Reality Bites: Cheap Coal-Fired Power Killing Dreams of Australian Wind & Solar ‘Nirvana’

Wind and solar don’t compete with coal-fired power; never have, never will. You see, ‘competition’ involves starting from the same position, running the same race, over the same distance, without respite, laydown or let up. Calm weather and sunset don’t trouble coal-fired power plants (or gas or nuclear, for that matter). But the same can’t […]

Former Australian PM Tony Abbott Calls for a Moratorium on Wind Power Subsidies

*** Malcolm Turnbull did him in, on the night of the long knives. However, despite being relegated to the backbench, former PM, Tony Abbott will not be suppressed and he will not be silenced. At a time when the chatter at Australian barbecues is dominated by talk about rocketing power prices and the mass blackouts […]

Wind Power: The Greatest Swindle Ever Known

Australia is in election mode, with the battle for Federal political supremacy being won and lost on television and on the airwaves. The one broadcaster a political hopeful doesn’t want off-side is 2GB’s Alan Jones. AJ’s followers number in the millions across 77 stations across the Country. Last week, Alan picked up on the cost […]

Wind Industry Pockets Lion’s Share of Subsidies for Commercially Generated Power

 **** STT followers are painfully aware that the wind industry exists – and ONLY exists – to wallow in an endless stream of subsidies filched from power consumers and/or taxpayers: The Wind Industry: Always and Everywhere the Result of Massive & Endless Subsidies (Part 1) The Wind Industry: Always and Everywhere the Result of Massive […]

‘Silly’ Sarah Henderson joins ‘Disappointing’ Dan Tehan, as another ‘Green’ in Conservative Clothing

**** In recent weeks, with the wind industry copping it from all sides, the battle lines have been drawn, with politicians choosing sides. Although, not always the side one might expect. Old guard Labor men – like Gary Johns have rumbled the fraud: The Wind Industry’s “Fossil-Fuel-Free” Fantasy Scotched And the PM, Tony Abbott – […]

ARREA Spears Wind Industry’s Parasites During Thumping Senate Appearance

**** The mandatory RET has seen the cost of around $9 billion worth of Renewable Energy Certificates added to retail power prices and recovered from all Australian power consumers. Under the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target, a further $45 billion is designed to be transferred from power consumers to wind power outfits via the REC Tax/Subsidy […]

Hepburn Wind: Community Wind Farm ‘Helps’ Wombats with Other Peoples’ Money

**** Anyone that’s looking to make a small fortune, need only hand a very large one to a community wind farm operator: More Wind Power Outfits Go Bust: “Farmer-Investors” Lose their Shirts in the US Community Wind Farm Investors Losing their Shirts Part of their pitch (some might call it laying bait for the more […]