Brits Belted by Insanely Expensive and Utterly Unreliable Wind Power

**** Britain’s political betters have set it up for one enormous gamble.  Britain is wagering its entire economic future on its – out of control – wind power boondoggle. Back in January, The Economist reported on the INSANE cost of delivering offshore wind power – where generators are guaranteed obscene returns – being able to […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Wind Power is a Vanity Project

*** When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy Bjørn Lomborg has always tried to provide balanced, detailed analysis supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be made taking into […]

Bjørn Lomborg: Want to Save the Planet? It’s a Gas.

When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy Bjørn Lomborg has always tried to provide balanced, detailed analysis supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be made taking into account […]

UK’s Wind Rush Leaves Grid Vulnerable to Collapse & Power Punters Foot the Bill

Like the Germans, the Brits are now reaping the whirlwind of their insane renewable energy policy. Not only have power prices skyrocketed, the perverse economics of that policy has left the UK grid vulnerable to complete collapse. Britain’s energy needs have been so mismanaged – and the incentives filched from taxpayers and power consumers and […]

Bjørn Lomborg: high cost renewables hit the poorest the hardest

When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy Bjørn Lomborg has always tried to provide balanced, detailed analysis supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be made taking into account […]

Alan Moran aka “The Terminator”

Alan Moran has just taken on the role of RET “Terminator”. For Alan the driving question is not: “are you John Connor?” – it’s more like “are you Jonathan Upson?” – or any other wind weasel stealing from Australian power punters, for that matter. But this Terminator hasn’t been sent to protect wind weasels or […]

Janet Albrechtsen joins the queue lining up to kill the RET

A little while back in our post The Breakout we predicted that there would soon be a rush of mainstream press hammering the great wind scam, as journos everywhere start waking up to the greatest environmental and economic fraud of all time. At the minute, these boys and girls are having trouble forming an orderly […]

Terry McCrann says “can the fans”

Things are going from bad to worse for Aussie wind weasels. What – with the Fin Review calling for the RET to be scrapped outright and Alan Jones giving the wind industry a pasting every morning (stay tuned for posts of Alan’s recent shows) – the wind weasel and their parasites have probably been thinking […]

Coalition Get Set to Scrap the RET

With Tony Abbott’s sweep to victory comes the prospect of putting some sense back into Australian energy policy. Here’s one of his number – Dennis Jensen – writing in The Australian last Friday. Profitable path to sustainability The Australian Dennis Jensen 27 September, 2013 BJORN Lomborg has stated “if it is not economic, it is […]

If Australia wants ANY industry – the RET must go

Australians have a choice – maintain the Renewable Energy Target (RET) or kiss goodbye to what’s left of our manufacturing industry and say bon voyage to our minerals processing sector. The RET is an economic suicide pact which is not only harming the poorest and most vulnerable members of our society, it’s making it impossible […]