Promises, Promises: Wind Industry Insiders Moan About Mass Layoffs & Even Larger Losses

In the absence of massive subsidies, there would be no wind or solar ‘industries’, so-called. So, it should come as no surprise that the jobs “created” in association with those industries are an easy come, easy go, kind of affair. The promise of thousands of jobs building wind turbines and solar panels is a renewable energy […]

Subsidy Cuts Mean Wind Turbine Makers Face Miserable & Uncertain Future

The wind industry was built on lies and runs on subsidies; cut the subsidies and the whole thing collapses in a heartbeat. Wind turbine makers like Germany’s Siemens are having a rather miserable time of it, of late. Subsidies were already being wound back across Europe (and with it demand for these whirling wonders) when […]

All Wind & Promises: New US Study Reveals Another Great ‘Green’ Jobs Hoax

The rocketing power prices caused by subsidised wind and solar have destroyed thousands of jobs in manufacturing and mineral processing, for starters. But, retorts the renewable energy rent seeker, think of all the green jobs ‘created’ by the wind and solar industries. Whether you call it a ‘Green New Deal’ or a ‘Great Green Reset’, […]

The Hidden Victims of ‘Green’ Virtue Signalling: Renewable Energy Costs Crushing Working Poor

Subsidised wind and solar is a playground for the vain, rich and cynical, and its victims are always on the wrong side of the tracks; unseen and unheard. Energy poverty is now an entrenched feature of first-world economies wherever wind and solar play any prominence in power systems. And it’s not simply the fact that […]

Net Loser: Subsidised Wind & Solar ‘Industries’ Destroy More Jobs Than They Ever Create

Calling wind and solar ‘industries’ is sloppy; any operation that can’t survive without massive and perpetual subsidies isn’t really an ‘industry’, at all. Industry connotes effort, output and production. Whereas the wind and solar scam involves destruction on all fronts: environmental, social and economic. The myth about so-called ‘green’ energy jobs, is just that. South […]

Power Battle: Common Sense Abandoned With Push For More Intermittent Wind & Solar

Our good friends’ logic and reason were sacrificed long ago by the High Priests of the wind and solar cult. Attempt to point out the inevitable effect of sunset on solar output and/or calm weather on wind power output and you’ll be branded ‘heretic’, before you know it. You’ll be sent off to an education […]

It’s Subsidised Wind & Solar or Meaningful Well-Paid Jobs: But You Can’t Have Both

Australian power prices went through the roof as a result of its obsession with chaotically intermittent and heavily subsidised wind and solar (see above). The relationship is so stark, why even a blind man, open to reality, will readily see it.  However, no amount of evidence appears to register with those who pretend to govern […]

Real Power, Real Jobs: Unions Demand Nuclear Power and End to Offshore Wind

Among the myriad of myths propounded by the wind industry sits the promise of millions of groovy ‘green’ jobs purportedly on offer. In this post STT covered a very detailed study from Wisconsin on the effect of rising power prices (caused by massive subsidies diverted to wind and solar) has on real jobs. Based on actual […]

RE Rent Seekers Become Virus Victims: Wind & Solar Investment Collapses Post-Pandemic

Desperate times, call for desperate measures and there’s no group more desperate than the wind and solar ‘industries’. With the global economy in meltdown – thanks to crippling and seemingly interminable coronavirus lockdowns – investment in the unreliables has plummeted. In the USA, the wind and solar sector lost 106,000 jobs in March, with many […]

Renewable Energy Job Myth: Subsidised Wind and Solar Destroy Far More Jobs Than They Ever ‘Create’

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 […]