Tony Abbott Gets the Heads-Up on Disappointing Dan Tehan’s Pro-Wind Industry Push

**** Labor-in-Liberal clothing Federal MP, Dan Tehan manged to stir up a veritable hornet’s nest in his western Victorian electorate by appearing on the Ministry’s of Truth’s 7.30 Report and putting in a performance that would have done wind industry spruikers, the Clean Energy Council proud (see our post here). Dan’s dismal efforts to protect […]

Institute for Energy Research Takes the Scalpel to the Great Wind Power Fraud

As time goes by, the number of crack energy market experts joining the effort to bring the great wind power fraud to its inevitable denouement – and the quality of their work directed at that fine and noble task – has increased exponentially. The American “Institute for Energy Research” has just released a brilliant piece […]

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 […]

Politicians & Business Finally Waking Up to the Massive Costs of the LRET

**** In this post we highlighted the political distinction between the small scale renewable energy scheme (SRES) – which doles out subsidies for rooftop solar – and the Large-Scale RET (LRET) – upon which the debacle that is the wind industry depends. While Greg Hunt and Ian “Macca” Macfarlane have been running around talking up […]

Wind Industry’s “Death By A Thousand Cuts”: RET Review Panel – current RET should go

**** The RET Review Panel has delivered the final blow for the Australian wind industry, with recommendations that include killing the RET rort from here on: the Panel recommending that the current 41,000 GWh target be abolished – and that the door be firmly shut on any new wind farm investments. The Panel’s report is […]

Senator David Leyonhjelm: “Wake Up Clive!” – It’s Time to Kill the RET & Save the Poor

**** STT hears that Tony Abbott is hard at work on his mission to kill off the mandatory RET – with the aim of bringing an end to the most expensive and pointless policy of all time. One of the cross-bench Senators the PM needs to help demolish it during this parliament is David Leyonhjelm […]

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

  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”. […]

How the Public Are Deceived About the True Cost of the Mandatory RET

**** The Australian Financial Review – as one of the lefty Fairfax stable – “drank the Kool Aid” early and happily ran with the wind industry’s narrative that having Australia bristle with giant fans is a sure-fire way of cooling mother Earth; that wind power is free; and that the mandatory RET is public policy […]

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

**** 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 […]

Australia’s Runaway Renewables Policy to Cost $Billions

**** Competitive structure best way to rein in costs The Australian Barry FitzGerald 20 August 2014 IT is a touch ironic that it has taken the abolition of the carbon tax to highlight just what a pernicious bit of work it was. More than even Tony Abbott’s labelling of it as a big, bad tax. […]