Germans in ‘Green’ Power Backlash: Burgeoning Free Democrats Run on Anti-Wind Platform

Germans are a relatively cool tempered bunch, keen for consensus and to avoid serious civil confrontation. Which goes some way to explain why Germany was overrun by these things; with thousands of them speared all across their farms and forests. However, Germans quite obviously have their limits of tolerance. During the winter just gone, with […]

Wind Turbines Provide Zero% of Global Energy: Despite $Billions Squandered on Subsidies

*** Matt Ridley defines pragmatism and common sense. If – as the wind cult constantly exhorts us – generating power without generating CO2 emissions is the object, then wind power offers no solution. Matt correctly points out the path to CO2 reductions in the power sector involves gas, for now, and investing in an atomic […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle Destroying Jobs: Unemployment Rockets (Again)

*** The principles of economics are not hard, nor are they a mystery. Jobs require viable businesses, viable businesses require cheap and reliable electricity. Deprive businesses of cheap and reliable power and those businesses will very soon cease to exist. Those truisms, however, continue to fall on deaf ears in Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’, […]

Industrial Scale Battery Storage of Wind & Solar Would Cause Surge in CO2 Emissions

Californian carpet-bagger, Elon Musk has been threatening South Australia with a plan to scoop up at least $150 million of the $550 million its hapless Labor government is about to squander on non-fixes for its self-inflicted wind power disaster. So no time like the present to reflect on just how ‘green’ is SA’s plan to […]

Donald Trump’s War On Wind Power: Wind Industry Panics as Republicans Plan to Slash Subsidies

A couple of weeks back we covered the story of how the Republicans are lining up to slash wind power subsidies to the bone: America Set to Cut Subsidies to Wind Power & Prevent Grid Chaos And from all reports, their President needs little encouragement, as Slim Jim Delingpole reports (as an aside, STT was chuffed […]

Australia’s Renewable Policy Destroying Jobs: Miners Facing Power Price & Supply Crisis

Australia’s enviable prosperity isn’t due to sunshine and breezes, it’s down to iron ore, coal and a bevy of other minerals including copper and uranium of the kind being gouged out of the ground by BHP Billiton at Roxby Downs in South Australia’s North (see above). How long Australia maintains its wealth is down to […]

Former PM – John Howard Calls Australia’s Renewables Policy a ‘National Scandal’

*** John Howard was seen by many as the underdog of Australian conservative politics, who took more than two decades as a Federal MP to reach the position of Prime Minister, the victim of bitter internal political wrangling and intrigue within the Liberal Party. After he was deposed as Liberal opposition leader by Andrew Peacock […]