Cut the Subsidies and ‘Green’ Jobs Instantly Vanish: 80,000 German Solar Workers Sacked

  Remember all those stories about the wind & solar industries providing millions of groovy, well-paid ‘green’ jobs – as secure as Fort Knox? No? Sure, you’ll hear those pitching RE promise loads of ‘sustainable’ jobs, as they wail about dreaded ‘uncertainty’ – causing bankers to baulk and investors to flee; and as they demand (with […]

Duped: Canada’s ‘Green’ Jobs Bonanza Turns Cruel Hoax

  Hoodwinking its way around the globe, the wind industry always pitched the promise of building factories to locally manufacture blades or towers. Over time, it’s turned out that such promises were just bait for the politicians they needed to sign over their constituents’ hard-won property rights, and to deliver the massive and endless subsidies […]

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 […]

Wind Power Subsidy Cuts Kill Thousands of Green Jobs: Siemens Sacks 6,000 Workers

The wind industry is little more than the most recent and elaborate effort to fleece gullible investors, in a list that dates back to “corporate investment classics”, like the South-Sea Bubble and Dutch tulip mania. In the wind industry, the scam is all about pitching bogus projected returns (based on overblown wind “forecasts”) (see our posts here and here and here and here); claiming that […]

Clueless: Australia’s Renewable Energy Disaster Deepens as Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg Fudges & Fumbles

  On the battlefield for Australia’s wealth and future economic prosperity, the forces have been divided between those pushing for the retention of the suicidal renewable energy policies that have all but crippled Australian business – particularly energy hungry businesses, like mining, manufacturing and mineral processing – and those hoping to bring an end to […]

Oklahoma’s Former Governor: Subsidised Wind Power a Multi-Billion Dollar Mistake

  As Mark Twain put it: “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” And, even when the dupe accepts his folly, sorry seems to be the hardest word. Frank Keating was governor of Oklahoma 1995-2003 and is responsible for its wind power calamity, as he calls it. Uncharacteristically of […]