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 […]

The Irish Wind Power Nightmare ‘An Expensive Mess’

**** As the wheels fall off the great wind power fraud around the Globe, we thought we’d head back to the future, with this prescient piece from the Emerald Isle from last year. Irish Energy Policy: An Expensive Mess The Sunday Times (Irish edition) Cormac Lucey 16 November 2014 In recent weeks political debate has […]

Germany’s Wind Power Disaster: the Perfect Lesson on How to Simultaneously Wreck an Economy & the Environment

The Germans went into wind power harder and faster than anyone else – and the cost of doing so is catching up with a vengeance. The subsidies have been colossal, the impacts on the electricity market chaotic and – contrary to the environmental purpose of the policy – CO2 emissions are rising fast: if “saving” […]