Stable, Reliable Coal-Fired Power Still the Cheapest By a Country Mile

You’ve got to hand it to the wind cult. Australia’s dwindling band of wind industry spruikers keep telling us that the answer to cheaper power prices is out there blowin’ in the wind. The more deranged among their number have been telling us that wind power is actually cheaper than coal-fired power, for years. There’s […]

No Comparison: Why Wind Power Can Never ‘Compete’ with Conventional Generators

  The well-chewed ‘chestnut, about wind power being cheaper than coal or gas-fired power is a nonsense. For a start, the Operations and Maintenance costs of running wind turbines is in the order of $24 for every MWh dispatched – see our post here and this from our favourite whipping boys, Infigen: The wind might […]

Wind Industry Says It’s Time to Cut the Subsidies: ‘Wind Power Cheaper than Coal’

STT loves an eye-catching headline. Today’s is, on one level, the kind of spoof headline dished out by Washington pranksters, The Onion: so outrageous, that no sentient being could accept the premise. However, half of our headline is quite literally true: the wind industry has been putting out figures claiming that it is not only […]