Renewables ‘Transition’ Terminated: With Their Subsidies Slashed, the Honeymoon for Wind & Solar is Over

  Like a bride jilted at the altar, the wind and solar ‘industries’ are moaning about what could have been. Plenty of RE zealots managed to convince themselves that these so-called ‘industries’ were actually sustainable; that the subsidies that created them would ultimately prove unnecessary, or if not, taxpayers and power consumers would merrily pay […]

Wind Industry Free-Fall: Subsidy Cuts Slashes Wind Power Investment & ‘Green’ Jobs

  Cut subsidies to wind and solar and their ‘industries’ disappear in a heartbeat. Across Europe the subsidies have been slashed and so too has wind power investment and thousands of groovy ‘green’ jobs. Twelve countries in the European Union (EU) failed to install “a single wind turbine” last year. And, as a result, the manufacturers […]

Game Over: Europe’s Great Renewables Rush Faces Armageddon

Death and taxes are certainties, so is the fact that wind and solar investment disappears just as soon the subsidies are cut. Without massive (and seemingly endless) subsidies we wouldn’t be having this conversation: there would have been no such thing as wind and solar power, on any scale, or at all. Twelve countries in […]

RET Regrets: Nothing to Show for Wind & Solar Surge Except Rocketing Prices & Supply Chaos

Thanks to an obsession with wind and solar Australians now pay retail power prices among the highest in the world. The wind and solar capital, South Australia suffers the highest, bar none. The reasons it got that way are hardly a mystery. Dr Michael Crawford’s graphic should help the uninitiated. The staggering cost of the […]

Perpetually Pathetic Pair: Wind & Solar Require Subsidies From Now Until Kingdom Come

Wind and solar don’t compete with coal and gas; they never have, they never will. Here’s the real news: sunset is a thing; calm weather is a thing. These are not planetary or meteorological oddities. Babble about Australia being well on its way to an ‘orderly transition’ to an all renewables powered future is a little like St […]

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 […]

Renewable Energy Zealots Furious: Australia’s New PM Determined to Slash Wind & Solar Subsidies and Exit Paris Climate ‘Deal’

Ever rocketing power prices were what scuttled Australia’s suicidal renewable energy policies. The National Energy Guarantee was an effort to expand (exponentially) and extend (indefinitely) Australia’s already crippling Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target. A mixture of hubris and overreach by those championing the NEG – which included the ex-PM (we seem to recall his name was […]