The Lunacy of Trying to Run on Wind Power

The Lunacy of Pledging to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Use since Wind and Solar Are Not the Answer to Much of Anything Carlin Economics and Science Alan Carlin 5 August 2016 Greatly increased human prosperity in some areas of the world over the last 150 years can be traced in large part to progressively greater access […]

South Australia’s Energy Fiasco: Wind Power Dropout Leaves BHP with Whopping $2.5 Million Power Bill

Continuing our focus on Australia’s “wind power capital”, South Australia and its self-inflicted energy disaster, here is another story outlining the debacle, this time from The Advertiser. BHP’s SA power bill hit $2.5m – on a single day The Advertiser Luke Griffiths 16 July 2016 THE power bill of the state’s largest private employer recently […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Nightmare Crushing its Biggest Employers

For over 3½ years, STT has been warning about the pending social and economic disaster in Australia’s so-called “wind power capital”, South Australia. A few weeks back we covered yet another crippling 12% hike in retail power prices, to be suffered by cash-strapped South Australian households; those who, of course, aren’t among the tens of […]

South Australians Locked in Wind Power Price Disaster: Retail Prices Jump Another 12%

*** South Australia is an economic basket case, thanks, in no small part, to its obsession with wind power. Power prices are spiralling out of control. Back in March SA’s businesses were belted with a 90% hike in their bills, that left manufacturers, miners and other power hungry businesses reeling: Wind Power Costs Crushing South […]

Wind Industry Makes Absurd Claim that Wind Power Lowers Retail Power Prices

Wind industry propaganda is an artform, which works on the adage, once employed by a crazy little German with a funny mustache, that: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” The latest wind industry wheeze is to turn black into white, by claiming that occasionally adding […]

The Staggering Cost of Pointless Wind Power: Can Australia Avoid Economic Suicide?

South Australia has earned the unenviable title of Australia’s ‘Wind Power Capital’. For its sins it has seen power prices rocket (the forward price, at $90 per MWh is more than double its neighbour Victoria’s) and unemployment with it: worse is yet to come, on both scores. Then there’s the grid instability and state-wide blackouts […]

Wind Power Disaster: South Australians Grapple with Rocketing Power Prices, an Unstable Grid & Rolling Blackouts

**** In Australia’s wind farm capital, South Australia the terms ‘chaos’ and ‘crisis’ are used to describe the aftermath of an energy policy ‘designed’ on desktops by dimwits, who haven’t got the faintest clue about how power generation works (or much else, for that matter). Wind power collapses and blackouts are now part of South […]

Wind Power: Get Set to Return to the Dark Ages

**** Windmills and Sunbeams Won’t Keep the Lights On NewsMax Larry Bell 14 September 2015 The Obama administration’s global warming hell-bent “Clean Power Plan” which is supposed to regulate and tax our nation away from fossil fuels to heavily subsidized “renewable” energy sources is presently a transitional bridge to nowhere. And after all, as the […]

South Australia’s Unbridled Wind Power Insanity: Wind Power Collapses see Spot Prices Rocket from $70 to $13,800 per MWh

**** To call what South Australia’s Labor government has ‘gifted’ their constituents an energy ‘policy’, is to flatter it as involving some kind of genuine ‘design’. It’s an economic debacle, pure and simple. The current mess started under former Premier, Mike Rann –  a former spin-doctor, whose relatives lined up at the wind power subsidy […]

Senator Matt Canavan: Australia’s RET Policy: “Robin Hood visits Bizarro World”

**** Labor’s energy policy nothing but wind The Australian Matt Canavan 4 December 2014 GEORGE Orwell once said that political language was designed to “give an appearance of solidity to pure wind”. Step forward exhibit A and the Labor Party’s explanation for refusing to fix the mess that is Australian renewable energy policy. Mark Butler […]