Wind Power Subsidies Become Turnbull’s Worst Political Nightmare: Australia’s RET Must Go Now

*** At the risk of sounding like a broken record – or for the younger generation a stuttering CD or a corrupted MP3 file – STT has said it before and will keep saying it: any policy which is unsustainable will fail, crushed by its own imponderable weight or ignominiously scrapped by those who created […]

Coalition LRET Deal Rejected: Labor Determined to Kill Jobs in Australian Mining, Manufacturing & Industry

**** Renewable energy target deal key to ‘saving jobs’ The Australian Sid Maher & Andrew White 23 October 2014 Labor caught between workers, Greens ahead of talks with coalition THE controversial renewable energy target faces cuts to save jobs in energy-intensive industries, under a Coalition plan to break the political impasse over the scheme, but […]

Terry McCrann: The Answer to Our Energy Future Ain’t Wind Power

Answer ain’t blowing in the wind Terry McCrann The Australian 13 September 2014 IT’S doubtful that those who have attacked Dick Warburton’s review of the Renewable Energy Target have actually read even the executive summary, other than through a misty film of increasingly foam-flecked rage or rising horror at the prospect of the cookie jar […]

Terry McCrann: The Mandatory RET – It’s Only a RORT When You’re Not In On It

Follow the money trail, and RET spells rort not power Herald Sun Terry McCrann 8 September 2014 TWO eternal pieces of advice emerged from the Watergate saga that kneecapped Richard Nixon’s presidency and then the president himself. The first was the observation that it’s not the crime that gets you but the cover-up; the second […]

Senator Chris Back: Wind Industry must prove its CO2 abatement claims

**** In our last post we tipped a bucket on the central, endlessly repeated lie trotted out by the wind industry and its parasites, that Australia’s great wind rush has resulted in substantial reductions of CO2 emissions in the electricity sector. In Australia, the central object of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 is for […]

Lost In Translation: How a CO2 Abatement Scheme Became “Corporate Welfare on Steroids”

**** Time to remember the original aim of the RET Australian Financial Review Danny Price 21 August 2014 The RET was intended to cut carbon. Opening it up to more forms of efficient generation would help get that result. The debate over the renewable energy target has ended up exactly where you would expect a […]

Australia’s Runaway Renewables Policy to Cost $Billions

**** Competitive structure best way to rein in costs The Australian Barry FitzGerald 20 August 2014 IT is a touch ironic that it has taken the abolition of the carbon tax to highlight just what a pernicious bit of work it was. More than even Tony Abbott’s labelling of it as a big, bad tax. […]