Bulk Battery Storage of Wind Power a Myth

In the fall-out over South Australia’s wind powered economic and social calamity, the line has been repeatedly spun about fixing the mess with ‘rapidly improving battery storage technology’. It is little more than a ‘smoke and mirrors’ pitch by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers, designed to deflect attention from the fact that wind […]

No Shit Sherlock – Wind Power is a Lame Duck

Today’s “No Shit Sherlock” award goes to the New York Times‘s environment pages for their belated discovery that renewable energy is a lame duck. Breitbart James Delingpole 20 July 2016 Is the global effort to combat climate change, painstakingly agreed to in Paris seven months ago, already going off the rails? Germany, Europe’s champion for […]

SA’s Debacle Spreads: Wind Power Threatens to Wreck an Entire Power System

*** Things got serious in Australia’s energy sector as soon as the wind power debacle in South Australia started making the front pages of Australia’s metropolitan dailies. For a while, the happy citizens of states (other than SA) not wedded to the wind power delusion could quietly snigger at the mess South Australia’s hapless Labor […]

Wind Power Obsession Sends South Australians Back to the Stone Age

Amidst the panic and chaos being experienced by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers – due to the unfolding and inevitable wind power calamity in South Australia – one of the newly invented catchphrases is “transition”. It’s a term now employed by wind spinners, dimwitted politicians and gullible journalists; and is often coupled up […]

SA’s Wind Power Debacle a ‘Poisoned Chalice’ for Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg

The Federal Energy and Environment Minister seems to hold a belief that he can tiptoe around the toxic political quagmire that is South Australia’s power supply and pricing calamity. As they say ‘well, good luck with that!’ Already the target of sniggering Australian satire, South Australia’s wind power ‘experiment’ has turned it into an international […]

Massively Subsidised Wind Power Crushes Germany’s Biggest Power Provider as CO2 Emissions Soar

*** The parallels between Germany and South Australia are as uncanny as they are frightening. The common feature being, of course, their ludicrous attempt to rely on sunshine and breezes. Like South Australians, Germans went into wind power harder and faster than anyone else – and the cost of doing so is catching up with a vengeance. […]

Brits Slash Subsidies to Wind Power as South Australia’s ‘Green Dream’ Turns Nightmare

*** STT followers might be wondering at our present obsession with South Australia’s wind powered, energy calamity.  However, we haven’t forgotten about the rest of the world.  Our focus, we think, is justified; as South Australia stands as the perfect and inevitable example of what happens when you try to run an economy on sunshine […]