Australia’s Federal RET Blown Away by South Australia’s Wind Power Disaster

Renewable strategy blowing in the spin The Australian Graham Lloyd 6 October 2016 The nation’s renewable energy strategy has officially blown a fuse. Everything is back on the table after an interim report found last week’s storm-induced statewide blackout in South Australia was the result of a dramatic, sudden loss of wind power generation. The […]

Blackout Blues Continue: Australia’s Wind Industry Loses PR War for ‘Hearts & Minds’

The proponents of a pointless power source, abandoned centuries ago for pretty obvious reasons, which exists, and only exists by reason of massive subsidies drawn from power consumers and/or taxpayers have, from the outset, engaged in a well-orchestrated PR campaign aimed at winning ‘hearts and minds’. An industry that wouldn’t survive a nanosecond without mandated […]

South Australia’s ‘Deluded’ Wind Power Policy a ‘Red-Flag’ for Wind Cult Zealots & Politicians Alike

*** There is nothing quite like being right in a public forum: especially when your opponents run as a rabid pack of deluded zealots, occupying a netherworld – altogether free of both fact and consequence – driven by ideology; and devoid of common sense, logic or reason. During the week just gone, the latest whole […]

Australia’s New Senate Pushes for End to Wind Power Subsidies

*** The return of a Federal Coalition government has given the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers no respite: the ‘uncertainty’ they dread is still hanging over the terminal Large-Scale RET (the subsidy scheme on which the entire scam depends) like the Sword of Damocles. The LRET is set up as a $3 billion a […]

Wind Industry’s Deathknell: Wind Power Shortfall Means Power Consumers Will be Forced to Pay $20 Billion in Fines

*** While the short-term fortunes wind power outfits have never looked brighter, the fact that the price of RECs (aka LGCs) has recently gone through the roof is a signal that the game is all but up. Before we detail why the wind industry is on its last legs, we’ll start with a couple of […]

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 […]

Australia Votes: STT Takes a Little Break

In a thousand places, from Albany to Yerranderie, from the Bungle Bungles to Zeehan, around 16 million Australians have just ticked a few boxes that will determine which team gets to control its Federal Parliament for a while. As to the future of the wind industry, the result matters little: without bi-partisan support, the LRET […]