Who exempts the Poor from the LRET’s $50 Billion Electricity Tax & More Power Price Punishment?

**** The “debate” about the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target continues to rage in Canberra, where the rent-seekers’ game of “save the LRET at all costs” has been driven by the increasingly panicked and apoplectic rantings of Miles George and Kane Thornton. Miles heads up near-bankrupt wind power outfit Infigen (aka Babcock & Brown) and, to […]

Labor, Greg Hunt & Australia’s Wind Industry Panic as LRET Set to Implode

**** Back in October last year, STT predicted that Australia’s Labor opposition would reject any moves by the Coalition to scale back the (completely unsustainable) Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) (see our posts here and here). It was around that time, that the Coalition’s (killing) Industry Minister, Ian “Macca” Mcfarlane; and his youthful ward, (carpeting […]

Ian Macfarlane, Greg Hunt & Australia’s Wind Power Debacle: is it Dumb and Dumber 2, or Liar Liar?

  Australia’s Energy Minister, Ian “Macca” Macfarlane and his youthful ward, Environment Minister, 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 Hunt’s senior adviser, Patrick Gibbons. Patrick […]