster

*** ‘inertia’: noun a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged; “the bureaucratic inertia of the various tiers of government” synonyms: inactivity, inaction, inactiveness, inertness, passivity, apathy, accidie, malaise, stagnation, dullness, enervation, sluggishness, lethargy, languor, languidness, listlessness, torpor, torpidity, idleness, indolence, laziness, sloth, slothfulness. If STT was called upon to provide a single word […]

Renewables Revolt: Australians Refuse to Pay One Cent More for Wind & Solar

Among the mantras that feature in wind industry propaganda is the line about Australians being all in favour of renewable energy. That may well be. However, the wind cult are having a hard time convincing the thousands of South Australians who are often left sitting freezing or boiling in the dark – whenever wind power […]

One Nation Looms: Federal Coalition Must Scrap the RET to Avoid Drifting to Defeat

*** In September 2015, Malcolm Turnbull drew the political dagger and thrust it into a sitting Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. There are plenty in the Liberal party that will never forgive Turnbull for his treachery, but there are legions more among the Australian voting public still ready to exact revenge. Last week Tony Abbott appeared […]

Coal Power Prevents Thousands of Germans from Freezing as Wind & Solar Output Plummets

A couple of weeks back 90,000 South Australian families found themselves powerless and boiling in a heat wave when its 1,576 MW of wind power capacity started the day producing more than 1,000 MW, but which later collapsed suddenly to a trifling 70 MW, sending the grid into meltdown. Meanwhile in Germany, it was a […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle: Supermarkets Sacking Staff, While Sales of Portable Generators Boom

Reliable, secure and affordable electricity is one of those things that the last few generations of Australians have largely taken for granted. Not so in Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’, South Australia. These days, Croweaters count their blessings if power is delivered at all and count their pennies every time they’re hit with a power […]

Coalition’s Contempt: Senators Slam Pathetic & Belated Response to Wind Farm Inquiry

STT followers will well remember the efforts made by a band of Federal Senators to lift the lid on Australia’s wind industry. Starting back in April 2015, those Senators spent almost 6 months, attended 8 hearings in 4 States and the ACT, heard from dozens of witnesses and received almost 500 submissions, before producing their […]