Wind Power Disaster Means South Australian Labor Government ‘Gone with the Wind’

*** While the power pricing and supply calamity that is South Australia is down to the subsidies awarded to wind power under the Federal government’s Large-Scale RET, the state Labor government has done plenty to create the unfolding disaster and nothing to mitigate it. It’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill must know that, as a wind […]

Australia’s Federal RET Blown Away by South Australia’s Wind Power Disaster

Renewable strategy blowing in the spin The Australian Graham Lloyd 6 October 2016 The nation’s renewable energy strategy has officially blown a fuse. Everything is back on the table after an interim report found last week’s storm-induced statewide blackout in South Australia was the result of a dramatic, sudden loss of wind power generation. The […]

How Wind Farm Developers Use Taxpayer Subsidies to Steal Homes & Gag Their Victims

**** In Australia, the wind industry is designed to be the beneficiary of $3billion a year in subsidies, paid for by a Federal Tax on all power consumers. Here’s some of what it does with that money. Wind funds used to buy neighbours’ silence The Australian Graham Lloyd 29 March 2016 Wind farm developers are […]

STT’s Australian of the Year Awards 2016

**** Australians are a weird mob – as demonstrated by that, somewhat militaristic, culinary mash up; detailing ‘Operation Boomerang’ – a top-level mission to extract expats from far-flung, lamb-free-zones and return them to mouth-watering, succulent barbecued delights. The fact that Aussies love our lamb, and frown on vegans, upsets the PC Police, but then we’ve […]

The Wind Industry’s Days of ‘Wine & Roses’ are Over: Australian Senate says Massive Subsidies Should End

**** Renewable energy handouts winding down The Australian Graham Lloyd 6 August 2015 There is a real-world example of what can happen when subsidies are cut and greater scrutiny is applied to renewable energy projects, buried in the pages of the much maligned Senate committee report into wind turbines and health. In January 2012, following […]

The Wind Industry: Always and Everywhere the Result of Massive & Endless Subsidies (Part 1)

**** In Australia, the wind industry exists – and ONLY exists – to wallow in a subsidy stream which will hit $3 billion annually in 2019; and continue at that colossal rate until 2031. The cost of the greatest subsidy rort in the history of the Commonwealth will exceed $45 billion – every last cent […]

Rocketing Power Prices see Subsidies Slashed, Bringing Europe’s Wind Industry to its Knees

**** The Australian wind industry is copping a belting from all sides at the moment. With the Senate Inquiry about to release its final report on the great wind power fraud; retailers flatly refusing to enter long-term Power Purchase Agreements – essential to obtain finance for new wind farms; and with an increasing number of […]