Angus Taylor MP: Retailer Boycott – Wind Farms will NOT be Built where there is ‘Negative Community Reaction’

**** Angus Taylor, the Liberal Federal Member for Hume gave a wind industry scorching interview on Alan Jones’ Breakfast show on 2GB last week. For Australian rural communities fighting the threat of these things, STT thinks that what Angus had to say is the best news that they will have heard, since their battles began. […]

Rearranging Deckchairs on the Titanic: or Ian Macfarlane’s Futile Efforts to Save the LRET & his mates at Infigen

**** For more than just a little while, STT has been pointing out that the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) is simply unsustainable – be that as a matter of simple economics; or as a cold, hard political fact. A couple of weeks back, we provided a very detailed analysis as to just why the […]

Energy Market Gorillas Beat Up on the Wind Power Monkeys

**** The opportunity to make submissions to the RET Review Panel ended last Friday. The Panel’s mailbox has been stuffed with cracking submissions from Australia’s leading energy market economists, business groups and, more importantly, the really BIG players in Australia’s energy market (let’s call them the “energy market gorillas”). Two of the biggest – Origin […]

Origin’s Grant King: Giant Fans Fail to Reduce CO2 At All

**** Australia has spent $billions propping up wind weasels with cheap money (read unsecured loans which are, in effect, interest free) from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (see our post here); the benefit of the mandatory Renewable Energy Target, which forces retailers to purchase wind power on pain of a fine – aka the “shortfall […]

Yet Another One Bites the Dust – Naroghid Knocked Out

STT has been a little slow-off-the-mark to report on yet another glorious VICTORY for the people of Naroghid near Cobden, Victoria.  Our excuse is that there are so many GREAT news stories to report on at the moment we’ve been spoiled for choice. What with leading Australian businessmen, Dick Smith dumping a bucket on wind […]

Wind power fraud “Voortrekker”: Niall Ferguson called it years ago

There were some amongst us who – right from the outset – recognised wind power as the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time.  In Afrikaans they would be called the “Voortrekkers” – those that got out in front early and stayed there. The followers of the Voortrekkers  – include people like Australia’s Dick […]

The Gorillas start beating up the Monkeys

A little while back we posted a video where Origin Energy’s Chief, Grant King laid out the demise of the RET.  Well – King-Kong-King is back beating his chest and letting the whole energy jungle know who’s boss.  This time – though – he’s brought a few other heavies with him. **** And these mountain […]