Australia’s Rocketing Prices & Looming Summer Blackouts Ensure Coal-Fired Power has a Long Way to Run

  Reports of the ‘death of coal’ have been greatly exaggerated. Around 80% of Australia’s electricity comes from coal-fired plant; with most of the balance from gas and hydro, in that order. No amount of statistical finessing from the wind and solar industries can budge their presently risible contributions to Australia’s power needs above more […]

Wind Industry Pockets Lion’s Share of Subsidies for Commercially Generated Power

 **** STT followers are painfully aware that the wind industry exists – and ONLY exists – to wallow in an endless stream of subsidies filched from power consumers and/or taxpayers: The Wind Industry: Always and Everywhere the Result of Massive & Endless Subsidies (Part 1) The Wind Industry: Always and Everywhere the Result of Massive […]

Miners Skewer Wind Industry Myth that the LRET is Lowering Power Prices

STT followers have a keen ear when it comes to picking wind industry spin. One of the most fantastic efforts to turn night into day is the completely bogus story about wind power causing a reduction in Australian retail power prices. Like most wind industry drivel, it’s a tale that’s heavy on emotional “belief” and […]

Australia’s Miners say: “Tony, it’s Time for the Great Big Toxic REC Tax to GO”

**** As the RET Review Panel get ready to help axe the mandatory Renewable Energy Target, Australia’s miners have united to brand the RET a guaranteed “job killer” and just “plain crazy”. The miners quite rightly identify the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) issued under that policy as an enormous and unnecessary cost burden to households […]

Miners gang up on the RET

Australia’s miners have carried its economy along on a wave of investment and export growth over the last 20 years – so when they talk – governments listen (see our post here). Here’s a cracking piece by Minerals Council Chief, Brendon Pearson that appeared in The Australian. No end in sight to soaring electricity prices […]

Miners dig in to help scrap the RET

In 1964, a nit-picking academic called Donald Horne tagged Australia the “Lucky Country” – and he did not mean it as a compliment. Australia is lucky, but so what? It rode on the sheep’s back for more than a century as the world’s largest producer of fine apparel wool. It’s seen one or two golden […]