Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster: Self-Inflicted Power Crisis Goes from Bad to Execrable

  As witless as they are gutless, the Federal Liberal/National Coalition government is tearing itself apart over energy. In particular, renewable energy; and the choice between the existing annual 33,000 GWh Large-Scale RET – roughly 26% of annual consumption, which is already destroying businesses and punishing households with 20% year-on-year price increases (even though the […]

Born Lucky: Stars Align Perfectly for PM’s Son with Mammoth Bet on Wind Power Outfit Infigen

Life is a lottery. And lottery winners are a mixed bag. Sometimes it’s that battler from Bundaberg who scoops the jackpot, immediately pays off the mortgages of his mates and buys five identical V8 Holden Commodores. On other occasions, the lottery was won at birth. Sometimes the advantage of parentage is immediate and other times […]

Chaotic Wind Power Shunned: Coalition to Use ‘Green’ Slush Fund to Build Coal-Fired Power Plants

*** The political climate surrounding energy policy in Australia is febrile. However, nervous and feverish excitement is hardly conducive to sensible solutions. Bill Shorten’s Labor opposition is turning itself inside out as it struggles to come to grips with the political punishment that will be meted out by voters who have already worked out that […]

Why the ‘Transition’ to Wind & Solar is Nothing More than a Cruel Marketing Myth

*** The propaganda wings of the wind and solar industry have a lot to answer for, not least repeated and violent abuses of the English language. We are repeatedly beguiled by tales about our ‘transition’ to an all renewable future; and about how wind power is ‘free’ and getting cheaper all the time. However, the […]

Memo to Malcolm: Scrap Australia’s Renewable Energy Target & Collect a Free Political Gift

Malcolm Turnbull is a Prime Minister who has attempted to please everyone and thereby proved the adage that by doing so you end up pleasing no one at all. Conservatives within his own party fulminate every time Malcolm takes to the stump and delivers sops designed to appease inner-city hipsters: his past and plentiful platitudes […]

Wind Power Subsidies Become Turnbull’s Worst Political Nightmare: Australia’s RET Must Go Now

*** At the risk of sounding like a broken record – or for the younger generation a stuttering CD or a corrupted MP3 file – STT has said it before and will keep saying it: any policy which is unsustainable will fail, crushed by its own imponderable weight or ignominiously scrapped by those who created […]

Turnbull Turns: Australia’s Federal Government Backs HELE Coal-Fired Power Plants

*** Australia’s Federal government is led by the patrician and aloof, Malcolm Turnbull. A former investment banker and, before that, trusted Consigliere to media heavyweight, the late Kerry Packer, Turnbull is grappling with a renewable energy target that is set to destroy once profitable and productive Australian businesses and punish Australian families for generations to […]