Press-Ganged: How the Wind Industry Hijacked the Media to Peddle its Fake News

Myths, half-truths and downright lies are the stock in trade of the subsidy-soaked wind industry: to obtain its ‘social licence’, it’s needed plenty of useful idiots in the press. Gullible so-called ‘journalists’ ready, willing and able to parrot all the usual fantasies, such as: wind power is ‘free’ and getting cheaper all the time; that […]

Wind Power: Economically, Socially & Environmentally Unsustainable

Craig Rucker is executive director of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow. In this brilliant and succinct piece of analysis, Craig lays out precisely why these things do not work, on any level: economic, social or environmental. Wind Power: Our Least Sustainable Resource? Master Resource Craig Rucker 25 October 2016 A single 1.7 MW wind turbine, […]

Wind Power: Just an Ugly ‘Hood Ornament’ on the Conventional Power System

**** As time marches on, the ability of the wind industry to ‘hood’-wink power punters is running into a deluge of ‘unhelpful’ facts: here’s some more from Michigan Capitol Confidential’s Jack Spencer. Renewables Just a Hood Ornament on Fossil Fuel Power System You can’t have renewable energy without fossil fuels backing it up CapCon Jack […]

The Wind Power Fraud (in pictures): Part 2 – The Whole Eastern Grid Debacle

**** Yesterday, we laid out the wind power fraud in pictures, as it’s perpetrated in, what’s referred to as, ‘Australia’s wind power capital’, South Australia: The Wind Power Fraud (in pictures): Part 1 – the South Australian Wind Farm Fiasco To call the ‘performance’ of SA’s 17 wind farms (spread over a vast area of […]

The Wind Power Fraud (in pictures): Part 1 – the South Australian Wind Farm Fiasco

**** In today’s post we lay out the wind power fraud in pictures, as it’s perpetrated in, what’s referred to as, ‘Australia’s wind power capital’, South Australia (we expand the net to capture the debacle on the entire Eastern Grid – see our post here). To call the ‘performance’ of SA’s 17 wind farms (spread […]

It Don’t Take Sherlock to Know; When the Wind Don’t Blow, The Power Don’t Flow

**** STT has – just once or twice – smashed the myth that wind power can provide a meaningful supply of electricity (ie power “on-demand”) – and relegated to the fiction aisle the the wind industry’s “playbook”, where you’ll find, in bold print, the oft-told furphy about wind farms “powering” 10s of thousands of homes. […]

Wind Power: Buying a Dog, but getting Sold a Pup

How many times have we believed the salesman’s pitch – got home and unwrapped our purchase – only to be disappointed when we discover that we’d spent our hard earned cash on a complete lemon? Ending up with a frisky and inexperienced pup, when we’ve shelled out for a well-trained dog is always disappointing. Wind […]