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 […]

Pac Hydro Write-Down Proves Wind Farms Don’t Run on Wind, they Run on Subsidies

**** Remember all that huff and puff put out over the last few months by the Clean Energy Council and near-bankrupt wind power outfit, Infigen about wind power becoming so cheap as to be competitive with coal and gas fired generators? You know, the fantastic tales about wind power causing a reduction in Australian retail […]

The Wind Industry’s Worst Nightmare – Angus Taylor – says: time to kill the LRET

**** Member for Hume, Angus “the Enforcer” Taylor has taken the lead on behalf of the Coalition in Tony Abbott’s quest to bring the wind industry to its knees. While there’s been a lot of huff and puff emanating from energy dimwits, Ian “Macca” Macfarlane and his youthful ward, Gregory Hunt about saving the mandatory […]

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 […]

RET Review Panel Head, Dick Warburton: “the RET should be ended now”

Since the RET Review Panel delivered its coup de grâce to the Australian wind industry, the wind industry and its parasites – and the ABC and Fairfax press that run cover for them – have all tried to put a very different spin on the panel’s recommendations – as to which, see our post here. […]

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 […]

Wind Industry’s “Death By A Thousand Cuts”: RET Review Panel – current RET should go

**** The RET Review Panel has delivered the final blow for the Australian wind industry, with recommendations that include killing the RET rort from here on: the Panel recommending that the current 41,000 GWh target be abolished – and that the door be firmly shut on any new wind farm investments. The Panel’s report is […]

Australian Wind Industry Doomed: Tony Abbott Signals the End of the Mandatory RET

  STT followers have been delighted with news that Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and Mathias Cormann have teamed up to axe the mandatory RET (see our post here). In response to the PM’s mooted plan, the wind industry and its parasites have been reduced to making idle threats of “revenge” and bleating about “sovereign risk”. […]

How the Public Are Deceived About the True Cost of the Mandatory RET

**** The Australian Financial Review – as one of the lefty Fairfax stable – “drank the Kool Aid” early and happily ran with the wind industry’s narrative that having Australia bristle with giant fans is a sure-fire way of cooling mother Earth; that wind power is free; and that the mandatory RET is public policy […]

Mandatory RET: An Expensive (and Unsustainable) Economic Burden

**** The RET is an expensive burden on the economy Australian Financial Review Alan Moran 19 August 2014 People and firms should be free to choose how they trade off their sources of energy and price preferences. With the carbon tax repealed, the focus has shifted to the renewable requirements. A key component of these, […]