Wind Power Subsidies Become Turnbull’s Worst Political Nightmare: Australia’s RET Must Go Now

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*** At the risk of sounding like a broken record – or for the younger generation a stuttering CD or a corrupted MP3 file – STT has said it before and will keep saying it: any policy which is unsustainable will fail, crushed by its own imponderable weight or ignominiously scrapped by those who created […]

Australia’s Energy Debacle: Politicians Fiddle While Rome Burns

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*** Alan Moran needs no intro to STT followers. Here he gives the morally bankrupt idiots that pretend to govern us a well-deserved spray, over the energy debacle that has turned Australia – once an energy power house – into an international joke. Trump and Australian political dithering over energy costs Catallaxy Files Alan Moran […]

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 […]

Out to Save their Wind Industry Mates, Macfarlane & Hunt Lock-in $46 billion LRET Retail Power Tax

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**** Wind industry front men, Ian “Macca” Macfarlane and, his youthful ward, young Gregory Hunt are out to defy all-comers: the Liberal’s core constituency (of conservative voters); their colleagues, Joe Hockey and Mathias Cormann; boss, Tony Abbott; and political, economic and environmental common sense – as they pump up a deal with Labor to salvage […]

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

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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”. Despite […]

Lost In Translation: How a CO2 Abatement Scheme Became “Corporate Welfare on Steroids”

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**** Time to remember the original aim of the RET Australian Financial Review Danny Price 21 August 2014 The RET was intended to cut carbon. Opening it up to more forms of efficient generation would help get that result. The debate over the renewable energy target has ended up exactly where you would expect a […]

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

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**** 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 […]