US Study Shows Wind Power Push to Kill 1.2 Million Real Jobs

Most, gifted with the slightest grip on the basics of economics, pick up on the fact that producers of widgets (and the like) are driven by the prospect of profits (a motive lost on Labor/Green apparatchiks), which, in turn depend upon input costs. For widget makers, butchers, bakers and the like, drive up input costs […]

The Irish Wind Power Nightmare ‘An Expensive Mess’

**** As the wheels fall off the great wind power fraud around the Globe, we thought we’d head back to the future, with this prescient piece from the Emerald Isle from last year. Irish Energy Policy: An Expensive Mess The Sunday Times (Irish edition) Cormac Lucey 16 November 2014 In recent weeks political debate has […]

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 […]

Subsidising Wind Power: A Sure-Fire Job Killer

*** As the wind industry gravy train shudders to a halt in Australia, the wind industry and its parasites are working overtime to garner support for retention of the completely unsustainable 41,000 GWh mandatory Renewable Energy Target. One of the “pitches” being made is that winding back the RET will cost tens of thousands of […]

Professor Ross McKitrick: Wind turbines don’t run on wind, they run on subsidies.

As STT followers are acutely aware, wind power is an economic and environmental fraud. Because wind power can only ever be delivered at crazy, random intervals – and, therefore, never “on-demand” – it will never be a substitute for those generation sources which are – ie hydro, nuclear, gas and coal (see our posts here […]