Greg Hunt Delivers Coalition’s Political Suicide Manifesto: Liberals Lock-In $46 Billion Power Tax as Wind Industry Rescue Package

**** The wind industry in Australia is doomed. Australia’s commercial lending institutions know it (calling in their loans and refusing to lend for any new wind farms). And the wind industry knows it – hence the big players’ frantic efforts to ditch their wind farms, cut and run – although these fire sales are as […]

Greg Hunt’s “Game” of Hide and Seek: or how Australia’s most notorious wind power outfit – Infigen – hijacked Australian Energy Policy

**** Ian “Macca” Macfarlane and his youthful ward, Greg Hunt are the flies in the Coalition’s political ointment, when it comes to engineering anything like a sensible policy on energy. Both Macfarlane’s and Hunt’s offices are filled with wind industry plants and stooges, like Hunt’s senior adviser, Patrick Gibbons. Patrick is best mates with Vesta’s […]

David Mortimer, Turbine Host: An “Inconvenient” Wind Industry Fact

**** With Steven Cooper’s Cape Bridgewater study sending shock-waves through the wind industry around the world (see our posts here and here and here), the wind industry – always prickly when it comes to fronting up to “inconvenient” facts (see our post here) – is more defensive than ever. In Australia, one long-running “inconvenience” for […]

Australia’s Most Notorious Wind Power Outfit – Infigen – says “Move Over Pinocchio, Here We Come”

Lies, treachery and deceit are the hallmarks of the wind industry – fraud of all manner of descriptions is de rigueur for wind power outfits; and whether it’s bribery and fraud; vote rigging scandals; tax fraud; investor fraud or REC fraud – crooks and corruption rule. These boys are the grand masters of fleecing customers […]

Greg Hunt (“Dumb”) & Ian Macfarlane (“Dumber”) Out to Send ALL Australians Into Power Price Penury

Ian “Macca” Macfarlane and his youthful ward, Greg Hunt are the flies in the Coalition’s political ointment, when it comes to engineering anything like a sensible policy on energy. Both Macfarlane’s and Hunt’s offices are filled with wind industry plants and stooges, like Vesta’s Ken McAlpine’s best mate, Patrick Gibbons; and both Macca and Hunt […]

Farmers Tell Wind Farm Developer to Stick its Turbines Where the Sun Don’t Shine

**** The great wind power fraud depends on a few gullible land owners signing up to host turbines for charming wind power outfits like Thailand’s RATCH (see our posts here and here and here). No turbine hosts; no wind industry. Lured by annual licence fees of around $10,000 per turbine, farmers who do sign up […]

Angus Taylor Joins the Wind Farm Rumble to Save Rugby & Rye Park

A little while back, in covering what “community division” caused by wind farms really means, we touched on a developer’s “community consultation” that took place at Rye Park (near Goulburn) in NSW (see our post here). The “community consultation” in question was held by Epuron – an outfit hoping to develop what it calls the […]

When will the Wind Industry Stop Lying?

**** With the Australian wind industry in its death throes, the industry and its parasites are lying around the clock in an effort to preserve the greatest rort of all time – as they seek to fend off the inevitable dismantling of the mandatory Renewable Energy Target. Lies about the number of jobs at risk. […]

German Energy Giant E.On says: It’s Time for Wind Power to Grow Up

The wind industry is a lot like Peter Pan – the eternal child, who will fight, kick and scream to avoid the stark reality of adulthood. How often have we heard the yarn about wind power needing a fat pile of subsidies (filched from taxpayers and power consumers) for just that little bit longer to […]

Energy Market Gorillas Beat Up on the Wind Power Monkeys

**** The opportunity to make submissions to the RET Review Panel ended last Friday. The Panel’s mailbox has been stuffed with cracking submissions from Australia’s leading energy market economists, business groups and, more importantly, the really BIG players in Australia’s energy market (let’s call them the “energy market gorillas”). Two of the biggest – Origin […]