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 […]

Australian Wind Industry in a Tailspin as Senate Sets Up Inquiry Into the Great Wind Power Fraud & Cross-Benchers Lay Out Plans for the LRET

**** STT recently covered a motion proposed by cross-bench Senators Leyonhjelm, Madigan, Day, Xenophon; with the support of the Coalition, through their Deputy Government Whip in the Senate, STT Champion, WA Senator, Chris Back to establish a wide-ranging inquiry into the wind industry in Australia (see our post here). It gives us much pleasure to […]

Labor Determined to Smash the Poor & Put REAL Australian Businesses to the Sword

**** A little while back we covered the lone-wolf efforts of the Coalition’s Energy Minister, Ian “Macca” Macfarlane to salvage the Renewable Energy Target from its inevitable collapse. Macca – whose links to near-bankrupt wind power outfit Infigen are far from “healthy” (see our posts here and here) tossed a ball into the Labor Opposition’s […]

Psst, Wanna “Save” the Planet? Then it’s Time to Go Nuclear

**** The nuclear option must be high on agenda of energy green paper The Australian Gary Johns 4 November 2014 THE Abbott government is finalising an energy green paper (not to be confused with a green energy paper). Submissions are due today. Every group is in there pitching, including nuclear engineers. China has under construction, […]