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: […]