Australian Power Retailers Give Renewable Energy Target 3 Years to Live

In this little piece from The Australian, keep an eye out for some truly desperate characters, who are having real trouble coming to terms with the fact that Australia’s electricity retailers have given the LRET no more than three years to live. Investment stalemate puts renewable energy target at risk The Australian Andrew White 16 […]

Wind Industry Still Wailing About ‘Uncertainty’ as Construction Finance ‘Drought’ Hits

Wind power outfits have now cottoned on to the fact (slow learners that they are) that Australia’s big power retailers have turned their backs on the wind to face the Sun, instead. The former second-hand car salesmen that front the wind industry are still coming to grips with the recalcitrance of commercial retailers (we don’t […]

Australian Power Retailers Deliver Fatal Blow to Wind Industry with Mass Solar Roll-Out

**** STT has been pointing out for sometime now, the fact that Australia’s big 3 power retailers have been refusing to ‘play ball’ with beleaguered wind power cowboys, like near-bankrupt, Infigen and the union super fund backed disaster, Pacific Hydro. Commercial retailers have not entered any power purchase agreements with wind power outfits, since about […]

Institutional Malice: Wind Farm Victims’ Government Endorsed Suffering Continues With Greg Hunt’s Knowledge

**** The number of Liberal (Australia’s once small-government, conservative, business and family friendly) Party MPs that hold a bizarre affection for these things can be tallied up on one hand. The Liberal’s King of the Wind Worship Cult is the hapless Environment Minister, young Gregory Hunt. Hunt’s office is headed up by wind industry plant, […]

Climate Chicken Littles Nuzzle up to Nukes as Wind Power Love Affair Ends in Divorce

**** Let’s assume (as STT does, for the sake of argument) that the global warming/climate change Chicken Littles are right: the sky really is falling and it’s all CO2’s fault. So what the HELL are we doing pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into subsidies for wind power? By no stretch of the imagination can […]

Wind Industry Welfare: How Crony Capitalism Drives the Great Wind Power Fraud

  ‘Wind PTC Action Hub’: Time to End Energy Cronyism Master Resource Robert Bradley Jr. 9 October 2015 “Without the PTC, any mandated wind generation would be an even bigger political problem because its cost inflation would be exposed. The wind-is-competitive-with-fossil-fuels hyperbole would be refuted in real time.” Congress enacted the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) in 1992 as a temporary measure […]

Wind Industry Still Wailing About ‘Uncertainty’ as Australian Retailers Continue to Reject Wind Power ‘Deals’

[Could it be something about the ‘product’, maybe?] Back in February this year, STT covered the unassailable fact that Australia’s Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) – then set at a colossal 41,000 GWh – was completely unsustainable on every level – economic, political and social: LRET “Stealth Tax” to Cost Australian Power Punters $30 BILLION […]