No Shit Sherlock – Wind Power is a Lame Duck

Today’s “No Shit Sherlock” award goes to the New York Times‘s environment pages for their belated discovery that renewable energy is a lame duck. Breitbart James Delingpole 20 July 2016 Is the global effort to combat climate change, painstakingly agreed to in Paris seven months ago, already going off the rails? Germany, Europe’s champion for […]

SA’s Debacle Spreads: Wind Power Threatens to Wreck an Entire Power System

*** Things got serious in Australia’s energy sector as soon as the wind power debacle in South Australia started making the front pages of Australia’s metropolitan dailies. For a while, the happy citizens of states (other than SA) not wedded to the wind power delusion could quietly snigger at the mess South Australia’s hapless Labor […]

Why Wind Power is Slaughtering South Australia: In-a-Nutshell

South Australia is where the wind industry got going in Australia; and the inevitable and disastrous results of South Australia’s ludicrous attempt to run itself on the whims of the weather mean that South Australia is the place where the wind industry meets its doom. No commercial power retailer in their right mind is going […]

Wind Power Calamity Leaves South Australia an International Laughing Stock

*** Only a few months ago, Labor Premier, Jay Weatherill was in Paris spruiking up SA’s wind powered credentials; and cooing about his plans for a 50% Renewable Energy Target. That was then, this is now.  His distraught Energy Minister, Tom Koutsantonis is at wits end, as he attempts to placate furious business leaders faced […]

Wind Power Supply and Pricing Fiasco Leaves South Australians ‘Mad as Hell’

*** In yesterday’s post we drew attention to the fact that the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers are having a rather torrid time, as they try to deflect attention from South Australia’s unfolding power supply and pricing calamity. What is crushing their feeble spirits is the fact that, despite their very best efforts, the […]

South Australia’s Wind Powered Train Wreck: SA’s Business Leaders Warn Other States – ‘It’s Your Turn Next’

Only the Germans could come up with a single word to capture the churlish sentiment of feeling a sense of malicious glee at another’s downfall.  However, to STT the gleeful component of ‘schadenfreude’ is tempered with the realisation that there is no escape for any Australian from the debacle, in which South Australians now find […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle Leaves Labor Government Begging for Baseload Power

STT followers might be tiring of our focus on South Australia.  However, the disaster – both economic and social – unfolding in SA should be taken as a warning to any policy maker foolish enough to believe that an economy can be powered using sunshine and breezes.  Here’s another take on the debacle from The […]

How a Band of Criminals, Shysters & Chancers Conjured Up the Wind Industry in Australia

**** Now and again you just get lucky. STT makes no bones about its mission: to destroy the wind industry. So it was with more than just a little delight, that we received a bundle of highly incriminating documents from one of our top-level operatives. At the risk of sounding a little like the showboats […]