Australia’s Monumental Wind Power Fail: Rocketing Prices & Mass Blackouts Here to Stay

As an entry-level primer on the causes and consequences of Australia’s self-inflicted energy calamity, this article by The Australian’s Graham Lloyd is a pretty fair effort. However, as usual, Graham allows his instinct for journalistic ‘balance’ to take the edge off his own analysis. Wind fail: blow me down The Australian Graham Lloyd 8 September […]

Australia’s Great Shame: Renewable Energy Obsession Leaves Pensioners Freezing in the Dark

  Australia’s maniacal obsession with attempting to power itself on sunshine and breezes has led to ‘The Great Shame’: a 140% increase in the number of homes disconnected from the grid, no longer able to afford power prices rocketing, year-on year, at 16 to 20%, leaving 25% of households unable to heat their homes during […]

Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster Puts Lives at Mortal Risk: More Powerless Pensioners Will Freeze to Death this Winter

Craig Kelly is one of the few Liberals with the courage to tell the truth; and to do so publicly, at the risk of bringing his own political future undone. In the article below, Craig states nothing more than the bleeding obvious. The cost of subsidising renewables is born disproportionately by the poorest and most […]

Australia’s Renewable Policy Doomed as Labor Party Scuttles Away from Suicidal 50% RET

*** Former union bully boy and billionaire wannabe, Labor opposition leader, Bill Shorten is all over the shop on energy policy. Terrified witless of the lunatic left and the Greens who, like the tail that wags the dog, have driven the Australian Labor Party into a suicidal push for a 50% RET, Shorten has taken […]

Former Labor Treasurer – Keith De Lacy: ‘Wind Power Simply Don’t Work – Not Here, Not Anywhere’

Electricity Bill Shorten: Existential Threat to Workers & the Poor. **** As Australians contemplate which box to tick in this coming Saturday’s Federal election, STT thinks it’s time to pause and consider the potential consequences of those actions. Once upon a time, the Australian Labor Party could rightly call itself “the workers’ party”. The ALP […]

Wind Power: the Wick Just Ain’t Worth the Candle: Energy Return vs Energy Invested Explained

In most scenarios involving the sane, equipped with cool, analytical heads, the economic choices we make (and the policies that surround, support or reflect them) are driven by a simple equation: that the economic cost should be outweighed by the benefits on offer. In less than a figurative heartbeat, energy policy has been hijacked by […]

Labor’s Renewable Target is Pure Insanity: the Coalition’s Target is Simply Madness

 **** When Electricity Bill Shorten came out to announce Labor’s 50% renewable energy target, a couple of weeks back, Tony Abbott quite rightly jumped on it as an economy destroying policy, that would drive power prices through the roof; energy intensive businesses offshore; and households into a dim, dark electricity free future. And fair enough: […]