Three Magnificent Women Take On Australia’s Monstrous Wind Power Outfits & their Pathetic Political Backers

**** The wind industry in Australia is in full-scale panic because the recently completed Senate Inquiry into the great wind power fraud turned a (long-overdue) blowtorch on the biggest rort in Australian history, with their thumping report on Australia’s wind power fraud – available here: Senate Report The first 200 pages involve a detailed and thorough […]

Wind Industry Armageddon: Power Retailers Win Round One in Battle to Kill LRET

**** As STT has pointed out, just once or twice, the policy debacle that is the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) is completely unsustainable, on every level: economic, social and political. In the absence of the mandated subsidies (“the carrot”) directed to wind power outfits, and the mandated penalties (“the stick”) whacked on retailers under […]

Pacific Hydro’s Cape Bridgewater Wind Farm Nightmare Unfolds as Senate Inquiry Hits Portland

*** The Australian Senate Inquiry into the great wind power fraud kicked off last Monday, 30 March. And, fitting it was, that this band of merry men – Queensland National Senator, Matthew Canavan, WA Liberal, Chris Back, independents Nick Xenophon and John Madigan, Liberal Democrat, David Leyonhjelm, Family First Senator, Bob Day (and one, not-so-happy, […]

STT’s Australian of the Year Awards

**** Australians are a weird mob – as that, somewhat historically inaccurate, mash up demonstrates. “Cooky” was, of course, a Yorkshireman; and, strictly speaking, Burke, of Burke and Wills fame, was an Irish born solider and policeman. Ned Kelly, the only gluten intolerant bushranger in history – born in Victoria, to an Irish convict father […]

Alan Jones interviews David Leyonhjelm on the Senate’s Inquiry Into the Great Wind Power Fraud & Cross-Bench LRET Plan

**** The wind industry in Australia is in full-scale panic because the Senate’s cross-benchers (who hold the balance of power in the Upper House) have won Coalition support for their Inquiry into the great wind power fraud: which will turn a (long-overdue) blowtorch on the biggest rort in Australian history (see our post here). Adding […]

Australian Wind Industry in a Tailspin as Senate Sets Up Inquiry Into the Great Wind Power Fraud & Cross-Benchers Lay Out Plans for the LRET

**** STT recently covered a motion proposed by cross-bench Senators Leyonhjelm, Madigan, Day, Xenophon; with the support of the Coalition, through their Deputy Government Whip in the Senate, STT Champion, WA Senator, Chris Back to establish a wide-ranging inquiry into the wind industry in Australia (see our post here). It gives us much pleasure to […]

Senator David Leyonhjelm on Australia’s Energy Future

Senator David Leyonhjelm is one of the 8 cross-benchers capable of turning Australia’s disastrous energy policy around during the life of this Parliament. He’s already come out swinging with a superbly crafted attack on the debacle that is the mandatory Renewable Energy Target which featured in The Australian a little while back (see our post […]