Germany’s ‘Transition’ Back to Coal: Renewable Energy Push Smacks Into Reality

  All lies and promises, wind and sun worshippers keep telling us that rocketing power prices and unstable grids are just minor ‘teething problems’ on our way to an inevitable ‘transition’ to a wonderful world run entirely on sunshine and breezes. On their worldview, it’s a matter of when, not if, modern economies end up […]

Germany’s Anti-Wind Power FDP Free Democrats Crush Greens in North Rhine Westphalia

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 […]

AGL’s Renewables Ruse: The Solution to Australia’s Energy Crisis Isn’t More Subsidised Wind Turbines & Solar Panels

While choice remains an option, the adage that ‘when you’re in a hole stop digging’ obviously applies when you find yourself in the midst of a disaster of your very own doing. Australia’s unfolding energy calamity has turned what was once an energy superpower, into an international laughing stock. Blessed with abundant coal, gas and […]

South Australia’s Ridiculous Wind Power Push Driving Business to Bankruptcy: Power Prices Triple (Again)

*** In Australia’s so-called wind power capital, South Australia, its hapless Labor government is crowing about having reached its ludicrous 50% renewable energy target. However, the cost of that vanity project is crippling what remains of South Australia’s productive enterprise. In our recent post – Economic Carnage: SA’s Rocketing Power Prices Crippling Miners, Bakers & […]

Australia’s PM Fiddles While Rome Burns: Keeping Federal RET a Recipe for a National Energy Disaster

*** ‘inertia’: noun a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged; “the bureaucratic inertia of the various tiers of government” synonyms: inactivity, inaction, inactiveness, inertness, passivity, apathy, accidie, malaise, stagnation, dullness, enervation, sluggishness, lethargy, languor, languidness, listlessness, torpor, torpidity, idleness, indolence, laziness, sloth, slothfulness. If STT was called upon to provide a single word […]

The Dangerous Road Ahead: The Wind Industry – Status Report

There are good reasons for serious and responsible players in the wind industry to be concerned about the industry’s future, and perhaps even more about corporate and personal liabilities. Liabilities there are, but for whom and when will they come visiting, are in the process of being established. Encouraged by now seen to be ignorant […]

Renewable Industry’s Giant Battery Claims Unplugged

*** With Californian carpet-bagger, Elon Musk swooping on South Australia to scoop up as much as he can of the $550 million its hapless Labor government is about to squander on non-fixes for its self-inflicted wind power disaster, it’s time to put pen to paper to work out just how risible is SA’s plan to […]