Unwilling Turbine Hosts Tell Senate: Australia’s Most Notorious Wind Power Outfit – Infigen – a Team of Bullies, Liars & Thugs

**** 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 […]

Jonathan Upson: Thuggery, Bullying and Harassment – just another day at the office

**** Time is fast running out for STT’s favourite whipping boys, Infigen.  Bleeding cash (it backed up a $55 million loss in 2011/12 with an $80 million loss, last financial year) the struggling outfit – formerly known as Babcock and Brown – is scrambling to get development approvals for all of its projects so they […]

British Renewables Champion – Tim Yeo – self immolates

STT is not sure whether it’s a function of having real journalists who aren’t afraid to tip a bucket on sleaze and corruption or whether British politics is just grubbier than elsewhere. But the stories from its renewable politics scene just keep on getting better. We’ve reported on just how rotten the wind industry is […]

Wind farms aren’t noisy, are they?

… and then there’s Terry

Don’t ask us. It’s not our problem. Arthur’s not here. He’s on holidays in Majorca. Your car’s out of warranty. Don’t call here any more. Don’t know. Not interested. Sod off. Terry McCann was a former professional boxer who served time in prison – two years for grievous bodily harm and three for attempted armed […]

Another freeloader on the green gravy train

Babcock and Brown was one of 36 companies that went bankrupt, laid off workers or were in critical financial trouble that were offered massive American federal support. The infamous company, which went belly-up in a cloud of scandal and unanswered questions, received $178 million of US taxpayer money. This was reportedly the largest grant made […]

Greed, greed, greed and hubris

Nowhere on Miles George’s biography on the website of Infigen Energy are the words Babcock and Brown. And this is unusual because, according to a document we unearthed, he was certainly an important person in the former Sydney-based global investment and advisory firm. George joined the infrastructure and project finance group of B&B in 1997. […]

The government wind farm meeting the Premier (probably) doesn’t know about

The New South Wales Government has caved into community pressure over coal seam gas mining partly due to the noise impact on local residents, while one of its departments is organising an invitation-only meeting to consolidate the state’s wind farm industry. As reported in today’s Sydney Morning Herald, the government has announced a ban on […]

Wind energy and the reconstructed smoking milk bottle

It’s the transcript of an information session held in Melbourne last year grandly titled “The Future of Wind Energy in Australia”. It was organized by The Grattan Institute. Jonathan Upson (pictured) is senior development manager at Infigen Energy. Now, when one of our group relayed his comments, we thought it was a joke. It had […]