Coalition’s Contempt: Senators Slam Pathetic & Belated Response to Wind Farm Inquiry

STT followers will well remember the efforts made by a band of Federal Senators to lift the lid on Australia’s wind industry. Starting back in April 2015, those Senators spent almost 6 months, attended 8 hearings in 4 States and the ACT, heard from dozens of witnesses and received almost 500 submissions, before producing their […]

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews Sanctions Mass Brolga Slaughter by Approving Dundonnell Wind Farm

Daniel Andrews’ wind farm plan will add to bird deaths Herald Sun Terry McCrann 25 July 2016 LAST week Premier Daniel Andrews made a very big deal of launching a new wind farm near Dundonnell in Victoria’s southwest. It was going to create 300 direct (and, ahem, indirect) jobs in construction and a massive — […]

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 […]

SA’s Wind Power Debacle Escalates as Australian Wind Power Subsidies Hit $3 Billion a Year

Renewables’ subsidies put sting into power bills The Australian Michael Owen 26 July 2016 Renewable energy output in Australia is subsidised by almost $3 billion a year, more than 19 times the amount for generation from fossil fuels, a report by an economic consultancy says. The report by Principal Economics found renewable energy subsidies added […]

What Kills the Australian Wind Industry: A $45 Billion Federal Power Tax

**** 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). 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 much […]

Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg Cops a Well-Earned Serve from Alan Jones & Victoria’s Wind Farm Victims

**** In late 2015, any one of our political betters caught paying lip-service to the wind industry can be fairly branded “pig ignorant”; or, if not just willfully blind to the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time, then a “piggy with his trotters firmly planted in the subsidy trough”. The wind industry is […]