Wind Power Subsidies Crushing Families & Killing Thousands of Real Jobs

**** The wind industry’s fortunes are waning all over the globe. As politicians face the wrath of furious voters lumbered with the ludicrous costs of backing an entirely meaningless power generation source – subsidies are being slashed; investors are grabbing their money on the way out, before the whole Ponzi scheme inevitably collapses; and wind […]

UK Subsidising Wind Industry Jobs at £115,000 a Pop & Killing REAL Jobs in the “Bargain”

Wind farm owners ‘get £115,000 subsidy for UK every job they create’ The Telegraph Emily Gosden 12 November 2014 Wind industry says record numbers of people employed in the UK – but critics say the subsidy bill has risen even faster Wind farm developers receive more than £115,000 in subsidy for every person they employ […]

Angus Taylor: Coalition set to kill the wind industry, while supporting rooftop solar

With the wind industry reeling after the RET review panel delivered its recommendation to slam the door shut on any more wind farms (see our post here), it’s sought to whip up support for the mandatory RET by enlisting the usual band of useful Marxist idiots (like GetUp! and 350.org) to rally a band of […]

Nick Cater: the Mandatory RET the Greatest Rort of All Time

Hostages to a renewable ruse The Australian Nick Cater 29 July 2014 The Abbott bashers are unwittingly siding with crafty merchant bankers. THE power couple. If there is a sound more pitiable than the whine of a pious environmental activist, it is the wail of a ­financier about to do his dough. The mournful chorus […]

Sun, wind and drain: the Hidden and Obscene Cost of Wind Power

Wind power doesn’t run on wind, it runs on subsidies. And the cost of these subsidies goes way beyond direct financial incentives; such as the REC Tax levied on all Australian power consumers – and extends to the cost of conventional generators holding sufficient spinning reserve and fast-start-up Open Cycle Gas Turbines – both forced […]

Renegade PUP – Jacqui Lambie – Heralds Demise of the Mandatory RET

The credibility of any political party pronouncing any policy position is directly proportional to the unity demonstrated by elected members within that party: Politics 101. Barely a week has passed since big Clive Palmer announced that his Palmer United Party (PUP) would use its balance of power in the Senate to block any changes whatsoever […]

PM’s Top Advisor – Maurice Newman – Hammers Palmer’s “Inconsistent” RET Plan

As the dust settles on the Palmer/Gore circus of the bizarre, it’s now evident that the PUP’s leader has pulled one the greatest confidence tricks since Paul Newman and Robert Redford joined forces in “The Sting”. As the hard-green-left stared in awe at their grand warming alarmist, Palmer slipped through the net unnoticed. It was […]