Never Economic, Never Competitive: Wind Industry Built on Lies & Runs on Subsidies

The wind industry has been firmly attached the subsidy teat for more than 30 years. Talk about being competitive with conventional generators is patent nonsense: cut the subsidies and this so-called ‘industry’ would disappear in a heartbeat. Whether it’s in Western Victoria, South Australia or in the midwest of the USA, wind power is always […]

America Set to Cut Subsidies to Wind Power & Prevent Grid Chaos

Donald Trump is not the wind industry’s biggest fan. And now that the damage done to once reliable and affordable power supplies by the intermittent and chaotic delivery of wind power is plain for all to see (look no further than South Australia), the US is out to avoid the inevitable. Starting with an investigation […]

It’s a Fraud: The Wind Industry’s ‘Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics’ Exposed

American Pensmith, Mark Twain’s quip about there being “three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” fits neatly with the propaganda pedalled by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers. This dissection of what America’s Wind Energy Association dishes up on a daily basis is as good as it gets, in tearing away wind industry […]

The Wind Industry: After 30 Years, It’s Time to Remove the Training Wheels

**** At an economic level, subsidising the production of a good or the provision of a service makes sense where there is complete market failure, such that the good or service will never be supplied (or only at a price which is practically un-affordable to the majority of consumers); and where the total benefit to […]

US Wind Power Outfits’ Shares Plummet – Hundreds of ‘Green’ Jobs Axed

**** Remember all those stories about the wind industry providing millions of groovy, well-paid ‘green’ jobs – as secure as Fort Knox? No? Sure, you’ll hear mention of loads of promised wind industry jobs – in fictional retellings from wind industry spruikers – as they wail about dreaded ‘uncertainty’ – causing bankers to baulk and […]

Wind Industry Welfare: How Crony Capitalism Drives the Great Wind Power Fraud

  ‘Wind PTC Action Hub’: Time to End Energy Cronyism Master Resource Robert Bradley Jr. 9 October 2015 “Without the PTC, any mandated wind generation would be an even bigger political problem because its cost inflation would be exposed. The wind-is-competitive-with-fossil-fuels hyperbole would be refuted in real time.” Congress enacted the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) in 1992 as a temporary measure […]

2015: the Wind Industry’s ‘Annus Horribilis’; or Time to Sink the Boots In

**** Any ‘business’ model or industry that is built around endless streams of government mandated subsidies – like Australia’s REC Tax/Subsidy or the US’s Production Tax Credit – pins its hopes of long-term survival on the whims of our political betters, which tend to ebb and flow with the economics that dictate the fortunes of […]