Renewables Reckoning: German Business Being Throttled by Rocketing Power Prices

There’s something uncanny about the relationship between rocketing power prices and renewable energy: ask a German, Dane or South Australian. The consequences of Germany’s obsession with sunshine and breezes are starting to hit home, with a vengeance. Its economic backbone, referred to as the ‘Mittelstand’ (small to mid-size firms, either in family or private hands) […]

Insane Cost of Ontario’s Wind Power Obsession Killing Thousands of Manufacturing Jobs Forever

The principles of economics are not hard, nor are they a mystery. Jobs require viable businesses, viable businesses require cheap and reliable electricity. Deprive businesses of cheap and reliable power and those businesses will very soon cease to exist. Those truisms, however, continue to fall on deaf ears in Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’, South […]

Guilty: Subsidised Wind & Solar Drive Australia’s Rocketing Retail Power Prices

Among the dwindling band of deluded wind and sun worshippers, no two words are more prone to send them into apoplexy than ‘South Australia’. Held up as the example of how to run an economy on sunshine and breezes (sprinkled with a liberal dose of pixie dust and batteries that cost $150 million to power […]

Heartless Hypocrites: Renewables Zealots Treat Jobless Thousands as ‘Collateral Damage’

  In Australia’s rushed and ridiculous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes, objectivity and compassion were early casualties. Boffins, journalists and pundits from the green-left end of the swamp worship wind and solar power as the beguiled from some mediaeval cult. What singles out these Pinot Gris sipping neo-Marxists is their malignancy towards Australia’s […]

Brewing Voter Fury Guarantees End to Australia’s Renewable Energy Target

  Pensioners who can no longer afford power vote. The adult children of those pensioners vote. South Australian businessman, Stephen Scherer – owner of Plastic Granulating Services – who was forced to permanently shut the gates on an otherwise profitable business when his power bill went from $80,000 a month to $180,000 a month votes. […]

Australia’s Renewable Policy Destroying Jobs: Miners Facing Power Price & Supply Crisis

Australia’s enviable prosperity isn’t due to sunshine and breezes, it’s down to iron ore, coal and a bevy of other minerals including copper and uranium of the kind being gouged out of the ground by BHP Billiton at Roxby Downs in South Australia’s North (see above). How long Australia maintains its wealth is down to […]

Energy Economics Mythbusters: Claims Renewables Create Real & Lasting Jobs Just Fake News

One “justification” put up by the wind industry and its parasites for the social and economic chaos caused by spiralling power costs and – in places like notionally wind ‘powered’ South Australia – load shedding and blackouts (caused by daily wind power output collapses) is the claim that investment in wind power would create a […]

Ross McKitrick: Wind Power Subsidies Triple Power Prices in Ontario

One of the favourite smoke-and-mirrors lines pulled by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers is that wind power lowers power prices. Among the ‘tiny’ little omissions in that pitch are that: 1) they’re only ever talking about spot prices when the wind is blowing; and 2) they skate over the massive subsidies that get […]

Wisconsin Study: Subsidised Wind Power a Certified Job Killer

South Australia isn’t the only place in the world where subsidised, intermittent and wholly unreliable wind power has become a proven social and economic disaster. Oh no. The inevitable consequences of trying to run an economy on the whims of the weather are universal. In this very detailed study from Wisconsin – based on actual […]

US Study Shows Wind Power Push to Kill 1.2 Million Real Jobs

Most, gifted with the slightest grip on the basics of economics, pick up on the fact that producers of widgets (and the like) are driven by the prospect of profits (a motive lost on Labor/Green apparatchiks), which, in turn depend upon input costs. For widget makers, butchers, bakers and the like, drive up input costs […]