Last Chance Hotel: Australia’s Energy Crisis at the Crossroads

*** Australia’s energy crisis is a self-inflicted calamity with no apparent end in sight. The PM, Malcolm Turnbull seems intent on protecting his son, Alex’s investment in Australia’s most notorious wind power outfit, Infigen (see our post here). While his gormless Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg behaves like a punch-drunk boxer, who cannot land a punch […]

Elephant in the Room: Australia’s Renewable Energy Target the Cause of an Energy Calamity

Australia’s energy crisis is all self-inflicted and largely down to the scaremongering waged by global warming catastrophists. A rolling jumble of false premises and false promises, the frenzied and ill-thought-out reaction to the ‘threat’ posed by CO2 gas has all but destroyed Australia’s once natural advantage of having abundant, cheap and reliable energy. Here’s The […]

Australia’s Power Grid Groans: Wind Power Obsession Threatens Lives & Livelihoods

Vain and dishonest, former Labor PM (and Muppet-in-Chief), Kevin Rudd has a lot to answer for. When his predecessor, Liberal PM, John Howard brought in a renewable energy target in 2001, it was set at a tokenistic 2%: clearly a sop to the wind cult, but for Australian businesses and families, a ‘nothing to see […]

Wind Power Disaster Means South Australian Labor Government ‘Gone with the Wind’

*** While the power pricing and supply calamity that is South Australia is down to the subsidies awarded to wind power under the Federal government’s Large-Scale RET, the state Labor government has done plenty to create the unfolding disaster and nothing to mitigate it. It’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill must know that, as a wind […]

Brits Slash Subsidies to Wind Power as South Australia’s ‘Green Dream’ Turns Nightmare

*** STT followers might be wondering at our present obsession with South Australia’s wind powered, energy calamity.  However, we haven’t forgotten about the rest of the world.  Our focus, we think, is justified; as South Australia stands as the perfect and inevitable example of what happens when you try to run an economy on sunshine […]

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 […]