Scots Rejoice as Highland Fan Plan Canned & Wind Power Jobs Myth Exposed

**** The Scots have been set upon by a particularly rabid strain of wind weasel: Got ‘Mercenary Sociopath’ on your CV? Then why not join the Wind Turbine ‘Taliban’ The wind power outfits that have set out to destroy Scotland are peopled by the usual type of bullies and thugs – that are quick to […]

German Climate Physicist says: Time for Germans to Sober Up, kill their Wind Power Debacle & Save Millions of REAL Jobs

**** The Germans went into wind power harder and faster than anyone else – and the cost of doing so is catching up with a vengeance. The subsidies have been colossal, the impacts on the electricity market chaotic and – contrary to the environmental purpose of the policy – CO2 emissions are rising fast: if […]

UK Subsidising Wind Industry Jobs at £115,000 a Pop & Killing REAL Jobs in the “Bargain”

Wind farm owners ‘get £115,000 subsidy for UK every job they create’ The Telegraph Emily Gosden 12 November 2014 Wind industry says record numbers of people employed in the UK – but critics say the subsidy bill has risen even faster Wind farm developers receive more than £115,000 in subsidy for every person they employ […]

Coalition LRET Deal Rejected: Labor Determined to Kill Jobs in Australian Mining, Manufacturing & Industry

**** Renewable energy target deal key to ‘saving jobs’ The Australian Sid Maher & Andrew White 23 October 2014 Labor caught between workers, Greens ahead of talks with coalition THE controversial renewable energy target faces cuts to save jobs in energy-intensive industries, under a Coalition plan to break the political impasse over the scheme, but […]

Germany’s Unsustainable “Green” Jobs “Miracle” Collapses

The Germans went into wind power harder and faster than anyone else – and the cost of doing so is catching up with a vengeance. The subsidies have been colossal, the impacts on the electricity market chaotic and – contrary to the purpose of the policy – CO2 emissions are rising fast (see our post […]

Maurice Newman: NSW’s “Green” Dreaming is Nuts

**** California dreaming is nuts in NSW The Australian Maurice Newman 30 July 2014 There will be national fallout from our biggest state’s clean energy stance   NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes told a Clean Energy Week forum last week, “We are making NSW No 1 in energy and environmental policy.” He added: “When it comes […]

Henry Ergas: the Mandatory RET Must Go Now

Greenhouse follies must end The Australian Henry Ergas 28 July 2014 Abbott must get rid of ineffective policies that hurt the economy THE carbon tax may have gone, but the players have not moved on. For the Greens, its resurrection is only a matter of time. Labor, ever reluctant to face realities, pretends to maintain […]

Jennifer Westacott: Time to End Poorly-Designed Energy Policy

Jennifer Westacott is the chief executive of the Business Council of Australia and has extensive policy experience in both the public and private sectors. She has occupied critical leadership positions in the New South Wales and Victorian governments. This weekend she wrote in The Australian about the devastating impact of poorly-designed energy policy on businesses and energy consumers – and the necessity […]

Tony Abbott: RET a Threat to Jobs in All Industries (not just Aluminum Smelters)

**** Over the last week or two the press has been giving a fair bit of coverage to the fact that there are 25 Coalition Members who are trying to find a “Goldilocks solution” to the disaster that is the mandatory Renewable Energy Target. The group – which is being directed by Ian “Macca” Macfarlane […]

Alan Moran: Wind Power FAILS on all Scores

**** Renewable energy as a means of reducing emissions fails two key tests Herald Sun Alan Moran 26 June 2014 REGULATORY change will always disadvantage some while advantaging others. But the benefits of deregulation far outpace the costs and Australia carries a weighty regulatory burden, one that has deprived us of enjoying the world’s highest […]