Coalition’s Contempt: Senators Slam Pathetic & Belated Response to Wind Farm Inquiry

STT followers will well remember the efforts made by a band of Federal Senators to lift the lid on Australia’s wind industry. Starting back in April 2015, those Senators spent almost 6 months, attended 8 hearings in 4 States and the ACT, heard from dozens of witnesses and received almost 500 submissions, before producing their […]

Wind Industry Corruption in NSW: Maurice Newman Lifts the Lid

Maurice Newman was the former head of Deutsche Bank, the ABC and ASX so you’d think he might know a thing or two about economics and business. Maurice doesn’t mince his words about these things: calling wind power “a crime against the people” (see our post here). Maurice has also previously made the connection between […]

As Germany’s Energiewende Implodes, China Plans to Export Affordable Power to Power-Starved Germans

Famously, in 1793 the Emperor Qianlong penned a letter for the benefit of the entourage led by English Ambassador, Lord George McCartney, informing him and his King, George III that “we possess all things. I set no value on objects strange or ingenious, and have no use for your country’s manufactures.” Things have moved on […]

PM Hopes to Salvage LRET & Wind Industry by Reviving Renewables Slush Fund

**** In Australia, the fact that the Large-Scale RET was slashed once (from a 41,000 GWh annual target to 33,000GWh) guarantees that no commercial retailer will enter a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with a wind power outfit; and, accordingly, that no commercial banker will lend money for any new wind farms (see our post here). […]

Australian Senators Demand Wind Farm Moratorium: NHMRC (finally) Decides to Conduct Actual Health Research

Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council long ago disqualified itself as a body fit, willing, or even able to investigate and report on the known and obvious consequences to human health and well-being caused by incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound. From the get go, it’s been infiltrated by wind industry consultants, such […]

The Economy Crushing Consequences of Massively Subsidised Wind Power

Reaping the carbon policy harvest Catallaxy Files Alan Moran 18 January 2016 For five years, Tata, the Indian firm that owns what used to be British Steel has been warning that energy costs in Britain are squeezing competitiveness. Previous reductions have accelerated in 2015 with a 15 per cent cut in jobs. Successive UK governments […]

Institutional Malice: Wind Farm Victims’ Government Endorsed Suffering Continues With Greg Hunt’s Knowledge

**** The number of Liberal (Australia’s once small-government, conservative, business and family friendly) Party MPs that hold a bizarre affection for these things can be tallied up on one hand. The Liberal’s King of the Wind Worship Cult is the hapless Environment Minister, young Gregory Hunt. Hunt’s office is headed up by wind industry plant, […]

What Kills the Australian Wind Industry: A $45 Billion Federal Power Tax

**** The wind industry in Australia is doomed. Australia’s commercial lending institutions know it (calling in their loans and refusing to lend for any new wind farms). The wind industry knows it – hence the big players’ frantic efforts to ditch their wind farms, cut and run – although these fire sales are as much […]

Bjørn Lomborg Counts the ‘Enormous’ Cost of the Wind Power ‘Mirage’

When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy, Bjørn Lomborg is one of the very few that provide balanced, detailed analysis; properly supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be […]

Britain’s Economic Nightmare Unfolds: Wind Power Costs Killing Thousands of REAL Jobs

**** A few posts back we focused on the naked malice of Labor’s Bill Shorten – as he derided Joanne Kermond on national television. Joanne is among the many victims of Pacific Hydro’s non-compliant Cape Bridgewater disaster – an outfit owned by Bill’s Labor/Union buddies, which has been defrauding the Commonwealth for nearly 7 years: […]