It’s Time for Frydenberg & Turnbull to Come Clean on the Cost of Subsidised Wind Power

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*** STT has a hard time working out whether Federal Energy & Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg is simply thick, obtuse or knee-deep in the greatest government sanctioned rort of all time? Faced with a disintegrating electricity grid, skyrocketing power prices and a renewable energy policy on the brink of collapse, Frydenberg is playing political games, […]

Wind Turbine Noise & Nuisance: Irish High Court Trial on Damages Set For April

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As we reported just before Christmas, in a case before the Irish High Court, German wind turbine manufacturer, Enercon conceded liability in noise nuisance in a claim pursued by 7 families whose lives and livelihoods have been thoroughly and mercilessly destroyed by incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound. The matter returns to the High […]

Former Australian PM Tony Abbott Calls for a Moratorium on Wind Power Subsidies

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*** Malcolm Turnbull did him in, on the night of the long knives. However, despite being relegated to the backbench, former PM, Tony Abbott will not be suppressed and he will not be silenced. At a time when the chatter at Australian barbecues is dominated by talk about rocketing power prices and the mass blackouts […]

Frydenberg’s Folly: Australia’s Renewable Energy Target Destined to be Capped or Scrapped

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When a policy is unsustainable, either it will collapse under its own ponderous weight, or its promoters will eventually be forced to scrap it. Australia’s Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target is just such a policy. In the cutting British satire, Extras, the hapless Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) is always foiled by his gormless but lovable side-kick, […]

Irish High Court Finds Wind Turbine Maker Liable for Noise Nuisance – 7 Irish Families to Get Millions in Punitive Damages: UPDATED 8.1.17

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In a case before the Irish High Court, German wind turbine manufacturer, Enercon has just conceded liability in noise nuisance in a claim pursued by 7 families whose lives and livelihoods have been thoroughly and mercilessly destroyed by incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound. A report on the case follows below, but first we’ll […]

Frydenberg’s Carbon Credit Capers: Coalition Signals the End for Australia’s Renewable Energy Target & Wind Power

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*** A week is an awfully long time in politics and, when the subject is Australia’s calamitous energy policy, it’s a veritable aeon. When Josh Frydenberg waltzed into the Energy and Environment Portfolio, STT tried to warn the ambitious colt from Kooyong that he had, in fact, just inherited a political poisoned chalice. Last week, […]

Donald Trump Declares ‘War’ … on Wind Turbines

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Donald Trump has declared ‘war’ even before his 20 January Inauguration. No, it’s not a pending nuclear conflagration that’s in the offing; just the end of the wind industry as the world has known and grown to suffer it. Trump Says He’s ‘Personally Offended’ By ‘Awful’ Wind Turbines The Daily Caller Andrew Follett 23 November […]