Subsidised Suicide: Wind Power Delivers Nothing But Rocketing Power Prices & Blackouts

*** In this pair of pearlers, James Delingpole spans the globe: firstly detailing the growing and staggering cost of subsidised wind power in Britain; and then turning his attention Downunder to the disaster that is Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia. Post-Brexit Britain Wants To Escape Its EU Renewables Targets. About Time Too Breitbart James […]

Renewables Retreat: China Slaps Ban on New Wind Power Projects

Plenty of what Westerners know about the Middle Kingdom is more marvellous myth than solid fact. Fitting squarely within that category is the idea peddled by wind worshippers that China is working at a furious pace to carpet itself with millions of these things. In truth, instead of squandering billions on a technology that was […]

Australia’s PM Fiddles While Rome Burns: Keeping Federal RET a Recipe for a National Energy Disaster

*** ‘inertia’: noun a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged; “the bureaucratic inertia of the various tiers of government” synonyms: inactivity, inaction, inactiveness, inertness, passivity, apathy, accidie, malaise, stagnation, dullness, enervation, sluggishness, lethargy, languor, languidness, listlessness, torpor, torpidity, idleness, indolence, laziness, sloth, slothfulness. If STT was called upon to provide a single word […]

Australia’s Energy Crisis: Hazelwood Closure Means Higher Prices & More Blackouts

The Federal Large-Scale RET has just claimed another scalp in the shape of 1,600MW of reliable base-load plant at Hazelwood, Victoria – as well as more than 1,000 well-paid blue-collar jobs and an entire regional community. That loss follows hot on the heels of the breathtakingly stupid decision by South Australia’s hapless Labor government to […]

SA’s Deluded Labor Government Warned Wind Power Push Would Wreck its Grid Way Back in 2009

*** Desperate, delusional and in denial, South Australia’s hapless Labor government is taking a well-deserved flogging in the press. SA, the so-called ‘wind power capital’, instead of setting an example of how to run on sunshine and breezes, has become an international laughing stock. Rocketing prices, repeated statewide blackouts and mass load shedding have made […]

Back to the Future: Wind ‘Powered’ South Australia to Run on Diesel Generators

*** There will be STT followers old enough to remember when country towns and regional centres relied upon an enormous diesel generator as their sole power supply. No doubt better than nothing, local diesel generators were soon replaced by coal-fired power plant and extensive distribution grids; reliability increased, power prices fell and the rest, as […]

Cuomo Curses New York to the Dark Ages with $360m on Subsidised Wind Power

*** In 2017, with examples like Germany, Ontario and South Australia on file, any political leader still pushing subsidised wind power on his or her people is either a certifiable lunatic or is in on it. Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York State simply leaves that question begging with his move to throw $360 […]