Donald Trump’s War On Wind Power: Wind Industry Panics as Republicans Plan to Slash Subsidies

A couple of weeks back we covered the story of how the Republicans are lining up to slash wind power subsidies to the bone: America Set to Cut Subsidies to Wind Power & Prevent Grid Chaos And from all reports, their President needs little encouragement, as Slim Jim Delingpole reports (as an aside, STT was chuffed […]

Australia’s Failed Wind Power ‘Experiment’ Makes it an International Joke: Wind Power Output Totally Collapses (Again)

Where the wind industry’s propaganda machine has spent the best part of 20 years trying to reinvent the facts, giving perceived substance to myth and fantasy – what American comedian Stephen Colbert defines as “truthiness”, assertions emanating ‘from the gut’ which are made because they just ‘feel right’ – STT has spent its entire existence […]

Germany’s Wind Power Debacle Worsens: Too Much Power One Day, None the Next

*** Like South Australians, Germans are attempting to run on sunshine and breezes and in both places the results have been an unmitigated disaster. When power output depends on the weather and whether the sun is up and the sky isn’t clouded up, results can, as they say in marketing blurbs, ‘vary’. During January of […]

Europe Squanders €1.1 trillion on Wind & Solar: But Gets Only 4% of its Power from Sun & Wind

This piece was published last year, but the message is so stark it’s well-worth revisiting. Despite spending €1,100,000,000,000 on large-scale wind and solar generation, the amount of power being actually delivered in return is risible: The actual measured output by 2014 from data supplied by the Renewables Industry has been 38 Gigawatts or 3.8% of Europe’s electricity […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Crisis Continues: Gas Generators Forced to Fire Up to Prevent Another Statewide Blackout

*** South Australians wake up to a nightmare every day. Its hapless Labor government’s obsession with wind power has destroyed the reliability of its electricity grid and sent power prices through the roof. Here’s why. SA power: Gas generators ordered on as South Australia’s wind production peaked ABC News Nick Harmsen 26 April 2017 The […]

America Set to Cut Subsidies to Wind Power & Prevent Grid Chaos

Donald Trump is not the wind industry’s biggest fan. And now that the damage done to once reliable and affordable power supplies by the intermittent and chaotic delivery of wind power is plain for all to see (look no further than South Australia), the US is out to avoid the inevitable. Starting with an investigation […]

Australia’s Power Policy FAIL: Runaway Renewable Energy Target Destroying Business, Industry & Jobs

*** In the, ‘it seemed like a good idea at the time’ category, Australia’s Renewable Energy Target has turned toxic. Costly and pointless at the same time, the massive subsidies directed to wind and solar power have not only destroyed once affordable and reliable power supplies, they are inevitably destroying not just otherwise viable businesses, […]