Victoria’s Wind Rush sees 34,000 Households Chopped from the Power Grid

It took a while for Victoria to catch up with Australia’s wind power capital, South Australia when it comes to the roll-out of giant fans. Now, just like SA – the cost of doing so is hitting home – or rather tens of thousands of Victorian homes – with a vengeance. Soaring power costs leads […]

Casualties of South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle Mount: Thousands Can’t Afford Power

**** The new protectionism: renewable energy industry’s shameless self-promotion Catallaxy Files Alan Moran 5 December 2014 According to Christopher Flavin, the President emeritus of the Worldwatch Institute, in a few years’ time wind energy will not need to be subsidised. Oh wait! He said that back in 1984. And he was not alone, Booz, Allen […]

Labor Out to Kill Australia’s Manufacturers & Mineral Processors

Back in December last year we looked at how South Australia went from economic zero to economic hero during the 1950s and 1960s – with the help of a pragmatic Adelaide Hills farmer, Sir Tom Playford (see our post here). Tom created a manufacturing and industrial investment paradise – principally by making cheap and reliable […]

It’s the Poor Who Suffer Most from the Great Wind Power Fraud

**** In a number of posts we’ve covered Bjørn Lomborg’s critical analysis of how runaway renewables policies – and the spiralling power costs they cause – are having a devastating (and disproportionate) impact on the poorest in developed economies – and how they threaten to lock the poorest billion or so of our planet’s inhabitants […]

Want skyrocketing power prices? Just add Wind Power

**** With the Coalition’s review of the insanely expensive and utterly ineffective Renewable Energy Target (ineffective if the object was meant to be reducing CO2 emissions in the electricity sector) headed up by a team of hard-nosed economic rationalists, ready to take an axe to most ludicrous energy policy ever devised, the wind industry and […]

Wind Power Costs send Germans back to the Stone Age

**** If you’re going down to the German woods today, beware of a big surprise. Although it won’t be cuddly Teddys with well-stocked picnic baskets and wonderful games to play – chances are it’ll be a power starved German armed with an axe, looking to filch a pile of timber to cook his bratwurst and […]