Germany’s Renewable Energy Disaster – Part 3: Wind & Solar Deemed ‘Economic Nonsense’

Germany’s wind and solar experiment has failed: the so-called ‘Energiewende’ (energy transition) has turned into an insanely costly debacle. German power prices have rocketed; blackouts and load shedding are the norm; and once bucolic farmland has been turned into industrial wastelands (see above). Hundreds of billions of euros have been squandered on subsidies to wind and solar, […]

Wind Power Scandal Explodes & ‘Heads Must Roll’: James Delingpole Lists Britain’s ‘Most Wanted’

A week or so back, ex-Department of Energy and Climate Change apparatchik, and now head of RenewableUK, Hugh McNeal dropped the mother of all clangers, when talking about the “future” of wind power in Britain (see our post here). The subsidies for wind power have been slashed and the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers […]

Wind Power: the Wick Just Ain’t Worth the Candle: Energy Return vs Energy Invested Explained

In most scenarios involving the sane, equipped with cool, analytical heads, the economic choices we make (and the policies that surround, support or reflect them) are driven by a simple equation: that the economic cost should be outweighed by the benefits on offer. In less than a figurative heartbeat, energy policy has been hijacked by […]

The Patent Nonsense of ‘Storing’ Wind Power Smashed

**** The wind industry is the perpetual infant of power generation: always looking for the subsidies to last that little bit longer; always promising to improve its performance; always claiming it will outdo hydro, coal and gas – provided, of course, that the subsidies keep flowing. STT for one thinks the wind industry has had […]

A Lesson in Journalism: Rebecca Thompson Exposes the Great Wind Power Fraud

Rebecca Thompson is the brilliant young journo behind the recent Sun News documentary, Down Wind – that tipped a bucket on the great wind power fraud in Canada (see our post here). Down Wind, which runs for 96 minutes, can be purchased as a file and downloaded or as a DVD for those in the […]

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 […]

German Wind Power Policy: an Economic Suicide Pact

**** For anyone looking for a taste of Australia’s economic future, then look no further than Germany. For that reason, over the next few posts, STT is going to have a close look at the debacle that is German wind power policy and its disastrous impacts on German business and households. Germany’s renewable policy – […]