Pac Hydro Write-Down Proves Wind Farms Don’t Run on Wind, they Run on Subsidies

**** Remember all that huff and puff put out over the last few months by the Clean Energy Council and near-bankrupt wind power outfit, Infigen about wind power becoming so cheap as to be competitive with coal and gas fired generators? You know, the fantastic tales about wind power causing a reduction in Australian retail […]

The Wind Industry’s Worst Nightmare – Angus Taylor – says: time to kill the LRET

**** Member for Hume, Angus “the Enforcer” Taylor has taken the lead on behalf of the Coalition in Tony Abbott’s quest to bring the wind industry to its knees. While there’s been a lot of huff and puff emanating from energy dimwits, Ian “Macca” Macfarlane and his youthful ward, Gregory Hunt about saving the mandatory […]

Terry McCrann: The Answer to Our Energy Future Ain’t Wind Power

Answer ain’t blowing in the wind Terry McCrann The Australian 13 September 2014 IT’S doubtful that those who have attacked Dick Warburton’s review of the Renewable Energy Target have actually read even the executive summary, other than through a misty film of increasingly foam-flecked rage or rising horror at the prospect of the cookie jar […]

RET Review Panel Head, Dick Warburton: “the RET should be ended now”

Since the RET Review Panel delivered its coup de grâce to the Australian wind industry, the wind industry and its parasites – and the ABC and Fairfax press that run cover for them – have all tried to put a very different spin on the panel’s recommendations – as to which, see our post here. […]

Why Intermittent Wind Power Increases CO2 Emissions in the Electricity Sector

The central, endlessly repeated lie (upon which the great wind power fraud rests) is that increasing wind power generation results in decreases in CO2 emissions. In Australia, the central object of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 is for “renewable” energy to “reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in the electricity sector” (see s3). But, somewhere […]

Wind Industry’s “Death By A Thousand Cuts”: RET Review Panel – current RET should go

**** The RET Review Panel has delivered the final blow for the Australian wind industry, with recommendations that include killing the RET rort from here on: the Panel recommending that the current 41,000 GWh target be abolished – and that the door be firmly shut on any new wind farm investments. The Panel’s report is […]

Australian Wind Industry Doomed: Tony Abbott Signals the End of the Mandatory RET

  STT followers have been delighted with news that Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and Mathias Cormann have teamed up to axe the mandatory RET (see our post here). In response to the PM’s mooted plan, the wind industry and its parasites have been reduced to making idle threats of “revenge” and bleating about “sovereign risk”. […]

How the Public Are Deceived About the True Cost of the Mandatory RET

**** The Australian Financial Review – as one of the lefty Fairfax stable – “drank the Kool Aid” early and happily ran with the wind industry’s narrative that having Australia bristle with giant fans is a sure-fire way of cooling mother Earth; that wind power is free; and that the mandatory RET is public policy […]

Australia’s Runaway Renewables Policy to Cost $Billions

**** Competitive structure best way to rein in costs The Australian Barry FitzGerald 20 August 2014 IT is a touch ironic that it has taken the abolition of the carbon tax to highlight just what a pernicious bit of work it was. More than even Tony Abbott’s labelling of it as a big, bad tax. […]

Senator Matt Canavan: mandatory RET is an Enormous Wind Industry Protection Racket

**** With news that Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and Mathias Cormann have teamed up to axe the mandatory RET (see our post here), the wind industry and its parasites have been reduced to a pitiful spectacle: drifting between pleading and begging for mercy, on the one hand, and foaming rage, on the other. These desperados […]