RET Driven Power Price Hike Bites: Cost of Australia’s Renewable Energy Madness Crushing Consumer Confidence

Australian power consumers have just started opening their winter power bills, which are fully 20% higher than this time last year. By comparison, Australia’s underlying rate of inflation is around 1.5%. The consequences for the economy, as a whole, are just starting to bite. Restaurants, bars and retailers are copping it from both ends. Business […]

Heartless Hypocrites: Renewables Zealots Treat Jobless Thousands as ‘Collateral Damage’

  In Australia’s rushed and ridiculous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes, objectivity and compassion were early casualties. Boffins, journalists and pundits from the green-left end of the swamp worship wind and solar power as the beguiled from some mediaeval cult. What singles out these Pinot Gris sipping neo-Marxists is their malignancy towards Australia’s […]

Energy Economics Mythbusters: Claims Renewables Create Real & Lasting Jobs Just Fake News

One “justification” put up by the wind industry and its parasites for the social and economic chaos caused by spiralling power costs and – in places like notionally wind ‘powered’ South Australia – load shedding and blackouts (caused by daily wind power output collapses) is the claim that investment in wind power would create a […]

Wind Power Costs Crushing Jobs & Workers: The Politics of Renewables Turns Toxic

*** 2016 was the year that Australia’s voting public turned on wind power with a vengeance. Once upon a time, we were treated to pumped up claims from wind industry spruikers, like the Clean Energy Council, yes2ruiningus and ruin-economy based on loaded ‘surveys’ that there were only two types of people: those already in love […]

Businesses & Households Crushed: Ontario’s Wind Power Obsession Sends Power Prices into Orbit, Thousands Live With No Power

My plan, ‘my bad’…. *** Thanks to its Liberal Government and their fanatical pursuit of subsidised wind power, Ontario faces a monumental social and economic crisis. Here’s the view of an unfolding calamity from a battered, but once proud and prosperous province. The five sins behind Kathleen Wynne’s power failure: Why the Ontario Liberals under […]

‘Peak Lunacy’: Australia’s Unfolding Energy Fiasco Cripples SA – Victoria to Follow

*** In Ridley Scott’s 1991 feminist version of the classic American road film, Thelma and Louise, the protagonists hit the road in a 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible, hoping to escape the dropkick men in their dreary lives. Thelma, in resisting the unwanted advances of a would-be rapist, pumps her assailant full of lead and the […]

Australia’s Renewable Target Kills 2,000 Victorian Jobs at Hazelwood & Portland

*** To call what Australian politicians refer to as energy “policy” is to flatter it as involving some kind of deliberate design. As things have panned out in South Australia, and are fast panning out in neighbouring Victoria, there is only one fair description: “total chaos”. South Australia lost 784MW of reliable, affordable base-load power […]