Wind Industry Lies About Falling Costs Backfire: MPs Demand End to Subsidies for Wind Power

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The moral of the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ isn’t don’t lie, it’s don’t tell the same lie twice.

Renewables rent-seekers continue to stick with the same grab bag of lies, myths and furphies, despite mountains of evidence revealing their marketing pitch is just so much polished propaganda.

South Australia (Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’) is held up by wind worshippers as the example of how to transition to a 100% renewable energy future.

When the wind blows for a few hours at a stretch (see above) the wind cult claims victory, and seizes the high moral ground. However, woe betide anybody with the temerity to point out that SA’s obsession with wind power has left it with the highest power prices in the world, retail power prices rocketing, year-on-year, at 20% and a tripling of power costs to business in just on two years. Oh, and heaven…

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All at Sea – Forget Wind Industry Spin: Offshore Wind Costs are Not Falling, They’re Staggering

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Over the last year or so, the Australian wind industry, its parasites and spruikers have pointed to a number of proposals to spear mega-windmills offshore and out in the briny blue, including one monstrous boondoggle pitched for the waters off of the Victorian coast.

These pie-in-the-sky plans are accompanied with the usual guff about wind power being free, and getting cheaper all the time.

As yet, Australia doesn’t have any offshore turbines.

And that’s probably because the true cost of offshore wind power is magnitudes greater than the fantasists would have you believe.

From what Professor Gordon Hughes details, wind industry claims about offshore wind power being cheap have just been sunk.

Forget the Spin: Offshore Wind Costs are Not Falling
Global Warming Policy Foundation
Gordon Hughes, Capell Aris and John Constable
25 September 2017

Spin put on the government’s recently announced strike prices to three large offshore wind farms has…

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Green Power is Part Time Power 

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Guest opinion by Viv Forbes

Solar power only works while the sun shines – it is part-time power.

Wind power only works when suitable winds blows – also part-time power.

Batteries only work when charged – part-time power again.

Hydro fails in droughts – more part-time power.

And using full-time power like natural gas to fill the inevitable supply gaps from part-time power forces backup gas to operate like part-time power.

Moreover, on sunny windy days, wind and solar generators spew out electricity at little extra cost. These erratic surges of part-time power drive electricity prices so low that even low-cost full-time producers like coal cannot operate profitably at those times. They are throttled back and forced to operate as yet another part-time power plant.

24/7 electricity users such as hospitals, trains, factories, refineries, fuel and water pumps, cash registers, infrastructure and mines cannot operate on part-time electricity.

Moreover, every…

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Wind Industry’s Armageddon: Liberals Join Nationals to Demand an End to Subsidies

Gotta love Tony Abbott!!

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Yet again, Judith Sloan tackles the greatest policy disaster of all time, and yet again she hits the bulls-eye.

Clean energy target a non-starter on road to affordable energy
The Australian
Judith Sloan
10 October 2017

You remember the bloke wanting to get to Dublin. He wasn’t in a good place to start his journey. This sums up energy policy in this country.

But here’s the thing: Dublin is affordable and reliable energy and we have to get there as soon as possible. And let’s be specific: we need electricity prices to halve from today’s levels to return to their historical average. This would mean we have electricity prices comparable with the US, for instance. It’s doable.

Luckily on the trip to Dublin, a little bird tells our bloke that the clean energy target is a non-starter as far as the government is concerned. It was always a completely dopey…

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Experts Hope Summer Blackouts Bring Sanity to Australia’s Renewable Energy Debacle

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Gary Banks and Fred Hilmer: praying blackouts restore energy sanity.

If Australia’s energy policy debate was a theatre production, it would be labelled ‘high farce’.

Throwing $60 billion to the sun and the wind, destroying a grid which was renowned for not only its expanse, but its reliability and sending power prices from the very bottom of the league table, all the way to the very top, might sound like the work of deranged or scurrilous thespians. Except, this is the considered and deliberate work of successive Liberal/National and Labor/Green Federal governments.

The seriousness of what is, otherwise, a tragic comedy hasn’t been lost on Gary Banks and Fred Hilmer. Banks and Hilmer are elder statesmen of economic policy, and responsible for some of Australia’s most important and lasting economic reforms.

They are aghast at what has happened to energy policy in Australia and are astonished that Australia is the…

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Collapse of Global Warming Deception Triggers Variety of Bailouts and Revisionism

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Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball

We will see an increasing number of people changing their positions on global warming as the global warming ship sinks. It will take various forms including; articles appearing that subtly shift previously held positions; reevaluation of data; or finding new evidence that allows a change and perhaps worst of all those who say they knew the science was wrong all along but did not consider it important to speak out; dredging up a sentence or two from their writings that they claim showed they knew. The level of inventiveness will astonish as rats desert the sinking ship.

I am not well disposed to any of these people since the evidence was there all along. They chose not to see it, for a variety of reasons none of which are valid and as the old proverb says there are none so blind as those who will…

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Former PM Tony Abbott Slams Insane Cost of Unreliable Wind & Solar as Economic Suicide

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Here’s the speech that sent wind and sun worshippers into melt-down.

Address to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Westminster London
Hon. Tony Abbot MP
10 October 2017

Thank you for giving me the same platform that you’ve previously given to fellow Australians John Howard and George Pell. I will strive to be worthy of their example and their friendship; to offer a common sense way through the climate conflict; and, also, to place this particular issue in the broader search for practical wisdom now taking place across the Western world.

It would be wrong to underestimate the strengths of the contemporary West. By objective standards, people have never had better lives. Yet our phenomenal wealth and our scientific and technological achievements rest on values and principles that have rarely been more widely challenged.

To a greater or lesser extent, in most Western countries, we can’t keep our borders secure; we…

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