Cheap Reliable Energy Sets the USA Apart: Gas, Coal & Nuclear Sideline Subsidised Wind & Solar

America truly is exceptional: while plenty of Western democracies are still piling into subsidised wind and solar, the USA is getting out. Prior to the election of Donald J Trump, the US was on an economy wrecking trajectory, set by renewable energy rent seekers and the eco-zealots that champion their cause: numerous American states, not […]

No Way Back From RE Disaster: Energy Minister Abandons Australia’s Power Consumers

What passes for political leadership in this country is engaged in a wind and solar-fuelled economic suicide mission. Subsidies to grid wrecking wind and solar (when soft loans, green schemes and taxpayer handouts are added) are pushing $5 billion a year, punishing households and businesses alike. As wind and solar power capacity increases, power prices […]

Former Labor Treasurer – Keith De Lacy: ‘Wind Power Simply Don’t Work – Not Here, Not Anywhere’

Electricity Bill Shorten: Existential Threat to Workers & the Poor. **** As Australians contemplate which box to tick in this coming Saturday’s Federal election, STT thinks it’s time to pause and consider the potential consequences of those actions. Once upon a time, the Australian Labor Party could rightly call itself “the workers’ party”. The ALP […]

The Economy Crushing Consequences of Massively Subsidised Wind Power

Reaping the carbon policy harvest Catallaxy Files Alan Moran 18 January 2016 For five years, Tata, the Indian firm that owns what used to be British Steel has been warning that energy costs in Britain are squeezing competitiveness. Previous reductions have accelerated in 2015 with a 15 per cent cut in jobs. Successive UK governments […]

German Energy Debacle More Ridiculous by the Day: Wind Power Outfits Paid 100s of €Millions for Power that’s Never Produced

**** 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 […]

Bjørn Lomborg Counts the ‘Enormous’ Cost of the Wind Power ‘Mirage’

When it comes to assessing the costs, risks and benefits of environmental policy, Bjørn Lomborg is one of the very few that provide balanced, detailed analysis; properly supported by facts and evidence. The economic choices we make – about allocating scarce resources to unlimited wants – should – as Lomborg consistently points out – be […]

Labor’s Renewable Target is Pure Insanity: the Coalition’s Target is Simply Madness

 **** When Electricity Bill Shorten came out to announce Labor’s 50% renewable energy target, a couple of weeks back, Tony Abbott quite rightly jumped on it as an economy destroying policy, that would drive power prices through the roof; energy intensive businesses offshore; and households into a dim, dark electricity free future. And fair enough: […]

Rocketing Power Prices see Subsidies Slashed, Bringing Europe’s Wind Industry to its Knees

**** The Australian wind industry is copping a belting from all sides at the moment. With the Senate Inquiry about to release its final report on the great wind power fraud; retailers flatly refusing to enter long-term Power Purchase Agreements – essential to obtain finance for new wind farms; and with an increasing number of […]

Greens live in a state of constant denial

**** With the race on to kill the Renewable Energy Target stone dead – Australia’s so-called “Greens” are working overtime to save it and their wind industry clients. The Greens have become a fully paid up front for the wind industry – struggling Danish fan maker, Vestas has poured $millions into Green coffers and is […]

When the Wick Ain’t Worth the Candle

**** Giant fans: costly; unsightly; noisy; inefficient; pointless, because they can never reduce CO2 emissions; the cause of millions of bird and bat deaths each year; and built with rare earths, the mining and processing of which is turning China into a toxic wasteland – what’s not to like? Notwithstanding the growing list of dubious […]